Maine residents are stepping up to talk about programs, services, and justice platforms—especially how to organize cooperatives to meet their needs.
On April 29th, over 30 cooperators from around the state of Maine gathered in Gardiner to connect and learn together and to expand organizing for the Cooperative Maine Business Alliance. Cooperative Maine has organized for 10 years, and a focus
For over twenty years, the Cooperative Development Institute has been a leader in democratizing and transforming our region’s economy. We’ve helped create over 120 new cooperatives in every sector and state in the Northeast. We’re proud of that—but this past
CDI friend and ally Jim Wadsworth has been named the 2017 Unsung Hero Award recipient for his work at the USDA as an agricultural economist in Cooperative Programs. He has spent years in co-op education as a researcher and is
The state’s many cooperative and employee owned businesses demonstrate how we can create a foundation for prosperity with equity in Maine’s next economy.
Craft manufacturing is an attractive industry sector that can be made more rewarding and beneficial through employee ownership.
October is International Co-op Month, and people are invited to attend a celebration that recognizes the latest achievements of two cooperatives in Lewiston-Auburn. The event will begin Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 3pm with a ribbon cutting for 145 Pierce
The Cooperative Development Institute, a virtual 501(c)3 nonprofit serving New England and New York, is looking for a savvy senior accountant to work about a day a week on overseeing our finances. Please see the call for proposals here, send
Updated: The application period for this position closed on September 15, 2016. Thank you to everyone for your interest! CDI seeks a qualified person to serve as Director of Fundraising and Communications within the organization. This is a new position.
Meet Cathy, the Cooperative Development Institute’s new answerwoman! She can take on any co-op questions you might have, big or small. Today we address the question: “How do the new overtime rules the Obama administration has planned affect cooperatives?” See