News and Updates

October 16, 2019
Pictured: game components of "Co-op" (available from The Gamecrafter, LLC)

Hello! We're a couple of long-time co-opers who decided that it would be fun to develop a board game about cooperative living. And it's finally finished! INTRODUCING: "Co-op"!

This project's inception dates to an animated and shamefully nerdy conversation, that took place while carpooling back from the NASCO meeting in Ann Arbor a few years ago. It turned out that a weekend of non-stop dialogue about cooperatives wasn't enough, and someone had to ask the dangerous question "what if there was a board game about co-ops?" in a crowded vehicle. It's been a blast to actually make the game and to playtest it with our friends.

September 20, 2019

 

Are you excited about the cooperative movement and eager to participate in the world of cooperatives beyond your home cooperative?

Do you have experience with board governance, grassroots fundraising, meeting facilitation, co-op management, or committee leadership? 

Do you want to be part of a bi-national organization that develops new cooperatives, manages common equity houses, and reaches thousands of cooperators in the U.S. and Canada with cooperative education?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider running for the NASCO Board of Directors!

Learn more about the requirements, nominations timeline, and application.

June 17, 2019

 

We are searching for a cooperative artist to create the art for NASCO Institute 2019. This year's theme is Cooperate Locally.
The chosen artist's work will be featured on posters, shirts, the program, banner and more. We’re expecting the artist we choose to work through concepts and designs with the NASCO team and deliver on a specific timeline. The chosen artist will be provided a $300 stipend.
 
If you are interested, send some info about yourself and examples of your previous work (links to your portfolio, etc.) to bronwyn@nasco.coop by July 1, 2019.

Check out the artwork from previous NASCO Institute's here to get inspired!

 

 

 

January 17, 2019

The 2019 NASCO Board of Director election results are in! We thank you, our membership, the board, and our nominees for participating in one of the most important aspects of being a part of the North American Students of Cooperation – electing leadership that will drive our organization and our movement forward. As pictured from left to right…

November 5, 2018

Laird is a nationally recognized facilitator, group process consultant, teacher, and author. Since 1987, he’s been assisting cooperative groups all over North America. During 1997-2015 he was also a regular part of the teaching faculty for NASCO Institute.

Laird will be in Austin November 16-18, giving a series of three (3) two-hour presentations on various aspects of group dynamics and how cooperative groups can function more effectively:

  • Friday, Nov 16 @ Sasona Coop (sasona.org) • 8:30-10:30 pm

  • Saturday Nov 17 @ Sasona • 2-4 pm

  • Sunday 11/18 @ La Reunion Coop (lareunioncoop.org) • 2-4 pm

We invite you and your cooperative group to attend one or more of these sessions and get answers to your vexing questions! Donations will be requested at the door.

NOTE: Laird will also be available to meet with members of your group at other times over the weekend, by special arrangement. Email or call Samuel Bean (samuelhenrybean@gmail.com or 512-412-1367) to RSVP for one or more of Laird’s presentations, or to reserve one-on-one time with Laird.

November 3, 2018

The NASCO Cooperative Hall of Fame, created in 1989, honors the best of our movement.  We use the Hall of Fame as a means for NASCO member co-ops to provide broader recognition to individuals who have made a truly significant impact. This year, a committee of former Hall of Fame inductees and NASCO board members selected three individuals to join the Hall of Fame:Sheella Mierson, Educator

September 24, 2018

Are you excited about the cooperative movement and eager to participate in the world of cooperatives beyond your home cooperative?

Do you have experience with board governance, grassroots fundraising, meeting facilitation, co-op management, or committee leadership? 

Do you want to be part of a bi-national organization that develops new cooperatives, manages common equity houses, and reaches thousands of cooperators in the U.S. and Canada with cooperative education?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider running for the NASCO Board of Directors!

Learn more about the requirements, nominations timeline, and application.

 

September 24, 2018

NASCO member co-ops only– we're conducting our second Annual Member Survey! Your responses help us understand our membership, ensure our programming meets our members' needs, and advocate for the positive impacts of co-ops on individuals and communities.

Every individual who completes a survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of the following prizes:

September 4, 2018

As summer comes to an end, Corrigan Nadon-Nichols, our Director of Development, is stepping down from his position. During his five years on staff, Corrigan has made some enormous contributions to NASCO. He will surely be missed! However, he won’t be going far as he is moving on to exciting opportunities in the local Chicago cooperative movement. Supporting our staff as well as members to grow and evolve is part of our work at NASCO. We are sad to say goodbye to Corrigan, and we wish him happiness and success!

February 8, 2018
NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network is officially accepting host applications for summer 2018 internship positions!
Applications from host organizations are due by March 1, 2018. Join us for an Informational Call on February 16 or 21- or learn more here.