More Democracy, More Life

More Democracy, More Life Picture an ideal world, functioning sublimely well. A problem arises–how does it get handled? Someone has an idea–what happens to it? There is a dispute between two people–how does it get resolved? Hopefully, your answer isn’t, “In an ideal...

3 Collective Decision-Making Pitfalls to Avoid

 Decision making is such an important part of our teams and of life. We make decisions all the time! Some of us take these actions quickly, snapping our fingers and heading off in the direction of our choosing. Others take longer to deliberate, examining every factor...

7 Solutions for Accountability in Cooperation

Accountability. It’s a topic that comes up over and over again in our cooperatives, non-profits, organizing spaces, and even relationships. So, how do we support each other with clarity, care, and movement toward accountability? Well, often, you can integrate...

10 Keys to Collaborative Leadership In Action

  Erica Buswell is the VP of Programs at Maine Farmland Trust and she is one of our most recent graduates of the Cooperative Leadership Certification Program. Maine Farmland Trust is a member-powered statewide organization that protects farmland, supports...