Cooperatives, Cooperative Business, Community Service, Organizations
Cooperative Hall of Fame - Honors those
distinguished individuals whose contributions to cooperative business have been
genuinely heroic. Includes biographies of inductees and general information on the
Bicycle Doctor - Worker co-op providing
cycle and bike equipment in Manchester, UK. Includes bicycle FAQ, online catalog,
and links to bicycle groups in England.
Catalyst Collective Ltd - Helps
to set up housing co-operatives, worker co-operatives and community co-operatives,
including registration as limited companies or industrial and provident societies.
Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives
- COPAC joins businesses of the cooperative movement with the United Nations, and
farmers' and workers' organizations. General info on COPAC and its member
Co-op Group - The world's largest co-operative
society, with activity in a number of retail sectors, and subsidiaries in insurance
and financial services.
Cooperative Procurven - Provide
procurement and supply services, under technical and economical conditions to other
organizations. Also represents as agents other foreign corporations or Cooperatives
in Caracas, Venezuela.
Discount Heating Oil - Pilgrim Oil Co-Op
is an oil buying co-operative. Savings consumers hundreds of dollars per year on
home heating oil.
Ditas - Danish buying group for do-it-yourself
products. Corporate profile and financials, map of members, and related links provided.
EK Servicegroup - Retail cooperative
for independent, medium-sized retail companies within Europe in the business segments
living, comfort, hobby, family and fashion.
Environmental Services Co-operative - Co-operative
created by environment scientists whose main aims are to promote and tackle environmental
issues in various sectors.
HEAT USA - A heating oil co-operative.
Humetasys Consumer-Purchasing Cooperative
- Product line is geared toward a mission of promoting ‘basic home systems.'
ILO Cooperative Branch - The Cooperative Branch
of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO is based in Geneva and is
part of the UN system.
Independent Boat Builders, Inc. - Purchasing
cooperative for boat manufacturers. Maintains a list of sponsored suppliers, membership
required for access.
International Co-operative Alliance - Information
about co-operatives worldwide from the ICA, their apex organization.
Magpie Recycling Ltd - Brighton's Favourite Recycling
Cooperative - A brighton-based workers cooperative specialising in Commercial,
Household & Event Recycling / Waste Management.
The Massachusetts Woodlands Cooperative,
LLC - Cooperative of private landowners, who stand for sustainable forestry
and the preservation of working forest landscapes in Western Massachusetts.
1|20 Media - Workers' co-operative providing
3D previsualization and multimedia services.
Morris County NJ Business Directory Co-op
- Interactive Advertising E-Tool. Consolidating Morris County Business and Business
Organizations for easy access and Online Advertising.
NASCO - North American Students of Cooperation.
National Cooperative Refinery Association -
Inter-regional petroleum cooperative owned by three regional farm supply cooperatives
in the north central United States.
National Farmers Union - Offers farm
products online and provides e-commerce resources to farmers and co-ops.
North American Students of Cooperation
- Federation of campus-based housing and retail cooperatives in Canada and the U.S.
The Open Co-op - Community of individuals and organisations
committed to creating a collaborative, sustainable economy.
Orion Counselling and Research Co-operative
- Handbooks about managing cooperatives, and links to worldwide cooperatives. In
English, French and Spanish.
Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester Co-op - A consumer
co-op with activities in food, motor and travel retail, funeral services and childcare.
Paperback - Supplying recycled graphic
and office papers.
The Phone Co-op - The UK's only cooperatively
owned telephone and internet service provider.
Radical Routes - A network of co-ops:
mainly of housing co-ops of various sizes.
SAOS Ltd - Develops co-operations and joint
ventures among farmers, growers and rural businesses, and within food and drink
supply chains. Owned and governed by 80 member co-ops.
Think Electric - A worker owned and
operated electrical contractor in Eugene, Oregon dedicated to providing living wage
union jobs wile building a sustainable future.
Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative
- Pennsylvania Family Farms Wholesale Distributors of Fresh Organic Vegetables in
Washington DC and State College PA.
United Norwest Co-operatives - A UK consumer
co-operative active in northwestern England, offering services and products as diverse
as food, furniture, travel and funerals.
Wikipedia: Cooperative -
Online encyclopedia article about cooperative businesses and the cooperative movement.
Includes cross-references to related articles.
Wil-Key International - Provides geomembrane
seaming equipment and seam testing equipment produced in-house. Also offers containment
Wye Fruit Ltd - Fruit storage and packing
co-operative. Based in Bromyard Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire.
Yurmash Universal - Selection, delivery and
repair of ship diesel engines, diesel engines - generators, etc. the equipment.
Guarantee and postguarantee service.
Alpha Communication Ltd - A workers'
co-operative providing graphic design, exhibition stand design and 3rd sector communications
services in the North East of England.
Computers and Internet
Carroll County REMC - Member-owned internet
service provider based in north-central Indiana. Offers web-mail, hosting, and domain
CLIQ Services Cooperative - CLIQ is a worker-owned
and -operated Internet Service Provider and technical consulting cooperative based
in Oakland (California, U.S.).
Colorado Internet Cooperative Association - A
member-owned and operated Internet Service Provider providing dedicated Internet
services at cost throughout Colorado. Includes general company information and a
.COOP Registry - The portal for registering the ".coop"
global top-level internet domain (exclusively for cooperatives).
Corvallis Area Federated Wireless Access Providers
- A non-profit organization of independent wireless internet access providers for
the Corvallis (Oregon) area and surrounding communities. CAFWAP providers share
their existing high speed internet connections with their neighbors using the ieee
802.11b wireless protocol standard.
employees.org - Cisco Systems employees
server cooperative. Links to homepages of Cisco employees.
Flying Brick Industries - Flying Brick Industries
is a collective of artists and designers working to produce graphics, movie clips
and visuals for the web and other applications. Site requires Quicktime 4, and includes
movies, VR files, and 3D graphics work.
Grow Collective - A co-op offering hosting, domain
names and web development for community projects. Includes product and service information,
plus help and FAQ. Bristol, UK.
Mad Hatters' Club - Small UK based
server cooperative. Includes information on starting new server co-ops.
Magnolia Road Internet Cooperative -
A rural wireless Internet cooperative based near Colorado, aiming its services at
less affluent communities.
National Information Solutions Cooperative -
NISC provides integrated IT solutions for telecom and energy utilities.
Northern Colorado Internet Cooperative - Cooperative
organized to reduce the cost of Internet connections by sharing the cost of a reliable,
high speed Internet connection. Includes general company info.
OurShack.com - General information about
this small server cooperative.
PopTel Technology - A worker cooperative
that works primarily but not exclusively with organisations in the cooperative and
social economy sector.
Project Crosswired - A Linux based server
cooperative. Offers resources for groups interested in creating new server cooperatives,
including server news, FAQs, and links.
The River - An open, self-governing computer
conferencing system. Includes general company information.
Sivaris Web Desig Coop - Offering webdesign
and promotion services. Prices, forum, news and publications.
Sugar Loaf Internet Cooperative - Rural
high-speed access provider near Boulder, Colorado. Includes general information
Tantric Technologies - Provides business
West Florida Electric - Member-owned Internet
Service Provider located in north-western Florida. Includes service sign-up and
bill payment options, and links for local news, weather and sports.
Cacson - Cooperative financial institution
serving the Uruguaian Army staff. Contains basic company info.
Cooperative Fund of New England -
Community development loan fund that lends socially responsible investments to cooperatives,
non-profit organizations, worker-owned businesses and community groups in New England.
Includes loan application, and information for investors and applicants.
Co-operative Trust Company of Canada
- Co-operative Trust provides financial intermediary and trust services throughout
Canada. Includes company news and descriptions of products and services.
Industrial Common Ownership Fund -
British investment fund that provides loan financing for co-operatives, employee
owned businesses and community enterprises. Information on borrowing and loaning
money to ICOF, and a newsletter.
National Cooperative Bank - Provides financial
services and coop loans to U.S. cooperatives and their members, nonprofits and other
member-owned organizations. Includes information about the bank, about starting
a co-op, and the role of cooperatives in the economy.
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
- Provides financial and investment services to members. Contains descriptions of
products and services, events calendar, and the history and goals of the cooperative.
Co-operatives UK - Central organisation
for the co-operative movement in the UK. Main purpose is to develop and extend co-operative
European Community of Consumer Cooperatives
- General information on European cooperatives; members site includes forum, message
boards, articles, and coop chat.
Ipswich and Norwich Co-operative Society
- Independent regional co-operative society at Suffolk, Norfolk and North East Essex.
Unites foodstores, department stores, and dairy companies.
Kansas Cooperative Council - Trade association
for cooperatives in Kansas, with information on benefits and programs.
National Cooperative Business Association -
Contains general information on American cooperative businesses, a co-op events
calendar, and NCBA membership information.
Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives - Minnesota
Association of Cooperatives. An alliance provides governmental affairs, public relations,
education and technical services.
Arctic Co-operatives Limited - Organization
serving to promote Inuit and Dene owned businesses in Northern Manitoba, Nunavut
and the Northwest Territories of Canada. Includes information about co-ops in general.
Avon CDA - Development and support services
for co-operatives in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas.
Cambridge Co-Operative Development Agency
- Includes a directory of co-ops and other social enterprises sorted by name and
business area, as well as research reports.
Cooperative Development Services (CDS) - Nonprofit
organization created and governed by the cooperative community of the Upper Midwest
for the purpose of developing related businesses in all sectors of the economy.
Involvement.co.uk - A UK co-operative
partnership with a mission to empower communities to help organisations develop
and improve their services through community development and involvement.
Leicester & County CDA - Serving Leicestershire
(UK). Includes information about co-ops.
Tower Hamlets Co-operative Development Agency
- Provides free and confidential business advice.
U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development
Council - Cooperative Development Center - Created to help practitioners,
donors or others interested in cooperative development. Offers basic cooperative
methodologies and information.
Education and Training
BC Institute for Co-operative Studies -
Center for research, learning, and teaching about co-operative practice and thought.
Includes research on fishery, forestry, health, social, and first nations coops,
and the online co-op journal Anthill.
Center for Cooperatives - General
information, directory of US West Coast co-ops, and information on planning and
running cooperatives, from the University of California at Davis.
Center for the Study of Co-operatives
- Based at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. The site has details
on recent research, seminars, online publications, new generation co-ops, scholarships,
an online library catalogue and links to other relevant sites.
Co-operative College - College specializing
in studying and researching the co-operative movement, with a substantial archive
of co-operative literature.
University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
- Extensive source of news and information about cooperatives.
Zvi Galor Consultancy - Provides consultancy
and publications on issues affecting the running of co-operatives, credit unions
and similar organizations.
News and Media
Alanat Coop News - Features business, management
and cooperative news.
Coop News - News, events and publications. Covers
business, energy, technology and society topics.
Co-operative News - An independent publication
for the UK co-operative sector.
Co-opNet - Electronic mailing list
run by the Southampton Co-op Network to promote cooperatives. The emphasis is on
UK co-ops, particularly worker co-ops. Includes links to list archives.
Co-ops.biz - Co-operative news, events and publications.
eCoops - Features news and publications. Covers
economy, finance and stock market sectors.
Grassroots Economic Organizing - A newsletter
about worker co-ops, economic democracy and sustainable, stakeholder-owned, democratically
managed businesses in the US and worldwide.
Allen Park Chamber of Commerce - Local
co-operative chamber in Allen Park, Michigan.
Arizona Cooperatives - Principles, values
define cooperative operations.
CCA - Canadian co-operative association.
Thai Cooperative - The Cooperative
Promotion Department. Features information about cooperatives and theirs products
UK Co-op Online Directory - A guide to
the co-op movement and a directory of UK co-ops, sorted by field of work.