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New Report Highlight Advantages of Energy Cooperatives

provided by the International Cooperative Alliance

A new report published by the International Labour Organization’s Enterprise Department presents a collection of case studies on co-operatives in energy production, distribution and consumption, showing their contribution to the on-going search for ways in which the goal of Sustainable Energy for All. Read more »

State of the Union 

RECAP: President Echoes Cooperative Movement, Focuses on Economic Mobility and Consumer Empowerment

The President in his State of the Union address to the American people tonight made it very clear that one of the many goals of his Administration will be to focus on growing the economy, strengthening the middle class, and empowering those who want to move ahead in this economy. Read more »

The Cooperative Leadership Forum

Rod Kelsay, Executive Director of the Mid America Cooperative Council, discusses the Cooperative Leadership Forum, a 4-day educational program for Emerging Cooperative Business Leaders Watch Now »

Are There Benefits to a Cooperative Business?

Ed Mayo of Co-operatives UK explains the benefits of a co-operative and answers the question: "What is a co-operative?" This comes from a series of short films produced by the ICA Watch Now »


A 2014 Dues Advisory is in Full Effect! 

We know how the Polar Vortex has affected all of our lives. Items are getting lost and misplaced and things are awry. Perhaps your dues invoice has suffered at the hands of this meteorological phenomenon and we understand the toll it has taken on us all. Have no fear, the forecast for making your payment looks sunny! Read more »


FREE Webinar
Legislative & Advocacy Update

Thursday, February 6 
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

Learn what the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) is doing legislatively on behalf of its members, to advance the cooperative business model within Congress, the White House, and the federal government… Read More >>

Credit Union National Association

2014 GAC Conference
February 23-27


This annual conference brings together leading minds in political action and representatives of the Washington political establishment to drive positive change, champion the credit union cause and Unite for Good to make this year's GAC the most successful, high-impact conference to date... Read More >>

2014 Austin Cooperative Summit April 4-5


The 2nd annual Austin Cooperative Summit is scheduled for April 4th and 5th, 2014. This year's summit is called Towards Shared Abundance and Prosperity. The keynote speaker will be Dr. John Park, the Roy G Davis Professor of Agricultural Cooperatives at Texas A&M University... Read More >>


Consumer Federation of America's

Savings Forum
May 21, 2014


This spring, the Consumer Federation of America will host the National Savings Forum on Wednesday, May 21 in downtown Washington, DC... Read More >>



2014 Purchasing Conference & Annual Meeting 


This year marks the first time NCBA CLUSA's Purchasing Cooperatives Conference & Annual Meeting will join forces to bring you a full week of cooperative networking and collaboration... Read More >>

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The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has grown its international development portfolio to over $34 million of active programs in 15 countries.

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