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. The NASCO membership year runs from September 1 through to the following August 31. 

 

Eligibility for Active Membership

  • You are an organization, incorporated or not
  • You are located at, or in the vicinity of, a university or college campus
  • Your organization supplies housing, credit, food, clothing, or other goods on a nonprofit cooperative basis

 

If you are not eligible for Active Membership, consider joining NASCO as an Associate Member

 

Active Member Benefits

  • Eligibility to vote in annual NASCO Board elections
  • Free annual health assessment; follow-up workshops and training as needed and based on NASCO staff capacity

  • 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

 

Active Member Dues

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

 

Member Dues Calculator

 

Dues Rates

U.S.

Small Co-ops

< 50 members

$33.75 USD / member

Mid-size Co-ops

50 - 99 members

$40.50 USD / member

Large Co-ops

100 - 199 members

$47.25 USD / member

Super Co-ops

200 + members

$54 USD / member

Dues cap after 400 members

 

Canada

Small Co-ops

< 50 members

$41.25 CAD / member

Mid-size Co-ops

50 - 99 members

$49.50 CAD / member

Large Co-ops

100 - 199 members

$57.75 CAD / member

Super Co-ops

200 + members

$66.00 CAD / member

Dues cap after 400 members

 

New Member Discount

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 one-third of your regular dues rate calculated using the above table. 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!

 

Joint Membership Discount for Canadian Cooperatives

Housing cooperatives based in Canada that are also dues-paying members of CHF Canada will receive a 30% discount on NASCO membership dues. 

 

Retail/Worker Co-ops

0.033% of Gross annual revenue = $ ________ USD/CAD (minimum $155 USD, maximum $1025 USD)

 

To account for inflation, we adjust member dues annually and will announce any changes in the dues rate by January 1st of the previous year.

 

Join as a Cooperative

 

Already a NASCO member? Renew your membership here.