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Cooperative Directory

The Cooperative Directory is done!

We’ve listed 21 cooperatives and collectives in the Pittsburgh area.

Come to the East End Food Coop Annual Meeting tonight for the official unveiling!

Or read it here.

Paper copies available at the Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore and Cafe.

Happy cooperating!

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When Workers Run Thier Factories & Own Their Banks: Implications and Report on Spain’s Mondragon Coops with Carl Davidson

Thursday, August 30th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore & Cafe
4812 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412.687.4323 – thebigideapgh.org

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Contribute to the Coop Directory!

As a part of our efforts to advocate on behalf of coops, we are compiling a ‘Coop Directory’ for the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Our goal is to create an accessible database that allows users to intentionally utilize coops to meet their needs. If you would like your organization to be listed in this directory please follow the link below to fill out the form.

Coop Directory Form

Thanks for your contribution!

(We’d also appreciate any suggestions of organizations that you think we might miss.)

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IYCPOC presents Co-operatives 101 Workshop

Join us on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00pm for this special event!

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FREE Webinar Sessions for Start up Food Co-operatives!

Check out this website to register for FREE Webinar sessions on various aspects of starting up a food co-operative. Sponsored by the Food Co-op Initiative. http://www.cdsconsulting.coop/startup-webinar

And don’t forget to pre-register for our own Discussion Club, that will meet Thursdays 7-9pm starting March 1st, to discuss chapters and essays from “A Discussion Course on Cooperatives.” This discussion series is possible thanks to donations from the East End Food Co-op. You may pre-register to reserve your book by emailing thebigidea+events@gmail.com.

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IYCPOC hosts a “Co-operatives 101” Workshop & Discussion Course–Free & Open to the Public!

Cooperatives 101 Workshop
by Caroline Savery, cooperative business development consultant with Keystone Development Center

Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 7–9 p.m.

Feeling glum about the recession? P.O.’ed at the impact corporate greed has had on your local economy? Frustrated by the job market? Wondering how you can apply your talents to meet the needs of yourself and your neighbors? Are you an entrepreneur who wants to improve your community? Are you curious about how co-ops work? Come learn all about cooperatives—what they are, how they work, and why they offer a promising alternative to “business as usual!”

Join us at The Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore on February 23 at 7 p.m. as Caroline Savery, cooperative business development consultant with Keystone Development Center, presents a Cooperatives 101 Workshop (worker-owned, housing, more). Free food provided!

Hosted by IYC POC (International Year of Cooperatives Pittsburgh Organizing Committee).

A Discussion Course on Cooperatives

Thursdays, March 1–April 19 @ 7–9 p.m.

This eight-week Discussion Course on Cooperatives is a group-education tool for people who would like to become familiar with cooperative economics, history, and philosophy. The Course is designed as a tool for Outreach to Co-op Members, to be used to facilitate greater participation in the Co-op community. The discussion format is centered around carefully selected readings made accessible through a concisely planned anthology. The short readings and lively interpersonal discussions make it the ideal learning environment for busy people who would like to maximize their educational experience. Free food will be provided

The class is limited to six participants, so please contact thebigidea+events@gmail.com to reserve your seat and course readings!

 http://www.cgin.coop/discussioncourse

This series is hosted by IYC POC (International Year of Cooperatives Pittsburgh Organizing Committee) and sponsored in part by the East End Food Co-op.

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