Events & News


Spring Membership Meeting

May 4-5, 2017
Washington, DC

CW’s spring membership meeting will take place in Crystal City at the offices of the National Cooperative Bank. Join us for a day of professional development followed by our business meeting, which will feature the strategic plan crafted by the Executive Director and Board in Davis in March.


The Art and Science of Cooperative Development

CW’s The Art and Science of Professional 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 >>

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 >>