Posts Tagged:business

Mission Statements

Just about every co-op I know has a mission statement. Most of these declarations of purpose were started in the early days of co-ops to give our members something to connect with and our employees an abiding sense of direction. Unfortunately these days, many co-ops have allowed their mission statements to fade into obscurity, and…

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Re-Thinking Cooperative Scholarships

During my travels around the country visiting with co-ops in all sectors in both rural and urban settings I continue to marvel at the good work being done on behalf of the members. I see this amazing business model that: Allows family farmers to do what they love through co-ops like Cabot, Organic Valley and…

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