Cooperative Development Services is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1985. Since its inception, CDS has been committed to providing a range of innovative, results-oriented, and cost-effective services to cooperatives and related organizations. Drawing on the skills and expertise of an experienced and knowledgeable staff, CDS has participated in the development, restructuring, and expansion of over 500 cooperative organizations of all kinds. CDS provides consulting on a fee-for-service basis, but we are often successful in helping clients secure grant funding from various public and private sources to buy down the cost of our work.
We envision a world where diverse groups of people, acting cooperatively and responsibly, achieve their social, economic and cultural well-being through organizations that they own and control.
November 30, 2021
To help start and grow cooperative enterprises..