A document of board functions and board self-assesment
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Coops, like many non-profits, often have their board members come from a layperson background. While we typically use this as a strength, allowing for ordinary people to become involved and gain skills through service to their community, there are certain duties which are nearly universally required of board members. Fortunately, these duties are common-sense enough that they are approachable by anyone. This document is the written portion of a workshop presented by NASCO staff to member coops about how new board members can approach their roles on the board, and make sure to keep up with
“It is time to stop looking at governance as a ‘problem to be solved,’ and instead see governance as an ‘opportunity to change the world.’ ” - Hildy Gottlieb
This PowerPoint is a part of a workshop presented at the 2009 Staff and Managers Conference.
An introduction to Brotherhood Economics (Toyohiko Kagawa) and the overlap between cooperative principles and Christianity. This essay was written by Rev. William Alfred Clint (1906-1980).
A guide to starting out right and building a cohesive co-op home
One of the benefits of group living is the ability to share resources in a more efficient way. This is a small collection of recipes which can be made with inexpensive ingredients and in little time, using coop labor. These recipes are aimed at people without significant culinary training, and are intended to be foods which can keep for a long time. Enjoy!
The attached guide was created by the NASCO Inclusion Committee as a tool for facilitating caucuses and working groups at NASCO Institute.
An introduction to popular theater and Augusto Boal's "Theater of the Oppressed" (featured in NASCO's Anti-Oppression Action Camp)
A handout on ways white people can counteract racism and be allies for people of color.
[Copyright 1994 by John Raible]