Expand & Grow Co-ops

Owner Capitalization

Member-Owner Capitalization

How will you finance your project?

Our consultants have assisted food co-ops in obtaining millions of dollars in capital from co-op owners in the form of member loans or preferred shares. Capital from member owners is an important indication of the commitment and trust of the co-op’s members. Owner capital helps to leverage external financing.

Our services include:

  • Overview of member capitalization options and strategies
  • Assistance with setting goals and timelines
  • Planning a member/owner loan and/or preferred share program
  • Assistance with implementing your campaign including building alignment within your co-op, coaching before and during your campaign, and reviewing materials

Click here to view the newly revised Capital Campaign Workbook published by Food Co-op Initiative. 

Associated Consultants

Ben Sandel

Leadership Development, Startup Co-ops, Capitalization

Bill Gessner

Expansion Planning, Business Development, Financial Pro Forma, Capital Campaigns

Leslie Watson

Board Leadership Development

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