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Can Worker Co-ops Lift Families Out of Poverty?
Worker co-ops are getting great traction in mainstream press lately. Many people are looking into the benefits that these types of co-ops and provided.

With all the talk of income inequality currently taking place around the country, the worker co-op seems to provide an effective way to meet that challenge and provide an equitable worker-owned solution.

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  THUMB 01THUMB 01 Cooperatives Drive Sustainable Growth
by The International Co-operative Alliance

The International Co-operative Alliance, the global voice for co-operatives, published its position on this issue, highlighting the many obstacles, which still exist for the billion people-strong movement.

Sustainable development is at the very core of co-operative enterprises. As a model of business based on ethical values and principles whose goal it is to provide for the needs and aspirations of their members, co-operatives play a pivotal role in responding to local community needs and objectives.
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  THUMB 01THUMB 01 .coop: The Benefits of a United Co-op Identity

If you're wondering how to boost your brand, this webinar is for you. Together a .coop domain name and the Cooperative Marque are symbols of the global cooperative movement and of our collective identity; demonstrating our unity of purpose.

Listen and learn about how the use of the .coop domain name and marque can benefit your business growth. Identity forms a key pillar of the Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade and we believe that the more visibility there is for the cooperative model then this will help make more people aware of their.
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  THUMB 01THUMB 01 Of Oysters and Co-ops

The cooperative business model can be applied in many different ways, and in many different industries. In this New York Times article "A Chesapeake Homecoming" by reporter Julia Moskin, Virginia natives, Travis and Ryan Croxton, apply the cooperative model to oyster farming. "The Croxtons did not grow up as oystermen (Travis studied finance; Ryan, Southern literature), and neither did their fathers. "Grandpa told them to go to college instead of messing around with oysters," Travis said.
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  THUMB 01THUMB 01 Co-op's and Their Principles, a Commentary

In the past few months there have been various news articles regarding the challenges being navigated by The Co-operative Group, the largest cooperative organization in the United Kingdom, with over 7 million members. Headquartered in Manchester, England, The Co-operative Group has more than 100,000 employees across the UK.

In a recent article published in The Guardian, Dame Pauline Green, president of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), commented on these challenges facing the Co-operative Group and shares some of her conclusions regarding the recent turmoil.
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NCBA CLUSA Upcoming Events
 

 

Austin Co-op Summit April 4th, 2014 7:00 PM
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April 5th, 2014 9:00 PM
 
.coop: The benefits of a
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April 29th, 2014 10:00 AM
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About NCBA CLUSA
The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 15 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
 
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