Join us in Albuquerque this October for our Fall ESOP Forum

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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 Updates

newsletter The May-June 2018 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

How ESOPs Work, Illustrated

In addition to yet more additions to the video section at our Visual Guide to Employee Ownership site at, we have now added How ESOPs Work, an illustrated explanation of ESOP nuts and bolts. See it now.
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New Online ESOP Training Program

Online ESOP Training
Our new Online ESOP Training is a self-study program that combines recorded webinars with scenario-based quizzes featuring explanations of every question. The program includes webinars and quizzes for 18 topics in all, and you can move back and forth between topics as you wish. Find out more or enroll now.

See You in Albuquerque! Register Now for the Fall ESOP Forum

Our Fall ESOP Forum will take place in Albuquerque, NM, on Oct. 3–4 (preconference on Oct. 2); learn more or register now.
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New Publications

Employee Ownership: Building a Better American EconomyEmployee Ownership: Building a Better American Economy is a compelling new booklet you can hand out to everyone. Find out more.
book coverGPS 2018 4-in-1 Volume has guidance on operating ESPPs, restricted stock/unit plans, performance awards, and global equity plans. Find out more.

Speaking and sponsorship applications are open for our 2018 events. Learn more or apply now.

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 on ESOP basics, CEPI exam test preparation, an ESOP board member package, and more.
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Advice and Speaking


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 Data

Surveys, Research, and Data

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, 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.