Posts Tagged:co-op principles

Local Before Local Was Cool

Autonomy & Independence one of the Seven Cooperative Principles that give all co-ops Guidance   Whether you travel across the country or prefer to stay close to your home town, one of the things you may be noticing is the emphasis on “Buy Local” campaigns. This is based on the simple fact that it is…

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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 and values, adopted by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). Cooperatives trace the roots of these principles to the first modern cooperative founded in Rochdale, England in 1844. Cooperatives are formed based…

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Skin in the Game

Member Economic Participation is the third cooperative principle, it reminds us of our stake in the co-op   The following is from the International Cooperative Alliance summary of the third (of seven) cooperative principles, Member Economic Participation: Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital…

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