Context Matters: Using Trends to Monitor the Financial Health of your Co-op

By Michael Healy When it comes to numbers and data, context matters. The context in which we place particular numbers helps us make meaning of [...]

New in the CBLD Library: What to Do With Unacceptable Monitoring Reports, a Field Guide

Boards monitor policy to find out whether their expectations are being met. A board needs to respond to an unacceptable monitoring report appropriately in order [...]

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New in the CBLD Library: What to Do With Unacceptable Monitoring Reports, a Field Guide

Boards monitor policy to find out whether their expectations are being met. A board needs to respond to an unacceptable monitoring report appropriately in order [...]

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Dealing Responsibly with Operational Concerns

Directors who are diligently trying to fulfill their fiduciary duty regularly notice things within their co-op that may be cause for concern – or at [...]

Using EL monitoring reports as the basis of a strategic conversation

This process is a variation of the one described in the “Boards Acting on Ends Reports” Field Guide. Not all limitations monitoring reports will warrant [...]

Who’s Watching Member Labor in Retail Food Cooperatives?

By Thane Joyal 158 January - February - 2012 When many retail food cooperatives were formed in the 1970s, the distinctions among worker cooperatives, consumer [...]