Cooperatives around the world operate according to a core set of principles that originated in 1844 from the first modern cooperative, the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in Rochdale, England. These principles, along with the co-op purpose of improving quality of life for their members, make electric co-ops different from other electric utilities.

NRECA offers two convenient communications tools to help you promote the co-op spirit at work and in your community. Order high-quality prints of the poster and wallet card from NRECA (below) or print your own.

Seven Cooperative Principles Poster

Coop_Principles_Poster_small.jpg This graphic-rich 18 by 24 inch poster is an eye-catching reminder to staff and visitors of your co-op’s guiding principles and serves as a valuable giveaway at member and community events.
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Seven Cooperative Principles Wallet Card

CoopPrinciples_WalletCardCover.jpg Now you can always have the seven principles in your back pocket for easy reference or ready to share with your member-owners with this handy, 4-color, one and one-half inch by two and one-half inch (folded) trifold brochure.
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Contact: Alexis Dunnum,, 703-907-5714.

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