Maine residents are stepping up to talk about programs, services, and justice platforms—especially how to organize cooperatives to meet their needs.
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
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 questions: “How can co-ops benefit immigrant/New American workers?” See all of Cathy’s answers and ask
Why I Love Living in a Resident Owned Cooperative by Joanna Jackson, Medomak Mobile Home Cooperative, Waldoboro, Maine — published by Lincoln County News, October, 2015 Being a member of a resident owned co-op has been life changing for me. There all
Shelburne, Vt. – Homeowners at Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park took a big step forward toward securing their financial futures when they collectively bought their neighborhood as a residents cooperative today. For 10 years, Shelburnewood residents have lived in a state
Our friends at Cooperative Maine are helping put together an inspiring one-day conference, “Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine” on March 22 (this Saturday), 9 AM-4 PM, Randall Student Center, Augusta. We like the goals for the day!
The Greenhorns, an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting young farmers, has published a guidebook for Cooperative Farming: Frameworks for Farming Together by Faith Gilbert. CDI’s Lynda Brushett was a contributing author. “Compiled from 42 interviews with farmers and professionals,
NECC 65th Annual Meeting and Leaders Forum, CoBank Customer Meeting The 65th NECC Annual Meeting and Leaders Forum, “Strategic Decision Making Through Tactical Leadership” and the CoBank Northeast Customer Meeting will be held March 27-28, 2014 at the Albany Marriott,
Job Announcement for Alternative Food Co-op General Manager position The Alternative Food Cooperative of Wakefield, RI, is looking for a full-time General Manager and invites applications from the greater food co-op and sustainable living business community. Please see the job
CDI’s Lynda Brushett and Noemi Giszpenc teamed up to report on the new multi-stakeholder co-op in New Hampshire, NH Community Seafood, owned by fishermen and consumers. Using the community-supported agriculture marketing model, they are shoring up the basis for viable