Co-operative business associations balance national support and local needs

A wide variety of co-operative support organisations are starting to come together with help from national co-op body NCBA CLUSA.

The Washington D.C. based organisation is big on national and international development work for the sector, but it is now focusing its attention on helping grassroots bodies – or local ‘co-operative business associations’.

NCBA provides a boost for self-starting groups that often have met for years, but may lack the energy to provide a clear value proposition to their members by offering to help employ staff.

This offers an infusion of national-level support for local groups while they can maintain their autonomy and variety.

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