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Low Income Scholarship Fund

The NASCO Low Income Scholarship Fund supports low-income emerging cooperative leaders who would otherwise be unable to attend the Institute by offsetting their registration fees ($220 for members, $420 for non-members) and travel expenses ($50 to $400). This program allows NASCO to create a more economically and geographically diverse demographic of attendees by providing support to youth who live in remote locations and/or are not receiving organizational support. 

Donate to NASCO

This is how we build a stronger cooperative movement. By coming together, we demonstrate our collective values for just, equitable, and sustainable communities and economies. Every donation helps us provide:
  • One-on-one consultations with cooperatives in trouble
  • Technical consulting for start-up co-ops
  • Internships with leading co-op organizations
  • Web resources for co-ops: training guides, sample documents, videos
  • Leadership experiences in cooperative and movement organizing

Submit Resources to our Library

One of the most valuable assets of the cooperative movement is our collective knowledge, and NASCO’s Shared Resource Library, a constantly growing collection of documents and files, is a tool for sharing that knowledge. Our library relies upon your contributions. Please follow this link to share your co-op’s governance documents, member education materials, and resources.

Now Accepting Nominations to Run for NASCO’s Board of Directors

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?
 

Apply to Lead a NASCO Institute Session

NASCO is inviting proposals for presentations at this year's Cooperative Education and Training Institute, November 10-12, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The deadline to submit proposals has passed. Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so get your proposal in early! Final programming decisions will be made by the end of August. Staff are happy to discuss your session proposal ideas - email institute@nasco.coop to get in touch.

Voting is open for NASCO's Board of Directors

Voting is now open for the four open seats on NASCO's board. Each Active Member and Individual Member will receive a ballot by mail. We encourage you to read the candidate statements here. All of the seats are for three-year terms. 

A meet-the-candidates forum will be held at NASCO Institute on Saturday, November 12, from 2:30-4pm. 

Ballots are due on January 5, 2017. 

There are also several board seats that will be filled at Institute. 

NASCO Institute is almost here

NASCO Institute is in just over a week, and we've sent out an email to everyone who is registered. If you didn't receive this email, that means you are not registered. Please register by tomorrow, November 3rd, for guaranteed meals and to be on the housing waitlist. 

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