Session materials from “Collaboration in a Struggling Cooperative,” presented by Allison Peter and Corey Walters at NASCO Institute 2016.
Is your collective losing money? Is morale sinking? Are there unhealthy power dynamics? Do things feel like they are coming apart at the seams? Let's look at ways you can use the democratic structures of the cooperative movement to identify problems and move forward in times of crisis. We'll look at communications strategies, emergency financial measures, and balancing sacrifices with mission as we discuss various scenarios your organization may find itself in.