Cooperatives often include affordability in their mission and strive to maintain it. Members in the cooperative will all have different expectations and ideas of what this means when entering the cooperative. This discussion guide about affordability and defining it for your cooperative will help clarify member expectations and long-term planning for your cooperative.
Below, are the recordings for NASCO Institue 2020 sessions by room. Please share lessons learned with your cooperatives and communities.
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This resource includes several templates for cooperative business plans from actual housing cooperatives in North America. Other references provided are a blueprint for the development process, of which the business plan is a part, and a cooperative business plan presentation given at the 2009 NASCO Institute.
Table of Contents
Strategies for Expansion 2
Obtaining Financing 7
Financing Sources 8
A: Property Information 10
B: Pro Forma: 505 West Green Street 12
This resource was contributed by Attorney David "Rosebud" Sparer for a workshop presented as part of NASCO's Developing New Co-op Track at the 2008 Cooperative Education and Training Institute . See NASCO Development Services for more information on developing new co-ops,