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.

2016 Upcoming Webinars: 

SPECIAL DATE NOTE: Friday, August 26, 2016 1:00 p.m. CT:
Owner Loan Deep Dive 101 - preparing for 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 deep dive into a well-orchestrated owner loan campaign is aimed at those who will be running a startup owner loan campaign in the future. What needs to be planned and anticipated? What tools should be in place? How do you build your team for success? Katie will address these topics and more!
SPECIAL DATE NOTE: Friday, September 2, 2016 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 second 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. 

REGISTER HERE for both of these (August and September) webinars.


2016 Webinar Archive

July: Setting Ownership Goals  View Online  |  Slides

June:  The Highest Startup Capital Campaign Yet  View Online  |  Slides

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