Cooperatives for a Better World

www.betterworld.coop

Cooperatives for a Better World is made up of cooperatives coming together to provide cooperative businesses with the expertise, tools, and connections to reach new levels of success.

We are a network of cooperative leaders and influencers from different sectors of the economy and all corners of the world sharing our cooperative identity and the difference it makes in our local, national, and global story.

Cooperatives for a Better World delivers training, media, materials, and social connections to improve people’s understanding of the cooperative business model.

The global Cooperative Community has more than 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address.

University Credit Union

www.myunicu.coop

University Credit Union operates as a member owned, not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and a volunteer Supervisory Committee.  

Credit Unions are the only democratically controlled financial institutions in the United States and operate with the philosophies, “Not for Profit, Not for Charity, But for Service” and “People Helping People.”  

University Credit Union is in business to provide the best possible financial services to its members at low cost with favorable rates and overall financial assistance while in constant pursuit of World Class Member Service.

The global Cooperative Community has more than 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address.

Fairbnb.coop

www.fairbnb.coop

Fairbnb.coop is a community of engaged citizens, researchers, and people from a variety of professional backgrounds aiming to put the word “share” back into the sharing economy.

Fairbnb.coop is a vacation rental platform which gives back 50% of its revenues to support local community projects of your choice such as social housing for residents, community gardens and more.

The platform provides a community-centered alternative to current vacation rental platforms that prioritizes people over profit and offers the potential for authentic, sustainable, and intimate travel experiences.

In late 2018 we created a co-op to serve as the legal entity behind the project, an open organization where in the near future we plan to welcome all actors of our ecosystem.

The global Cooperative Community has more than 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address.

Farmers Cooperative Society

www.farmerscoopsociety.coop

The Farmers Cooperative Society partners with Producers, Employees, and Communities to deliver Sustainable Ag Business Solutions. They deliver this with integrity and a commitment to delivering value to its customers in every relationship, product, and service.

The global Cooperative Community has more than 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address.

Central England Cooperative

www.centralengland.coop

Formed by the merger of Midlands and Anglia Cooperatives, the Central England Cooperative is one of the largest independent retailers in the UK, with over 400 trading outlets, a family of around 8,600 colleagues and more than 330,000 regular trading members.

We’re independent from The Cooperative Group, but we’re part of the wider cooperative movement, working together to provide all sorts of benefits for our members and customers.

Central England Cooperative trades across 16 counties from the Midlands to the East Coast – through more than 250 foodstores, 100-plus funeral homes, filling stations, post offices, travel branches, florists, masonry outlets, a crematorium and a coffin factory.

Our vision is to be the UK’s best consumer co-operative by making a real difference to our members and our communities.

The global Cooperative Community has more than 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address.

Coopertiva La Telefonica


www.latelefonica.coop

Welcome to Coopertiva La Telefonica of the Dominican Republic. They are a non-profit solidarity economy institution whose purpose is to contribute to the welfare and quality of life of their members. They provide a range of financial services.

Jacinto Mañón Street No.1, Ens. | Serrallés, Santo Domingo, RD

There are 3 million Cooperatives worldwide with 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

www.myrec.coop

The Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is an industry leader that has grown to serve over 22 counties in the state of Virginia, USA. It exists to enhance the lives of its members by providing reliable, affordable electric service and by playing an active role in enhancing the social and economic well-being of the communities it serves. The employees work every day to improve reliability, provide outstanding customer service, and bring new technology, programs and services to enhance member’s lives.

Follow them on Social Media here:

https://www.instagram.com/rappeleccoop/

https://www.youtube.com/user/recchannel1

There are 3 million Cooperatives worldwide with 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address.

Kenya Cooperative Coffee Exporters

www.kencaffee.coop

The Kenya Cooperative Coffee Exporters’ vision is to enhance the quality, quantity and profitability of Kenya coffee on the world market.

The organization prepares the coffee marketing co-operatives to participate effectively in the ongoing coffee reforms including utilizing the ‘second window’ or direct sales method of coffee marketing alongside the traditional central auction system.

This will not only safeguard the interests of over 700,000 small scale coffee farmers but it will also facilitate the maximization of returns from their coffee sales proceeds.

Kenya Co-operative Coffee Exporters Limited,
Godown 7 & 10, Kenbelt Industrial Park off Mombasa Road,
P. O. BOX 54980-00200 City Square, Nairobi, Kenya.


There are 3 million Cooperatives worldwide with 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address.

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association


www.electric.coop

NRECA is a service organization for America’s electric cooperatives, working to promote and support co-ops and to champion their business model. These co-ops work not only on members’ needs, but for the sustainable development of their communities. NRECA and America’s electric cooperatives are helping millions of people in developing countries improve their living standards through international electrification projects.

In 1942, America’s electric cooperatives formed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) to provide a unified voice for cooperatives and to represent their interests in Washington, DC.

Today, NRECA represents more than 900 consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives, public power districts, and public utility districts in the United States. The Arlington, Va.-based national service organization oversees cooperative employee benefits plans; carries out federal government relations activities like lobbying; conducts management and director training; and spearheads communications, advocacy, and public relations initiatives. In addition, it coordinates national and regional conferences and seminars; offers member cooperatives advice on tax, legal, environmental, and engineering matters; and performs economic and technical research.

There are 3 million Cooperatives worldwide with 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address.

Southern States Cooperative


www.southernstates.coop

Southern States Cooperative is one of the largest farm supply retail and service cooperatives in the United States. The Cooperative serves over 1,200 retail outlets across 21 states, providing a wide range of farm inputs including: fertilizer, seed, livestock feed, pet food, animal health supplies, and petroleum products, as well as other items for the farm and home.

The cooperative was founded in 1923 as Virginia Seed Service (VSS) when Virginia farmers were unable to buy seed guaranteed to grow in the Commonwealth. About 150 farmers started the company with just $11,000 in capital, two employees and a second-hand typewriter. Today, Southern States has grown to become a $1.5 billion agribusiness with over 200,000 farmer-members.

There are 3 million Cooperatives worldwide with 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address.