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Starting a co-op means connecting with thousands of people and getting them involved as owners and volunteers. That leads to managing a whole lot of data! Multiple people will need to interact with prospective owners, owners, and volunteers, so tracking relationships and interactions with all of... Learn more
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Got a mission statement? A vision statement? Core values? Great! But are you using them constantly in your outreach work as the fuel to turbo-charge your connection to owners and as the elixir of ownership growth? Jacqueline Hannah will show you how to use your mission/vision as a filter for all of... Learn more
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Brand is king when you are selling an idea that is not (yet) a reality people can touch and interact with, but having a well-designed brand alone is not enough. Our owners need a way to feel and show "buy in" and nothing does that as well as swag! Not sure what to order? On a very tight budget? A... Learn more
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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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Love it or not, there's no question that Facebook can be a vital tool for getting your start-up off the ground and growing. In this workshop, we'll discuss the best ways to leverage Facebook to amp up your Outreach presence and get people talking about your co-op. Facebook has two distinct parts:... Learn more
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It's never too early in your co-op's development process to build your understanding of what an owner capital campaign is and the big decisions you'll need to make about your campaign long before it launches. Food co-op capital campaign expert Ben Sandel will walk you through the role of owner... Learn more
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How can you use your own and existing community events to build your co-op during the start up phase? When’s the best time to do events? How do you promote them? How to make sure they come off successfully? Hear from Kaye Kirsch, who was Project Director for Prairie Roots Food Co-op and built their... Learn more
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This workshop will provide an introduction on to how to create a successful volunteer program for your start-up. We’ll review how to create a volunteer plan including how to recruit volunteers, assess their ability to help, and how to successfully train, manage and retain your co-op’s volunteers... Learn more
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A Capital Campaign can feel daunting and intimidating. If you’ve read Food Co-op Initiative’s Capital Campaign Workbook 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... Learn more
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Starting a co-op means connecting with thousands of people and getting them involved as owners and volunteers. That means lots of data about people. And multiple people will need to interact with prospective owners, owners, and volunteers, so tracking relationships and interactions with all of... Learn more
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