Associate Membership

An important component of NCBA CLUSA’s mission to serve cooperatives in the 5 areas listed above is providing targeted technical assistance where applicable. NCBA CLUSA’s Associate Member program is designed to provide key business and educational resources exclusively to NCBA CLUSA members that help bridge operational gaps and improve performance.

Associate Members are non-cooperative service providers that are interested in serving, working and doing business with cooperatives. While Organizational Members are structured as cooperative entities and Individual Members are solitary supporters of the movement, Associate Members provide strategic and operational support through their various areas of expertise. NCBA CLUSA connects its Associate Members to our member network via educational and non-intrusive inbound marketing and sponsorship activities, helping you build lasting relationships of mutual benefit.

Our list of past Associate Members has included lawyers and accountants for cooperatives, electronic voting services, rebate management and central billing consolidation providers, education management platforms, financial services and a host of other core business services that cooperatives need on a day-to-day basis. NCBA CLUSA actively seeks out organizations with past experience working with cooperatives and whose services are applicable across the diverse cooperative sectors we serve.

If your organization has a specific product or expertise that can help cooperatives thrive, please contact Bryan Munson, Business Development Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-471-0900 for more information.

 

Current Associate Members

Purchasing Sector

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Purchasing cooperatives have become an essential tool for many businesses and organizations. Purchasing cooperatives help members improve their competitiveness, and leverage their combined purchasing volumes into savings and efficiencies. NCBA provides support to purchasing cooperatives nationally through assistance with the national convention and other educational opportunities.
 
 
 
 

Producer Sector

NFU LogoNational Farmers UnionNFU Logo
For more than 100 years Farmers Union has been the grassroots organization of of America's family farms and ranches. During its storied history, Farmers Union emerged as an influential organization that helped shape national policy, organized cooperative businesses that thrive today, delivered educational programs designed to build rural leaders, and provided farmers and ranchers with opportunities to be at the table. Today, Farmers Union continues to be the nation's premier farm organization dedicated to family farm agriculture, cooperative businesses, and rural communities.

Worker Sector

USFWC LogoUS Federation of Worker CoopsUSFWC Logo
The United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives is a national grassroots membership organization of and for worker cooperatives, other democratic workplaces, and the organizations that support the growth and continued development of worker cooperatives. We were founded in 2004, the result of several years of organizing on the part of worker cooperatives and regional groups from around the country. Our members are workplaces of all sizes and a broad variety of industries, from across the country, and our member workplaces comprise more than 1300 individual workers.

Retail Sectors

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National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. We represent 134 food co-ops operating more than 170 stores in 36 states with combined annual sales of over $1.5 billion and over 1.3 million consumer-owners. NCGA helps unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere.

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