Originally published in the Cooperative Grocer Magazine (Issue 192) Sept.-Oct 2017; reprinted here with permission. See PDF download links at the bottom of this post.
Part of our professional work is to support people acting together for a common purpose. We do this by working with co-ops to improve their relationships with all their stakeholders—owners, staff, board, managers, communities—to better govern, educate, and promote cooperation. Most of these people are committed to creating a better world.