April, 2022
Dear friends,
Happy Earth Month! Join us as we celebrate Earth, our deeply generous & resilient shared home.

This month’s newsletter includes upcoming workshops, job postings, funding updates + other key co-opportunities that will help you unlock the power of your co-op community.
As always, if you, or someone you know, can benefit from any of these resources, be sure to share! We also encourage you to share your updates & ideas with us by emailing cfne@coopfund.coop 

Co-op Curious?
We’ve got you covered. Check out these learning co-opportunities from CFNE & our friends.

April 11 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT | Online | $10-$450
This 2 part workshop is reserved for LGBTQIA2+ participants. 
In part 1, ABC will go over basic financial concepts and the four basic reports: Profit & Loss, Budget, Cash Flow Projection, and Balance Sheet. They’ll also share ways to use these tools to put your values front and center in your organizations. Click here to Register 

April 28 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT | Online | $10-$450
In the second workshop of this online series, ABC will share templates and examples of an organizational budget, ways to present information to your team, and tools for engaging groups in financial decision-making. This workshop is infused with solidarity values and gives time and space for participants to support each other and share their wisdom. Click here to Register  

April 20 | 12-1:30pm EST | Online | Free
You have a story. That story informs who you are and what you do.
To others, our stories reveal even more. It tells of our character and our commitment to the future we say we’re fighting for. When we realize the power of our story, we often strive to perfect it, sometimes neglecting our ability to reflect it. In this lunch-and-learn session, we invite you to consider "how do you live your story?"

Join us as we explore powerful strategies and frameworks that will help you to better align your storytelling with your organizational practices. Click here to register

In Case You Missed It!

Our 2021 workshops are all available for viewing on our Youtube channel. Click here to view.

If you’re interested in a 1-on-1 co-op coaching session, click here to schedule an appointment.

Co-op Community
Stay connected to our co-op community.

Join food co-ops across our region in the “Slash Your Trash” Challenge, helping your members and shoppers reduce waste while promoting Co-ops’ leadership in climate justice! Click here to learn more 

Join the more than 10 Neighboring Food Co-ops that have already signed up to support organic dairy farmers that lost their contracts last fall. Click here to learn more

The ICA Group, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing businesses and institutions that center worker voice, grow worker wealth, and build worker power, seeks a full-time Communications Director. 
The Communications Director will build and lead ICA’s communications team to expand ICA’s external presence and support the growth of worker owned companies and other social enterprises. Click here for the full job description.

Capital Impact, in partnership with the National Cooperative Bank, has launched the 2022 Co-op Innovation Award to advance cooperative development in communities of color and/or historically disinvested communities.

Priority will be given to food, worker, and housing co-ops, but all sectors are invited to apply. Letters of intent are due by May 3rd! Click here to learn more

Co-op Capital
Stay updated on relevant funding co-opportunities.

MA is offering for-profit and non-profit businesses with locations in Massachusetts $4,000 per new employee hired between March 23, 2022, and December 31, 2022. These grants can cover costs like training, signing bonuses, retention bonuses, tuition reimbursement and more. Click here for more information 
SBA Announces Additional Deferment Period for EIDL Program

The SBA announced last month that any borrowers that received a COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) in any of the eligible periods between 2020 and 2022, will now receive automatic deferment of loan payments for a total of 30 months, up from the previous deferment period of 24 months. The deferment period begins on the inception date of the loan and interest does continue to accrue through the entire deferred period. Wegner CPAs has released some helpful information on this announcement. Click here to learn more
We’re always looking for federal & state-specific resources throughout the regions we serve.
If you know of any relevant funding opportunities, send it our way to share with others.

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In cooperation,
Johan Matthews
Community Engagement Facilitator
Cooperative Fund of the Northeast
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