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Participation: Systems & Structures

Systems & Structures within a cooperative are essential to creating and maintaining strong communication between co-op stakeholder groups.  Rebecca Torpie shares some brief points about [...]

Board Communication: Using the Board’s Unique Perspective to Increase Owner Engagement and Participation

There’s commonly a remarkable diversity among how the members of a co-op’s board of directors and how co-op staff see and understand the co-op. And [...]

What Drives Co-op Employee Engagement

Workplace employee engagement is a hot topic.  Open any human resources publication and you’ll find countless articles on making work fun, motivational and results-oriented.  No [...]

POP Report: Hiring For Diversity and Creating an Inclusive Staff Culture

Key Insights The major takeaways from interviews with three co-ops on their initiatives to improve diversity in hiring and increase cultural awareness on their staff [...]

POP Report: Weaver Street’s Internal Communication Transformation Story

The roll out right before Thanksgiving turned out better than expected. Having a single centralized spot where everyone could see what was happening in real [...]

POP Report: Register Round Up

Key Insights Round up is an extremely successful, simple way of collecting donations for partner organizations. Making the ask mandatory is the best way to [...]

Cultivating Customer Relationships in Cooperatives

Now more than ever, co-ops that promote democracy and inclusion in their outreach hold the key their long-term success.  As the cooperative movement seeks to [...]

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POP Fosters Strong Relationships to Drive Growth of Co-ops

Many cooperatives have built their reputations on the strong connection that they have with people—their staff, owners and customers.  This special relationship is one of [...]

Activating ‘New-Style’ Participation

Weaver Street Market Carrboro, NC Year founded:  1988 Member equity requirement:  $75 individual, $135 couple, $175 three or more Number of members:  18,000 consumer-owners, 210 [...]