CoFED inspiregizes future food co-op leaders across North America. We support students with training and tools, and connect them with peers, mentors, and allies in a solidarity network.

Regional Organizer

Eric first joined CoFED during the spring of 2011 as a member of the Humboldt Student Food Collective, a CoFED team at Humboldt State University in Northern California. As a member of the HSFC, Eric has gained much insight in how to build a strong student organization and start a cooperative food business. He enjoys creating and building connections between people, networks, and organizations, and in helping others turn their ideas into reality. As the Northern California Regional Organizer, he is excited to use his experience with campaign organizing and building successful student organizations to help students start their own coops. Eric recently graduated from HSU with a BA in Economics and Sustainable Development, and has interests in manifesting different economic and business models to help shift the current paradigm. He is also a board member for the California Student Sustainability Coalition and a steering committee member for the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, a student run, live-in demonstration home for sustainability at HSU. In his free time, he likes to juggle, play samba, fix bikes, and farm and cook with friends.

 

Eric's Skillmap:

  • Organizing Skills
    • Power-mapping
    • Strategic planning and visioning
    • Working through campus and other bureaucratic structures
    • Mobilizing your community
    • Coalition building
    • Recruitment and outreach
    • Workshop and event planning
    • Fundraising
    • Consensus process and group decision making
    • Framing
  • Business Skills
    • Writing a business plan
    • Completing financial pro-formas
    • Incorporation
    • Organizational/Cooperative structures
    • Working with a board
    • Market research/surveys

 

 

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Regional Organizer

Contact him at eric@cofed.org