Cooperative Portal

Welcome to our portal for training
and assisting cooperative board members!

Our goal is to provide a central hub for board members to access the resources and information they need to be effective and successful in their roles. On this page, you’ll find a range of materials including articles, charts, guides, reports and books to help you learn about cooperative governance and management. You can use these resources to deepen your understanding of the cooperative model and to develop the skills and knowledge you need to lead your cooperative effectively.

We hope that these resources will be useful to you as you work to support your cooperative and its members. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help!

Information sharing notice

“The information and training materials on this website are supplied by the author and have not been edited by us. We have provided these materials as a central resource for our users, but we encourage you to carefully evaluate their relevance and accuracy for your own purposes. Please note that the views and opinions expressed in these materials do not necessarily reflect those of our organization, and we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions they may contain. It is your responsibility to verify the accuracy and appropriateness of these materials before using them. Proper attribution to the original authors is always required when using these materials, and you should also follow any applicable copyright or licensing requirements.”

Portal Books

Operations can be improved and streamlined, and solutions found more quickly and easily, by mining collective knowledge from books written on the subject.  You reap benefits because you can gather and learn knowledge. Gathering knowledge accelerates your ability to do your job.  Knowledge boosts your self-confidence, gives you experience you might not get directly at your job, and earns you recognition in your profession.

Portal Articles

Welcome to our comprehensive cooperative portal, where a wealth of articles awaits to enlighten and engage you on various facets of cooperative enterprises. Whether you’re a seasoned cooperative enthusiast or just embarking on your journey to understand this dynamic business model, our platform offers a diverse array of topics to explore. From agricultural cooperatives fostering sustainable farming practices to urban housing cooperatives promoting affordable living solutions, our articles delve into the manifold dimensions of cooperative ventures, shedding light on their economic, social, and environmental impacts.

Portal Cheat Sheet

Welcome to our concise yet comprehensive cooperative cheat sheet portal, designed to provide quick insights and practical tips across a myriad of cooperative topics. Whether you’re a busy professional seeking efficient solutions or a newcomer eager to grasp the essentials of cooperative principles, our cheat sheets offer condensed nuggets of wisdom to aid your understanding. From foundational concepts like the Rochdale Principles to practical guides on setting up a cooperative business, our cheat sheets distill complex information into easily digestible formats, making learning accessible to all.

Portal Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive library of cooperative guidebooks, your go-to resource for in-depth exploration and practical guidance on cooperative principles and practices. Whether you’re a cooperative enthusiast seeking a deeper understanding or a cooperative entrepreneur navigating the complexities of starting and managing a cooperative enterprise, our collection of guidebooks offers invaluable insights to support your journey. Dive into topics ranging from cooperative governance structures and legal frameworks to cooperative business planning, marketing strategies, and member engagement techniques.

Portal Reports

Welcome to our repository of comprehensive cooperative reports, meticulously crafted to provide in-depth analysis, critical insights, and actionable recommendations on various aspects of cooperative enterprises. Dive into our extensive collection of reports, where each document offers a deep dive into specific topics, trends, and challenges facing the cooperative movement. From sector-specific reports detailing the impact of cooperatives in agriculture, finance, housing, and beyond, to thematic reports exploring issues such as cooperative resilience, innovation, and social impact, our repository is a treasure trove of knowledge for researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and enthusiasts alike.

Portal Journal of coops


The Arthur Capper Cooperative Center (ACCC) is a public-private partnership between the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University and the Kansas Cooperative Council. We aim to determine, develop, and deliver research and education for the cooperative community.

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