Officer Elections and Board Leadership

It is a well-known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who [...]

Streamline Nominations and Elections Process to Ensure Future Governance

As food co-ops add locations and post sales well into the multi-millions, it is critical that these important community assets are well-governed.  Because the stakes [...]

Ensuring Meaningful Elections

By Thane Joyal 175 November-December 2014 Within a consumer cooperative, the purpose of electing the board of directors from among the owners is to democratically [...]

Great Idea: Get a Head Start on the Nominations Process

  The nominations committee of the Friendly City Food Co-op in Harrisonburg, Va. has been meeting since January to get a head start on the [...]

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Was your last Board election a thoughtful exercise in democracy in which members chose a well-qualified set of directors that add value to the Board [...]

Planning for Board Officer Elections

  Talking about board leadership and officer positions a few months before a new board is seated can be an important strategic conversation for a [...]

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Developing a Pool of Candidates

Excerpted from Perpetuating a Strong Board

Perpetuating a Strong Board

A director should be equally as concerned with the future of the governance of their co-op as they are with the issues of the present [...]