Jeanee Wright, our Housing Program Specialist in CDI’s NEROC Program, shares how empowering affordable housing residents enables them to meet their needs—and what more we can do to support them.
“We all agreed that we ate like kings and queens, learned some valuable skills, and came home with a lot of great information,” says participant Bill Hodgkins, a board member who lives at Wardtown Cooperative.
CDI’s intern Arhi Tallon spent the summer researching policy and case studies and learning the ropes of cooperative development. His reflections on the experience can be found below. This summer I was really happy to get the opportunity to do
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn recently issued a manifesto that calls for cooperative ownership of digital platforms. Corbyn took a page from the growing movement comprised of efforts to collectively own and democratically govern our workplaces using apps, websites, and
For Tax Day this year, we published a Co-op Cathy column that answered the questions “What is the maximum dividend rate that co-ops can offer on preferred stock?” and “What are the implications of issuing preferred stock vs. raising capital
Tragedy visited Wardtown Mobile Home Park Co-op when Mason Donahue’s life was cut short at just 34 days. Mason died of sudden infant death syndrome on May 23, 2015. Their co-op community gathered around the family and extended their support,
CDI recently helped more than 100 community members in Burlington who were at risk of losing their homes earlier this fall find an innovative way to keep them. Vermont Public Radio caught up with residents to discuss how they formed
CDI to the United Nations: Sustainable Development through Cooperative Development CDI Executive Director Noemi Giszpenc was invited to present at the U.N. in New York as part of a panel on the “Sustainable Development Goals” and how to engage citizen
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 submitted question: “How do worker co-ops decide how to share profits amongst the employee-owners?” See
Rob Brown, director of Business Ownership Solutions at CDI, was among ten finalists chosen to do short presentations on their innovative economic and community development ideas at the Friends of Midcoast Maine annual meeting. His presentation showed how converting existing