The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a self-sustaining nonprofit membership organization that provides practical resources and objective, reliable information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans, and ownership culture. We are the main publisher and research source in the field, hold dozens of Webinars and in-person meetings annually, and provide services to our thousands of members and others. Read more...

Register Now for Our Annual Conference (April 1214, 2016)

Register now for our 2016 conference in Minneapolis, MN. Our 2015 conference in Denver sold out, with over 1,400 attendees.
Annual Conference

Employee Ownership Updates

Loren Rodgers Loren Rodgers discusses the latest developments in his November 16 Employee Ownership Update. At, Corey Rosen blogs on The Pernicious Myth of the 80-20 Rule.
newsletter The November-December 2015 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

New Publications

book coverHold It or Fold It describes how the ERISA fiduciary can decide whether to offer or terminate an employer stock fund in a public company 401(k). Learn more.
book coverESOP Governance in the Face of Business Challenges describes how to cope with business challenges while avoiding problems. Learn more.

The Service Provider Directory Goes Public

Service Provider Directory
For years a member benefit, our Service Provider Directory is now in the public area of our site. Also see the new ESOP Lender Directory in the members-only area (members area username and password required).

NCEO Resources and Membership Benefits

Online Articles and News


Our free library of online articles covers the basic elements of employee ownership, and our columnists keep you up to date on the news.
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We are the main publisher in this field, with dozens of books, issue briefs, and other materials that provide detailed yet understandable guidance.
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Our Webinars provide Web-based learning wherever you have Internet and phone connections. Live Webinars are free for members.
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In-Person Meetings


Our in-person meetings bring you face-to-face with our expert presenters and offer ample opportunity to ask questions and interact with others.
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We provide online training in ESOP fundamentals, CEPI exam test preparation, an ESOP board member package, and more.
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Talk to Us


Need advice? In addition to answering questions from members, we can provide introductory consulting on an hourly basis, as well as speaking services.
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Surveys, Research, and Lists

Surveys and Research

We can conduct employee surveys at your company, perform customized research, or provide lists of employee ownership companies.
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Members receive our newsletter, free live Webinars, access to the members Web site, individual consultations, and discounts on all we offer.
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Find a Service Provider or ESOP Lender

Service Provider Directory

Our Service Provider Directory is a searchable, mappable database of hundreds of NCEO members who provide professional assistance related to employee ownership, ranging from legal counsel to administration to employee communications. For years a member benefit, it is now in the public area of our site. Be sure to read our guide to choosing service providers before you start your search.

ESOP Lender Directory Our Service Provider Directory is complemented by the new ESOP Lender Directory in the members-only area of our website (username and password required). This specialized resource is restricted to direct providers of capital; includes both Service Provider Directory members, other members, and nonmembers; and includes a transaction range for each lender.