Once a year, co-op supporters from across Maine get together to meet, network, share experiences, and learn how we can work together to grow Maine’s cooperative economy. This includes: worker co-ops, Resident Owned Communities (ROCs), housing co-ops, consumer co-ops, credit
Sherwood Village Mobile Home Park has become the first cooperatively managed, resident-owned mobile home park in Rhode Island. Congratulations to Sherwood Village residents! CDI was proud to assist residents in becoming owners. We’re featured in this The Coventry Courier story
Help grow the cooperative economy in Maine! The Cooperative Maine Business Alliance and the Cooperative Development Institute are hiring a part-time Network Coordinator to help grow our alliance. We are looking for someone to help grow membership, organize events and
Nearly 50 community leaders spent a Saturday with CDI and ROC USA at a networking and educational gathering in lovely Kingston, Massachusetts, discussing the needs of resident-owned communities.
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,