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Aug 8, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

This year's International Youth Day, observed on August 12, focuses on creating safe spaces for young people—places where they can come together, engage in activities that address their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision-making and freely express themselves. Click... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: youth, international, cooperatives, co-ops
Aug 1, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The cooperative movement is at a crossroads. With American economic growth largely concentrated in a small number of highly populated urban areas, swaths of the country continue to feel disconnected from their economy and unsure about the future. Cooperators know that ownership is the path to an inclusive economy that works for everyone. At IMPACT 2018, we’ll embrace this cooperative moment... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops, Networking Tags: co-ops, cooperatives, impact, conference, registration
Jul 12, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Credit unions once again beat banks in ... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: credit unions, Forbes, banks
Jun 27, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The International Day of Cooperatives is an annual celebration of the cooperative movement happening on the first Saturday of July since 1923 by the International Cooperative Alliance. Cooperators selected the 2018 International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopsDay)... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, international, celebration, principles, International Cooperative Alliance, ICA
Jun 22, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

June 19, 2018 marked a historic meeting between the International Cooperative... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, NCBA, ICA
Jun 21, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Financial Health Federal Credit Union (FHFCU) is creating measurable positive impact in their community though a partnership with the United Way to facilitate six Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) locations around Indianapolis.   VITA is a national program of the IRS that offers... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, credit union, IRS, VITA program
Jun 21, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

As a cooperator, you know the value of co-ops, but not everybody does. A recent study found that 74% of people do not know what a cooperative is, nor do they understand its value. But, when given the definition of that value, 78% of people said they would choose to do business with a co-op. This statistic reveals a terrific opportunity Cooperatives for a Better World (CBW) was created... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, community
Jun 21, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Affordable housing access is being called a crisis in many areas across the country, and housing cooperatives can be a powerful part of the solution.  The Indiana Cooperative Development Center hosted a one day “conversation about housing co-ops” in spring 2018 in partnership with Cinnaire and Neighborhood Development Associates... Read more >

Topics: Technical Assistance Tags: housing, housing co-ops, cooperatives
Jun 14, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

CoTech is a network of 30 UK tech businesses that have embraced the co-op model, working on principles of autonomy, equality and democratic control. The 30 tech businesses united... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: tech, start-ups, cooperative, principles, UK, tech business
Jun 12, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

In 2009, three Ohio-based farm cooperatives planted the seed of a concept: work “cooperatively” to raise $50,000 for breast cancer research. Two additional cooperatives and a fleet of pink propane tankers later, “... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops

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This Saturday, August 12, people worldwide will celebrate International Youth Day. Observed annually on August 12 since 2000, this United...Read more
Indiana's electric cooperatives and their statewide magazine, Electric Consumer, invite Indiana K-12 students to enter the Cooperative Calendar of Student...Read more

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