Introduction to Accountability Models

These activities and worksheets are from a workshop titled "Introduction to Accountability Models" presented by Evelyn Smith at NASCO Institute 2017.

Workshop Kit: "Creating and Cultivating Inclusive Spaces (anti-oppression)"

This workshop kit includes the facilitator's guide which provides a step by step breakdown of how to deliver this workshop which is the place to start. Handouts and activity sheets are also included here. People are encouraged to use the material as-is or adapt it as needed for their particular coop.

Death of a Member

In Fall 2014, a member of a NASCO member co-op passed away unexpectedly. This document, produced by the staff of the co-op, is an anonymized account of the co-op's response to this tragedy.

BSC Member Demographics Surveys & Results

In 2012, the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) performed a survey of the socio-demographics of its entire membership. The survey had an overall response rate of 73% (1,256 members). The survey document, the survey results, and multiple presentations/ analyses of the survey results are attached. The BSC intends to conduct on a periodic basis in order to have more definitive data on their membership over time.

Tools for Building Community in your Co-op

A Workshop for WestCo 2001- Eugene, Oregon
by Anjanette Bunce (former NASCO Member Services Coordinator)
Table of Contents
2  Statement of Co-operative Identity
3  Campus Co-operatives- A Brief History
4  NASCO Member Services
5  What is Community?
6  Ways to Create Community in Co-ops
7  Developing Community
11  Tips for Building Co-op Spirit

The Tyranny of Structurelessness

"The Tyranny of Structurelessness" by Jo Freeman (1970)
During the years in which the women’s liberation movement has been taking shape, a great emphasis has been placed on what are called leaderless, structureless groups as the main form of the movement.

BSC Manager Accountability - Video

Berkeley Student Cooperative "Manager Accountability" orientation video.

In the co-ops, some members are elected to be managers at their house. These managers specialize in coordinating different parts of the house's operations, such as food service, maintenance, or social activities.