News and Updates

Job Posting - Maintenance Coordinator - Madison Community Cooperative

The Madison Community Cooperative (MCC) is a nonprofit housing cooperative governed by its 200 member-residents who collectively manage our 12 cooperative houses in Madison’s downtown and near-east side. Their mission is to improve the Madison community by providing low-cost, not-for-profit cooperative housing for very low- to moderate-income people and to be inclusive of underrepresented and marginalized groups of the community. They have made a commitment to work for social and housing justice.

Save the Date: WestCo 2015

WestCo, an annual conference for members of cooperatives in the Western United States and Canada, will be held this year in Berkeley, CA from April 24th through 26th. WestCo is a space for local cooperators to build community, attend educational workshops and social events, and celebrate their common interests and experiences. This year’s conference is organized by members of the Berkeley Student Cooperative. More programming details will be released in March.

NASCO Staff & Board Update

Recently, NASCO staff have been very busy working on a variety of projects: we’re accepting applications for at least 10 exciting summer cooperative internships; programming has been finalized for the 2015 Staff & Managers Conference; 40 original cooperative educational videos were recorded and posted to our website; we’re supporting local organizers in Berkeley, CA to plan WestCo 2015

Staff & Managers Conference Programming Update

The 2015 Staff & Managers Conference will feature a walking tour of local co-ops, a group dinner at a cooperative brewpub, a film screening featuring Austin-area co-ops, special guest presenters, and sessions focusing on expansion projects, regional cooperative associations, board governance, cooperative management structures, zoning, university relations, member certification programs, sharing cooperative data/resources, and getting people to pay their rent.

Berkeley Student Cooperative Development Fund - Accepting Applications

The BSC is proud to announce its 4th annual Cooperative Development Grant! The Berkeley Student Cooperative’s $10,000 Co-op Development Fund is for cooperatively-run business projects only. Only one project/program will be awarded the fund. Preference will be given to projects that serve students or underserved members of low-income communities within the San Francisco Bay Area.

NASCO Board Election Results

We are excited to announce the results of the 2015 NASCO Board of Directors election. We had nine candidates for five seats (four three-year terms and one one-year term), and ballots cast by more than twenty members.
 
The following people have been elected to the board:
 
Maya Menlo - ICC Ann Arbor (three-year seat)
Bradley Hunt - Berkeley Student Cooperative (three-year seat)
Scarlett McIntosh - Berkeley Student Cooperative (three-year seat)

Donate to NASCO

How can you promote affordable, community-oriented cooperatives and support the next generation of cooperative leaders? Donate to NASCO! We depend on a broad community of people who see cooperatives as a critical part of our future to support our efforts to educate and organize cooperatives and their thousands of dedicated members. NASCO provides free and low-cost training and consulting for youth-led cooperatives that are creating the leaders of tomorrow. But we can't do it with out you. Join us in cooperation!

Submit Resources to our Library

One of the most valuable assets of the cooperative movement is our collective knowledge, and NASCO’s Shared Resource Library, a constantly growing collection of documents and files, is a tool for sharing that knowledge. Our library relies upon your contributions. Please follow this link to share your co-op’s governance documents, member education materials, and resources.

Cooperative Internship Network - Accepting Applications

Are you looking for a job this summer? Would you like to work in a cooperative? NASCO’s Cooperative Internship Network places talented cooperators in jobs with cooperatives and cooperative organizations. The Internship Network provides a great opportunity to develop new skills, gain experience, and begin developing a career in the cooperative sector.
 

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