With a mission of supporting growth, innovation, and shared success among food co-ops in the Northeast, the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) developed this program for rural food co-ops as part of a USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) in collaboration with the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF). The project included a survey of rural food co-ops and meetings with co-op managers and directors across the Northeast to better understand their needs and opportunities for collaboration to support shared success, and a set of core resources developed from this input which are being made available to participants in this process.

Effective Co-op Governance

Co-op Boards are dynamic and evolve over time, requiring intentional development to support success.

Strategic Planning & Visioning

This module, designed for Boards and General Managers, covers the essentials of Strategic Planning.

Financial Reporting & Analysis For Boards

To provide effective support and oversight, Directors need a working knowledge of basic co-operative financials.

Marketing & Membership 

Effective member and community engagement is essential for building a strong, vibrant food co-op.

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about nFCA

The Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) is a federation of food co-ops across New England & New York State that are working together toward a shared vision of a thriving co-operative economy, rooted in a healthy, just and sustainable food system, and a vibrant community of co-operative enterprise.

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