“Ethical Markets supports cooperative enterprises, which employ more people worldwide than all for-profit corporations combined, (see the United Nations Year of the Cooperative, celebrated in 2012 www.un.org ).
~Hazel Henderson, Editor”
It’s time to start making plans to join your fellow co-ops September 30 – October 1, 2017 on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for NCBA CLUSA’s inaugural Co-op Festival, a celebration of the success, diversity and impact of the co-op business model!
Designed to kick off Co-op Month, this two-day event will feature live music and entertainment, high-profile speakers, co-op food samples, games, giveaways and interactive booths to engage the tens of thousands of people who visit the nation’s backyard.
“We’re excited to showcase co-ops on this national stage and feature co-op brands and products that people use daily,” said Judy Ziewacz, President and CEO of NCBA CLUSA. “We hope that visitors will gain a greater understanding of the impact co-ops have in their communities and the equity and ownership they bring to the nation’s economy.”
NCBA CLUSA’s Alex Serrano addresses attendees at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park during International Day of Cooperative celebrations.
At #7 in the world, Kenya’s co-op sector is a model for African economies At one of the largest International Day of Cooperatives celebrations, over 25,000 co-op members and supporters gathered at Uhuru Park in Nairobi July 1, 2017 to celebrate the importance of co-ops in the Kenyan economy.
Thursday’s webinar explores why Carpet One embraced its co-op identity during rebranding.
There’s still time to register for this week’s webinar, Marketing the Co-op Advantage, Pt 2: “Merchandising, P-O-P and Local,” scheduled for Thursday, July 13 from 1–2 p.m.
NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer of the Year returns to Zambia to scale-up simple, innovative agriculture solutions When Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer Randy Shackelford traveled to Zambia in 2015 for his first USAID Farmer-to-Farmer assignment—and his first trip to Africa—he didn’t imagine the deep personal and professional connection he would end up making with the community in Chipata.
This year’s theme speaks to how credit unions help make personal goals and career paths a reality.
a.coop/administrator/components/com_civicrm/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=13888&qid=1900652″ target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>2017 International Credit Union Day theme announcedThe World Council of Credit Unions last week announced the 2017 International Credit Union (ICU) Day® theme—Dreams Thrive Here—celebrating the spirit of the global credit union movement.