At MT Council of Cooperatives, our mission is to help cooperatives grow by providing top-notch business development services. We work with cooperatives of all sizes to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
The Montana Council of Cooperatives is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization that extends its services to all operating cooperatives across the state of Montana. We are a non-sector, non-industry specific organization committed to the unifying mission of "Working to unite, promote, and strengthen cooperative businesses across Montana.
Our diverse community comprises over 80 cooperatives in Montana, spanning various sizes and industries. The Montana Council of Cooperatives is proud to provide support to cooperatives of all kinds. By becoming a part of the Montana Council of Cooperatives, you gain access to a range of benefits designed to support your cooperative's sustainability. Additionally, you'll have the chance to connect and collaborate with other cooperatives, fostering a community of shared development and cooperation.
For more information or to arrange a conversation with a member of our team, please feel free to contact Shandy Petersen, our Membership Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Regular members are local cooperatives, credit unions and other associations and cooperatives operating upon a cooperative plan, and regional or state federations, associations or council of the same.
Associate members are individuals, firm associations, corporations, clubs, groups, and organizations interested in promoting cooperatives and not qualified for regular membership. Associate members shall have the right to attend all meetings and participate in all discussions but shall have no right to vote in meetings of the Council.
Sponsoring members are organizations that operate on a state-wide or area basis composed of organizations that qualify for regular membership. The annual dues paid by sponsoring members are determined by the Council Board of Directors upon receipt of the membership application.
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The Council Board of Directors is doing a major review and revision of the organization’s bylaws and incorporation. First time this has been done in over 20 years. Membership structure and dues are expected to be voted on and changed at the upcoming Annual Meeting.