NASCO Institute 2020 Session Recordings

Below, are the recordings for NASCO Institue 2020 sessions by room. Please share lessons learned with your cooperatives and communities. 

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Development Workroom

  • Part 1: The Developing Process & Strategies for New Co-op Organizers
  • Part 2: Incorporation & Bylaws
  • Part 3: Budget & Feasibility
  • Part 4: Getting Tax Exemption in the U.S.
  • Part 5: Finding a Property
  • Part 6:Closing the Deal


  • Chores: Systems & Culture
  • Ecovillages: Cooperative Solutions to Climate Change
  • From Co-op Chores to Paid Jobs: How to Transfer Your Co-op Skills to Paid Employment
  • Kitchen Management: Sanitation and Meal Prep in a Pandemic
  • Meeting Facilitation Beyond the Basics


  • Cooperatives Toward Revolution: How Co-ops Play a Role in Systemic Change and Mass Movement Organizing
  • Housing Justice in the Age of Coronavirus
  • Power in Purpose: Policy Strategies to Build a More Inclusive Economy 
  • Purpose Driven Governance Pt 1: Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • Purpose Driven Governance Pt 2: System Approach

Living Room 

  • Economic Democracy: An Introduction
  • Fair Housing Act and Your Co-op
  • Improving Non-Oppressive Egalitarian Decision-Making with Sociocracy
  • Talking Co-op: Becoming Fluent in Co-ops


  • Co-op Housing As Carbon Reduction
  • Conflict & Cooperation: Drawing Inspiration from Nature's Mutualists
  • Cooperative Leadership Development
  • Making up the Deficit with an In-House Worker Co-op
  • Stewardship of the Commons: Protecting our Shared Assets


  • Mapping our Roles in a Social Change Ecosystem
  • Navigating Uncertainty and Pivoting with Tension-Driven Meetings
  • Professional Development: DiSCover Your Behavioral Style


Watch the full Keynote panel conversation "Choose Your Own Future" here. 

Watch the North American Co-op Tours here!