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The NASCO Family organizes and educates affordable group equity co-ops and their member for the purpose of promoting a community-oriented cooperative movement. NASCO has been an integral part of the group-equity housing cooperative movement in the United States and Canada for over 50 years by providing direct education, networking, property management, and development assistance.

NASCO’s membership consists of nearly 40 cooperatives representing over 3,000 individuals. Our network recognizes the importance of engaging in cooperation at the global level through information exchange, solidarity, and collaboration.

 

NASCO Cooperative Education and Training Institute

  • Our flagship annual conference of cooperators from across the continent.
  • NASCO Institute takes place every fall. Online registration opens in late summer.

Cooperative Leadership Certification

  • A year-long professional development program for those looking to advance their role or start their career in cooperative housing
  • Applications open every August, learn more here.

Staff & Managers Conference

  • A conference tailored to the unique needs of group-equity housing cooperative staff.
  • Staff & Managers Conference takes place every spring. Online registration opens in early spring.

Regional support

  • Support to local groups to organize regional gatherings of cooperators.
  • Interested in hosting a regional gathering? Contact us for a free consultation.

Cooperative Internship Network

  • A summer internship placement service connecting future co-op leaders with cooperative career opportunities.
  • The application to host a summer intern becomes available online in winter. The application for summer internships becomes available online in early spring.

Training

  • Cooperative educational workshops.
  • Requesting a training? Contact us for a free consultation.

Consulting

  • Technical assistance tailored to member co-op needs.
  • Needs technical assistance? Contact us for a free consultation.

Property leasing

  • NASCO Properties, a “co-op of co-ops,” is a system of properties across the US with the houses supporting one another with finances and information.
  • Interested in joining NASCO Properties? Contact us for a free consultation.

Development

  • Support to groups starting new co-ops
  • For more assistance with your particular project, contact us for a free consultation

Linking and networking

  • Organizing the voices of the North American co-op housing movement and the youth co-op movement
  • Have a collaboration in mind? Contact us and we’ll do our best to connect you.

Online Shared Resource Library

Monthly newsletter

  • Our monthly newsletter reports on recent NASCO activities and the global cooperative movement.
  • Subscribe at www.nasco.coop/subscribe.
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