Live Webinars 2016

Third Tuesdays at 1 PM Central, Food Co-op Initiative offers webinars on a variety of topics relevant to startups. Expect in-depth information from subject-matter experts and a chance to get your questions answered.

Looking for a great WEBINAR?

Check out these favorites from our archives:

Co-ops as Heros: Storytelling for Startups

Raising Your First $10,000

Stop Rolling the Dice with Membership

Your Best Meeting Ever

2016 Webinars:

February: Messaging 101 for Startups

 Tuesday, February 16, 2016  1:00 p.m. CT


Who are your stakeholders as a startup? What are your key messages? What vehicles are available to you for communication? These are the three key pieces to effective messaging for any organization, and knowing the answers can transform the effectiveness of your communication. 
In this webinar Jacqueline Hannah, FCI's food co-op development specialist, will help you answer all of these questions to help your startup hone it's communication and be aware of the unintended messages your startup may be putting out there that can be counterproductive for your success. We'll look at examples of core messages and communication plans for startups at all development phases as a launch pad for developing your startups own messaging plan. 

2016 Webinar Archive

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