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The webinar scheudled for 8/25 has been moved, see below. We do suggest you wach the intro to this series, 

The Highest Startup Capital Campaign Yet

REGISTER NOW for both of these webinars

Now on Friday Sept 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. CT

Owner Loan Deep Dive 101 - preparing for your campaign


Now on Friday Sept 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. CT:

Owner Loan Deep Dive 201 - running your campaign

Join outreach manager extraordinaire Katie Novak of Green Top Grocery, a startup in Bloomington, IL that raised over $1.3 million in owner loans, for this two-part webinar. This deep dive into a well-orchestrated owner loan campaign is aimed at those who will be hands-on running their startup's owner loan campaign. We'll be talking details of what to expect from the actual campaign experience and what tools, policies, and plans need to be in place to make the day to day of the campaign a success. 

Top Toolbox Items

How to Start a Food Co-op

How to Start A Food Co-op  A good overview of the entire retail co-op organizing process. Everyone on your steering committee should look at this.

Capital Campaign Workbook

Capital Campaign Workbook  A guide to raising member capital for retail food co-ops.


Development Flow Chart A graphical guide to the organization process


Link Database

 Searchable Links Everything for food co-op development