The third goal of The Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade engages the Co-op Identity. Specifically, the goal states, “Build the co-operative message and secure the co-operative identity.”
The authors comment, “Co-operatives need a more sharply articulated message so that people … Continue reading
Burial Grounds Workers Collective
I am currently providing technical assistance for an incredible group of people who work at the Burial Grounds coffee house in Olympia, Washington. The business has been around as Burial Grounds since 2010 with the stated mission: … Continue reading
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It was an incredible day at this Co-op Round table. We shared stories and strategies. We discussed how to help the Co-op Movement keep its incredible momentum.
As we enter the final week of National Co-op … Continue reading
The first break out group considered the barriers to cooperatives and what policy changes can occur to break down those barriers.
My group (and many of the others) focused on three central areas: Education, Awareness, and Incentives.
Education needs to begin at … Continue reading
The Flaming Eggplant is a student-managed café on the campus of The Evergreen State College. It is operated as a collective workspace. However, it is not a stand-alone institution.
The café began operations in 2008 with the mission of providing ethically-sourced, … Continue reading
I don’t know how many, or if anyone, checks here anymore, but I am committing to posting everyday during National Co-op Month (October). I will be adding to the Facebook post for my employer, Northwest Cooperartive Development Center (NWCDC). While … Continue reading
A big part of my day job right now is something called “The Legacy Project“. The project has several phases but aims to build the profile of worker ownership at a time when many small business owners seek to … Continue reading
This morning the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation sent out a notice (below). For those of us in the Master’s program at St. Mary’s we knew his work From Mondragon to America: Experiments in Community Economic Development (1997), which … Continue reading
Darren Dahl recently published an op-ed in Forbes about the prospect of converting small business to worekr co-ops as the owners seek retirement. I have seen similar articles, some publiches by the Democracy at Work Institute as part of their research … Continue reading
A shudder may have run through the taxicab industry today at Yellow Cab of San Francisco in the SF Examiner announced plans to file for bankruptcy.
The news was especially scary since General Motors just invested heavily in Lyft while Ford is in … Continue reading