Every day food co-ops must make decisions within the context of one of the most intractable dilemmas of the grocery industry. How does the co-op reconcile customer desire for lower grocery bills and adhere to the values of equity, economic fairness and sustainability when cheap food is usually synonymous with exploitation throughout the food chain? The answe(...) Learn more
The library is one of the top resources available in the food co-op sector for understanding all of the particulars of good governance, building a successful board-general manger relationship, and easily creating systems from organizational templates. From agenda planning to policy templates, you can find it all in our Library.
Here’s what you’ll find in the library:
Sample policies, bylaws and training materials
The Co-op Cafe provides a day of highly interactive and engaging strategic conversations designed to build shared understanding and alignment at your co-op and among co-ops. Cafe conversations focus on participation, and building community and meaningful relationships in our co-ops as essential elements of growing our co-ops.
The Co-op Cafes are sponsored by the National Cooperative Grocers (NCG) and produced by the CDS Consulting Co-op as a series of regional events that make it possible for many people with various roles in a co-op to participate in a day of strategic conversation with people in similar roles at other co-ops in the region. There is a modest fee per participant.
Who should attend: Directors, general managers, managers involved in co-op development, membership and marketing staff, committee members and anyone involved in the co-op’s relationship with members and the community.
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