NASCO Institute 2020 Session Recordings
Below, are the recordings for NASCO Institue 2020 sessions by room. Please share lessons learned with your cooperatives and communities.
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Housing Type Comparison Chart
Chart comparing the Rental, Group-Equity Co-op, Equity Co-op (limited or market-rate), Condominium, and Single Family Home models, from the perspectives of control, finance, and liability.
Six successful 501(c)3 applications (Form 1023)
- Bloomington Cooperative Living (Indiana, 2011)
- CHÜVA - Cooperative Housing at the University of Virginia (Virginia, 2005)
- Cooperative Roots (California, 2006)
- Kalamazoo Collective Housing (
Cooperative Housing Development Toolbox: A Guide for Successful Community Development
Incorporating and Getting 501c3 Status - Developing New Cooperatives
Presented by Daniel Miller (NASCO Staff) & David "Rosebud" Sparer (Herrick & Kasdorf, LLP)
Why do co-ops become legal corporations? What does it take to incorporate? What are the pros and cons of different legal statuses? What does non-profit status do for a co-op, and does your co-op qualify? These resources will help give answers to these questions and more, with specific examples to help your co-op.
These resources were contributed by Attorney David "Rosebud" Sparer as a resource for housing co-op organizers looking to incorporate as a non-profit or a cooperative.
Cooperative Business Planning
This resource includes several templates for cooperative business plans from actual housing cooperatives in North America. Other references provided are a blueprint for the development process, of which the business plan is a part, and a cooperative business plan presentation given at the 2009 NASCO Institute.
NASCO Co-op Organizer's Handbook
Sample Co-op Bylaws
These sample bylaw can give you an idea of some simple boilerplate language for incorporating your coop. Of course, a coop should get these bylaws looked at before submitting them, but these should give you a good idea of what you may want to do, and let you change things where you need to do so in order to make these match your needs.