Welcoming our Director of Development Services

Join us in welcoming new energy to NASCO! Brel Hutton-Okpalaeke has joined NASCO staff as our Director of Development Services. Full story.



Early bird registration for NASCO Institute is open

Save money by registering early! Register by October 1, 2018 for the early bird rate. More details.


Requesting nominations for our Cooperative Hall of Fame

The NASCO Cooperative Hall of Fame honors the best of our movement. We use the Hall of Fame as a means for our member co-ops to provide broader recognition to individuals who have made a truly significant impact. Submit a nomination.


Contribute to the Low-Income Scholarship Fund

Our Low-Income Scholarship Fund supports low-income youth who would otherwise be unable to attend NASCO Institute by offsetting their registration fees. Contribute what you can.


Intern Spotlight

Every month, the Inter-Cooperative Council, Ann Arbor will be creating an online newsletter, "The Conifer Chronicle." The Creative Communications Team formed to create, edit and promote member-driven content for the co-op. ICC Ann Arbor's NASCO intern, Rene Kiss and Aleah Pisarz (former NASCO intern) are key players! They sure put the "fun" in functional communication and we love it!

New Member Feature


Please join us in welcoming Weaver Community Housing Association as NASCO's newest members!

"Since the end of 2002, Weaver Community Housing Association (WCHA) has been maintaining its mission at its two properties (Affordability, Perpetuity, Dweller–Control, Sustainability, Diversity, and Community) and has continued to grow in these ways: community building, consensus decision making, and inclusivity for all.  We strive to educate ourselves on an ongoing basis in all areas of living together. For example, we have offered Safe Zone training, restorative justice practices and consensus decision making workshops. Check us out!"


Movement News


In Iowa City, a co-housing movement blends living large with living small

“It’s a blueprint for housing justice. And it’s more than just a place over my head. It’s a community." Read on.

What has caused the number of US worker co-ops to nearly double?

Ten years ago, there were around 350 worker co-ops in the USA. Now there are nearly 600! Learn how.

Community Control of Land and Housing

The Democracy Collaborative recently published a new report xploring strategies for combating displacement, expanding ownership, and building community wealth. Full report here.

Educational Opportunities


The Art and Science of Cooperative Development: Finance Fundamentals

This three-part course will help participants develop the skills to start a new cooperative and assist groups to start new cooperative enterprises.

NASCO is a member of CooperationWorks! We have three $200 member discount codes to register. We will prioritize the members and staff of our member co-ops. Email us if you are interested!


Cooperative Educators Network's latest resource

The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE) has just launched CENet, the Cooperative Educators Network. This new platform is the co-op movement’s one-stop shop for educational resources about cooperatives. Check it out at!

Job Board


Madison Community Cooperative


Democracy at Work Institute


International Co-operative Alliance


Cooperative Development Institute


Events Calendar


Worker Cooperative National Conference 2018

September 14-16, 2018

Co-op IMPACT Conference

October 3-5, 2018

Co-op Festival on the National Mall

October 6 - 7, 2018

NASCO Cooperative Education and Training Institute

November 2-4, 2018
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