For 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has served as a CONNECTION, a COMMUNITY builder and a RESOURCE to our members. There are now an estimated 40,000 cooperative businesses in the U.S., each contributing to a stronger economy by investing in people and their communities. NCBA CLUSA is proud to represent you, your cooperative and this movement at the national level.
Your membership is critical to the success and scope of our work. It helps us create awareness of and connections among co-op sectors across the U.S. and worldwide. As a member of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International, you or your organization actively join our ongoing work to advance, promote and defend cooperative businesses that build a better world.
Click on each area below to learn how NCBA CLUSA membership directly benefits you and your organization.
NCBA CLUSA connects its members to news and information through the CBJOnline, a weekly roundup of stories and events that feature co-ops large and small and raise awareness of cooperative priorities and trends both nationwide and internationally.
Our members tap into a unified voice advocating for cooperative interests on Capitol Hill. Membership with NCBA CLUSA gives you a direct and powerful connection to key thought leaders and policymakers. Through the Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus and the Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development, NCBA CLUSA puts your interests in front of federal legislators and the Administration.
As the U.S. representative to the International Co-operative Alliance, NCBA CLUSA connects you to the global cooperative movement. We participate in all ICA meetings on behalf of U.S. cooperators like you.
NCBA CLUSA works to make Cooperative Principle #6—cooperation among cooperatives—a reality. Our members gain access and contribute to a global community of cooperators who share the same values and goals. Whether you attend an NCBA CLUSA-hosted conference, engage with our network of co-op professionals who serve the unique legal and accounting needs of co-ops, or simply integrate another co-op’s product or service into your day-to-day operations, you become an active part of and benefit from this community.
NCBA CLUSA is committed to meeting the needs of our members. Whether connecting you with a cooperative development center or booking top speakers at our events, we are your best connection to the latest resources and information. Members enjoy significant discounts on our annual conferences, webinars and other learning events.
NCBA CLUSA’s Associate Member program is designed to provide key business services and educational resources exclusively to our members. Our members thrive in a competitive marketplace by taking advantage of products and services from companies that understand and prioritize the unique business needs of co-ops.
As an NCBA CLUSA member, you’re eligible to apply for a .coop domain—the best way to differentiate yourself from a traditional business online. New members receive one free year of .coop. Join now and start owning your cooperative identity!