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#FindYourSeafoodWeek ToolkitLocal Catch Network#FindYourSeafoodWeek Toolkit Use this toolkit to help The Local Catch Network amplify the stories of …2021, ,
Solutions Exchange Preparation AgendaKitchen Table Consulting, LLC and Resist ReimagineSolutions Exchange Preparation Agenda2020,
Solutions Exchange Facilitators AgendaKitchen Table Consulting, LLC and Resist ReimagineSolutions Exchange Facilitators Agenda2020,
Solutions Exchange OverviewKitchen Table Consulting, LLC and Resist ReimagineSolutions Exchange Overview Overview of the Solutions Exchange process and objectives2020,
Wallace Arkansas Farmer Support Ecosystem Report, May 2021Wallace CenterWallace Arkansas Farmer Support Ecosystem Report, May 2021 The Wallace Center has published a new …2021,
Institutional Investment in Regional Food- An OverviewElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesInstitutional Investment in Regional Food- An Overview Elliott Smith of Kitchen Sync Strategies outlines the …2021, ,
Spectrum of Insitutional InvestmentElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesSpectrum of Insitutional Investment2021, , ,
Key Components of Success for Institutional InvestmentElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesKey Components of Success for Institutional Investment This article lays out the key components that …2021, , ,
Institutional Investment in PraxisElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesInstitutional Investment in Praxis Learn more about examples of institutional investment including stories from a …2021, , ,
LFPP and FMPP Words of AdviceN/ALFPP and FMPP Words of Advice2019
Building Community Food WebsKen MeterKen Meter’s Building Community Food Webs (Island Press, 2021) is the single best place to …2021, , , ,
RFSP Program Overview_USDAN/ARFSP Program Overview_USDA
RFSP Webinar PresentersRFSP Webinar Presenters2021
The Four Corners GroupGAP Group: A Case StudyWallace CenterThe Four Corners GroupGAP Group: A Case Study This report describes the history and learnings …2021,
Toward Market Cities: Lessons on Supporting Public Market Systems From Pittsburgh, Seattle, and TorontoProject for Public Spaces, Market Cities IntiativeToward Market Cities: Lessons on Supporting Public Market Systems From Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Toronto This …2020, ,
Marketing Your Food Safety CertificationMI Food and Farming Systems and Fresh Systems, LCCFood safety certification is no easy undertaking. While there are many reasons to go the …2021, ,
CERTIFICACION DE SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA Y SU COMERCIALIZACIONMI Food and Farming Systems and Fresh Systems, LLCCERTIFICACION DE SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA Y SU COMERCIALIZACION La certificación de seguridad alimentaria no es una …2021,
Quality Management Systems – A Guide for Food & Farm BusinessesWallace CenterThis guide is designed to help food and farm businesses, food hubs, and USDA GroupGAP …2021, ,
Delivering More Than Food: Understanding and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Food HubsMichigan State UniversityThis report is a look at a how U.S.-based food hubs understand engagement in racial …2020,
From Food Hubs to CSAsWallace CenterWhen COVID-19 upended markets in the spring of 2020, many hubs borrowed elements of a …2020, , ,
USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program Wallace Center Research Findings and Final ReportWallace CenterThis report examines how a group of food hubs and local distributors were able to …2020, , ,
Findings of the 2019 National Food Hub Survey ReportMichigan State University, Wallace CenterSince 2012, Michigan State University’s Center for Regional Food Systems and the Wallace Center at …2020
Mentorship FAQ- Click to viewN/AFSLN Mentorship FAQs2020
Racial-Equity-Coffee-Chat-Facilitation-GuideWallace CenterFor two years the Wallace Center has hosted bi-weekly Racial Equity Coffee Chats, informal conversations …2020
Running a Food Hub Volume 4: Learning from Food Hub ClosuresUSDA Rural DevelopmentThe goal of this study is to examine factors that have led food hubs to …2016,
Food Hub Common Chart of AccountsFarm Credit EastThis is a sample chart of accounts for a food hub to help you ensure …2017,
Running a Food Hub Volume 3: Assessing Financial ViabilityUSDA Rural DevelopmentThis is the third volume in a series on the fundamentals of running a food …2016,
Financial Management for Food Hub Success – The 2018 Food Hub Finanical Benchmark Study FindingsWallace CenterFindings From the 2018 Food Hub Financial Benchmarking Study2019,
Stages of Board DevelopmentN/A
Board Self-Assessment ToolMcKinsey and Company
What are the Basic responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards?BoardSource2009
First Nations Development Institute Update on Water DeliveriesFirst Nations Development InstituteUpdate on Water Deliveries to Native Communities in the Southwest2020
Solidarity EconomyEmily KawanoBuilding an Economy for People & Planet
Peer Coaching Learning ManualN/AThis guide to Peer Coaching has been developed by the Social Enterprise Academy to support …2015
The Dawn of System LeadershipPeter Senge, Hal Hamilton, & John Kania The deep changes necessary to accelerate progress against society’s most intractable problems require someone who …2015,
Milestone Example BudgetN/AWith sample project budget, income & expenditure budget, cashflow forecast, capital budget, and consolidated budget., ,
Nonprofit Chart of Accounts with Food and Farming NotesPoppy DavisThis is a sample chart of accounts for nonprofits which can offer guidance on how …2002, ,
Finance and Related Matters Reference BookMAF Europe2006, ,
Agenda template for staff meetingsNational Farm to School NetworkAgenda template for staff meetings
Nonprofit Budget TemplateN/ANonprofit Budget Template2018,
Nonprofit Earned Income Strategies-Where to StartSocial Enterprise AssociatesFrom the Social Enterprise Associates, this brief is for non-profits interested in new methods of …,
Supervision-Partnering for SuccessMarla Cornelius2018
Strategic Planning FilterFarm to Institution New England2019
Defining Racial Equity and Food Equity Assessment QuestionsN/ADraft set of questions that can be asked when planning or rethinking a project to …,
Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize EquityGovernment Alliance on Racial EquityRacial equity tools are designed to integrate explicit consideration of racial equity in decisions, including …2016,
Building-the-Case-for-Racial-Equity-in-the-Food-SystemCenter for Social InclusionThis report shares an analysis of what it means to build a racially equitable food …2014,
Annotated-Bibliography-on-Structural-Racism-Seventh-EditionMichigan State University, Center for Regional Food SystemsFrom the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University, this annotated bibliography provides …2020
Food System Racial Equity Assessment Tool: A Facilitaion GuideUniversity of Wisconsin-ExtensionDetailed agenda with guiding questions that can be used for hosting discussions around racial equity …2017,
Peer Coaching Group ProcessOtto Scharmer and Peter SengeStep by step guidance for conducting a peer coaching session2016, ,
Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural OrganizationCrossroads Ministry
Funding VCC as Place Based Development QuicksheetSarah RockerOver the past ten years, investment in local food systems focused on rebuilding eroded physical …2019,
Evaluating VCC ConveningsSarah RockerConvening groups of stakeholders is an important facet of value chain coordination work. Meetings offer …2019,
Roles of Value Chain Coordination QuicksheetSarah RockerThis quicksheet describes value chain coordination as a set of roles that foster soft infrastructure …2019
Healthy Food Systems: A Toolkit for Building Value ChainsAnthony FlaccaventoThis toolkit is designed to help new and emerging healthy food system value chain efforts. …2009
Value Based Food Supply Chains: Strategies for Ag of the MiddleSteve Stevenson and Rich PirogDefinitions and characterization of “Values-Based Value Chains”2013
Food Value Chains: Creating Shared Value to Enhance Marketing Success.USDA AMS, Wallace CenterThis document is designed to provide guidance on how food value chains are initiated and …2014
Case Study -ALBA’s GroupGAP Food Safety ProgramALBACase Study on ALBA (California) GroupGAP program2017,
A Manager’s Guide to Food Hub Finances – Companion ResourceIowa State UniversityA Manager's Guide to Food Hub Finances - Companion Resource Companion Resource to the Manager’s …2017
A Manager’s Guide to Food Hub FinancesIowa State UniversityFinances for food hubs2017
FoodWorks: A Vision to Improve NYC’s Food SystemThe New York City CouncilThis report outlines a plan for key legislative changes, public and private investments, infrastructure improvements, …2012
Overcoming Obstacles to Frozen Local ProduceCommon MarketThis case study traces Common Market’s exploratory process, product trials, and relationship building that ultimately …2014, ,
Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and InvestmentUrban Sustainability Directors NetworkThe purpose of this report is to develop a roadmap for cities to create innovative, …2013
Moving Food Along the Value ChainUSDA Agricultural Marketing ServiceThis report examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to …2012, ,
Food System Investment Equity slidesN/A
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS OF THE RUTGERS FOOD INNOVATION CENTERRutgers UniversityThis report chronicles the impacts of Rutgers Food Innovation Center’s broader social mission and catalogue …2012
Remote USDA AuditsUSDAAugust 2020 USDA Rules on Conducting Remote Food Safety Audits2020, ,
2020 Path to GroupGAP CertificationUSDAA guide to a group’s journey to USDA GroupGAP certification.2020, ,
USDA GroupGAP primerWallace CenterA buyer-facing resource explaining the USDA GroupGAP program.2019, ,
Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-upUSDAManaging Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up For food hubs, or businesses that …2015,
Running a Food Hub Volume 1: Lessons Learned from the FieldUSDA Rural DevelopmentRunning a Food Hub Volume 1: Lessons Learned from the Field The first in a …2015
Running a Food Hub Volume 2: Business Operations GuideUSDA Rural DevelopmentRunning a Food Hub Volume 2: Business Operations Guide The report’s main focus is on …2015
An Introduction to GroupGAPUSDAAn Introduction to GroupGAP Overview of GroupGAP2015, , ,
USDA GroupGAP Fact SheetUSDAUSDA GroupGAP Fact Sheet None. 20142014, , ,
Small Farmers Can Make Food Safety Work – The Group GAP Pilot Project in Michigan’s Upper PeninsulaSmall Farmers Can Make Food Safety Work - The Group GAP Pilot Project in Michigan's …2015, ,
Overcoming Obstacles to Local Frozen ProduceOvercoming Obstacles to Local Frozen Produce Common Market, a distributor of local farm food in …, , , ,
Beyond Beauty – The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #1Beyond Beauty - The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #1 Report No. …, , , , ,
Beyond Beauty – The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #2Beyond Beauty - The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #2 Report No. …, , , , ,
Healthy Food and Small StoresThe Food TrustHealthy Food and Small Stores A report on innovations to improve access to nutritious, affordable …2015, , ,
Beyond Beauty – Hunger Relief ReportBeyond Beauty - Hunger Relief Report This installment in the Beyond Beauty series explores how …, , , , ,
Beyond Beauty – Collegiate Food Service – Report #5Beyond Beauty - Collegiate Food Service - Report #5 Opportunities for cosmetically imperfect produce in …, , , ,
Beyond Beauty – Summary of Findings – July 2016Beyond Beauty - Summary of Findings - July 2016 The Beyond Beauty initiative explored the …, , , , ,
Comparison Chart for Certifying as a GroupComparison Chart for Certifying as a Group There are several methods farmers have used to …2018, , ,
Harvesting Opportunity – The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform CommunitiesFederal Reserve Bank of St. LouisHarvesting Opportunity - The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities A collaboration …2017, ,
Growing Local – A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food SystemsN/AGrowing Local - A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems This guide …, , ,
Findings of the 2017 National Food Hub SurveyMichigan State University, Wallace CenterFindings of the 2017 National Food Hub Survey Findings of the third biennial National Food …2018,
Findings of the 2017 National Food Hub Survey – Executive SummaryFindings of the 2017 National Food Hub Survey - Executive Summary Infographic-style executive summary of …,
Tech Guide for Food HubsTech Guide for Food Hubs To better help you assess your technology needs and evaluate …, ,
Value Chain Strategies for Source-Identified Minimally Processed Produce for the School MarketWashington State Department of AgricultureValue Chain Strategies for Source-Identified Minimally Processed Produce for the School Market WSDA analyzed minimally …2018, , , , , ,
Reframing Food Hubs – Food Hubs, Racial Equity, and Self-Determination in the SouthCenter for Social Inclusion Reframing Food Hubs - Food Hubs, Racial Equity, and Self-Determination in the South This paper …2018,
Equitable Food Oriented Development Brown PaperEFOD CollaborativeEquitable Food Oriented Development Brown Paper Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) is a development strategy …2019,
Financing Sustainable FoodsFinancing Sustainable Foods Presentation Slides for the Getting Banks to “Yes” with small diversified farms.

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