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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...

Employee Ownership and Economic Well-Being: New Research

Our new website Employee Ownership and Economic Well-Being presents groundbreaking research finding that employee-owners have better outcomes across a wide variety of measures of economic well-being, and this extends to various demographic groups. Find out more and download the report and other resources.
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Recent Publications on ESOPs

book cover Reeling in the Lessons for Boards and ESOP Fiduciaries from Fish v. GreatBanc is a must-have publication for ESOP fiduciaries and company boards. Learn more.
coverThe Inside ESOP Fiduciary Handbook, 3nd ed. is greatly revised from the second edition and is an essential resource for any inside fiduciary. Learn more.

See You in Tampa! Register Now for the Fall ESOP Forum, Oct. 3–4

Our Fall ESOP Forum takes place in Tampa, FL, on October 3–4, with preconference sessions on October 2. Register now.
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Employee Ownership Updates

Loren Rodgers Loren Rodgers presents the May 15 Employee Ownership Update. Also see our new article Red Flags in ESOP Transactions.
newsletter The May-June 2017 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online, as is its https://www.nceo.org/members/pages/exclusives.php">video exclusive. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

CEPI Exam Prep Course and New Equity Compensation Books

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We have new editions of our bestselling equity compensation books and opened our CEPI Exam Prep Course.

2017 speaking and sponsorship opportunities are still available for some events. Learn more or apply now.

NCEO Resources and Membership Benefits

Online Articles and News

Articles

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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Publications

Publications

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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Webinars

Webinars

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

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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Training

Training

We provide online training in ESOP fundamentals, CEPI exam test preparation, an ESOP board member package, and more.
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Advice and Speaking

Services

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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Membership

Membership

Members receive our newsletter, live Webinars, access to the members area and document library, 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 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.