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Home - National Cooperative Business Association

Home - National Cooperative Business Association | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
NCBA creates connections for cooperative sectors through legislation, education and member networking events. The nation's only cross-sector member association, NCBA unites the entire co-op community.
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Live discussion: social enterprise and housing, Wednesday 5 June, 12-1.30pm

Live discussion: social enterprise and housing, Wednesday 5 June, 12-1.30pm | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
Join our experts on 5 June to discuss how social enterprises and housing associations can work together for mutual benefit (RT @colinwiles: Live discussion on social enterprise and housing.
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Thank Feminism For Millennials’ Cooperative, Liberal Spirit

Thank Feminism For Millennials’ Cooperative, Liberal Spirit | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
Why are millennials so cooperative, confident, and liberal-leaning compared to their older peers? Thank feminism, says Amanda Marcotte.
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Sanford Co-operative: housing alternative in the struggle for renting ...

Sanford Co-operative: housing alternative in the struggle for renting ... | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
A Deptford housing cooperative now accommodating 120 people continues to thrive in “a crisis” London housing market described as desperately short of affordable private renting and home ownership. In the last fortnight ...
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Can Co-ops Save Unions? - In These Times

Can Co-ops Save Unions? - In These Times | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
Can Co-ops Save Unions?
In These Times
New Era Windows LLC, a worker-owned cooperative formed last year by members of United Electrical Workers (UE) Local 1110.
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10 Ideas Of The Future Social Entrepreneurship - Co.Exist

10 Ideas Of The Future Social Entrepreneurship - Co.Exist | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
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The 10th Annual Skoll World Forum, which brought together several hundred of the world's leading social entrepreneurs to Oxford, has just wrapped for another year.
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Real Pickles’ Transition to Worker-Owned Cooperative | Champlain Orchards

Real Pickles’ Transition to Worker-Owned Cooperative | Champlain Orchards | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
RT @democracyatwrk: RT @Co_opTX: In Massachusetts, Real Pickles’ Transition to Worker-Owned Cooperative http://t.co/UqiIBJ9085 #economicsolutions
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Stowe Boyd on why the future of work is cooperative

Stowe Boyd on why the future of work is cooperative | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
As I've shared here before, about a week ago I participated in the Social Now event where I got the opportunity to finally meet face-to-face Stowe Boyd, one of the best thinkers about the future of...
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How can social enterprise help people tackle financial exclusion?

How can social enterprise help people tackle financial exclusion? | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
From short-term credit solutions to personal finance education, social enterprise can play an important role in financial services (RT @GuardianSocEnt: From @OnPurposeUK back in February... How can #socent help people tackle financial exclusion?
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British Cooperative Launches World's Largest Community-Owned Solar Park

British Cooperative Launches World's Largest Community-Owned Solar Park | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
The Westmill Solar Cooperative announced the launch of the world’s largest community-owned solar project in the south of England near Oxford. The 5 MW 30-acre Westmill solar park consists of 20,260...
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How Worker-Owned Companies Work | Watch Now

How Worker-Owned Companies Work | Watch Now | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, the economic crisis and growing inequality in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and...
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How Worker-Owned Companies Work | Q&A | BillMoyers.com

How Worker-Owned Companies Work | Q&A | BillMoyers.com | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
We talk with the filmmakers of Shift Change about the value of American worker cooperatives and what other workplaces can learn from them.
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Capitalism efficient? We can do so much better

Capitalism efficient? We can do so much better | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
Richard Wolff: For all its vaunted efficiency, capitalism has foisted wasteful inequality and environmental ruin on us. There is an alternative (good article...
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Hippie Capitalism: How An Impoverished U.S. City Is Building An Economy On Co-ops

Hippie Capitalism: How An Impoverished U.S. City Is Building An Economy On Co-ops | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
With skyhigh unemployment Richmond California is not a place where traditional business models alone can dent poverty. The city has turned to coops in... (Hippie Capitalism: How An Impoverished U.S.
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Can Unions and Cooperatives Join Forces? An Interview With United ... - Truth-Out

Can Unions and Cooperatives Join Forces? An Interview With United ... - Truth-Out | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
Can Unions and Cooperatives Join Forces? An Interview With United ...

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Workers' cooperatives: Cooperatives today: Challenges and opportunities

Workers' cooperatives: Cooperatives today: Challenges and opportunities | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
RT @incipecoop The International Labour Organization writes on the potentials of workers' co-ops: http://t.co/9hpyez2Gc4 via @ILONEWS #coops
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Video: Chicago workers open new cooperative factory five years ...

Workers at the New Era Windows Cooperative are celebrating the grand opening of their new unionized, worker-owned and operated business. Almost a year to the day after their window factory closed, a group of former ...
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Co-operative skills: what are they and why do we need them?

Co-operative skills: what are they and why do we need them? | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
Nathan Brown, a co-operative development worker, explains how to deal with some common skill shortages (A good introduction to what #coops are about & how we've been trained to only compete in school.
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Worker-owned cooperatives benefit economy | The Daily Beacon

Worker-owned cooperatives benefit economy | The Daily Beacon | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
It is no secret that today in the United States the richest people in the nation are better off than they have ever been in our history.
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From Housing to Health Care, 7 Co-ops that Are Changing Our Economy

From Housing to Health Care, 7 Co-ops that Are Changing Our Economy | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
1. Green Worker Cooperative’s Co-op Academy , The Bronx, N.Y.


Ideas for co-ops may flourish, but few people understand exactly how to make theirs real. The Co-op Academy is providing answers.
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The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy

The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it

March 19, 2013 Sustainable Brands
"THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMONS" Eric Lowitt on THE COLLABORATION ECONOMY http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/social_enterprise/interests-commons-eric-lowitt-collaboration-economy

 

April 20, 2013 Truth Out
WORKER-OWNED COOPERATIVES - DIRECT DEMOCRACY IN ACTION http://truth-out.org/news/item/15850-worker-owned-cooperatives-direct-democracy-in-action

 

September 28, 2012 Share The World's Reources
IF CORPORATIONS CREATE THE PROBLEM, CAN CO-OPS OFFER THE SOLUTION http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/corporations-create-the-problem-co-ops-offer-the-solution.html

 

March 22, 2013 - Bill Moyers
HOW WORKER-OWNED COMPANIES WORK http://billmoyers.com/2013/03/22/how-worker-owned-companies-work/

 

March 15, 2013 - Alternet via YES Magazine
WHY UNIONS ARE GOING INTO THE CO-OP BUSINESS  http://www.alternet.org/food/why-unions-are-going-co-op-business?akid=10193.237541.ORdrD5&rd=1&src=newsletter810408&t=19

 

Feb 19, 2013 - Yes Magazine

HOW COOPERATIVE ARE DRIVING THE NEW ECONOMY

Co-ops—just like people—can get more done together than anyone can do alone. They come in many forms, and are more common than you might imagine... http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-cooperatives-are-driving-the-new-economy/the-cooperative-way?utm_source=february13yn&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mrCooperativeWayStrongerEconomy

 

JUST THE FACTS: WHAT'S SO GOOD ABOUT CO-OPS? — YES! Magazine http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-cooperatives-are-driving-the-new-economy/just-the-facts-what-s-so-good-about-co-ops?utm_source=february13yn&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=titleJTF

 

16 March 2013 - TruthOut
MAKING A NEW ECONOMY: GETTING COOPERATIVE  http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/15001-making-a-new-economy-getting-cooperative

 

WHAT OBAMA FORGOT TO MENTION :  The Inspiration of Ohio's Worker-Owned Business Revolution http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3997176765/what-obama-forgot-to-mention-the-inspiration-of-ohio-s-worker-owned-business-revolution

 

22 May 2012 - Common Dreams
THE RISE OF THE NEW ECONOMY MOVEMENT

From cooperatives, to employee owned businesses to social responsible companies to complementary currencies... we are birthing!

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/05/22-2

 

February 01, 2012: The Year of the Cooperative by Jessica Reeder — YES! Magazine http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/2012-the-year-of-the-cooperative

 

 

INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FEED THE WORLD, LET'S HELP IT FEED ITSELF  A Woman's POV http://sco.lt/5Oc5Jp

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Ferananda's curator insight, April 18, 2013 11:40 PM

Very complete resources to understand the cooperatives as an architecture that creates intrinsic motivations in people to create, engage and play!  

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Empowered by the Past: Red State Co-ops Go Green

Empowered by the Past: Red State Co-ops Go Green | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
A century ago, cooperatives electrified the poorest counties in the nation. Today, can they lead the way to a smarter, cleaner grid?
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Worker Owned Cooperatives of Long Island

Workers Controlling Their Workplace (Worker Owned Cooperatives of Long Island http://t.co/eGFhovvMZ3)
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Bill Moyers interviews Richard Wolff

Richard Wolff's smart, blunt talk about the crisis of capitalism on his first Moyers & Company appearance was so compelling and provocative, we asked him to ...
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Worker-Owned | Equal Exchange

Worker-Owned | Equal Exchange | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
At Equal Exchange we all walk around like we own the place. That's because we all do! http://t.co/a96ycpZfCB
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Making a New Economy: Getting Cooperative

Making a New Economy: Getting Cooperative | Cooperatives | Co-ops | Scoop.it
Putting decision-making power in the employees' hands can keep a local economy going in tough times, and create stable jobs that are far less likely to disappear in times of crisis.
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