Cooperative Development Institute

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COVID-19 tragedy in Maine and #BetterTogetherFund

The global pandemic has been difficult for us all.  Living and working in cooperative communities lends itself to the mutual aid and networks of support that are needed during challenging times. One of CDI’s Resident Owned Communities (ROCs) … More »

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Maine’s ROC members know how to throw a party!

It was great to attend the gathering of the five Maine ROCs last Saturday.  It’s always good to see old friends, Fay, Linda and Dawn – who attended the Community Leadership Institute last fall in Cincinnati – and … More »

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It’s official! (Or it will be)

Great news! The ROC Association achieved its quorum today. That’s more than a week before the deadline! How ironic, too, that the 35th ballot would come in from Cranberry Village, home to Colleen Preston and one of two … More »