As a cooperative, every individual is considered part of the board and every member is encouraged to participate in one of the Service Committees. Below is a list of Service Committees and the work their members focus on.
This temporary working groups aims to identify and organize with groups working on the frontlines on racial equity to ensure that CW is serving all community that can benefit from cooperative development, particularly those who’ve experienced systemic economic exclusion.
The Advocacy Committee works to extend the Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program through USDA and establish good relationships with USDA and new leaders; add cooperative development programs in other federal agencies; and seek foundation or non-government support for cooperative development.
Chaired by Sarah Pike, Common Enterprise Development Corporation
The role of the Professional Development Committee is to oversee the delivery of the CW Professional Development Training Program; develop new curriculum; and conduct marketing for new and returning participants.
The Marketing Committee sets and executes a marketing strategy to effectively reach all of CW’s audiences in a way that is engaging and informative. This committee identifies audiences, plans modes of communication, and sets strategies, timelines, and goals for improving CW’s interactions with its stakeholders.