Cultivate.Coop would not have been possible without the support of a number of people and groups. We owe an incredible thank you to them for their time, effort, input, advice, feedback, and much more.
Cultivate.Coop would like to thank:
- Daniel Miller and Mingwei Huang of the North American Students of Cooperation. NASCO "organizes and educates affordable group equity co-ops and their members for the purpose of promoting a community oriented cooperative movement."
- Esther White
- Jason Mott of Ronin Tech Collective. Ronin is "a worker-owned and operated web development collective, focused on workplace democracy and supporting progressive businesses, non-profits, and cooperatives by providing open-source development and consulting."
- Lydia Mills
- Jay Cassano
- Walter, Caren, and Tracy Van Slyke
- Jane Livingston
- Noemi Giszpenc of the Cooperative Development Institute. CDI is the Northeast center for cooperative businesses.
- Teresa Young and Eric Bowman of the Northwest Cooperative Development Center. NWCDC is "a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting new and existing cooperative businesses, from daycare centers to credit unions." Their mission is "to foster community economic development, primarily through the cooperative business model."
- Stuart Reid of the Food Co-op Initiative. The Food Co-op Initiative is "a support system that seeks to enable a faster and more efficient start-up process to develop new retail grocery co-ops."
- Cheyenna Weber of Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO) and SolidarityNYC. SolidarityNYC is "a community-led economic development project."
- Matthew King of Food for Thought Books. Food for Thought Books is a not-for-profit, workers' collective bookstore located in downtown Amherst, MA.
- Len Krimerman of Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO) and the Willimantic Inter-Coop Zone (WICZ). GEO is "a decentralized collective of educators, researchers and grassroots activists working to promote an economy based on democratic participation, worker and community ownership, social and economic justice, and ecological sustainability--a "solidarity economy"--through grassroots journalism, organizing support, cross-sector networking and movement-building and the publication of educational and organizational resources."
- Mary Hoyer of the Cooperative Fund of New England. CFNE is "is a community development financial institution (CDFI) that is a bridge between socially responsible investors and cooperatives, community oriented non-profits, and worker-owned businesses in New England."
- Stan Warner
- Kate Smith and all of CooperationWorks!. CW! is "a national organization of cooperative development centers and practitioners that span the breadth of the United States. Using innovative strategies and proven business practices, CW Centers provide expertise across all aspects of co-op enterprise development, including feasibility analysis, business plan development, business launch and on-going training for operational success."
- Michael Johnson of GEO.
- Mike Leung of AbolishHumanRentals.Org
- Tree Bressen maintains a resource-rich website of free articles and handouts related to consensus, facilitation, and other group skills at <treegroup.info>
- Carl Davidson
- Joe Marraffino
Our thank you page is still under development. We still have some more names to add. However, if you feel that you were left off this list, please send us an email at cultivatecoop AT gmail DOT com. We want to make sure we thank everyone who made this project possible.