Tagged: establishing the co-op form

Ontario Co-op Association: Online Library

OnCoop Document Library The OnCoop Documents and Downloads provides a general overview and guide to selected topics in co-op development.  They are suitable for those people that need to answer a particular question quickly...

Co-op Governance, by Cathy Lang

Co-operative governance document. Excerpt: What is governance? Co-op governance means the processes and structures used to direct and manage the co-op’s operations and activities. Good governance helps organizations use their resources more effectively and...

Decision-Making

Decision making document. Excerpt: The most effective style of decision-making depends on the situation.  Small co-operatives often make major decisions (like working hours, pay rates, customer service policies, by-law changes, etc) using consensus.  Why? ...

Telelearning Call Two: Empowering Groups

A Telelearning Session on empowering co-op groups. Notes from session two below. Also attached, a paper by Peter Hough on starting a co-op. The attachment below will take you to a summary transcript of the...

Telelearning Call One: Assessing Groups

A telelearning call with approaches and tools for assessing groups. The attachment below is a summary transcript of the session. Excerpt: Approaches & Tools for Assessing Groups RC: This is a huge topic, encompassing...

.coop Briefing

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) recently issued this member briefing on the .coop Domain. The .coop domain is used by co-ops in over 70 countries making it the global identity for the world co-operative...