CDI Annual Co-op Survey 2014


It’s been our pleasure to work with you in 2013-2014 or past years. Your answers to the following questions help track the strength of the cooperative economy in our region and assist in the evaluation and improvement of the Cooperative Development Institute’s programs and services. While we will never share confidential information regarding your business operations, we would like to publish on our website a map of all the projects and organizations with which we work, and share this data through the Data Commons Cooperative. If you prefer that we keep your organization name, location, or contact info private, please let us know by filling in the appropriate response at the end of the section on project info.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our survey administrator, Kathleen Fekete Bauerlein, or 413-665-1271 x5.
Thank you, 
CDI Staff and Consultants
Lynda Brushett
Andy Danforth
Noémi Giszpenc
Jeremiah Ward
Rob Brown
Matt Meyer
Sarah Martin
Jessica Pooley
Maureen Carroll
Kathleen Fekete Bauerlein
Patrick Deluhery

About the Cooperative Development Institute

CDI’s cooperative development specialists work with all different types of start-up and existing cooperatives and group based businesses in just about every sector and industry: consumer, worker, producer, and purchasing co-ops; food, housing and resident owned communities, energy, agriculture, arts, health, forestry, fisheries, retail, service and more. Our service region is the New England states and New York. Using in-house staff and contract services from professionals, we help clients assess business feasibility and prepare implementation plans; provide technical support and training for organizational, legal, governance, financing and accounting issues; and publish cooperative development information on our website and through periodic e-communications. We also encourage and support the development of networks of cooperatives and of cooperation among cooperatives, the sixth Cooperative Principle.
Every year we apply for a federal grant from USDA to operate a Rural Cooperative Development Center. This funding allows us to respond to any cooperative business inquiry from a rural community in our region and provide a modest level of free or reduced-fee hours. We seek other government or philanthropic funds in order to provide intensive assistance for start-up groups and non-rural groups that cannot afford to pay fees, and charge fees for services provided when appropriate and affordable.

Organizational and Contact Info

Throughout the survey, questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. 

If you do not know the answer, fill in DN or NA. Thank you.

Contact Info
Please update the information below.

Perception of the Cooperative Development Institute

Development Stage

Please answer each question that you can, no matter what stage of development you are in. Your answers to certain questions will automatically “skip” you to the next appropriate question. Thank you!

About your business

Enter four digit year (e.g., 1997)

CDI Services

Evaluation of CDI Services

Please enter a whole number from 0 to 10. 0=Low, 10=High.

Please enter a whole number from 0 to 10. 0=Low, 10=High.

Looking Forward

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CDI Annual Co-op Survey 2014