Live Webinars and Prerecorded Videos for 2016

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.

2016 Upcoming Videos and Webinars: 

Tuesday, December 13, 2017 1 p.m. CST



DataBasics: Data Needs for Startup Co-op

With: Joel Brock and John Purdy

Worker-Owners, the Tech Support Cooperative


In today's world, data rules! There are myriad tools and technologies available to help co-ops manage this data such as their ever-growing rolls of member-owners, capital campaigns, volunteers, etc.  But as with most things in the co-op world, no two co-ops do it quite the same way.  In this webinar we’ll help you uncover some of the more popular and effective tools out there right now and offer some tips on selecting the right one for your needs and employing it to great effect for your organization. 

2016 Webinar Archive

Special Topic for October/November:  The Vision Cornerstone: process for building a vision that resonates in stages 1 and 2.  Four video offerings:

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