News and Updates
NASCO has four full-time staff positions – Director of Development, Director of Education, Director of Operations, and Director of Properties. These four positions work together to ensure that NASCO can provide services and programs for its members. NASCO is a family of organizations with three boards and half a dozen committees, dozens of member cooperatives who we visit, an annual training Institute, a development consulting program, and a network of cooperative properties.
The NASCO Cooperative Hall of Fame, created in 1989, honors the best of our movement. Our hope is to use the Hall of Fame as a means for NASCO member co-ops to provide broader recognition to individuals who have had a truly significant impact.
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!
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.
We have completed tallying the results for the 2014 NASCO Board Elections. The following candidates have been elected to the NASCO Board:
Nick Harvey (re-elected)
Thank you to all the candidates and all the voting members for participating!
Nominations for NASCO's board are now closed. Stay tuned, because we are just mere hours away from publishing this years ballot! Remember all ballots are due April 28th 11:59PM CDT.