A central goal of the NFCA is to facilitate collaboration among food co-ops, start-ups and support organizations to reinforce the success of our member co-ops. These presentations explore challenges and opportunities in the marketplace, strategies for business development, and strengthening the Co-operative Identity.
- Planning Successful Capital Campaigns, Ben Sandel, NFCA Fifth Annual Meeting, 2016.
- We Run This: Peer to Peer Internal & External Education Mechanisms, Association of Co-operative Educators, 2015
- The New Normal: Growing Our Co-ops & Thriving in a Competitive Landscape, NFCA Fall Member Gathering, Oct. 2014
- Fundraising Triumphs & Keeping Members Engaged for the Long Haul, FCI at NFCA Fall Gathering, Sept. 2013
Suzi Carter joined Food Co-op Initiative (FCI) after working to help launch recently opened Friendly City Food Co-op. This presentation covers strategies for fundraising success, and how co-ops can best serve and motivate their members in each stage of co-op development.