WHAT IS A CO-OP?

• A cooperative is a special form of business owned and managed by the people who provide and/or use its goods and services. Resources are pooled to satisfy a common goal as economically and efficiently as possible.
• As a locally-owned business, a co-op is committed to the people and the community it serves. Member Owners have a voice in what is available for purchase, as well as in the overall organization of their particular co-op. Member Owners get the most buying power for their money, and the money stays in the community, contributing to its economic strength.
• At Sevananda Natural Foods Market Member Owners literally own the store, so membership benefits are much more than just the discount.

CO-OP PRINCIPLES

1. Voluntary/open Membership
2. Democratic Member control
3. Member economic participation
4. Autonomy and independence
5. Educate, train and inform
6. Cooperation among cooperatives
7. Concern for community

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Atlanta Local Co-ops
sevananda.coop
bondcu.com

How To Start A Co-op
cgin.coop
foodcoopinitiative.coop

Co-op Funding
cdf.coop
ncb.coop

Co-op Development, Support And Education
cds.coop
cdi.coop
foodcoopinitiative.coop
Co-op 101 (listen live)
Co-op Central Radio (show archives)

National Co-op Organizations
ncba.coop
ncga.coop

Other Links
organicconsumers.org
cornucopia.org
federation.coop
frontiercoop.com
organicvalley.coop
georgiaorganics.org
sierraclub.org