The South Philly Co-op, which has been working its way towards providing nutritious food to South Philadelphia for about two years now, has received a grant of $25,000 from The Reinvestment Fund to help move the process along.
The Co-op recently met the goal of 250 member-owners, and the next step with the grant money is to, “move even closer to opening a storefront” through:
>>>Building infrastructure and internal systems (including CiviCRM, its constituent relationship management system);
>>>Developing a pro forma with the expertise of a consultant to model the anticipated cash flows and revenues necessary for lenders
>>>Honing its business plan; and
>>>Creating a more dynamic and sustainable organization that is prepared for the next stage of development
You can find more information, and become a member-owner yourself, over here.