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The six-week Homecare Worker Cooperative Academy is designed to take caregivers through the worker cooperative development process.
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Cooperative Business Development Mini-Grants are available to groups incorporated as or pursuing a cooperative business model.
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Learn how a cooperative model can address childcare opportunities and challenges in Nebraska.
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Owning Our Identity is the 2023 theme to build awareness of cooperatives nationally. October has been nationally recognized as cooperative month since 1964
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Through NCDC, multiple communities are exploring the innovative solutions afforded by the cooperative model.
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A new six-week Homecare Worker Cooperative Academy designed to take caregivers through the cooperative development process
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The steering team and future board of directors should know which questions to ask to ensure that the cooperative is legally structured.
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At NCDC, we assist community groups interested in the cooperative model, to determine if a cooperative is the best incorporation model.
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Approximately $650 million in funding is available to eligible producers, processors, distributors, and farmers markets.
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Real estate investment cooperatives are a way to take steps to stop dilapidation, create opportunity and realize revitalization success.
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The first question new directors will face is “how should our cooperative be managed?” This leads to two more questions: are we planning to hire a manager?
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To the average consumer, a cooperative business looks very similar to any other type of corporation. Look more closely and you will likely notice that the store is not run like a typical grocery store.
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Decades before HelloFresh or Blue Apron came along, local farmers have been providing customers weekly boxes of seasonal produce, farm products and recipes.
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NCDC's Cindy Houlden discusses the mini grant program and this year's recipients in this article and podcast.
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NET News covers the closing of the rural community's only grocery store, and what the future may hold.
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Community supported enterprises can assist a community in preparing for successful rural grocery store transitions.
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Apply for a 2021 NCDC Mini-Grant. Past recipients have used the funds (up to $2,500) on business planning, education and training, and legal fees.
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Nothing beats an in-person meeting, but throughout the COVID-19 pandemic NCDC is committed to providing safe, effective consultation and services virtually or over the phone.
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Join a network of over 100 farmers, ranchers, farmers' market and local food businesses committed to increasing the consumption of local food in Nebraska.
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Cooperatives have a long history in Nebraska in agriculture, but are we overlooking the cooperative model for other businesses?