Northcountry Cooperative Foundation (NCF)

Northcountry Cooperative Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides education, technical assistance, services and programs to cooperative organizations. NCF seeks to work with people to build organizations that are enduring, co-ops that serve generation after generation of member-owners.

Collecting Ourselves: A Cooperative Entrepreneurship Curriculum examines the philosophy and practice of cooperation, the meaning of “development” and “entrepreneurship” in their lives, the steps required in starting a cooperative business, and an exploration of organizing people into a Steering Committee and creating a Business Plan. “Collecting Ourselves” is comprised of 9 full workshops encompassing up to 16 hours of cooperative entrepreneurship training. It was developed for youth (teens to 30s) but is modular and adaptable for most age groups (as well as for identities, experiences, etc).

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The NCF Publications and Research page also offers 10+ publications about manufactured housing, approximately 10 archived issues of “The Cooperator”, and cooperative housing and CSA development toolboxes.