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4.25.12 Types of Cooperative Purchasing

Purchasing cooperatives have become an essential tool for many businesses and organizations. Purchasing cooperatives help members improve their competitiveness, and leverage their combined purchasing volumes into savings and efficiencies. In this four-part educational series, co-op developers will learn the strategies and the development process for starting a purchasing cooperative.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Recognize the benefits of purchasing cooperatives
  • Define the types of cooperative purchasing
  • Define key factors in the feasibility of purchasing cooperatives
  • Understand major steps in starting a purchasing cooperative

Part 2: Types of Cooperative Purchasing

  • Defining and Differentiating
    • Governmental Cooperative Purchasing
    • Purchasing Cooperatives
    • Buying Groups
  • Purchasing Co-op Billing Models
    • Direct Bill
    • Central Bill and Pay
    • Central Pay
  • Legal Structure, Bylaws and Governance

Moderator

  • Lisa Stolarski - Executive Director, Co-ops USA, National Cooperative Business Association

Presenters

  • Ian Gray - President, Buying Group Services, Inc.
  • Colleen Leppert - Vice President, Blue Hawk
  • Meredith Rafferty – Cooperative Development Specialist, Northwest Cooperative Development Center
  • Brian Hermiston – General Manager, Fenestra Purchasing Co-operative

Who Should Attend

  • Cooperative Developers
  • Individuals interested in learning about purchasing cooperatives

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