Green business, green careers and job training
Solutions that build smart communities with green careers and sustainable businesses!
HOME
EDITOR'S BLOG
FEATURE ARTICLES
GET STARTED

Save on Career Education through Lorman Education

Our readers are offered a discount on Lorman seminars and courses. Check out their business, management and legal offers at this link to qualify for our discounts. They also offer green business training opportunities. Please visit http://www.lorman.com/training/CaliforniaGreenSolutions for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539.
Home > By DEPARTMENTS > Management > Green Economy

California Center for Cooperative Development -

We need new business models to cope with today's realities -- economic challenges, environmental challenges, educational challenges and the need for local revitalization. How about cooperatives?

Find green business solutions
A "cooperative" is a business model that combines a number of sustainable concepts. They provide shared ownership with shared risk and shared rewards. They are usually local, and keep local money in the community. They develop skills for business management in a wide variety of members. They usually focus on local needs. And they can provide local services that are otherwise not provided or feasible by single owner business models.

In this new age of collaboration, cooperation and innovating our way out of this hole we're in economically and environmentally, cooperatives offer a ray of sunshine, and a heep of help to support sustainable productivity in local communities... productivity such as locally grown food, renewable energy, child care and education, as well as transportation alternatives.

California Center for Cooperative Development

The mission of the California Center for Cooperative Development is to promote cooperatives as a vibrant business model to address the economic and social needs of California’s communities.

The CCCD is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a broad range of cooperatives in California including organizations focused on housing, childcare, agricultural, arts and crafts, agriculture and energy. New cooperatives can get help here with start-up, management, and other technical assistance.

The work of promoting the cooperative business model is broad: from providing start-up assistance -- to encouraging cooperation and coordination among various types of cooperatives -- to disseminating information about successful practices and models for cooperatives.

Although CCCD incorporated only a year ago most of the staff and board were previously employed or associated with the University of California at Davis Center for Cooperatives, an extension program that closed in 2004 due to budget cuts. CCCD staff have extensive community development and cooperative development experience.

The Center offers annual seminars to assist Cooperative Directors in effective governance, strategic and financial planning and other issues. Technical assistance to help cooperatives address specific issues is available through a variety of mediums (determined by the circumstances of the cooperative) including referrals, fee for service, or by utilizing grant funding. To help address issues of particular concern to specific sectors of cooperatives, the Center collects, analyzes, and disseminates data, technical knowledge, best practices, and other information.

The Center educates the public and groups interested in forming a cooperative through a pallet of outreach programs. These include basic information about the cooperative business model, as well as practical information on how to organize cooperatives, cooperative financing, governance, management, and related topics.

RESOURCE:
CA Center for Cooperative Development
430 F Street
Davis, CA 95616
P: 530-297-1032
www.cccd.coop



Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
Green Solution Providers
Green companies directory
Submit
your green solutions - business, nonprofit, government program.
It's free.
| cooperatives | governance | business model |

Share in Social Media

Sign Up For News & Information
Subscribe to our free solutions newsletter
BONUS DOWNLOAD (PDF)
"Ten+ Tips for Greening Your Office"

SUBSCRIBE HERE
Read prior issues: California GreenLines

Search For Green Solutions

Custom Search
Green Career Center
Green Job Wizard
Career Certifications Directory

green job training certifications
Green Biz Center
Solutions For Green
Directory of Green Companies

Solutions for Alternative Energy

rose in natural systems
Green Living Center
Solutions for Green: Consumers

Solutions for Remodeling

Backyard Nature Center

INSTANT GREEN POLL

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Goethe
RECENT ARTICLES
SITE NAVIGATION
ABOUT US

Related Articles

More States are Moving Toward State Owned Banks

Risk Management Standard Practices...and Best Practices: ISO 31000

Steps to starting a business that can be eventually sold at a profit

Related Green Resources

Marcom Tips
Interactive & Video Tips

Career Resources

We encourage lifelong learning to support sustainable communities and provide these select resources to help you pursue green and sustainable self-development:

Lorman Business Training Directory of On-line Business and Compliance Classes

Green Job Wizard Job and Career Certifications Directory

Job & Career Resources

Governance
Management
Manufacturing
Operations
Facilities
Transportation
Finance
Sales & Marketing
Human Resources

Green Economy

Business Sectors
Natural Resources

Solutions For Green

About Us ~ Privacy Policy
Contact Us ~ Home

Text Link Ads

AD: Place your link here

ABOUT CALIFORNIA GREEN SOLUTIONS

We help you green your career, workplace and community by connecting you to quality green, sustainable and high performance resources. California Green Solutions focuses attention on effective solutions that sustain our natural systems. You can support our editorial work by supporting our advertisers and spreading the word about best practices and green solutions.
California Green Solutions is a publication of Carolyn Allen ~ Copyright ©2006-2030 Carolyn Allen

B2B | Job Certifications | Alternative Energy | Events | Green Directory | LED Lights | Remodeling |
CONSUMERS | Backyard Nature | Senior Health | MultiMedia Marketing | Marketing | Networking Events | Japan |