“The cooperative business model is the best business model on earth”

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

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Washington DC, USA


Some clients we've worked with

Organic ValleyCabot Creamery CooperativeNational Information Systems CooperativeCUNANat'l. Rural Utilities Co-op Finance Corporation CFCNRECA

LBMXRutgers UniversityThe Cooperative TrustNational Federation of Community Development Credit UnionsUniversity of Mary Washington UniversitySelect Federal Credit UnionNineStar Connect

Indiana Statewide Association of Electric CooperativesTulane Loyola Federal Credit UnionOregon Rural Electric AssociationRural Electric Managers Development Council REMDCBall State UniversityNTCA The Rural Broadband Association

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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 —

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