Session materials from “The Importance of Good Stewardship,” presented by Maggie Cohn, Daniel Miller, and Noah Compo at NASCO Institute 2016.
Stewardship is an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage all co-ops to leave their houses in good shape for future groups. There are various ways to get assistance and support -- through shared resources (bookkeeping systems, ability to compare financials, property management, access to maintenance money, sharing materials and policies between coops, etc.) as well as from consultants and membership organizations. This workshop will encourage co-ops to find and utilize appropriate resources and to be good stewards of their cooperatives.