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Coop Orientation Reports
AN ORIENTATION ON THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS MODEL
Think.COOP has been developed as a low-cost, easy to use training tool for those interested in establishing or joining a cooperative. It draws on technical content from existing materials in different. ILO cooperative training tools and peer-to-peer, activity-based learning methodology from the ILO’s Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) program, Think.COOP provides simple. information on the basics of cooperatives
Cooperation begins with you
Besides serving student co-ops that already exist, NASCO encourages and assists the development of new student co-ops. We also work with other co-op sectors through several of our programs, especially training and the Institute. We bring student co-ops' concerns to other co-op organizations, and build bridges wherever we can that add to our resources and extend our network.
non-profit needs assessment
Nonprofit organizations are vital drivers of prosperity. They create jobs, have assets, support a stronger workforce through delivery of vital programs and services, and help create the type of region that attracts visitors and retains employees.
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We will offer individual and shared units for members, allowing the benefit of aging in community while creating a familiar home environment with privacy and control over our living situation. We will design our common space to foster sharing of resources, skills, and knowledge amongst ourselves and our neighbors. Living in community will naturally create opportunities for social connections to counter the adverse effects of isolation facing many seniors. We intend to provide many of the benefits of assisted living through mutual support and exchange of services, avoiding the financial burden of typical assisted living facilities. We seek to balance individual needs and preferences with the needs for self-sufficiency and provided services. Our philosophy embraces both idealism and practicality. Environmental sustainability is important to us, thus we will work to create a net-zero energy residence located near public transportation.
The prescription delves into major areas to assess and improve. It identifies common challenges and concerns; while offering ideas for improvement. The best results come from a staff-volunteer team conducting the analysis. The process requires an open mind and a desire to make improvements. Sustaining a dynamic organization that delivers member value is the goal.
This program covers co-op structure, philosophy, types, scope, and activities, as well as your co-op’s membership systems. It is designed to provide you with some basic ideas and information. It is also designed to encourage you to think about the way co-ops do business. Please feel free to discuss the ideas here with other co-op employees.