Monthly Archives: August 2013

Featured Video: Bonnie Hudspeth—Engagement from the Grassroots

In this 13-minute video Bonnie Hudspeth shares some key strategies in launching the community participation efforts at the startup Monadnock Food Co-op and how those ideas relate to all our co-ops. Hudspeth, a startup champion from the Monadnock Food Co-op in Keene, N.H., and a staff member at the Neighboring Food Co-op Association thinks long established co-ops and startups both need to continue to [...]

New Resource: Board Discipline Field Guide

By Thane Joyal Boards of retail food cooperatives need to put the co-op first when it comes to evaluating the performance of board members. A board cannot be successful if individual board members are working in ways that are disruptive of the board’s process. This field guide offers resources to boards looking for guidance in establishing and enforcing consistent communication practices that will increase [...]