News and Updates

Request for Institute Session Proposals

NASCO is currently accepting session proposals for the 38th annual Cooperative Education and Training Institute. This year's theme, "Co-ops for Life: Owning Our Future," will focus on the importance of individual and organizational development as a strategy for cross-sectoral movement building. We are seeking submissions for workshops, panels, roundtable discussions, and skill-shares.

NASCO Properties is Growing!

NASCO Properties is excited to announce that we are looking to expand!  NASCO Properties acts as a "coop of coops" across the United States, with each local coop making their own decisions on how to operate their cooperative.  NASCO Properties also offers financial support, trainings, resources, and collaboration between NASCO Properties cooperatives.  If you have a great idea for a new cooperative and need help to make your project happen, please check out our Request for Proposals and consider sending us your proposal!

Hiring Announcement

We are very pleased to welcome Rek Kwawer to the NASCO staff.  Rek will be serving as NASCO's Director of Operations, and will be working full time beginning the first week of July.  Rek brings experience in large and small coops, student and non-student coops, and coop development.  Rek previously served as the Member Services Coordinator for the Madison Community Cooperative.

NASCO Board Election Results

We have completed tallying the results for the 2014 NASCO Board Elections. The following candidates have been elected to the NASCO Board:

Justin Chandler
Kit Fordham
Alex Green
Nick Harvey (re-elected)

Thank you to all the candidates and all the voting members for participating!

Save the Date - WestCo 2014, May 02-04, Davis, CA

WestCo, an annual conference for members of cooperatives in the Western United States and Canada, will be held this year in Davis, California on May 02-04! WestCo is a space for local cooperators to build community, share skills, attend educational workshops and social events, and celebrate their common interests and experiences. For more info, click here.


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