Relax! You Are Linked

Cooperative boards of directors are small groups of people who influence the future of the world. They are committed citizens who think and learn and work together for something that together they find relevant and compelling. Directors are practically the direct descendants of the Rochdale Pioneers. Like their “ancestors,” the [...]

Fostering Belonging

Dale Woodbeck, General Manager Lakewinds Food Co-op, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, & Richfield, MN   Mr. Woodbeck shares the story of Lakewinds Food Co-op's success fostering a sense of belonging among its stakeholders by way of a branded loan program that has directly helped dozens of small local farmers in the region to [...]

Invitation, Curiousity, Participation

Tom Mattox, Board Member Food Front Cooperative, Portland, OR   Tom Mattox gives a personal and compelling talk about new ways for us to invite genuine participation from co-op stakeholders. His perspective will have your whole Board thinking about participation in a new light. Highly recommended!

Participation: Own, Use, Serve, Belong

Mark Goehring sets up the new Own, Use, Serve, Belong framework. Against the backdrop of the Co-operative decade Mark underscores the importance and the significance of the work of good governance and active participation.