Events & News


CW Annual/Fall Membership Meeting

October 2-3rd, 2017
Washington, DC Area

CW is holding our annual/fall meeting in the Washington DC Area October 2-3rd, sandwiched between the Co-op Festival on the Mall and the IMPACT Conference. Join us for co-op tours, board elections, and more! More info to come.

Impact Conference

October 4-6, 2017
Alexandra, VA

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is proud to announce the inaugural Co-op Impact Conference, coming in October 2017. This pivotal cooperative event will, for the first time, bring together a broad spectrum of cooperative sectors to build on and amplify the economic impact co-ops have in the U.S. and internationally.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to collaborate and engage with co-op members, supporters, policymakers and other stakeholders. Impact 2017 will replace the sector-specific conferences NCBA CLUSA has traditionally hosted. MORE >>


Webinar Recording: Strategies for Developing Cooperatives – Observations on the Field of Practice

If you missed the webinar on January 31, 2017, you can find the recording here:

Here is an overview of the webinar:
Co-op development is a field of practice that continues to evolve. When we develop cooperatives we all strive to address six critical steps: idea exploration, business viability, legal structuring, capitalization, operations, and ongoing co-op education. But how and by whom these six critical steps are addressed is open to experimentation. MORE >>

The Art and Science of Cooperative Development

CW’s “The Art and Science of Professional
June 27-30th 2016

Development”: is returning this summer in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives. This unique cross-sector cooperative development business training will enable you with the tools needed to move forward in a variety of co-op development fields. MORE >>