“If you’ve seen one co-op you’ve seen one co-op.”

Adam Schwartz

"There is no one I know who understands the needs of cooperatives better"

— Rich Morris, Founder & CEO of The Veterinary Cooperative

Our Services

Co-ops are founded to meet the unique needs of their members. Our services are designed to meet the unique needs of your co-op.

Why we do it

  • We are passionate about the cooperative model
  • We connect co-op thinkers with co-op doers
  • We help you succeed

Creating Cooperative Culture

  • Seven steps to building a cooperative culture
  • Intentionally creating an organization with purpose
  • Maintain, manage, and measure the progress
  • Take the Co-op Culture Survey

How we do it

  • Interactive workshops that lead to meaningful implementation
  • Coaching, consulting and retreats for executives, board and staff
  • Stimulating keynote addresses
  • Spokesperson for your co-op or specific event

Are you ready to start a conversation?

Get in Touch

aschwartz@thecooperativeway.coop

703-608-0534

Washington DC, USA

Clients

Some clients we've worked with

Organic ValleyCabot Creamery CooperativeNational Information Systems CooperativeCUNANRECA

LBMXRutgers UniversityBasin Electric CooperativeNational Federation of Community Development Credit UnionsSelect Federal Credit Union

Florida Council of CooperativesTulane Loyola Federal Credit UnionAssociation of Missouri Electric Cooperatives

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What our Clients say

  • “Adam Schwartz was entertaining, knowledgeable and he brought the cooperative business model to life for our employees. After leaving the training they had an enhanced appreciation for our mission and members and many commented that it was our best all employee training yet!”

    — Sarah Fisher, VP Member Services, Nueces Electric Co-op —
  • “There is no one I know who understands the needs of cooperatives better than Adam Schwartz. Combined with his networking abilities and positive personality, he is never more than 1 person away from an answer.”

    — Rich Morris, President of ROI Consulting and founder of The Veterinary Co-op —
  • “Adam was a great instructor”
    “I had heard him the previous month and I wanted more. Really got more this week –great”
    “Energizing. Great ideas to take back to the co-op”

    — Participants in NRECA’s Management Internship Program (MIP) —
  • “In the workshop I learned to think about cooperating with co-ops in other sectors and to focus on what we can do to make our members lives better, thank you”

    — Chasity Anderson, Farmers Electric Cooperative —
  • “He’s current”

    — Richelle Meer, Executive Director Silver Spring Day School Cooperative —
  • “He believes what he preaches and showed how to energize the culture.”

    — Anonymous —

Our Journal

Musings on cooperation

  • Hey, What’s Your Problem?

    13 Jan 1 Comments

    One of the reasons co-ops are so popular in so many different industries is that they answer the question: What’s in it for me? With

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  • Local Before Local Was Cool

    17 Mar 0 Comments

    Autonomy & Independence one of the Seven Cooperative Principles that give all co-ops Guidance   Whether you travel across the country or prefer to stay

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  • The Co-op Nation & Your Role

    02 Aug 0 Comments

    There is a reason we say member not customer By Adam Schwartz   Every Co-op is connected to a network of cooperatives. You are probably

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  • Principles

    29 May 0 Comments

    There are Seven Cooperative Principles that give all co-ops Guidance By Adam Schwartz   Cooperatives around the world operate according to the same core principles

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