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Ben Sandel

Ben Sandel is a consultant with CDS Consulting Co-op and was the leader of Friendly City Food Co-op (http://friendlycity.coop/) from its earliest meeting through its successful opening, most of that time as board president. He has been involved with co-ops since 1986 when he was the Friday tofu rinser at Honest Weight Food Co-op. (Ben is also an expert broccoli de-icer.) Ben provides training and support to startups and established co-ops in board leadership, governance and capitalization. He lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia and loves working with startup co-ops!

Sessions led by this presenter:
Governance of our cooperatives requires a system that clearly defines outcomes, roles and limits while also providing room for creativity, flexibility and innovation. Policy Governance is a system that does...
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...
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...

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