Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade

Choose Co-op A two minute video on why consumers should choose a co-op.

CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) Conference An annual conference for managers and directors of consumer cooperatives.

Cooperative Development Services The first cooperative development Center of its kind, and our parent organization until 2008.

Cooperative Fund of New England A community development financial institution (CDFI) that is a bridge between socially responsible investors and cooperatives in New England.

Cooperative Grocer Online Magazine A bi-monthly trade magazine for food cooperatives in North America since 1985.

Cooperative Grocers Network – CGN A membership organization founded 1998 to support the growth and development of food co-ops.

CoMetrics and CoCoFiSt CoMetrics provides cooperatives with innovate and secure ways to compare financial and operating data to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of cooperatives. CoMetrics was founded by CDS Consulting Co-op members Kate Sumberg and Walden Swanson.

Food Co-op Initiative Food Co-op Initiative is a non-profit foundation that was created to provide resources and support for communities that want to start new food co-ops. CDS Consulting Co-op is one of FCI’s founders.

International Cooperative Alliance ICA is an independent, non-governmental association which unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide. Founded in 1895, ICA has 247 member organisations from 92 countries active in all sectors of the economy. Together these co-operatives represent nearly one billion individuals worldwide.

International Year of the Cooperative a short video clip to raise awareness of to role of cooperatives during 2012 the United Nations International Year of the Cooperative

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund LEAF’s mission is to promote human and economic development by providing financing and development assistance to community-based and employee-owned businesses that create and save jobs.

National Cooperative Bank and NCB Capital Impact NCB is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of banking and financial services, complemented by a special focus on cooperative expansion and economic development. NCB Capital Impact provides nontraditional community development finance coupled with technical assistance, public policy outreach and development services.

National Cooperative Business Association NCBA is the nation’s oldest and largest national membership association, representing cooperatives of all types and in all industries.

National Co+op Grocers – NCG NCG is a business services cooperative for food co-ops located throughout the United States.

Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund A cooperatively organized financial intermediary and community development financial institution (CDFI), providing loans and technical assistance to a broad range of growing and developing cooperatives.

Policy Governance The authoritative website for the Policy Governance® model.

Research on the Economic Impact of Cooperatives A study that assesses the economic impact of cooperatives conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives. It shows that more than 29,000 American cooperatives generate revenues of more than $654 billion and employ more than 2 million workers.

Stronger Together A website for consumers of food co-ops.

University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives UWCC pursues a research, educational, and outreach agenda that examines cooperative issues across multiple business and social sectors. State by state results are also available.

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