Year Founded: 1979, 1986 as a 501(c)(3)

State(s)/Region(s) Serves: Washington, Idaho, and Oregon

Sector(s) Served: All!

How many co-ops have incorporated thanks to your center’s assistance?: We don’t have an exact count. We estimate 50 in the last 10 years.

What is your center’s greatest accomplishment over the last five years, or the thing that you are most proud of?: Growing our internal capacity to serve an ever growing demand for cooperative development assistance.

How has CW supported your work?: The CW! network provides almost automatically access to a much broader cooperative development skills, expertise, and experience than we could possible foster in-house. Additionally, the professional education program ensures we are all operating from the same basic cooperative development understandings and practices.

What is the most unique co-op your center has assisted?: People’s Memorial Funeral Co-op

Has the pandemic affected your work? How so?: We are a bit better at remote work and the staff and workload have both increased by approximately 25% over the course of one year.

Anything you feel this didn’t address: I’m sure everyone of us might answer most of the questions differently. There are so many stories!