Saturday, March 7, the day before International Women’s Day and on the cusp between Black History Month and Women’s History Month, CDI took the opportunity to celebrate the impressive history and contemporary vitality of Black women’s leadership in cooperative thought
Our own Rob Brown, founder and director of the Business Ownership Solutions program at CDI, has been selected as one of 10 Fellows in the first cohort of Democracy at Work Institute Cooperative Developer Fellowships. We’re tremendously proud and honored!
We have a lot of projects brewing for 2015, but one that is already underway is our celebration of African American history of cooperation with a focus on arts and culture. Our new interactive exhibit (pictures below!) has been installed
In a very real sense, CDI is the people who work here. As part of our website relaunch in 2014, we’re periodically bringing you the voice of the staff so you can get to know our team. The newest member
When we survey the cooperative community about the challenges they face, one issue surfaces consistently: a lack of knowledge and resources about co-ops amongst the public (and sometimes even amongst co-ops’ own members!). As highlighted in the fifth cooperative principle,
Cooperative development is so much fun, we’d almost do it for free. Too bad we all have those pesky living expenses. Here’s a breakdown of how CDI spent its money, and where that money came from, for our last fiscal
CDI collaborates with many other groups to work toward our vision of a cooperative economy in the Northeast. Oftentimes our projects will require a team, such as the development of the Island Employee Cooperative, which included the Independent Retailers Shared
CDI is a mission-driven organization. We want to see more and more co-op development in our region, so that we can all benefit from a cooperative economy. We’ve been fortunate to enlist funders in supporting our work and our vision.
In 2014, CDI worked with big and small cooperatives throughout the Northeast, as well as across a wide range of sectors: housing, worker, consumer, producer, and more. But perhaps some of our biggest achievements came not from starting new cooperatives,
2014 was a momentous year for the Cooperative Development Institute. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without you: our supporters and our community. That’s why we wanted to give you a recap of everything we accomplished together. In 2014,