CGN Membership & Marketing Group

The purpose of this group is to facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas and information about co-op membership and marketing at food co-ops in order to improve the results of that work. Group members are membership and marketing managers and staff who are paid employees of CGN members. This is a members-only group. See more in terms of use.

Recent Discussions

Wanted: Intern Job Description

Hola everyone,

I'm in the process of hiring a social media intern, and would love to see examples of a job description/hiring packet you have used. The only thing I've come across in the CGN resource library is the Outpost Exchange Intern job description.

Thanks!
Kristina Israel

Putney Food Co-op

Member Referrals

Hi everyone!

I was curious to see if anyone gives rewards to members who refer new people to join the co-op. We have considered this as an option but haven't actually seen a system like this in action at a grocery cooperative.

 

Thanks!

Staff and Sale Swag - Ideas?

Hi fellow co-opers,

I'm looking to rev up our selection of branded merch - as swag incentive for staff, but also to sell. We've done water bottles and totes in the past, but they tend not to move because they are a little pricey. 

Does anyone have any suggestions for new branded items or resources for these items, particularly if the company is eco-friendly?

Thanks,

Rebecca

 

Printer suggestions

Hi all,

My poor Xerox printer is nearing the end of its lifespan, and I'd like to find a good desktop office printer to replace it. I print a lot of in-store signage so something that could accommodate a fairly high volume of good quality prints would be fantastic. We will also need to laminate printed sheets and print on 8.5x14 as well. If it could fit 11x17 paper, that would be an extra bonus!

Before I leap into the black hole of online reviews, I was hoping that some of my wonderful peers would have a good suggestion.

 

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