Join as a Cooperative

Membership is the foundation of NASCO. As a grassroots member-led movement, our strength lies in our members. NASCO welcomes membership from cooperatives.

 

Member benefits

  • Eligibility to vote in annual NASCO Board elections
  • Free annual on-site training

  • Up to five complimentary hours of consulting services

  • Free participation in the Cooperative Internship Network

  • Up to 50% discount on NASCO event registration fees

  • Access to our job posting service

 

Dues

Dues are based on the number of members in your co-op at capacity. Co-ops will pay dues by August 31st for the membership year that runs from September 1st to August 31st.

 

Housing co-ops

For ongoing members, the dues rate is $27 USD ($33 CAD) times the membership capacity of the co-op.

 

Ongoing members:

Membership capacity ________ x $27 USD ($33 CAD) per member = $ _________

 

We offer a discount for new members! If your co-op has not been a member of NASCO within the past five years, the joining dues rate is $9 USD ($11 CAD), a third of the regular dues rate. Members will be billed at the ongoing member rate for subsequent years. If you are not sure if your co-op qualifies for this discount, we can look it up for you!

 

New members:

Membership capacity ________ x $9 USD ($11 CAD) per member = $ _________

 

Retail/worker co-ops

0.03% of Gross annual revenue = $ ________ USD/CAD (minimum $150 USD, maximum $1000 USD)

 

Development services membership

Any cooperative or allied organization is eligible to become a member of NASCO Development Services. These co-ops provide ongoing support to help start and expand new cooperatives. Development services members receive discounts on development consulting services from NASCO. Contact us for more info.

 

Join as a Cooperative