News and Updates

Apply to Lead a NASCO Institute Session

NASCO is inviting proposals for presentations at this year's Cooperative Education and Training Institute, November 11-13, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, August 19, 2016. Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so get your proposal in early! Final programming decisions will be made by the end of August. Staff are happy to discuss your session proposal ideas - email morgan@nasco.coop to get in touch.

NASCO Institute Keynote Speaker & Theme Statement

We're very pleased to announce that Ed Whitfield, Co-Managing Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities, will be joining us November 11-13th to keynote this year's Cooperative Education and Training Institute. Ed's speech, titled "Changing the World in a World that is Changing," will explore how we go about changing the world for the better, recognizing the motion and counter-motion all around us.

Job Posting: Waterloo Co-operative Residence, Inc.

Waterloo Co-operative Residence, Inc. (WCRI) is hiring a full-time Executive Director. WCRI has provided co‐operative student housing and programming for postsecondary students attending University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario for over fifty years. They are currently seeking an exceptional candidate to fulfill this role and further enhance their non‐profit co‐operative.

Two Co-op Jobs Available

NASCO member co-op ICC (in Ann Arbor, MI) is hiring a new Housing Coordinator. You can view their posting here

And, one of our Associate Members, Circle Pines Center (in Delton, MI) is hiring a Kitchen Manager. You can view their posting here

NASCO Board Election Results

We are excited to welcome eight new directors to the NASCO Board. Four of them will be serving full three-year terms, while two will be serving two-year terms and two will be serving one-year terms. These shorter terms are filling the remainders of terms that were vacated by board member resignations. 

Year in Review: Co-op Development

The past year was a very exciting one for co-op development. There is currently a lot of interest in creating new cooperatives, and we’re happy that we have been able to increase our capacity to provide advice and support to more of these groups. During the 2014-15 year, NASCO provided free technical assistance to over 30 groups and has worked with four groups to coordinate purchases. Over half of the groups we worked with were startup groups.

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