Start-ups

Six successful 501(c)3 applications (Form 1023)

This archive contains the Form 1023s and supporting documentation for the following six cooperatives that have successfully become not-for-profit organizations:
  • Bloomington Cooperative Living (Indiana, 2011)
  • CHÜVA - Cooperative Housing at the University of Virginia (Virginia, 2005)
  • Cooperative Roots (California, 2006)
  • Kalamazoo Collective Housing (

Negotiating a Lease for Your Coop - Developing New Cooperatives

Presented by Daniel Miller (NASCO Staff) & Emily Ng (UHAB)

Co-ops can live in a grey area between residential and commercial, between formal and flexible, and between the collective and the individual. This can be a powerful advantage if your coop wants to negotiate the nest lease for a property - but your model might be unfamiliar to a landlord. These resources are meant to help you learn how to lower your lease payments, win more autonomy for your coop, and set yourself up for growth in the future.

Implementing Intentional Affordability

Session materials from "Implementing Intentional Affordability," which was led by Jeff Bessmer (Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op) at NASCO Institute 2013.

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Join a Community or Start One?

This resource was contributed by Laird Schaub for a workshop at NASCO's 2008 Cooperative Education and Training Institute.
 
Table of Contents
1. Pioneers vs. Settlers-Personality Profiles
2. The Queen Bee Syndrome-Challenges of Leadership
3. Location, location, location
4. Reinventing the Wheel vs. Wagging the Dog
5. Summary of Pros & Cons
6.