How Can I Get Involved?
Since the Co-op's founding in 2009, 530 people have bought shares in Wasatch Cooperative Market. These Founding Member-Owners provide the financial base and vision of our full-service grocery store. Becoming a member-owner is the most important step you can take.
Helping to get the word out is equally critical, and we can only do it with your help. There are a number of ways to do that and there is a Toolkit to assist you!
There are many ways you can get involved in spreading the word about th Co-op.
5. Post a flyer
7. Host a party
The Co-op spirit means that people do what they feel comfortable doing. What interests you?
Sending an email to your friends, family, coworkers or anyone you think may be interested in becoming a part of the Co-op is one of the best ways to expand awareness of our efforts. Tweak the language on this template to send a personal appeal.
Share the Co-op love on Facebook by joining the Co-op's Facebook page and sharing posts with your own comments. Here are two examples to get you started:
I'm a Member-Owner of Wasatch Cooperative Market, a new local, sustainable, start-up grocery store coming to the Salt Lake area. Help me grow awareness for and the base of support to create a big, beautiful, rewarding place for us to buy local foods! #wcTripleLove
Post why you love local food and tag #wcTripleLove to participate.
This is just one idea. Write your own! And continue to check in as we update information about the Triple-Love and future campaigns. #wcTripleLove
» Become a fan on Facebook Link your Facebook post to Twitter by adding: #wastweet
Let everyone know you're part of Wasatch Cooperative Market by sharing tweets like this:
Share a Brochure
Download, print, and share our full-color brochure that describes our vision, shows what we've accomplished and upcoming development goals, and includes a member-ownership application.
Post a Flyer
Does your gym, work break room, or local hangout have a community bulletin board? If so, print out and post a copy of our half-page flyer with tear strips.
Prior to our store opening, all the work is being done by volunteers. There are board members, committee chairs and members, volunteers-at-large, photographers, writers, and more. See the complete list of current needs. Then contact our volunteer coordinator to participate. (See link below.)
Getting out into the community for one-on-one conversations about the Co-op is one of the most powerful ways to connect with potential Member-Owners. Tabling--setting up our booth at farmers markets, street fairs, open houses, and conferences to answer questions, share our excitment and hand out brochures, stickers, and informatin cards--is an awesome way to get involved!
You don't have to have all the answers. Simply sharing why you're inovled and why you became a Member-Owner is a great start. Becoming familiar with our FAQ is a great second step. Email us to volunteer at one of our upcoming events or suggest an event that you think is a good fit for the Co-op.
One of the best ways to spread the word about the Co-op is to host a house party! We make hosting a house party as easy as possible. We provide a kit with brochures, stickers, and promotion cards for your guests, t-shrits, tote bags and more to give to new Member-Owners who join at the party. If you like, we will arrange for a member of our leadership team to come and speak to your group.
Interested! Here's an invitation template for hosting your own party.