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Toolbox: Ownership

The purpose of this workbook is to provide practical tools to help co-ops build membership programs that create a sense of ownership, loyalty, and pride among members. This manual covers the following:

  • Membership is the Foundation of a Strong Co-op
  • Creating a Blueprint for a Strong Membership Program
  • Tools for Building Your Membership Program
  • Core Membership Activities – the Building Blocks
  • Reference Materials

Written by Karen Zimbelman and Marilyn Scholl and published by Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund. Currently distributed by the National Cooperative Grocers Association.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced without the prior written permission of the National Cooperative Grocers Association, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review. Co-ops that purchase this manual electronically may store it electronically and print copies for sharing with other staff or officials of that co-op only. Sharing this manual with individuals or organizations outside of the purchasing co-op is expressly forbidden.

Price: $35 for CGN members. 
Price: $40 for non-CGN members. 

To purchase this resource, please email, or call Dan Nordley at 612/436-9177.  (Only cooperatives are eligible to purchase this resource.)