Welcoming our Co-op Leadership Cohort!

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Please join us in welcoming our 2023 Cooperative Leadership Cohort Aaron Woods, Erin Larmondin, Jada Fulcher, Jammie De Melo, Juhandryn Dessamen, and Lily Kapiloff. Our cohort will be spending the next year developing cooperative leadership skills, designing and implementing leadership initiatives in their home communities, and supporting each other through shared challenges. Learn more about our co-op leaders here.

Strategic Planning Facilitator RFP


NASCO is looking for a facilitator or a group of facilitators for a strategic planning retreat upcoming in-person in July/August 2023. We are asking our facilitator(s) to design a full strategic planning process and compile the input gathered into a strategic plan document for institutional use and reference.

Proposals are due March 21. See the full RFP. 

Members Corner
NASCO is starting Co-op Health Assessments for the current membership year! Health Assessments are one of the benefits of NASCO membership. They offer a chance to reflect on your co-op’s health, check in on what’s going well, and determine what needs work. NASCO will prepare a health assessment report for your co-op, including guidance and resources based on our conversation. 

We encourage multiple people from your co-op (including board members, other member leaders, and staff if applicable) to join a call with us to complete the assessment. 

Please fill out this scheduling survey to sign up for your annual health assessment.

Underserved and Minority Students Find Belonging and Support In Co-op Housing

Graphic quote says Students who currently live in the co-op system praised it heavily, often saying it was one of thee best decisions they made during their time at cornell.
In this Cornell Daily Sun article, student co-opers reflect on the strong sense of community and inclusivity found in their campus cooperatives. The co-ops at Cornell, which have a unique and competitive admissions process, are valued by residents for their affordability and the opportunities provided to learn lifelong skills.

Read more.

Grant Opportunity for Food and Land-Justice Based Co-ops

Our friends at Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED) have opened applications for their next round of, CoFUND, a regranting program aimed to support and build the collective resilience of food and land-justice based cooperatives; led by Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color of all ages.

The deadline to apply is March 31. Learn more here. 

Upcoming Events

Affordable Housing Initiative Launch
Thursday, March 16 at 2 pm CST (**TODAY**)
The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) is launching an Affordable Housing Initiative to educate communities and decision-makers about opportunities for resident and/or community-owned and controlled housing to advance racial equity and strengthen long-term housing stability. Join CDF on Thursday, March 16 for a webinar to kick off the new initiative.

Speculative Budgeting: Resource Management for Our Futures
Monday March 20, 5-7 pm CST
Join Alex Fischer of A Bookkeeping Cooperative and Autumn Brown of AORTA in a creative experiment in bringing seemingly disparate organizing practices together: the creative elements of envisioning change (speculative fiction) and the skill of mapping resource allocation (budgeting). "In this workshop, we will be broadening the understanding of budgeting as a way to manage resources to meet the needs of our visions and dreams, as a magical practice of breathing the world we want into existence through intention and planning, and as a constant experiment in what-ifs and failing gracefully."

Participation and Work in Community
5-Week Online Course | Starts March 28th
In the Participation and Work in Community course, Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) will lay out the complexities and dynamics of Participation, the various ways that ambiguity creeps in, and how to get things straightened out. Live classes are hosted on Zoom. All classes are recorded and available on our learning platform within 24 hours after each class ends and 30 days after the last class. 

Intentional Community Summit
April 5-8
The Intentional Community Summit is a free, 3-day online event featuring 10 of the world's foremost experts on community living, so you can pursue your community vision with confidence. It all builds up to the live Community Matchmaking Event on April 8th from 1-3pm Eastern.
Use code NASCO for 20% discount on eligible offers from the event. 

Co-op Job Board

Executive Director
Waterloo Co-operative Residence, Inc. (WCRI), Waterloo, ON

Member Wellness Coordinator
College Houses, Austin, TX

Membership, Recruitment, and Social Media Coordinator
The Students' Cooperative, Minneapolis, MN

General Manager
Polar Bear Sustainable Energy, Highland Park, MI

Prep Cook for Camp Common Ground
Common Ground Center, Starksboro, VT
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