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The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA (NCBA CLUSA) represents a cross-sector co-op community of more than 40,000 businesses that control over $3 trillion in assets.  We unite co-ops by promoting the cooperative business model, driving cross-sector collaboration, and being the national ‘voice’ for cooperatives to raise the profile of co-ops everywhere.

Our work is grounded in our three-part mission:


To raise the profile of cooperatives


To promote and protect the cooperative business enterprise model To drive cross-sector collaboration among cooperatives in keeping with Principle 6 of the Cooperative Principles

 

 

 

We believe in collaboration, and in bringing value to the many efforts already underway through our cooperative development partners and intermediaries that are doing the necessary ‘boots on the ground’ cooperative development work.

In our role as facilitator, convener, and financing partner, we assist our partners in their work with strengthening the structure, reach and financial sustainability of existing cooperatives, as well as efforts to establish new cooperatives.  We are collaborating with Cooperation Works! and Cooperative Development Centers across the country to develop more diverse – and sustainable – funding for their important work.

We are responding to local and regional nationwide that are interested in establishing Cooperative Business Associations, with the intent of creating local cooperative ‘chambers of commerce’ to drive the financial success of cooperatives in these associations, raise the profile of cooperatives in their communities, and foster cross-collaboration among cooperatives.

Using the power of cooperative development work and our collective cooperative voice, NCBA CLUSA advocates on Capitol Hill on behalf of cooperatives, fighting to maintain or increase government funding for cooperative programs and securing access to legislation that protects the cooperative business enterprise model.

Throughout the United States, NCBA CLUSA is working with cooperatives and cooperative development organizations to embed cooperatives in their local and regional economies. With our partners NCBA CLUSA supports cooperative development, funds cooperative education, and promotes the need for research to continually strengthen the case for cooperatives in our economy.

OUR FOCUS

NCBA CLUSA takes very seriously its role as CONVENER of cooperatives and cooperators across the country.

ADVOCACY
CONFERENCES
COOPERATIVE BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS (CBA'S)
COOPERATIVE BUSINESS SERVICES
COOPERATIVE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE
OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH CooperationWorks AND THE COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTERS
PARTNERSHIP WITH FREELANCERS UNION
REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET/USDA RCDG GRANT

TWITTER FEED

Fri Jun 24 22:10:13 +0000 2016

#Cooperatives are key to #UrbanAg, see why in this @planet_forward salon piece: https://t.co/wXPJ6FRpMv https://t.co/fe42sXKeVj
Fri Jun 24 18:55:20 +0000 2016

We just launched a @USDA #FoodSafety project in #DominicanRepublic! Read more: https://t.co/e0NmkMkUtq https://t.co/WjdI8zO8oa
Fri Jun 24 17:12:24 +0000 2016

I posted 178 photos on Facebook in the album "CCMA 2016" https://t.co/GbicNefCkV

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