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Folder: Sample Policies, Bylaws, and Readers   

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Patronage Dividend Primer.pdf
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CBLD Policy Template.docx
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CBL101 Reader.pdf
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Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance - CG.pdf
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Participation - Own Use Serve and Belong.pdf
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LT Reader.pdf
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ICA Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade.pdf
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Fresh Start Bylaws Template.doc
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CBLD Startup Policy Template.doc
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Folder: Charts and Other Handy Aids   

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BoD Meeting Agenda Template.docx
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Monitoring Report Decision Tree.pdf
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Credit Unions Co-ops Working Together CUNA WP.PDF
Oct. 19, 2012 more...
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BoD Annual Calendar Template.doc
July 2010 more...
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Board Leadership Illustrated.pdf
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Delegation to the GM Illustrated.pdf
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The Human Shuffle Activity.pdf
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Whats the Headline Activity.pdf
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Time Scope.pdf
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Online Recorded Workshops


ORW Snippets




Field Guide

The Field Guide will develop as a topic-specific notebook-format and online resource for your board. Installments of The Field Guide will include a description of recommended practices and key discussion questions your board can use to reach its decision on the topic. References to resources for your further research will also be provided.

Your CBLD consultant can help you with any of these topics before and after the Field Guide resource is published.







Marilyn Scholl:  Modern Co-op History

speaks at NCGA Growth Conference, April 2013


Click here to watch the video online (13:54)

Michael Shuman

speaks at the Hanover Co-op, April 2008


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Gar Alperovitz

speaks at Weaver's Way Co-op, April 2006


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Hand in hand... 

A history of the Hanover Consumer Co-op


Click here to watch the video online

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the Rochdale Pioneers

Roots of the Cooperative Movement

Recorded for Roanoke Co-op by Todd Wallace, Jan. 2011


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The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society Presents:

David Thompson on Toyohiko Kagawa

and Brotherhood Economics

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Listen or read NPR Presents: Cooperative Economy

Mari Gallagher presents

From Food Desert to Food Oasis:

How Co-ops Can Make a Difference


Click here to watch the video online


Recorded at CCMA, June 17, 2011

Brett Fairbairn presents

Keepin' It Real: Co-ops in Turbulent Times

Imagination & Alignment


Click here to watch the video online


Recorded at CCMA, June 18, 2011



Audio Clips


June 15, 2012


Rose Marie Klee, Board President

Wheatsville Food Co-op, Austin, TX


Listen Online!


June, 2012



David WooFrmr. Board President

Weaver's Way, Philadelphia, PA


Bill Gessner, Co-op Development Consultant

CDS Consulting Co-op


Listen Online!





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