The Borderlands Co-operative has been involved in community, social and international development, ecological sustainability, social justice and participatory approaches to research and evaluation since end-1997. It was formally established as a not-for-profit cooperative with elected Directors, in July 1998. We are a place for the meeting of like- and differently-minded people, also creating space to operate as a social- and ecological change network of mutually supportive organisations and groups. We have also provided consultancy and research services to community organisations and local government bodies in the form of program and service evaluation, social impact research and needs analysis in almost 100 projects.