NASCO News

 
Nominations are open for the 2021 Cooperative Hall of Fame

Created in 1989, 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. Learn more about the Hall of Fame, see a list of past inductees, and submit your nomination here.
 

NASCO Members - Share your Input! 

NASCO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held every year in November. The AGM is a chance for representatives from each NASCO member cooperative to come together to learn about NASCO’s activities, to share information, and to make decisions about the governance and direction of NASCO. 

If you or your cooperative have been thinking there’s something you’d like to change, this is your opportunity. Like in many of your member co-ops, NASCO’s Bylaws can only be changed with a vote of the members. Each of our member co-ops will vote with one vote for each member bed. Your co-op may choose a member to be your representative to submit those votes and attend the AGM. The NASCO board sets the agenda for the AGM in the late summer/early fall, so now is the time to submit your ideas for changes to NASCO’s bylaws. If you have questions about how to proceed, contact NASCO staff at staff@nasco.coop.

 
NASCO Co-ops' Solidarity & Resilience

On July 3, co-ops around the world celebrated International Day of Cooperatives. This year’s theme is was Rebuild Better Together and was a welcome invitation to share some of the radical tools and tactics that our co-ops are using to support their members including no barrier payment plans, mutual aid funds, emergency grants, and solidarity with local movements. Learn more. 
 

Vote Housing

 
Vote Housing is a national, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy campaign to engage Canadians to pledge to vote housing in the upcoming federal election and ensure all political parties support making bold investments in affordable housing and ending homelessness. 

NASCO endorsed the Vote Housing campaign. We encourage all co-op members in Canada to review the Vote Housing platform and pledge their vote here
 

Learning Opportunities

 
Cooperative Leadership Certification: Last Week to Apply!

NASCO's Cooperative Leadership Certification is a professional development opportunity for those who are looking to advance their role or to start their career in cooperative housing. Black Equity Scholarships are available. 

Applications are due on July 25. Learn more and apply.
 
Headwaters Apprenticeship Program

Headwaters Apprenticeship is an application-based, three-month-long, structured, hands-on learning experience for emerging facilitators from the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance. 

Applications are due on July 27. Learn more and apply.
 
Workshop: Legal Structures for Radical Real Estate
July 29, 2:30 -4:30 pm CST Free

In this presentation, cartoonist/attorney Janelle Orsi will offer practical and engaging tools to support radical real estate groups. They'll help answer questions like: How do we permanently remove land from the speculative market and move away from individual ownership models? What entity, title-holding, governance, financial, and tax structures can support this?  And what matters most in these decisions?
We will have an ASL interpreter working at this event.
 

Job Board

 
Membership Director US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Remote w/ location requirement
General Manager Grand Rapids Alliance of Cooperative Communities Grand Rapids, MI
General Manager Solar Community Housing Association Davis, CA
Multiple Positions Circle Pines Center Delton, MI
Director of Lending Shared Capital Cooperative Minneapolis, MN
 
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