Session materials from "Staying Afloat: Balancing a Cooperative Mission with Financial Stability," which was led by Corey Walters (The Center for Student Business at the University of Massachusetts) at NASCO Institute 2014.
As cooperatives, we struggle to be true to our collective mission and communal values while also trying to make sure that we have the financial resources to continue long into the future. How do you accomplish both of those tasks both as members and managers of your respective cooperative organizations? Come prepared with your problems or solutions to share so we can examine this issue from multiple angles. We can talk about new accounting/budgeting techniques, methods for getting recalcitrant members to understand financial stability, techniques for long range planning, or anything else that can help you or your coop.