Hiring Announcement: Financial Assistant, Oberlin Student Cooperative Association

The Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) is hiring a Financial Assistant, based in Oberlin, OH. The Financial Assistant’s (FA) primary responsibility will be to perform specific duties as directed by the Financial Manager (FM). These duties will include general bookkeeping, Quickbooks processing, and Accounts Receivables and Payables. This position is 24 hours per week, $28 per hour.

NASCO Board Election Results

We are excited to announce our newly elected directors to the NASCO Board!
 
Alex Green
Former member of Inter Cooperative Council, Ann Arbor, MI
New York, New York
 
Topaz Hooper
Current member of St. Peace House and former member of the Boulder Housing Coalition
St.

Announcing NASCO's new Director of Community Engagement

NASCO is very excited to announce that we have hired Ratih Sutrisno as our new Director of Community Engagement! Ratih will be starting training this week and will join us full time at NASCO Institute. You can reach Ratih at ratih@nasco.coop. 
 
Ratih writes:
 
Hello, NASCO Members! My name is Ratih Sutrisno and I am NASCO’s new Director of Community Engagement. This is a new position at NASCO connecting the organization and its members to social justice and anti-oppression work both inside and outside the cooperative movement.

Three Excellent Cooperators Join NASCO Hall of Fame

NASCO Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees

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 current NASCO board members selected three individuals to join the Hall of Fame:

NASCO is moving!

The NASCO office is moving as of September 1, 2016. Our new address will be:

1100 West Cermak Road, #514, Chicago, IL, 60608, USA

NASCO Strategic Planning Report-back

Group photo of NASCO board and staff members

The NASCO Family boards took a major step toward renewing a strategic vision at our planning retreat the weekend of June 17-19, 2016. The three boards met to affirm their united intentions for the NASCO Family. NASCO aims to grow and serve more co-ops through increased member engagement.

Year in Review: Co-op Development

The past year was a very exciting one for co-op development. There is currently a lot of interest in creating new cooperatives, and we’re happy that we have been able to increase our capacity to provide advice and support to more of these groups. During the 2014-15 year, NASCO provided free technical assistance to over 30 groups and has worked with four groups to coordinate purchases. Over half of the groups we worked with were startup groups.

CHS Foundation awards NASCO $26,000

We are pleased to announce that NASCO has been awarded two grants through the CHS Foundation’s 2016 Cooperative Education Grants Program. We have been generously awarded $10,000 to support NASCO’s annual Cooperative Education & Training Institute, and a $16,000 capacity building grant to grow NASCO's resource and program development capacity to more sustainable levels.