NASCO Institute 2016

Co-op Staff Evaluations - NASCO Institute

Session materials from “Co-op Staff Evaluations,” presented by Rek Kwawer and Daniel Miller at NASCO Institute 2016.


This session provides an overview of the various reasons to perform staff evaluations, best practices for creating a just and effective evaluation process, and tips to create a positive culture around evaluations.

Getting Tax Exemption - NASCO Institute

Session materials from "Getting Tax Exemption," presented by David "Rosebud" Sparer at NASCO Institute 2016.


What does it mean to be a "nonprofit"? What are the benefits and drawbacks of 501c3 status and other tax exemptions for co-ops? Is it worth it? We will discuss the systems of nonprofit incorporation, federal tax exemption, and local tax exemptions. We will also cover the 501c3 application (IRS Form 1023) in detail.

Understanding Co-op Finances - NASCO Institute

Session materials from “Understanding Co-op Finances,” presented by Brian Dahlk at NASCO Institute 2016.


Would you like to feel more empowered to understand your co-op’s financial information and participate in its financial discussions? This workshop is designed for beginners who want to increase their financial literacy, and we will discuss the basic financial concepts that pertain to housing co-ops. Attendees will gain higher levels of financial comprehension and reduce the feelings of confusion around the financial issues their co-ops undertake.