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Looking for an overview of how to set your co-op up for ownership growth success? Then this is your session! Learn about what it takes to grow ownership, what tactics are most effective, and how your efforts need to evolve as your co-op grows through the development phases to keep that ownership... Learn more
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How many owners does it take to open a successful food co-op? The answer is dependent on multiple factors and setting the right ownership goals for your co-op can be tricky. In this workshop we’ll talk about how to set initial ownership goals, how to refine them and based on what information, how... Learn more
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What if we told you that using only Social Media Marketing (SMM), Green Top Grocery was able to bring in over 100 new owners in 6 weeks? And for less than $300. Difficult to believe? Not when you know how to leverage targeted social media marketing. But how, exactly, do you go about doing it right... Learn more
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A Capital Campaign can feel daunting and intimidating. If you’ve read or perused the Capital Campaign Tool Kit you may be wondering where to start. How on earth will we raise that much money? Green Top Grocery Owner Loan Campaign Chair, Katie Novak recently lead an effort to raise over $1.4 million... Learn more
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No matter how talented and committed your board and/or staff are, you can't do it all alone. Developing a food co-op takes a village . . . of volunteers, that is! How do find volunteers? How do you manage them? And the biggest question of all, how do you retain your volunteers? Katie Novak will... Learn more
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Your start-up is competing with all types of organizations in the mind of your audience. From the beginning, you need to convey credibility, permanence, and leadership as well as explain — in about 8 seconds —what your project will bring to your community. You need to look legit, your messaging... Learn more
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Ever wondered what it would take to get 45 new members in a single night? What if you could do it twice? That’s what the Oshkosh Food Co-op did with its Co-op Grow-op events. In this presentation, Oshkosh Food Co-op Board Members describe the approach they used to plan, execute and maintain... Learn more
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Jeremy Nash, Ownership Coordinator for Prairie Food Co-op, will be presenting about the do’s and don’t’s of mini and micro owner campaigns designed to jump start and incentivize quick Ownership growth for your co-op. Topics such as optimal times to run promotions, what rewards to offer, length of... Learn more
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