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NFCA Fall Gathering Presentation, October 24, 2015

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On October 24, 2015, the Neighboring Food Co-op Association's 5th Fall Gathering at Greenfield Community College brought together over 100 reps from NFCA food co-ops, other co-ops, and partner organizations for networking, shared learning, mutual support, and collaboration. Keynote speaker David Thompson from Twin Pines Co-operative Foundation presented “Co-ops & the Civil Rights Movement," his research and perspective on the co-operative advantage in times of social change. Co-operators considered how our co-ops engage in the social issues of our time in a way that builds on our principles & reinforces our business success and ability to influence the world around us. A great way to wrap up ‪‎Coop Month‬ 2015!

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NFCA Fall Gathering Presentation, October 24, 2015

  1. 1. ! ! FALL!MEMBER!! GATHERING! ! Greenfield! Community! College! ! Greenfield,!MA! ! 24t h !October!2015! NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% NEIGHBORING! FOOD!COGOP! ASSOCIATION!
  2. 2. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% THANK%YOU,%SPONSORS!% Thank!you!to!the!coGoperative!community!for!your!partnership!&!support.!
  3. 3. THANK%YOU,%SPONSORS!% Thank!you!to!the!coGoperative!community!for!your!partnership!&!support.! NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  4. 4. Kari!Bradley! !  President%&%Chair,% NFCA%Board%of% Directors% !  General%Manager,% Hunger%Mountain% CoKop% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% WELCOME!%
  5. 5. !  Brattleboro%Food%CoKop%(VT)% !  Buffalo%Mountain%Food%CoKop% (VT)% !  City%Market%/%Onion%River%CoK op%(VT)% !  CoKop%Food%Stores%/%Hanover% Consumer%CoKop%(NH%&%VT)% !  Fiddleheads%Food%CoKop%(CT)% !  Franklin%Community%CoKop% (MA)% !  Hunger%Mountain%CoKop%(VT)% !  Leverett%Village%CoKop%(MA)% !  Littleton%Food%CoKop%(NH)% !  Middlebury%Natural%Foods%CoK op%(VT)% !  Monadnock%Food%CoKop%(NH)% !  Plainfield%Food%CoKop%(VT)% !  Putney%Food%CoKop%(VT)% !  Quabbin%Harvest%CoKop%(MA)% !  River%Valley%CoKop%(MA)% !  Rutland%Area%Food%CoKop%(VT)% !  South%County%Food%CoKop%(RI)% !  Springfield%Food%CoKop%(VT)% !  Stone%Valley%Community%CoKop% Market%(VT)% !  Upper%Valley%Food%CoKop%(VT)% !  Wild%Oats%CoKop%Market%(MA)% !  Willimantic%Food%CoKop%(CT)% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% WELCOME,%MEMBER%COKOPS!%
  6. 6. ! Amherst%Community% CoKop%(MA)% ! Assabet%Village%Food% CoKop%(MA)% ! Dorchester% Community%Food%CoK op%(MA)% ! East%Hampton%Food% CoKop%(CT)% ! Granite%City%CoKop% Grocery%(VT)% ! Great%River%CoKop% (NH)% ! Manchester%Food%CoK op%(NH)% ! Merrimack%Valley%Food% CoKop%(MA)% ! Morrisville%Food%CoKop% (VT)% ! Souhegan%Valley%Food% CoKop%(NH)% ! Urban%Greens%Food% CoKop%(RI)% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% WELCOME%STARTKUPS!%
  7. 7. ! Artisan%Beverage%CoK op% ! Associated%Buyers% ! Cabot%Creamery%CoKop% ! Concord%Food%CoKop% (NH)% ! Cooperative%Fund%of% New%England% ! Gardiner%Food%CoKop% (ME)% ! GreenStar%CoKop% Market%(NY)% ! NCB%(National%CoK operative%Bank)% ! New%England%Farmers% Union% ! Real%Pickles% ! Twin%Pines%CoKop% Foundation% ! Valley%Alliance%of% Worker%CoKops% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% WELCOME,%GUESTS!%
  8. 8. ! Pat%Sterner,%Chief% Operating%Officer,%NCBA% CLUSA% ! Lisa%Bowman,%Chief% Administrative%Officer,% NCBA%CLUSA% ! Gail%Graham,%General% Manager,%Mississippi% Market%(MN)% ! Josh%Youngblood,%Board% President,%Ozark%Natural% Foods%CoKop%(AR)% ! Suzette%Snow%Cobb,% Franklin%Community%CoKop% (MA)% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% CCMA%2016%SITE%&%EVENTS%COMMITTEE%
  9. 9. !  Our%5th%Fall%Member%Gathering!% !  Board%Outreach%Initiative% Board!of!Directors:! !  Kari%Bradley,%Hunger%Mountain%CoKop%(VT)% !  Faye%Conte,%City%Market%/%Onion%River%CoKop%(VT)% !  Ed%King,%Littleton%Food%CoKop%(NH)% !  Kay%Litten,%CoKop%Food%Stores%/%Hanover%CoKop%(NH%&%VT)% !  Glenn%Lower,%Middlebury%Natural%Foods%CoKop%(VT)% !  Sue%Miller,%Upper%Valley%Food%CoKop%(VT)% !  Suzette%Snow%Cobb,%Franklin%Community%CoKop%(MA)% !  Joanne%Todd,%Willimantic%Food%CoKop%(CT)% !  Michael%Wells,%Putney%Food%CoKop%(VT)% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% NOTES%FROM%THE%BOARD%
  10. 10. ! Welcome!&!President’s!Report! ! Kari%Bradley,%President,%NFCA%Board%of%Directors% ! Staff!Report! ! Erbin%Crowell%&%Bonnie%Hudspeth% ! Roger%Noonan,%President,%New%England%Farmers%Union% ! Keynote!Speaker! ! David%Thompson,%President,%Twin%Pines%Foundation% ! Small!Group!Dialog:!Food!CoGops!&!Social!Change! ! Lunch!//!Peer!Networking!Tables! ! Afternoon!Workshops! ! Appreciations,!Evaluations!&!Raffle!! NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% AGENDA%FOR%THE%DAY%
  11. 11. Erbin%Crowell%&% Bonnie%Hudspeth%STAFF%REPORT% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  12. 12. Supporting*shared* success*through…* ! Education%&% Outreach% ! PeerKtoKPeer% Collaboration% ! Regional%Sourcing% ! Network% Partnerships% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% OUR%ACTIVITIES%
  13. 13. ! Education!&!Outreach% ! Formalization%of%UMASS%Amherst%CoKoperative%Program.% ! Peer!Network!Development%% ! Two%Peer%Training%events%in%2015% ! Regional!Sourcing%% ! Associated%Buyers%collaboration,%Natural%Value,%reKlaunch% of%Farm%to%Freezer% ! Organizational!Development%% ! Strategic%partnership%agreements,%explore%expansion%of% membership%area% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% PRIORITIES%FOR%2015%
  14. 14. Raising*awareness*of* the*co5op*difference…* !  Ads%&%Press% !  Slow%Living% Conference% !  NOFA%Conferences% !  Annual%CoKop%Track% !  “Go%CoKop”% initiative% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% EDUCATION%&%OUTREACH%
  15. 15. !  UMASS%CoKop% Enterprise% Collaborative% !  NFCA% !  Valley%Alliance%of% Worker%CoKops%% !  UMASS%Amherst% Economics%Department% !  Association%of% Cooperative% Educators%Institute% %NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% UMASS%COKOP%ENTERPRISE%CERTIFICATE%
  16. 16. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% PEER%NETWORK%DEVELOPMENT% Linking*our*members* for*shared*success…* ! Member%Gatherings% ! Monthly%%Coordinated% StartKUp%Calls% ! Healthy%Food%Access% Collaboration% ! Peer%Networking% Events%
  17. 17. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% MARKETING%&%MEMBERSHIP%TRAINING%
  18. 18. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% ORGANIC%VALLEY%FARM%TOUR%
  19. 19. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% CCMA%2016%IN%NEW%ENGLAND!%
  20. 20. Harnessing*our*shared* purchasing*power…* ! Value%added%producer% grant%with%NEFU,%Deep% Root%Organic%CoKop% ! Associated%Buyers% Partnership% ! Affordability:%Natural% Value%Products% ! Innovation:%Relaunch%of% Farm%to%Freezer% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% REGIONAL%SOURCING%
  21. 21. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% RELAUNCH%OF%FARM%TO%FREEZER%
  22. 22. Increasing*our*impact* through*collaboration…* ! New%England%Farmers% Union% ! Cooperative%Fund%of% New%England% ! Associated%Buyers% ! Food%CoKop%Initiative% ! Valley%Alliance%of% Worker%CoKops% ! Welcome%Food%CoKops% from%ME%&%NY,%today!% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% ORGANIZATIONAL%DEVELOPMENT%
  23. 23. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% FOOD%SYSTEM%POLICY%UPDATE% ROGER%NOONAN,%PRESIDENT,%NEFU%
  24. 24. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% YOUR%FEEDBACK%&%QUESTIONS%
  25. 25. Keynote:% David% Thompson% THE%ROLE%OF%COKOPS%IN% THE%CIVIL%RIGHTS% MOVEMENT% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  26. 26. David!Thompson! ! CoKoperator% ! National%CoKop%Bank,% CoKop%Housing,%Food% CoKops,%Twin%Pines% Cooperative% Foundation%% ! Author%&%Scholar%of% the%CoKop%Movement% ! CoKop%Hall%of%Fame% 2010% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% OUR%GUEST%SPEAKER%
  27. 27. The Role of Co-ops in the Civil Rights Movement •  Proud Past •  Principles Shared •  Paths Crossed •  Places that Matter •  People in Common •  Project in Progress NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  28. 28. Frederick Douglass in Rochdale 1846 He came to Rochdale a Slave •  Visits Rochdale 1846 & 1860 •  Guest of John Bright, MP •  60 Days later he was free •  Visits Co-operative Colony •  Chartists, Cobden •  Stays in Manchester •  Bright s Guest in Commons •  Douglass Rochdale Apr. 1860 NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  29. 29. British Co-ops & Anti Slavery •  British Co-op Leaders •  Emancipation Effort •  Labor (not Labour) & Wait •  Rochdale Cobden MP •  John Bright •  Bright s Photo on mantle in Lincoln s Office •  Co-op leaders chair support for Union in Manchester •  Lincoln s Silver Staff given to John Bright •  See Bust of John Bright in White House today NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  30. 30. Sea Island Saga •  Civil War •  Freedom & Freedmen •  Port Royal SC. 1862 •  Penn Center •  Black Owned Land •  Co-op Store in 1940 s •  Culture of Sharing •  Safer Place to be •  Where SCLC planned March on Washington NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  31. 31. Co-op Champions •  W. E. B. Du Bois 1869-1963 •  MA TN University of Atlanta •  Negro Co-operative Guild •  Citizens Co-op Stores TN •  Dusk of Dawn 1940 Co-ops •  Pan African Congress •  Ella Baker 1903-1986 •  Young Negroes Cooperative League 1930-40 s •  NAACP- SCLC Early Staffer •  With SNCC 1960 from Inception •  Highlander (Clark, Parks,) NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  32. 32. Delta Cooperative Farms •  Rochdale, Mississippi •  1936 - 2,138 acre farm •  Founders: Reinhold Niebuhr Union Theological Seminary (He was mentor of Martin Luther King) •  Sherwood Eddy - YMCA •  Sam Franklin – Kagawa •  Dorothea Lange •  Paul Taylor •  Multi-Racial SFTU & H.L. Mitchell NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  33. 33. Co-ops Fighting Segregation •  FHA Disallows Housing Co- ops to de-segregate •  FHA Refuses to Finance Co-ops that allow blacks to become co-op owner-members •  Major post war co-ops required by FHA to remove open membership clause •  Due to FHA s refusal to finance, desegregation efforts fail at; Usonia, Crestwood Hills, Ladera & York Center. •  York Center Co-op asks NCAAP Thurgood Marshall to intervene with FHA. NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  34. 34. Thurgood Marshall and Co-ops •  To NAACP in NYC •  He and his first wife supplement income by delivering groceries for their Harlem Consumers Co-op •  In 1958 Marshall gets his first home ownership through Morningside Heights Co-op NYC. •  1958-59 Supreme Court upholds Brown v Board of Ed in Little Rock 9 case. Daisy Bates at 4th July event at their Co-op NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  35. 35. Housing Co-ops Fight Segregation •  1948. Due to Marshall s urging Truman signs Executive Order disallowing the FHA from using race. FHA evades order. •  Fall 1962 Kennedy Executive Order but only on new housing •  Often called the Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 •  UCHA Student Co-op Breaks Westwood Covenants Against Blacks – George Brown Jr. •  Other Housing Co-ops disregard and oppose racial covenants NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  36. 36. Highlander Folk School •  Grundtvig Co-op Bishop •  Danish Folk Schools •  Fostered Democracy •  Myles Horton 1930 s •  Highlander Co-op •  Co-ops and Unions •  Community Organizing •  Civil Rights 1950 s on NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  37. 37. St John’s Island 1948 •  St John’s Island SC •  Esau Jenkins •  Progressive Club •  Moving Star Hall •  Burial Society •  Voting Restrictions •  Building Community •  Esau - Myles Co-op NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  38. 38. Paths That Cross •  Septima Clark 1953 •  Joins HFS Staff in 1955 •  Esau Jenkins 1954 •  Bernice Robinson 1955 •  Co-ops and Credit Unions •  Co-op Store bought in 1957 •  HFS Loan buys Co-op property •  Citizenship School 1957 •  Key Catalyst for Change per Andrew Young NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  39. 39. Change and Culture •  Sea Island Festival held at the Co-op •  Guy & Candy Carawan •  Bernice Reagon - Sweet Honey and the Rock •  Alan Lomax Folkways •  Michael Row the Boat from St. Helena Island NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  40. 40. A Co-op Store Fostered the First Citizenship School •  Co-op Store by Day •  School by Night •  Highlander Leads •  Highlander Learns •  1957 Clark & Robinson •  1961 SLCC then VEP •  Leads to 10,000 Teachers •  1962-66 700,000 new voters •  1970 another million voters NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  41. 41. They Came to the Co-op •  Ralph Abernathy, Candy and Guy Carawan, Septima Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer, Myles Horton, Martin Luther King, Jr, John Lewis, Alan Lomax, Moving Hall Singers, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Sea Island Singers, Cleveland Sellers, Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), Hosea Williams, & Andrew Young. NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  42. 42. Civil Rights the 60’s Chapter •  Highlander Folk School •  Septima Clark & Rosa Parks •  Organizing-Voting Rights •  Civil Disobedience •  When Sitting Down was Standing Up •  Montgomery Bus Boycott •  Weeks after Highlander, Parks kept her seat. Studs Turkel. What Did Highlander have to do with your action, •  Parks, Everything NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  43. 43. I (We) Will (Shall) Overcome •  Charleston Tobacco Strike •  First Known in 1945 •  Zilphia Horton Guy Carawan •  Carawan sings song at SNCC Founding 1960 •  Seeger to the North •  Baez Leads 300,000 in Song at 1963 March on Washington •  Becomes Civil Rights Anthem •  Highlander Owns Copyright. •  Royalties go to Grants for Civil Rights NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  44. 44. Co-ops Were There •  Fannie Lou Hamer & the 680 acre Freedom Farm Co-op •  Quilting Bee Co-op Gee s Bend •  Penn Center: Where the SCLC Plans the March on Washington •  Tom Barnwell, Dev Dir •  Federation of Southern •  Cooperatives •  Housing Co-ops Beat Discrimination NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  45. 45. March on Washington March Leaders Came from Housing Co-op •  A. Philip Randolph •  Early member Dunbar Apartments, first black housing co-op in US. 511 units – one city block in Manhattan Other Dunbar Co-op members were Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois •  Penn South Co-op, NYC A Philip Randolph 1968-1979 Bayard Rustin 1962-1987 Rachelle Horowitz (Dylan, Dorie Ladner, Ellen Holmes Norton, John Lewis), Ernest Greene (Little Rock 9), Norm & Velma Hill (CORE), Harry Belafonte •  His desegregated Co-op apartment was a Hub of Civil Rights Struggle NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  46. 46. New Communities, Inc. The First Land Trust in the US •  Created in 1969 by Shirley and Charles Sherrod •  First Land Trust in USA •  6,000 Acres Albany, GA •  Largest parcel of black owned land in USA •  Wins award against USDA •  Being re-constituted at Cypress Pond, Georgia NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  47. 47. With Congressman John Lewis in DC. - Great Cooperator Lewis invites DT to Congress for congrats on CDF Hall of Fame Award Power Point © 2014 With thanks to CHS Foundation for support of the book project. David J. Thompson Davis, CA 95616 dthompcoop@aol.com www.npllc.org www.community.coop NFCA Fall Member Gathering 2015
  48. 48. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% QUESTIONS%&%FEEDBACK%
  49. 49. Small%Group% Tables% FOOD%COKOPS%% &%SOCIAL%CHANGE% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  50. 50. By!2020,!coGoperative! enterprise!will!be…! ! The%acknowledged% leader%in%economic,% social%and% environmental% sustainability,% ! The%business%model% preferred%by%people% around%the%world,% ! The%fastest*growing* form%of%enterprise.% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% BLUEPRINT%FOR%A%COKOPERATIVE%DECADE%
  51. 51. ICA!Draft!Guidance!Notes!on!the!CoGoperative!Principles!(2015):! !  The%economic%success%and%sustainability%of%a%coKoperative% creates%the%resources%[for]%working%for%economic,% environmental%and%social%sustainability%of%the%communities%in% which%coKoperatives%operate.%% !  The%benefits%from%this%responsible%commitment%to% sustainability%circle%back%through%new%members,%increased% turnover%and%higher%surpluses%that%reinforce%a%coKoperative’s% economic%success.%% !  The*long*term*sustainability*of*co5operatives*requires*a*long* term*commitment*and*positive*ongoing*relationship*with*the* communities*in*which*they*work.* www.ica.coop% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% COKOPERATIVE%PRINCIPLES%&%VALUES%
  52. 52. 1)  How%can%coKops%continue%to%be%relevant%to% contemporary%issues%facing%our%members%and% communities?% 2)  How%can%we%engage%in%social%issues%in%a%way%that% builds%on%our%principles%and%strengthens%business% success%and%ability%to%influence%the%world%around%us?% 3)  What%are%some%of%the%ways%that%our%Neighboring% Food%CoKops%are%currently%making%a%difference?% 4)  And,%finally…%% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% SMALL%GROUP%DISCUSSION%
  53. 53. A%representative%from% each%table%will%have%10% words%to%report%on% the%ONE!ISSUE!that% our%food%coKops%can% impact%in%a%meaningful% way,%now.% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% SMALL%GROUPS%REPORT%OUT%
  54. 54. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% LUNCH%% THANK%YOU,%% GREENFIELD%COMMUNITY%COLLEGE,% FRANKLIN%COMMUNITY%COKOP% &%OUR%COKOP%COMMUNITY% SPONSORS!%
  55. 55. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% WELCOME%TO%OUR%5TH%FALL%GATHERING!%
  56. 56. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% THANK%YOU,%SPONSORS!% Thank!you!to!the!coGoperative!community!for!your!partnership!&!support.!
  57. 57. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% THANK%YOU,%SPONSORS!% Thank!you!to!the!coGoperative!community!for!your!partnership!&!support.!
  58. 58. 1)  Strategies%for%a% Competitive% Marketplace% 2)  Planning%a% Successful% Expansion% 3)  Planning%Successful% Capital%Campaigns% 4)  Healthy%Food%Access% 5)  Messaging% Development%&% Storytelling% 6)  Associated%Buyers% Collaboration% 7)  Getting%Started% with/Improving% Open%Book% Management% 8)  Board%to%Board%Grab% Bag% 9)  CCMA%2016%Local% Host%/%Site%&%Special% Events%Committee% Meeting% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% PEER%NETWORKING%TABLES%
  59. 59. % % NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% AFTERNOON% WORKSHOPS%
  60. 60. ! Cooperative! Community!Funds% %(This%Room)% ! StartGUp!Food!CoGops:! Making!Your!Pitch! %(Room%N250)% ! Successful!Strategies! for!a!Competitive! Marketplace! %(Room%C208)% % NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% AFTERNOON%WORKSHOPS%
  61. 61. Growing%% the%CoIop%% Economy,%% Supporting%% Community%% Engagement% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% COOPERATIVE% COMMUNITY%FUNDS%
  62. 62. ! David%Thompson,%Twin% Pines%Cooperative% Foundation% ! Terry%Appleby,%CoKop% Food%Stores%/%Hanover% Consumer%CoKop% ! Kari%Bradley,%Hunger% Mountain%CoKop% ! Rochelle%Prunty,%River% Valley%CoKop% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% COOPERATIVE%COMMUNITY%FUNDS% David%Thompson%will%share% the%history%of%the%Twin% Pines%Foundation,%the% logistics%of%establishing%a% “CoIop%Community%Fund”% for%your%food%coIop.%Our% panelists%will%demonstrate% how%these%Funds%can%help% put%your%coIop’s%resources% to%work%growing%the%CoI operative%Economy%while% generating%income%to% support%local%community% organizations.%%
  63. 63. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  64. 64. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% C O O P E R A T I V E G R O C E R • J A N U A R Y - F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 5 31 WE HAVE 75K www.community.coop/ccf MAKE A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION TO START A COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY FUND TO GIVE TO THE NEXT 15 FOOD CO-OPS THAT SPONSOR A COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY FUND Applications for the $75,000 are due back by February 28th, 2015. To be on the list contact dthompsoncoop@aol.com. For the $75,000 in matches, a big shout out to Cabot Creamery, Capital Impact, Equal Exchange, Frontier Co-op, National Cooperative Grocers, National Cooperative Bank, Organic Valley and The Cooperative Foundation.
  65. 65. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% $575,706.00 $674,706.00 $791,527.00 $884,588.00 $1,001,145.00 $1,103,104.00 $1,274,123.00 $1,383,561.00 $1,498,615.00 $1,695,989.00 $2,000,000.00 $2,400,000.00 $2,800,000.00 $3,300,000.00 $ $500,000.00 $1,000,000.00 $1,500,000.00 $2,000,000.00 $2,500,000.00 $3,000,000.00 $3,500,000.00 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Chart 2: Cooperative Community Fund Year End Consolidated Endowment Balances Program Began in 1998. 2015 2018 are Projected 60Coops 29Coops 29Coops 29Coops 29Coops 41Coops 50Coops 70Coops 27Coops 25Coops 24Coops 22Coops 21Coops 15Coops
  66. 66. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% Weaver Street Market Cooperative Community Fund
  67. 67. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% Community Fund The BriarPatch Cooperative Community Fund is part of the Give Where You Live Campaign, a national effort to support food cooperatives across the U.S. in building local Cooperative Community Funds. Since it was established in 1999, the Fund has grown to $100,000, and BriarPatch has given $40,000 to 50 local groups. The Fund keeps growing as Co-op owners donate their patronage dividends and Equal Exchange — also a co- op — donates 2% of every purchase of one of their coffee, tea, chocolate, or other products. Donate to the Community Fund online here.
  68. 68. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  69. 69. HUNGER!MOUNTAIN!! COOPERATIVE!COMMUNITY!FUND! 2005$%establish%VTCCF%with%Bra5leboro%and%Onion% River%Co$ops,%with%support%from%TPCF% % 2008$%First%grant%to%Plainfield%Co$op% % 2012$%Restart%with%40th%Anniversary% ! Establish%commi5ee%and%work%calendar% ! Plan,%fundraise,%publicize,%review%apps,%celebrate% ! Bylaw%change% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  70. 70. HUNGER!MOUNTAIN!! COOPERATIVE!COMMUNITY!FUND % Funding%Sources% ! OperaNons% ! DonaNons% ! Uncashed%Patronage%Refunds% % NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  71. 71. HUNGER!MOUNTAIN!! COOPERATIVE!COMMUNITY!FUND 5.#Consent#of#members:#By%obtaining%or%retaining% membership%in%the%CooperaNve,%each%member%shall%thereby% consent%to%take%into%account,%in%the%manner%and%to%the% extent%required%by%SecNon%1385%of%the%Internal%Revenue% Code,%the%stated%dollar%amount%of%any%qualified%wri5en% noNce%of%allocaNon%in%the%taxable%year%in%which%such%noNce% is%received.%By%obtaining%and%retaining%membership%in%the% CooperaNve,%each%member%agrees%that%if%his%or%her% patronage%refund%is%not%cashed%within%90%days%of%the%date% on%which%it%was%issued%by%the%CooperaNve,%the%CooperaNve% shall%have%the%right%to%make%a%contribuNon%in%the%name%of% that%member%to%support%the%local%food%system%in%a%manner% as%may%be%directed%by%the%Council%from%Nme%to%Nme.% % NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  72. 72. HUNGER!MOUNTAIN!! COOPERATIVE!COMMUNITY!FUND NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  73. 73. HUNGER!MOUNTAIN!! COOPERATIVE!COMMUNITY!FUND NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  74. 74. HUNGER!MOUNTAIN!! COOPERATIVE!COMMUNITY!FUND !  Adamant%CooperaNve%$250%80th%anniversary%commemoraNve%book% !  Capstone%Community%AcNon%$1750%nutriNon%educaNon%for% parents% !  Farm%of%Milk%and%Honey%$1750%for%a%refrigerated%milk%tank% !  Good%Heart%Farmstead%$1750%for%new%equipment%%% !  Onion%River%Exchange%$250%for%food%for%their%Abundance%Dinner%% !  Randolph%Elementary%School%$500%healthy%snack%program%% !  ReSource%$1000%greenhouse%construcNon%and%food%educaNon%% !  VT%Youth%ConservaNon%Corps%$1000%for%Health%Care%Shares,%a% program%that%provides%CSA%shares%and%food%educaNon%to%low% income%people%with%health%issues%in%Washington%County% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  75. 75. HUNGER!MOUNTAIN!! COOPERATIVE!COMMUNITY!FUND NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015%
  76. 76. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% QUESTIONS%&%FEEDBACK%
  77. 77. ! David%Thompson% ! Our%Facilitators%&% Presenters% ! Our%Staff%&%Board%of% Directors% ! Franklin%Community% CoKop%for%dessert% ! Greenfield%Community% College%for%Hosting% ! Our%Attendees,%Guests% and%Sponsors% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% SPECIAL%THANKS%
  78. 78. ! NFCA!Annual! Meeting,%5th% March%2016,% Location%TBA% ! CCMA!2016,% 9K11th%June%2016,% Amherst,%MA% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% SAVE%THE%DATES!%
  79. 79. ! Please%fill%out%a% meeting! evaluation!form! NOW!to%be% entered%in%our% raffle% ! Drop%nametags%at% registration%desk% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% EVALUATIONS%&%APPRECIATIONS%
  80. 80. ! Tour%&%Open%House% 4:30K6:00%PM% ! Also%nearby:%Real% Pickles,%Pioneer%Valley% PhotoVoltaics,%Green% Fields%CoKop%Market% (144%Main%Street)% ! 324!Wells!Street! Greenfield,!MA! ! Through%rotary% outside%GCC%onto% Colrain%Street%(.7m)% ! Left%on%Elm%(.1)% ! Right%on%Devens%(.3)% ! Left%on%Wells%(.9)% ! Destination%is%on%left% at%Franklin%County%CDC% NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% ARTISAN%BEVERAGE%COKOP%RECEPTION%
  81. 81. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% THANK%YOU!% Thank!you!to!the!coGoperative!community!for!your!partnership!&!support.!
  82. 82. NFCA%Fall%Member%Gathering%2015% THANK%YOU!% Thank!you!to!the!coGoperative!community!for!your!partnership!&!support.!

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