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Growing Sales in Your Co-op

Growing Sales in your Co-op1:30pm to 3:00pm Eastern Time

Increasing sales is typically the only way a business can grow and, in the case of the social economy, increase its social, environmental and economic impact. But how can a co-operative step into optimal hustle mode in a way that aligns with its values, culture and brand image?

In this webinar, co-operative members will have 90 minutes to take stock of their current approach to sales, notice their lost opportunities and brainstorm new approaches to increasing sales.

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Topics:

  • Coop sales scan: Where do our sales come from, how do we make them, how have our sales met our revenue and expenses needs over the last few years? Why do we need to increase sales?
  • What we sell, what is sellable about it?
  • Whom we sell it to (audience & segments)
  • How & where we sell it (message & channels)
  • How much we sell it for (mark-up, competitive pricing)
  • Coop Scan & report back: Where are our missed opportunities and how do we meet these opportunities in a way that aligns with our values, culture and brand image? Is the issue really sales, or our margins, costs, etc.?

You will leave with ideas and strategies that are appropriate to your co-operative and in line with your brand image.

About the Presenter

Stephanie GuicoStephanie specializes in multi-stakeholder team building and participatory business planning. She helps individuals locate themselves in, engage with and affect the systems they inhabit, empowering them every step of the way. BA studies in political sciences and international development at McGill University (Montreal) and a Masters of Management of Cooperatives and Credit Unions at St Mary's University (Halifax) provided a unique bridge between the inquisitive, analytical approach of the humanities and management's process-oriented, problem-solving ethos.

Starting her career in community development as Marketing and Membership Coordinator at Coop la Maison Verte in Montreal (2009-2012), she has built diverse local coalitions in Montreal and New York, and mobilized stakeholders towards system-level impact in various countries. She brings concrete experience in political advocacy & lobby work at city, province and federal levels, and a keen understanding of the diverse mix of factors essential to culturally and locally-appropriate community development.

10 Principles for a Federal Job Guarantee

PolicyLink1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Time

Amid rising economic insecurity, persistent racial inequities, and an uncertain future of work, a federal job guarantee is a big idea whose time has come. By ensuring that every person who wants to work has access to a quality job, a job guarantee could eliminate involuntary unemployment and raise the floor on low-wage work while building stronger communities.

To produce equitable outcomes, the policy must be designed with equity in mind. That is why PolicyLink, in partnership with Darrick Hamilton and William Darity Jr., created a set of policy principles to guide the development of a federal job guarantee that delivers maximum benefits, particularly for those left behind in our current economy.

Register for 10 Principles for a Federal Job Guarantee

Join this webinar with job guarantee experts and advocates to learn more about these principles and how to use them to assess and craft policy proposals.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Alan Aja, Associate Professor, Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College
  • Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Ady Barkan, Director of Local Progress and Director of Fed Up, Center for Popular Democracy
  • Dr. William Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, Duke University
  • Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, The New School
  • Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University
  • Sarah Treuhaft, Senior Director, PolicyLink (Moderator)

Research Principles for Working with First Nations

RPLC webinar 2:00pm Eastern Time

In this webinar, you will become acquainted with OCAP® and their online training course Fundamentals of OCAP®.

The First Nations principles of OCAP® are a set of standards that establish how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used, or shared. They are the de facto standard for how to conduct research with First Nations. Standing for ownership, control, access and possession, OCAP® asserts that First Nations have control over data collection processes in their communities, and that they own and control how this information can be used.

Register for Research Principles for Working with First Nations

Questions: Meghan Wrathall, 819-345-3777

Effective governance and policy-making is based upon sound, quality data. Rather than First Nations people being perpetual subjects of other’s research, policies like OCAP, which encourage First Nations participation in and ownership of data, contribute to effect policy making by leaders as well as ensuring research that actually meets the needs of communities themselves.

First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIG), is a First Nations organization well-known for conducting and storing the information from our on-reserve Regional Health Surveys across Canada. We have also developed the OCAP® Principles which also help First Nations implement. Our mission is to strengthen First Nations’ data sovereignty and the development of governance and information management systems at the community level. We adhere to free, prior and informed consent, respect na-tion-to-nation relationships, and recognize the distinct customs of nations, to achieve transformative change.

Education Assistants 2018 - 2019 (Volunteer)

The primary objective is to improve education outcomes for Indigenous children and youth in Northern Canada. Volunteers will work in schools, at the request of local communities, in the Northwest Territories.

Education volunteers support students in many different ways, depending on the specific skills, hobbies or experience of a volunteer, and the interest of the community.

Compensation: 
Monthly Stipend, flights, accommodation, etc
Start Date: 
Sun, 07/15/2018
Deadline: 
15 Jul 2018

When Is Collective Impact Most Impactful

Using Insights from the Collective Impact Cross-Site Study to Improve Your Impact

Collective Impact Forum3:00pm to 4:30pm Eastern Time

What do we know about the practices that lead to positive systems and population changes in collective impact initiatives?

Join us on Tuesday, May 15 from 3pm – 4:30pm ET for this free webinar to explore actionable insights gleaned from an in-depth study of 25 collective impact sites. We will discuss what we learned about the implementation of the collective impact approach, the ways in which equity practices and capacity contribute to outcomes, and how early changes and system changes contribute to population level impact.

Register for When is Colletive Impact Most Impactful

Webinar Presenters

  • Terri Akey, Director, ORS Impact
  • Lauren Gase, Senior Researcher, Spark Policy Institute
  • Jennifer Splansky Juster, Executive Director, Collective Impact Forum
  • Sarah Stachowiak, CEO, ORS Impact \

We'll be taking questions in the webinar's "chat box" so pleases bring your questions about what YOU would like to hear about.

Can't make the actual webinar time? Registering also means you'll be notified when this session is uploaded to the Collective Impact Forum resource library.

Webinar Resources:

We hope you will come join the discussion on May 15!

Building a Solidarity Economy

Transition United States2pm Eastern Time

Cooperation Humboldt exists to develop a solidarity economy across the North Coast. They identify, support and nurture local cooperative economic efforts that help people meet their needs without exploiting or oppressing anyone, without being exploited or oppressed by anyone, and commit to do so in an ecologically sustainable manner.

In this webinar, Cooperation Humboldt co-founder David Cobb will describe their theory of change, their program areas and concrete projects, and how they engage local elections to advance their agenda as a 501(c)(3).

Register for Building a Solidarity Economy

David is a "people's lawyer" who has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He believes we must provoke—and win—a peaceful revolution if we are to survive.

David was born in rural Texas and worked as a laborer before going to college and ​then ​law school. He maintained a successful law practice before devoting himself to full-time social change efforts.

In 2002, David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and forced a recount in Ohio that helped launch the Election Integrity movement. 

In 2010 he co-founded Move To Amend, a campaign for a constitutional amendment to abolish the illegitimate, court-created doctrines of "corporate constitutional rights" and "money equals speech." In 2016 he served as the Campaign Manager for Jill Stein's presidential campaign.

In addition to his work at Cooperation Humboldt, he serves as a Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation ​where he facilitates "Movement School for Revolutionaries."

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