Co-op Weekly – On International Day of Co-ops, how the most vulnerable groups are cooperating to succeed


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NCBA CLUSA’s flagship Feed the Future project in Senegal, Yaajeende, has reduced stunting by a third.On International Day of Co-ops, how the most vulnerable groups are cooperating to succeed

This year’s International Day of Cooperatives, observed on July 1, celebrates how co-ops make sure no one is left behind.

To celebrate, we rounded up some our favorite co-op and producer association stories from communities worldwide that are working together to access markets, address nutrition and keep communities together.

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Jessica Ross, top, and Katie Franklin—a Managing Partner and Vice President of Finn Partners, respectively—will discuss marketing the co-op advantage during tomorrow’s webinar.Learn how to market the co-op advantage from PR firm Finn Partners

There’s still time to register for this week’s webinar, “Storytelling, Asset Development and Campaign Design,” featuring marketing and PR firm Finn Partners.

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The Powermeter 100 recognizes, motivates and promotes the top 100 people who create opportunities for the Hispanic community.NCBA CLUSA Board Member Carla Decker among 100 most influential people in DC Metro’s Hispanic communityCarla Decker, President & CEO of District Government Employees Federal Credit Union and treasurer of NCBA CLUSA’s Board of Directors, was named to El Tiempo Latino’s inaugural Powermeter 100 for the DC Metro area.Keep reading icon-facebook
John Coonrod, president of The Hunger Project, leads a conversation on community-led development with, from left, Amy Coughenour Betancourt (NCBA CLUSA), Rebecca Nelson (America Solidaria) and Susan Wong (World Bank).Getting a fair share of public resources to communities – Community-Led Development Movement featured at InterAction Forum

Last week, hundreds of international development practitioners attended the InterAction Forum, where leaders from the Movement for Community-led Development presented on the importance of expanding community-led initiatives industrywide.

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The 2018 Cooperative Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on May 2, 2018.Submit your 2018 Cooperative Hall of Fame nominations by August 15The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Cooperative Hall of Fame now through August 15, 2017.Keep reading

The 2017 Directory unpacks the estimated 500 democratic workplaces in the U.S. employing 8,000 people and generating more than $400 million in annual revenues.U.S. Federation of Worker
Co-ops releases 2017 Directory; Find a democratic workplace near you!
The 2017 Worker Co-ops and Democratic Workplaces Directory is a joint project of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Democracy at Work Institute.Keep reading