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Montana Cooperative Development Center: Is There a COOP on Your Horizon?
October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm MDT
Join Montana Cooperative Development Center Executive Director Tracy McIntire introduces the MCDC, its programs, emerging cooperatives, and its focus to preserve working sustainable lands, establish food hub systems, and more. Please RSVP to receive link or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC) works with new and existing co-ops and other groups to evaluate co-op business models and strategies to meet their objectives. MCDC is a nonprofit corporation with financial assistance from state and federal sources, which allows MCDC to offer services at little or no cost to project groups.
- Co-op Business Model Examples
- Project Planning
- Group Facilitation
- Legal Document Assistance
- Funding Sources Identification for Project Planning
- Operating or Capitalization Strategies
- Grant Writing Assistance
- Professional Referrals
- Board Training
Throughout the state of Montana, MCDC has a team of part-time staff dedicated to locally promoting the cooperative model as a viable alternative for rural development issues with emphasis on “value added” enterprises. This team of professionals works to foster the development of new cooperatives and helps to improve existing cooperatives.
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