Author Archives: Demetreos Spanos

Evaluation confirms that co-operatives reduce poverty

A recent study commissioned by the Canadian government shows that co-operatives in the developing world are improving the livelihoods of their members and Canadian efforts to support those co-operatives are helping them do that. Members of co-operatives in Guatemala, Vietnam, … Continue reading

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Insurance Co-ops and Mutuals Champion Gender Equality

According to a survey carried out by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), a sectoral organization affiliated with the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), women are more likely to hold board and senior management roles in co-op and mutual … Continue reading

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The International Co-operative Alliance has unveiled a new visual identity for the global co-operative movement. The stylized rendition of the word “co-op” will replace the rainbow motif that has branded the co-op movement for much of the ICA’s history. The marque, … Continue reading

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Interested in Green Jobs?

From February 10-11 in Washington, D.C., the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation will hold the 2014 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference. Join elected officials, leaders in the business, labor, and environmental communities, and other stakeholders to discuss strategies for creating good jobs … Continue reading

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Verde Valley Agriculture Coalition hosts Food Forum

Join the Verde Valley Agriculture Coalition (VVAgC) on Tuesday, January 28th at Cottonwood Recreation Center located at 150 S. 6th St., Cottonwood, for its annual Food Forum, a day of presentations, panel discussions and work sessions focusing on food security and self-reliance. … Continue reading

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Preparing for Arizona Gives Day Free Webinar

On November 22 there will be a free webinar on Folding Gives Day Into Your Annual Campaign. For the typical nonprofit with an established giving campaign, Arizona Gives Day can often feel like “one more thing” that pulls your already limited … Continue reading

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Can Localism=Happiness? Join in a community conversation

Join the Community Conversation: Localism=Prosperity=Happiness this Tuesday, November 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. La Cocina, 201 N Court Ave. Recently, happiness has been a topic of scientific studies, documentary films, self-help books and city initiatives. The University of Arizona College of Social … Continue reading

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New NCBA Webinars Focused on Cooperatives

The NCBA CLUSA’s webinars are a popular source of information on issues impacting the cooperative community. Whether it is marketing and branding your co-op, understanding the legal and governmental framework of cooperatives or learning how co-ops are using technology to … Continue reading

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The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. The Foundation’s 2014 Grant … Continue reading

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Impact Fund grants are made to private attorneys, small legal firms, or nonprofit legal entities that do not have sufficient access to funding sources. Grants cover reasonable costs and out-of-pocket expenses (including non-recoverable costs), such as deposition expenses, expert fees, … Continue reading

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