NASCO News

 
New NASCO Annual Report

In the year covered, NASCO members, directors, staff, and supporters embraced adaptability to the changing circumstances in our lives, our organization, and the changing needs of the individuals that make up our community. While this year was challenging to say the least, we are SO grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the work that was done to strengthen leadership and resiliency in housing cooperatives across the U.S. and Canada. Read the full report. 
 
Group-Equity Housing Co-ops Through COVID-19

Group-equity housing cooperatives across the US and Canada have risen to meet a unique set of challenges brought on by COVID-19 through several direct responses. NASCO surveyed its network of co-ops in March 2020 and again in July 2021. The most recent survey gathered 31 responses from housing co-ops across the US and Canada, ranging from 3 members to 1,100 members. See the results. 
 

***        Reminder for NASCO Members:        ***
Choose Your Delegate for the AGM!


Friendly reminder to choose a member from your co-op to be your representative at the NASCO Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November during NASCO Institute. AGM delegates will receive a reduction in their NASCO Institute registration fees (1 per co-op) and will vote on behalf of their co-op. 

 

Help CoCoHo Rebuild

 
Columbus Collective Housing (CoCoHo) is Columbus, Ohio’s oldest and only formed housing cooperative. Their vision is to create safe spaces and communities for black girls/women and femmes to exist holistically, heal from past traumas, be creative and learn to center, accept and serve thyself mentally, physically, spiritually, nutritionally, creatively, and emotionally while living collectively and developing safe and supportive relationships. 
CoCoHo is selling t-shirts to raise the funds desperately needed to secure a new slate roof prior to winter and have major electrical and plumbing repairs done to make the home safe. Purchase a t-shirt here or support by sending them money on Venmo: @CoCoHo
 

Recommended Reads

 
Imaginal Cells of the Solidarity Economy

The convergence of the multiple crises we are facing today has created a rare opportunity to push for a new system beyond capitalism. In Nonprofit Quarterly, Emily Kawano explores awakening the slumbering potential of a solidarity economy. Read it here
 

Upcoming Events

 
Co-op Fall Orientation Webinars

There are 3 upcoming Co-op Orientation Webinars hosted by NASCO:
  • Co-op Member Roles & Responsibilities
  • Fair Housing Act and Your Co-op
  • Meeting Facilitation

Learn more and register
 
You’re (not) the boss of me: A panel discussion on different approaches to democratic governance

There are as many ways to practice shared leadership as there are groups of people! Learn from several organizations who are practicing shared leadership in a variety of ways -- from worker self-directed nonprofits, to co-directorships, to  member leadership and beyond. RSVP to this Sustainable Economies Law Center Event
 
NASCO Institute 2021: Mutual Aid

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. The annual NASCO Institute is always a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with hundreds of cooperative leaders and employers, to caucus about pressing issues, and to work on building an inclusive and accessible cooperative movement. Register Here
 

Job Board

 
Cooperative Experience Manager Berkeley Student Co-op Berkeley, CA
Cooperative Development & Pandemic Recovery Coordinator and Alumni Engagement & Fundraising Coordinator Spartan Housing Co-op East Lansing, MI
General Manager Solar Community Housing Association Davis, CA
Director of Donor Organizing New Economy Coalition Remote, U.S.
Affordable Housing Project Associate UHAB New York, NY
Director of Lending Shared Capital Cooperative Minneapolis, MN
 
See an archive of NASCO's monthly newsletter, Co-op Voices, here.

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