NASCO Institute

Budgets, Governance, and Anti-Oppression - NASCO Institute

Session materials from "Budgets, Governance, and Anti-Oppression," presented by Alfred Twu at NASCO Institute 2015.


Changing processes and resource allocation can create the structural changes to make cultural changes long lasting. In this workshop we will do a line by line discussion of a few real budgets and policies from the Berkeley Student Cooperative and examine their intended and actual effects on making cooperatives more inclusive. Learn how to draft anti-oppressive policy language and budgeting formulas.

A Culture of Leadership for Democratic Organizations - NASCO Institute

Session materials from "A Culture of Leadership for Democratic Organizations," presented by Matt Hancock at NASCO Institute 2015.


NASCO Institute 2015 Poster Art

The cover art for the 2015 NASCO Institute poster and brochure was generously created by Roan Boucher. Roan is a multimedia artist and a worker-owner at the consulting and facilitation cooperative AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance). To learn more about Roan's art, visit; to learn more about AORTA, visit

NASCO Institute 2014 Keynote Nikki Marín Baena - Video

NASCO Institute 2014 Keynote Speech, delivered by Nikki Marín Baena, titled "Owning Our Neighborhoods: Our mission, should we choose to accept it." Ann Arbor, MI - November 08, 2014.
Owning our Neighborhoods: Our mission, should we choose to accept it
Ed Whitfield of the Fund for Democratic Communities recently wrote, "Our full humanity is expressed only when we have the capacity and the opportunity to be productive, to do for ourselves, meeting our needs in our communities." The world is having an important moment.

NASCO Institute 2014 Plenary - Rachel Plattus - Video

NASCO Institute 2014 Plenary Speech, delivered by Rachel Plattus, titled "Cooperation, The Latest Dance Craze." Ann Arbor, MI - November 09, 2014.
Rachel Plattus is Director of Youth and Student Organizing at the New Economy Coalition. She coordinates the Youth and Student Network and works to build community, organizational and funder engagement in the New Economy.