Karen Zimbelman

National Co+op Grocers
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Karen Zimbelman is the Senior Director of Membership and Cooperative Relations at National Co+op Grocers.

Author's Articles

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Since its reorganization in 2004, National Co+op Grocers (NCG) has mostly directed its communications to top managers at its member and associate co-ops.

March 31, 2018

Nancy Casady was introduced to cooperatives when she was hired as the general manager at Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Co-op in 1997.

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

Since late 2015, National Co+op Grocers (NCG) has been publishing short, targeted resources that can help retail co-op staff efficiently and effectively manage various proce

191 July-August 2017 February 10, 2018

When you review your co-op’s quarterly financial statements, how do you know what the numbers represent?

192 Sept.-Oct 2017 November 1, 2017
LEADer Board Newsletter April 10, 2016
LEADer Board Newsletter March 1, 2016
LEADer Board Newsletter August 1, 2015
LEADer Board Newsletter August 1, 2012

It's true. The responsibilities of being a director usually become so consuming that not much time ends up being devoted to thinking about upcoming elections.

002 December - January - 1985 January 4, 2011

In 2009, in response to member interest and needs, the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) launched two new training programs, one geared towards co-op general managers and one geared t

151 November - December 2010 December 8, 2010

Food co-ops banded together to form the Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network (CGIN) in 1997.

116 January - February - 2005 January 21, 2009

This year’s CCMA conference once again afforded CGIN (Cooperative Grocer’s Information Network) the chance to hold its annual meeting and report

120 September - October - 2005 January 21, 2009

Your online resource, CGIN—the Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network—continues to make improvements and enhancements, in response to member input and suggestions.

123 March - April - 2006 January 20, 2009

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network (CGIN), which inspires us to reflect on what we’ve been able to accomplish as we c

129 march - april - 2007 January 20, 2009

108 September - October - 2003 December 27, 2008

The website owned by and operated for the benefit of food co-ops at www.cgin.coop continues to grow in scope and volume with each passing month.

111 March - April - 2004 December 27, 2008

At our seventh annual meeting this year in Minneapolis, Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network (CGIN) members enthusiastically offered up contributions of all types.

114 September - October - 2004 December 27, 2008

It's a situation that many boards have wrestled with: how to measure and monitor an organization's performance beyond just the numbers from financial statements.

040 May - June - 1992 December 17, 2008

Nine years ago, at the 1997 CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference in Alexandria, Va., a workshop was held to discuss how co-ops could use the Worl

125 July - August - 2006 August 8, 2006

A constructive, effective working relationship between a co-op's management and board of directors is a critical factor in the long-term success and survival of a co-op.

051 March - April - 1994 December 5, 2005