Here is a list of great resources about co-ops.

logo-Food-coop-initiativeFCI is a USDA funded non-profit dedicated to enabling faster and more efficient start-up for new retail grocery co-ops.  They provide intensive technical and financial assistance to groups developing food cooperatives in their community.

 

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KDC is the USDA rural cooperative development center for our region. They provide education, training, technical, and funding assistance for co-op start-ups.

 

 

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A trade association for retail food co-ops. They provide business services and help unify food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources and strengthen purchasing power.

 

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A consulting cooperative which provides assistance primarily to food co-ops. They focus on feasibility, planning, and implementation for start-ups as well as governance for consumer cooperatives.

 

 

logo-coopgrocerCGN is a trade association which aims to strengthen retail food co-ops by a creating an online community of cooperators who can develop and share resources and best practices.

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A consumer website developed by the National Cooperative Grocers Association.

 

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ICA is the international custodian of cooperative values and principles.  They are a global advocate for the interests and success of co-ops.

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NCDF is a cooperatively owned community-development loan fund committed to fostering economic democracy by investing in cooperative enterprises.

 

logo-cultivateAn online hub for sharing knowledge and resources on cooperatives, as well as a space to practice cooperation and build educational tools for the co-op community.

 

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A non-profit dedicated to democratic, community-based economic development, especially cooperative development.

 

 

logo-nbca  Development, advocacy, and education for cooperative enterprises worldwide.