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 Updates

newsletter The May-June 2016 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

New Publications

cover Our newly revised An Introduction to ESOPs, 16th ed. is a concise yet detailed introduction to the topic. Learn more.
book coverGPS: Stock Options is a guide to administrative and compliance issues for stock option plans in US public companies. Learn more.

ESOP Transaction Survey Results Now Available to Members

There have been virtually no sources of data on the processes and services that allow companies to adopt an ESOP or increase their employee ownership. Our 2015 ESOP transaction survey was designed to fill this gap, and the results (initially profiled in the November-December 2015 Employee Ownership Report) are now available to members (member username and password required).
Transaction survey

Eileen Fisher Explains Why She Chose an ESOP

In a video featured at our ESOPinfo.org site, fashion entrepreneur Eileen Fisher explains in an Inc. magazine interview why she decided to transfer ownership of her company to employees through an ESOP rather than go public or sell to a larger company. Watch it now.
Eileen Fisher

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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Talk to Us

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, 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.