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.
The Central Co-op in Seattle, WA fancies themselves "The Co-op for the 21st Century". Rebeccah Maskin, Chair of the board's nominating committee details the courageous leadership required by the board to embody this lofty goal.
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 [...]
On the heels of her wildly popular article of the same name, Jade Barker shares some of her own inspiration for the article, and her own perspective as a person of color in a largely white food co-op world.
Megan White, general manager of the Main Market in Spokane, WA, has some insights to share with you about what steps have worked at their co-op to help shepherd in change both from the marketplace as well as internal change.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]