Live Webinars and Prerecorded Videos for 2017

Food Co-op Initiative offers live webinars and video curriculum on a variety of topics relevant to startups. Expect in-depth information from subject-matter experts and a chance to get your questions answered.

Registration is required for webinars, but not for the video presentations. Simply follow the links below to view these, started on their release dates.

2017 Upcoming Videos and Webinars: 


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4 p.m. CST



Up and Coming 2017 Pre-Tour

With Deb Trocha


It's almost time for Up and Coming 2017 in Milwaukee, WI and it's expected to be the national food co-op startup conference's biggest year EVER. Not only is Up and Coming in a new host city and expecting it's highest attendance ever, but there are new workshop tracks, new social events, new presenters, and new awards for startups all based on the feedback of past Up and Coming attendees. Join Indiana Cooperative Development Center Executive Director and Up and Coming co-founder, Deb Trocha, for this fun and informative webinar and get the scoop on all you can expect from the 2017 experience!

2016 Webinar & Video Archive

December 13:  DataBasics:  Data Needs for Startup Co-ops   View Online  |  Slides   |  Handout

December 1: Vision Series: Vision Process 4 of 4:  Putting your vision to work  View Online  |  Slides

November 18:  VIsion Series: Vision Process 3 of 4:  in Stage 2 Development - from ours to everyone's   View Online  |  Slides

October 28:  Vision Series: Vision Proces 2 of 4  View Online  |  Slides

October 14: Vision Series: Components of Vision 1 of 4  View Online  |  Slides

September 23: Owner Loans 201 - A Deep Dive  View Online  |  Slides  and the embedded video

September 2: Owner Loans 101 - A Deep Dive  View Online  |  Slides  |   GTG Case Study Handouts

July: Setting Ownership Goals  View Online  |  Slides

June:  The Highest Startup Capital Campaign Yet  View Online  |  Slides  |   GTG Case Study Handouts

May:  Let's Start a Food Co-op!  What do we do first?  View Online  |  Slides  |  Handout

April:  The NEW Capital Campaign Workbook  View Online  |  Slides  |  Download the Workbook

March:  The Seed Grant 2016  View Online  |  Slides

February:  Messaging 101 for Startups View Online | Slides

January:  Up & Coming 2016 View Online | Slides


2015 Webinar Archive

December:  Monadnock Food Co-op Case Study View Online | Slides

November: Bylaws Basics View Online | Slides

September: Launching with Social Media View Online | Slides

August 18th: Branding Times Three: Stage 3: Implementation and Opening the Doors  View Online | Slides | Handouts

August 4th: Branding Times Three: Stage 2: Organizing and Builidng Relationships  View Online | Slides | Handouts

July: Branding Times Three: Stage 1—inquiry and gaining momentum

View Online | Slides  | Handouts

June: An Insiders Look at Project Management Now Online | Slides | Sample Project Manager Job Description

May: Insurance 101 For Food Co-ops Now Online | Slides

April: 2015 Seed Grants Now Online | Slides

2014 Webinar Archive

See our complete list of web-based training and webinars

All slides/materials can be download from our slides page.


February: NCGA and the Development Cooperative Now Online

March: Taxes and Accounting for Startups Now Online | Slides

April: Your Best Meeting Ever Now Online | Slides

May: Preparing for a Capital Campaign Now Online | Slides

June: Membership Building with Events Now Online | Slides

July: Stop Rolling the Dice with Membership Growth Now Online | Slides

August: Co-op as the Hero: Storytelling for Startup Success Now Online | Slides | Handout

September: Designing Your Co-op Store Now Online | Slides

October: What is a Feasibility Study Anyway? Now Online | Slides

November: Hiring Your First GM Now Online | Slides

December: Raising Your First $10,000 Now Online | Slides