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 […]

Do you cancel? Or do you move it online?

Do you cancel? Or do you move it online?

Might this be an opportunity for you to re-imagine the quality and depth possible through better virtual spaces? For me, most of the past 6 years I’ve built my organization while living at home in another city. I’ve also built many of my deepest, most meaningful friendships, and communities online. I’ve joined spirituality groups that […]

How many of you are there?

How many of you are there?

Tonight at dinner a friend of a friend asked me: “How many of you are there?” He’s a theology graduate student who heard me talking about the cooperative work I do and also my excitement about this Francesco Economy convening on Monday. “Are there many others talking about Catholic Social Teaching and economics and business?” […]

A Few Essential Ingredients for a Purchasing Cooperative

A Few Essential Ingredients for a Purchasing Cooperative

Composting & Buying “Compostable” Paper Goods in Durham, NC A local environmental leader, Crystal Dreisbach, Founder and Executive Director of Don’t Waste Durham, invited me to join her and two local restaurant and food truck owners to imagine how we could help them purchase biodegradable plates, cups, and carry-out containers as a co-op. The basic […]

Livable Future Insurance: Re-thinking Risk and Your Investment Choices

Livable Future Insurance: Re-thinking Risk and Your Investment Choices

Shifting our investments to local, direct investing is really about buying “livable future insurance”. The concept is basically that we’re dramatically under-calculating the devastating impacts of super storms, heat waves, hurricanes, & all climate related disruptions over the next 20-40 years. The interesting thing is that many of us will be drawing down our retirement […]