#7563
Jen BudneyJen Budney
Participant

This is great, Alexa, thank you. You raise an excellent point about the problem of disproportionate risk in an organization comprised of members of very different sizes — this would hold true for countless second-tier co-ops and credit unions, but even at the local level there are always individual members with much more at stake in the success of their co-op than others – which is why there are rules at many co-ops about patronage and board eligibility – it’s one thing to be a member, but to have significant decision-making influence, you need to put your money where your mouth is, so to speak.

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