Start-up and Emerging Cooperatives

  • Organizational development including steering committee support and project management plan and timeline development

  • Pre-feasibility work including member surveys, community and stakeholder meetings, and development of sources and uses of budgets

  • Assistance with feasibility assessments

  • Assistance with business plans and capitalization strategies

  • Membership drive and capitalization strategy development

  • Development of bylaws and articles of incorporation

  • Board training and policy development

  • Referrals to legal, accounting and other professional services providers

  • Other support services where appropriate 

Established cooperatives

  • Member training and education

  • Board training and policy development

  • Strategic planning

  • Organizational development

  • Assistance with business planning

  • Research and management consultancy services

  • Meeting facilitation

  • Board and management evaluations and 360 reviews

  • Merger facilitation and plan development

  • Access to finance and investment

  • Support services for marketing

  • Human resource development programmes 

  • Referrals to appropriate legal, accounting, audit, technology and other professional services

  • Other support services where appropriate 

For certain services a fee may be applicable. Fees for services are based on a sliding scale that takes into consideration a range of factors, including: stage of development, size and revenue of cooperative, project size and scope and prior knowledge of project. For questions regarding possible fees, please contact us at 

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