About Us

collage-1Who We Are

The Mid America Cooperative Council (MACC) is a multi-state, non-profit trade association founded in January 2003, by a group of like-minded individuals. These individuals understood the impact cooperative principles have on the sustainability of co-ops, yet they began to see a widespread erosion of co-op knowledge among co-op communities.  All sectors of cooperatives were engaged in establishing MACC.  The founders also wanted to address the lack of unique co-op educational resources available in the Midwestern region. Members co-aligned and co-created MACC, filling this advocacy gap.  MAC-Ed is a subsidiary 501c3 that concentrates on the educational aspects of MACC.  Don’t forget to “LIKE” us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/macceducation/

Where We Are

MACC is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and its’ members are in the Heart of Mid America – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Our Purpose

  1. To provide education and training to strengthen the foundation of our member cooperatives and assist them in meeting their goals.
  2. To enlighten external audiences about the viability of our unique cooperative business model.

Our Mission

“To Promote, foster and enhance the values of cooperatives.”

Our Vision

Cooperatives are member-driven businesses serving people in all sectors of society.

Our Values

To serve as an association of businesses whose operations are based on the seven cooperative principles.

To support members in:

  1. Growing the individuals who are engaged in their co-op
  2. Managing financial sustainability, member equity and patronage
  3. Maintaining sustainability of resources

In a recent study of our membership, our cooperative education programs were rated in importance 1-5 (5=most important):

1. Co-ops101 – 4.2

2. Cooperative Leadership Forum – 4.2

3. CFO/Controller Conference – 4.0

4. CFO Essentials Conference – 4.0

These survey results show that the Mid America Cooperative Council membership values the education programs that we provide, which is our #1 purpose: “To provide education and training to strengthen the foundation of our member cooperatives and assist them in meeting their goals”.

For more information about the Mid America Cooperative Council, please fill out our contact form at http://macc.coop/contact-us/

To download our Membership Brochure, please click here: 2014MACCMemberBrochure

To download our 2003-2013 Annual Report, please click here:  2003-2013 Annual Report


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