Lyle Brenneman, NCBA CLUSA’s regional director for Africa in the early 1980s, passed away July 26 at his home in Washington, DC. NCBA CLUSA is deeply saddened by this loss.
NCBA CLUSA’s 2016 Annual Report is now available online. Last year marked our 100th Anniversary and celebrated a century of co-ops that build a better world. In this annual report, you’ll learn more about our commemorative year, the worldwide footprint of cooperative development and the activities your membership helps support.
NCBA CLUSA is pleased to announce that the Summer 2017 issue of the Cooperative Business Journal—an exploration of co-ops and the inclusive economy—will be available online at ncba.coop/journal tomorrow, August 2!
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has been named by The Washington Post as a Top Workplace for 2017, a ranking of the 150 best places to work in the greater Washington, D.C. area based on employee surveys.
Judy Ziewacz, President and CEO of NCBA CLUSA, has designated the Cooperative Development Foundation as a recipient of contributions made in the name of her husband, Rick Merrill, who passed away in June. The couple was married for 35 years.
The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund signed an MOU with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights last week to support its Regional Heirs Property and Mediation Center. This partnership will bolster the Federation's efforts to assist minority and other socially disadvantaged landowners who own heirs' property and/or experience land-related disputes across the U.S. South.
The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) has appointed two new members to its board of Directors: Devin Fuhrman, Vice President of Sponsor Relations for Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, and Judy Ziewacz, President and CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International in Washington, D.C.
Candy Crush. Netflix. Access to high-speed internet certainly offers a wealth of entertainment options. But for rural America, broadband can bring family businesses, education and healthcare on par with the world, an electric cooperative leader told Congress.
Which is the most cooperative country in the world? According to a new index, Brazil takes the crown—with Norway, Uruguay and Canada not far behind.
Carla Decker, President & CEO of District Government Employees Federal Credit Union (DGEFCU) and treasurer of NCBA CLUSA’s Board of Directors, was named to El Tiempo Latino’s inaugural Powermeter 100 for the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia Metro area. A measure of influence within the DC Metro area’s Hispanic community by the region’s largest Spanish language newspaper, the Powermeter 100 recognizes, motivates and promotes the top 100 people who create opportunities for the Hispanic community.
The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Cooperative Hall of Fame now through August 15, 2017. Induction into the Cooperative Hall of Fame is the cooperative community’s highest honor and is reserved for outstanding co-op leaders whose contributions to the movement are genuinely heroic. While there is no single path to induction, all inductees share a belief in the cooperative business model and a track record of accomplishments that have benefited the cooperative community.
A joint project of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) and the Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI), the 2017 Worker Co-op and Democratic Workplaces Directory offers a compilation of the fast-growing community of worker co-ops, other democratic workplaces and their support organizations—groups that together are advancing worker ownership nationwide.
Charles E. Snyder, National Cooperative Bank’s President and CEO, was awarded the 2017 Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award at the Consumer Federation of America’s 47th Annual Awards Dinner held on June 14, 2017 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The award was presented by Martin Lowery, Executive Vice President of External Affairs for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and NCB Board Chair. The Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award
The National Cooperative Bank (NCB) has teamed with the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) to launch a national retail solar financing program that electric distribution cooperatives can offer to their consumer-members. “This value-added service provides another way for electric cooperatives to engage with their consumers and support renewable initiatives,” saId CFC Senior Vice President of Business and Industry Development Greg Starheim. “Through it, electric cooperatives give their members an opportunity to pay for subscriptions in a
What do The Beatles, the Royal Liver Building and insurance co-ops have in common? They all help define the mutual spirit of the city that birthed the Fab Four. They're also the subject of a recent article by cooperative historian David J. Thompson for Co-operative News. For Thompson and other cooperators, the city is a reminder of the collective power of ordinary working people working together for mutual benefit.
In an article published this week, the Washington Post unpacks how a Pennsylvania co-op has become a lifeline for 20 Amish family farms, helping farming reemerge as a sustainable livelihood. A co-op since 2007, Path Valley Farms now supplies more than 50 of the District's best restaurants.
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As a seasoned traveler to the mountainous, coffee-growing regions of Chiapas, Mexico, Phyllis Robinson knows first-hand how much potential is packed into your morning coffee. There is power to fuel your daily commute and capacity to help coffee farmers devastated by climate change. Combining those benefits makes for a great cup of coffee any day of the week.
On Monday, May 22, Twitter shareholders met to vote on a number of items, among them a proposal to explore the feasibility of the popular social platform converting to a democratic user-owned cooperative. While the proposal was voted down; it did garner enough votes to be resubmitted at next year’s annual general meeting of Twitter shareholders.
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