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Building the Cooperative Software Revolution
by Barth Anderson

Building the Cooperative Software Revolution

07 Jan 2004 #106 May - June - 2003
Building the Cooperative Movement
by Aaron Reser

The Principle Six (P6) Cooperative Trade Movement just celebrated its third anniversary on cooperative grocery shelves. Still a new and growing program, P6 has experienced both successes and...

06 Feb 2014 170 January - February 2014
Building Relationships With Financial Partners
by Scott Beers

A relative recently gave one of us a book of pithy personal advice with the humble title of "How to do Everything Right" (we won't dwell on the reason for this particular gift)....

08 Jan 2004 #084 September - October - 1999
Building Relationships With Financial Partners
by Margaret Lund

A relative recently gave one of us a book of pithy personal advice with the humble title of "How to do Everything Right" (we won't dwell on the reason for this particular gift)....

08 Jan 2004 #084 September - October - 1999
Building on a Legacy of Food Security
by Bonnie Hudspeth

Recently, issues of health and nutrition have gained national prominence, supported by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to reduce childhood obesity and increase...

22 Aug 2013 #167 July-August 2013
Building on a Legacy of Food Security
by Micha Josephy

Recently, issues of health and nutrition have gained national prominence, supported by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to reduce childhood obesity and increase...

22 Aug 2013 #167 July-August 2013
Building Momentum
by Kelly Smith

Building leadership ability at our co-ops is critical to the National Cooperative Grocers Association mission: to provide the vision, leadership, and systems to catapult a virtual chain of food co...

20 Jan 2009 #126 September - October - 2006
Building Financial Partnerships
by Sophia Raday

To be successful in today's competitive, global economy, you can't just be good at what you do. You have to be excellent. Natural food cooperatives are keenly aware of this. You...

09 Jan 2004 #078 September - October - 1998
Building Financial Partnerships
by Kerinne McNicholas

To be successful in today's competitive, global economy, you can't just be good at what you do. You have to be excellent. Natural food cooperatives are keenly aware of this. You...

09 Jan 2004 #078 September - October - 1998
Building Financial Partnerships
by Annie Donovan

To be successful in today's competitive, global economy, you can't just be good at what you do. You have to be excellent. Natural food cooperatives are keenly aware of this. You...

09 Jan 2004 #078 September - October - 1998
Building Democratic Culture
by Dave Gutknecht

"How will you headline your report? ‘Too Much Love in the Air’?” one manager asked me. This year’s gathering of food co-op leaders, besides having the largest attendance ever, had lots of positive...

26 Aug 2004 #113 July - August - 2004
Building Controversy in Bozeman
by Kelly Wiseman

Building Controversy in Bozeman

07 Jan 2004 #105 March - April - 2003
Building Blocks: A=L+C
by Dave Gutknecht

I remember learning balance sheet basics at some of my earliest co-op meetings. "A = L + C" was written for all to see, then explained again and again: Assets = Liabilities + Capital. When we...

08 Dec 2010 #151 November - December 2010
Building and Improving Membership Programs
by Karen Zimbelman

Members are the lifeblood of a co-op: a truism of cooperatives. Without members, a co-ops wouldn't be a co-op; it would be just another local grocery store. A co-op exists to serve...

08 Jan 2004 #080 January - February - 1999
Building and Improving Membership Programs
by Marilyn Scholl

Members are the lifeblood of a co-op: a truism of cooperatives. Without members, a co-ops wouldn't be a co-op; it would be just another local grocery store. A co-op exists to serve...

08 Jan 2004 #080 January - February - 1999
Building an Advertising Strategy
by Rex Stewart

What is an advertising strategy? Basically, it is the formulation of a message that communicates to the market the benefits or problem solution characteristics of the product or service. Well,...

09 Jan 2004 #007 October - November - 1986
Building Accountability
by Mel Braverman

Who would choose to work for an organization that does not hold the general manager accountable? Would you want to work for an organization that does not hold your co-workers...

08 Jan 2004 #085 November - December - 1999
Building a Unified System
by Robynn Shrader

Enthusiasm and momentum from the June Consumer Cooperative Management Association conference in Lexington continues, as the members of National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) contemplate...

07 Jan 2004 #108 September - October - 2003
Building a Sustainable Food System in the Age of Wal-Mart
by Kevin Edberg

During a conversational lull at a co-op meeting a year ago, a rural electric co-op manager turned to a food co-op manager and asked: “So, Wal-Mart says it’s going to carry a lot more organic food...

20 Jan 2009 #130 May - June - 2007
Building a Healthy Local Foods Economy with Coopetition
by Ellen Michel

Every so often a question will be put forth among co-ops that, in its simplified version, asks something like this: “Does your co-op support farmers markets and community-supported agriculture (...

28 Aug 2011 #155 July - August - 2011
Building a Foundation for Co-op Programs
by Robynn ShraderBuilding a Foundation for Co-op Programs
07 Jan 2004 #105 March - April - 2003
Building a Customer Service System
by Marilyn Scholl The key to exceptional services lies in building relationships, and in the quality of relationships, with customers and with employees.

09 Jan 2004 #073 November - December - 1997
Building a Cooperative Virtual Chain
by Robynn Shrader

NCGA: Building a Cooperative Virtual Chain

07 Jan 2004 #104 January - February - 2003
Building a Cooperative of Independent Natural Food Retailers
by Staff

Cooperative Grocer: Congratulations on the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA) (www.naturalfoodretailers.net) growing to over 100 member retailers. By way of introduction,...

03 Jun 2013 #166 May-June 2013
Building a Cooperative Base and Future
by Dave Gutknecht

These may actually be good circumstances for cooperatives. The country has entered a new era, marked by financial decline and much uncertainty, continuing wars, and accelerating environmental...

05 Jan 2010 #145 November - December - 2009