Last year, hundreds of cooperators across the country joined NCBA CLUSA, the Cooperative Development Foundation and local stakeholders for a series of regional Cooperative Policy Roundtables.
These conversations were part of ongoing research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to quantify the social and economic impact of cooperatives—part of the philanthropy’s longtime focus on healthy communities.
This work began with a framework for measuring co-op impact developed in partnership with the Urban Institute. Next week, at the 2020 Cooperative IMPACT Conference, it culminates in a session on Monday, October 5 from 1:30-3 pm called “Policy Strategies to Build a More Inclusive Economy with Cooperatives.”
Moderated by NCBA CLUSA president and CEO Doug O’Brien and featuring Diane Gasaway, president and CEO of the Northwest Cooperative Development Center; Brett Theodos, Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute; and Monica Rainge, Director of Land Retention and Advocacy at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, this panel will look at what new policies could jumpstart cooperative development and expansion to address contemporary issues.
This panel will look at what new policies could jumpstart cooperative development and expansion to address contemporary issues.
During the session, get an exclusive first look at a new report from the Urban Institute published by NCBA CLUSA and the Cooperative Development Foundation. The policy objectives presented in the report are intended not only to grow the cooperative sector, but also to enhance the work of co-ops that address economic and racial disparities in the U.S.