IMPACT Track: Funding Development

Sponsored by Capital Impact Partners

Co-ops require patient and varied resources to support development. More than other types of business organizations, cooperatives are very deliberate and sometimes take comparatively long periods of time to establish and develop. Membership involvement from the very start is part of the cooperative business model's DNA and optimizes the economic or societal impact that a particular co-op can make in its community.

This panel will consider diverse types of resources available to support co-op development and address how various organizations make funding decisions. The panel will also explore how funders and the development community can work together to ensure that cooperatives make the deepest impact possible in their communities and for their members.


Diane Gasaway
Executive Director, Northwest Cooperative Development Center

Melissa Hoover
Founding Executive Director, Democracy at Work Institute 

Kevin Edberg
Executive Director, Cooperative Development Services 

Cornelius Blanding
Executive Director, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund 

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