About CooperationWorks!

CooperationWorks! — or CW for short — is the Center of Excellence for cooperative business development. We are a dynamic and innovative national cooperative created to grow the cooperative model across the United States.

CW members, a national network of Cooperative Development Centers, work together to revitalize communities through effective cooperative enterprise development. Members provide expertise across all aspects of cooperative development, including feasibility analysis, business plan development, training and education.

CW is accomplishing our work as a newly-formed nonprofit corporation, and has applied for 501c3 status to assist in our renewed focus on fundraising both for the organization and our members. We have just hired an executive director after years without one, again to re-energize our work to be the go-to organization in the country for cooperative development training and resources. Our board varies in size, currently having nine members representing cooperative development centers and our individual members.