NASCO makes funding available to Institute participants through its Low Income Scholarship Fund. Individuals who are eligible to receive funding are experiencing financial need that would make paying registration fees and travel expenses a significant hardship, living in a NASCO Properties co-op, or working to develop a new housing co-op.
News and Updates
Over 400 participants will converge on Ann Arbor, Michigan from November 11th through 13th, 2016 to share ideas, learn new skills, and look at issues affecting the cooperative movement worldwide.
Since 1977, NASCO's Cooperative Education & Training Institute has been widely recognized as one of the most important training and networking opportunities available to members, directors, staff and managers of group-equity cooperatives.
Our region of the world suffers from astonishingly unequal wealth distribution. We aren’t cooperating very well. During his captivating campaign for the Democratic Party nomination, US Senator Bernie Sanders prescribed worker co-op development as a key piece of his platform.
Are you a member of an ICC Ann Arbor co-op? Are you organized? Committed? Do you like visiting other co-ops?
NASCO is looking for 2 ICC members to help coordinate logistics for NASCO Institute. Both positions will start in September and go through November 16th.
The Inter Cooperative Council in Ann Arbor, MI, is hiring a part-time Finance Assistant. They are accepting applications through September 23, 2016. You can view their posting for complete job description and information about how to apply.
The NASCO Cooperative Hall of Fame, created in 1989, honors the best of our movement. We use the Hall of Fame as a means for NASCO member co-ops to provide broader recognition to individuals who have made a truly significant impact. This year, a committee of former Hall of Fame inductees and current NASCO board members selected three individuals to join the Hall of Fame:
Nominations are now open for NASCO's board of directors. This is an opportunity to be part of the governance of a bi-national cooperative organization. In order to run for the board, you must be nominated by either one Active Member cooperative, two Associate Member organizations, or five Individual Members of NASCO. Nominations must be received by November 1, 2016.
Nominees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session at NASCO Institute to discuss their candidacy with members of other co-ops.
The NASCO office is moving as of September 1, 2016. Our new address will be:
1100 West Cermak Road, #514, Chicago, IL, 60608, USA