2013 NASCO Institute Call For Proposals - Food Justice and Cooperatives - Deadline July 18

The 2013 NASCO Institute, “A Fire in Our Bellies: Food Justice and Cooperatives,” is now accepting session proposals and suggestions! We are seeking five types of submissions: workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films, and caucuses/working groups. More information about each kind of session can be found in the 2013 NASCO Institute Session Proposal Form. http://nasco.coop/institute/proposals The deadline to submit proposals is July 18, 2013. Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so get your proposal in early!

NEI's reRoute Convergence in NYC This Summer!

NASCO Staff will be presenting in New York City from July 19-21, 2013 at the New Economics Institute's reRoute convergence. Come meet a new generation of new economy leaders, learn new skills, workshop existing efforts, & build the organization needed to create systemic change. It isn't too late to register, and scholarships are available until July 5th!

Hope to see you there!

2013 Staff and Managers Conference

Greetings Fellow Cooperators,
Registration is live for the 2013 Staff and Managers Conference, June 4 & 5 in Chicago! All cooperatives' staff and managers are invited to join us for two days focused on developing the structures of our co-ops as well as the staff/board relationships that support them.

Welcome to our NEW website!

NASCO is transitioning to a new website! Please bear with us as we continue to update content.
In Cooperation.
The NASCO Staff Collective

You're Invited to WestCo 2013

We would like to invite your members to WestCo 2013 which is happening this April 19-21 at Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op in sunny Isla Vista, California!
WestCo 2013 includes educational and exchange workshops, social events, and more with co-operators from the U.S./Canada in western and mountain timezones.  Participating co-op members are welcomed and encouraged to present workshops or social events and accommodation will be provided among our 5 houses.

NASCO Board Elections 2013!

Nominations are now officially open for seven seats on the Board.
Three of those seats are for 3-year terms, three are for 2-year terms, and one is a 1-year term.
Your co-op is invited to nominate someone to fill one of the open seats on the NASCO Board of Directors.
NASCO Education Board Election Timeline
We have designed the timeline to give member co-ops sufficient time both during nominations and balloting to utilize whatever process they desire for these decisions.

Check out the Austin Cooperative Summit: January 25-26 in Austin, Texas

The Austin Cooperative Summit will be a small meeting designed to facilitate the exchange of best practices and cross-sector learning among cooperators, and to strengthen the local cooperative community.
Join for workshops on developing a co-op, advocacy, local co-op history, and more.  The program concludes with a regional strategic planning session.
If you're in the Austin area, you won't want to miss it!

NASCO Board to Meet in Philly

The NASCO Board of Directors will be meeting February 23-24 in Philadelphia, PA. According to NASCO's bylaws, board meetings are open to members of active member coops. If you wish to attend a NASCO Board meeting, please contact NASCO staff at info[at]nasco.coop.

Results in for NASCO Board Elections 2012!

We welcome these new Directors to NASCO's Board!  Thanks to those who participated in our democratic process.
Serving 3-year terms:
Max Baroi
Morgan Crawford
Charlie DeTar