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Managing Volunteers: Balancing Risk and Reward
This publication is based on our many years of experience handling lawsuits against nonprofit organizations. It is designed to provide general information to help nonprofit managers better understand how to minimize risk associated with volunteer activities. It does not provide legal advice of any kind\
The information may be used as a special youth program on cooperatives in the American business system, as a study of local business organizations and operations, or to further career interests in purchasing, distribution, finance, law, accounting, or others as they pertain to local business operations including cooperatives. Program suggestions offer a wide range of opportunities for youth to select areas of greatest interest within each major monthly topic.
A Guide for Successful Community Development
This manual was created by NCDF to assist community leaders with choosing, planning and organizing co-op housing developments. One of the beauties of the housing co-op model is that it is adaptable to the specific characteristics and needs of almost any community. A housing co-op can be established in existing rental property, or in a manufactured home park, or even a town home arrangement. An existing building can be rehabilitated for co-op use, or the co-op can be housed in a newly constructed facility. A housing co-op can be developed for families, seniors, migrant workers, students, artists or anyone else with a common housing need. The options are limited only by the creativity and will of the developer and residents. NCDF is committed to sharing its skill and resources in the development of cooperative housing with any community that feels it can benefit from this unique housing option.
CO-OPERATIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Tools to Measure Co-operative Impact and Performance
In Strengthening the Cooperative Community, author E.G. Nadeau draws on his 50 years of experience in researching, developing, teaching, and writing about what makes cooperative businesses succeed or fail. With concise historical examples and captivating first-person case studies followed by 16 compelling recommendations, Nadeau proposes how to make co-ops a dynamic force for positive change that benefits people and the environment in the 21st century.
Mutuality and accountability in the housing association sector
Effective mutuality in a housing association protects and delivers value and ensures accountability. It’s tenant and other members sit at the heart of the business ensuring that it upholds the social and community values it was set up to deliver
There are different ways to develop CCLH. That’s what makes it successful. It’s about people best meeting housing needs, considering local issues and resources available and using bespoke methods to develop a scheme right for them. No two CCLH schemes are quite the same
This guide is a resource for anyone interested in promoting resident purchase opportunities through state policy. It is based on a careful review of existing and proposed state-level legislation, as well as the National Cons umer Law Center’s (NCLC) experience working with advocates in various states. This guide:
Objections are when buyers push back on what you are offering in the moment. While handling these concerns can be frustrating, especially when the majority of your conversation is not held in person. In reality however, objections are an opportunity for progress towards a mutual agreement. Any time your prospect raises a concern is a chance for you to establish and cement credibility with them. The more credibility you can create quickly, the further along you will be towards winning the deal.
A HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE: ORGANISATION
With the rapid growth of towns and cities there is a pressing need for urban dwellers to have access to shelter which offers reasonable living conditions at an affordable cost. The same need is felt by many rural dwellers who are increasingly feeling that traditional methods of housing provision are no longer adequate.