Save the Date & Apply to Present


Mark your calendars! On November 2-4, 2018, over 400 participants will converge on Ann Arbor, Michigan for NASCO Institute 2018 to share ideas, learn new skills, and look at issues affecting the cooperative movement worldwide. This year we will be celebrating 50 years of cooperation since NASCO began. Interested in presenting at the conference? Apply to lead a NASCO Institute session!


Members in the News

“The problems we face environmentally and socially require a lot of creativity and different ways to think. What I love about the co-op is it’s a different model for how to get needs met and for everyday people to be able to pool resources and share the expenses of basic living.” 

NASCO Member Co-op, Kent Cooperative Housing, voted to install the panels to take advantage of state and federal tax credits, but also to show the community how everyday people can pull together to use renewable energy. Learn more.


Movement News


Transport co-op offering an alternative to Uber to people in Pittsfield, MA

A worker co-op in the USA is working to plug the gaps in local public transport provision which have left night workers stranded. Full story.


Senate's bipartisan farm bill upholds many of co-op community's priorities

In passing the sprawling $867 billion bill by a vote of 86-11, lawmakers reauthorized the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program, the only federal program dedicated to advancing the impact of cooperative businesses nationwide. Full article.

The co-op model is helping young people create secure jobs 

Young people are using cooperative business models to start their own business and generate employment, argues a new report by CICOPA, the international organization of industrial and service cooperatives. Learn more.

Co-op Policy Library


When was the last time you updated your co-op policies?

According to our 2017 All-Member Survey, only 16% of co-ops review their policies regularly! Need some inspiration to get you started? Visit the NASCO Properties Co-op Policy Library– a collection of policies from housing co-ops that lease some or all of their buildings from NASCO Properties. Email if you are interested in sharing a policy.

Job Board


Resource Generation


Events Calendar


Twin Oaks Communities Conference

August 31 - September 2, 2018

Worker Cooperative National Conference 2018

September 14-16, 2018

Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders

September 21-22, 2018

NASCO Cooperative Education and Training Institute

November 2-4, 2018
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