Cooperative Economics | "Impact-First" Investing | Transformative Leadership

Have you been thinking about masks?

Have you been thinking about masks?

If you’ve been thinking about how to buy masks, disinfectant supplies, PPE… Perhaps our co-op effort to find suppliers that can deliver may be of help…   Curious how others are thinking through re-opening and estimating PPE supply needs? Curious what co-op pricing looks like for masks?   Or “no contact” thermometers? (coop price: $50… vs $85) Worried about making […]

Trust and Co-ops

Trust and Co-ops

Five years ago, I started the Community Purchasing Alliance Cooperative with a Steering Team of church leaders, a community organizer, and a few generous lawyers. Today, we are 75 member-owner community institutions. We collaborate on $15,000,000+ in contracts each year. Yet the most important thing we’ve created doesn’t show up in the numbers. It’s trust. […]