Author Archives: Jaime Roberts

International Support Networks

Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS)  Site is also host to the North American Network for a Solidarity Economy (NANSE). RIPESS is an intercontinental network that connects social and solidarity economy networks throughout the world.  As … Continue reading

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Specialized Support for Particular Sectors

Food and Urban Agriculture Cooperative Grocers Information Network P.O. Box 399 Arcata, CA 95518 CGIN (Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network) is a membership organization founded to support the growth and development of food co-ops. Given the increasingly competitive climate all food … Continue reading

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Regional Support Networks

Particularly for Cooperatives WAGES 1904 Franklin St., Suite 801 Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: (510) 451-3100 Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security, has worked with low-income immigrant Latinas to launch green business cooperatives, a model that enables women to work together … Continue reading

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Advisory Services and Support

Ownership Associates 232 Mt. Auburn Street, Harvard Square Cambridge, MA 02138. Ownership Associates is an international consulting firm providing a range of services to corporations interested in broadening ownership and workplace participation opportunities for employees. Ownership Associates specializes in the … Continue reading

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Consultants and Advisory Services

Cooperative Development Service 400 Selby Avenue, Suite Y St. Paul, MN 55102 Phone: (651) 265-3678 CDS provides organizational and developmental guidance to communities seeking to start new co-ops in all sectors of the economy and planning assistance to existing co-ops … Continue reading

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Governance

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (CCR) The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility seeks a global community built on justice and sustainability through transformation of the corporate world by integrating social values into corporate and investor actions  http://www.iccr.org/ Root Cause Root … Continue reading

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Marketing and Publicity

Association of Cooperative Educators ACE is a membership organization that brings together educators, researchers, cooperative members, and cooperative developers from across cooperative sectors and national borders. The resulting cross-pollination of ideas enhances cooperative development, strengthens cooperatives, promotes professionalism and improves … Continue reading

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Financing: Support and Resources

National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives A professional society comprised of approximately 2,000 individual members actively involved with the financial management and planning of cooperative business. Members primarily serve agricultural and consumer cooperatives but have resources relevant to worker co-ops … Continue reading

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Legal and Tax

Advisory Services Ownership Associates 232 Mt. Auburn Street, Harvard Square Cambridge, MA 02138. Ownership Associates is an international consulting firm providing a range of services to corporations interested in broadening ownership and workplace participation opportunities for employees. Ownership Associates specializes … Continue reading

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Legal

Legal resources provide an outlet for aspiring entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits that may not have all the resources upon the initial development of social enterprises. In order to further expand within the community and increase sustainability, owners must integrate … Continue reading

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