Membership advice and support

Members are the lifeblood of a co‑operative, and are critical to its success. It is important to keep members engaged as your co‑operative grows and develops.



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Support Packages

  • Access the best expert advice through our Contact package, which means you can get help with queries about governance, finance, HR or membership up to 10 times in a year for £200 – the best value support package your co‑op could sign-up for.
  • For larger co‑ops, our Partner package might be more appropriate – contact us to discuss.


Membership healthchecks

  • We can review a specific element of your membership practices or provide a complete healthcheck. From your embership administration policies and procedures to demonstrating the member value of your co-operative.
  • You will receive a full and independent report outlining areas of excellence, risks and development. 


Tailored membership advice

  • We provide materials for induction training, or can facilitate inductions for you. Motivate and educate your new employees, members or Directors about co‑operatives, what they are, where they have come from and why they are a good thing for society.
  • We also deliver bespoke workshops and training sessions on a variety of membership related topics including – what is a co‑op; the history of co‑ops and why they are important; and opportunities to engage in the wider movement.



  • We have a series of ready made training courses designed specifically for co‑operatives, which we can deliver as open one-day sessions, or in-house at your co‑operative.
  • We can also develop more bespoke training, depending on your needs.


Unsure? Get in touch to discuss your needs and we can advise you of the best options for your co‑op

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