The Solidarity Co-op Model

Dean DeCrease, Chief Governance Officer at Central Co-op in Seattle, WA, was instrumental in the massive shift that have taken place at his co-op in recent months. The keystone of these achievements is the transition to a Solidarity model, also known as a multi-stakeholder model.

Courageous Leaders, Courageous Women

In her work with the Masters in Management of Cooperatives and Credit Unions program at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Erin Hancock had the opportunity to teach and work with communities in Africa looking to build stronger communities through cooperation.  In this video Erin shares one particularly compelling [...]

By |November 21st, 2016|Categories: Cooperative Cafe, Video|Tags: |

Renew Commitment, Re-Imagine Ends

Turbulent times in the marketplace start to resemble the peaks and valleys of the desert landscape for one Southwest food co-op. In this succinct and invigorating video, Xochitl Torres Small, Board Member at Mountain View Market in Las Cruces, NM tells of how a properly timed Ends policy review created [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Categories: Cooperative Cafe, EXPORT, Video|Tags: |

Courageous Leadership Today Stronger Co-ops Tomorrow

As Director of Co-op Development for NCG, Dave Olson has a unique perspective on what it'll take for co-ops to survive and thrive in this 'New Normal' of increased competition and slowing sales growth. In this must-watch video Dave drops some hard truths and possibly un-popular ideas in an effort [...]

The Hero’s Journey of Growth

Delene Porter, the General Manager at Daily Groceries in Athens, GA shares what she calls the Hero's Journey that is the path for the future of her co-op. Shedding parts of their past, acquiring skills and tools for the present and future, Daily Groceries underwent a transformation that truly is [...]

The Path of Courageousness

General Manager of Three Rivers Market in Knoxville, TN, Jacki Arthur shares with us a parable, as well as her own perspective on what she calls "The Path of Courageousness". In this honest and inspiring video Jackie shares her vision for her own region of the Appalachias and why if [...]