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Mission:
The Craft Organization Development Association serves organizations with education and professional development to foster public appreciation and understanding of craft.

CODA is an international nonprofit organization at the forefront of providing topical and innovative information and resources to craft organization leaders.
 
Purpose:
CODA works to strengthen craft organizations producing an annual national leadership conference to provide opportunities for professional development, communication, networking and collaboration among peers; doing research to provide advocacy tools and resources; hosting peer group discussions, and list serve on the CODA website, as well as increasing visibility and public education for appreciating craft.
 
CODA welcomes all sectors of the handmade crafts industry including nonprofit craft organizations, media specific organizations, schools, community and technical colleges, universities, craft centers and programs, museums, galleries, craft marketing cooperatives, community and economic development agencies, state and public agencies, state arts commissions, craft, art and gift show promoters, trade associations, businesses, and associations providing services to the field
 
Member organizations are from all regions of the United States and Canada and represent well over 150,000 craftspeople in North America in a wide array of programs.
  










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