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

Loren Rodgers Loren Rodgers presents the October 17 Employee Ownership Update. Also see the Employee Ownership 100 list.
Nancy Dittmer Nancy Dittmer completes her series on the rules that seek to prevent S corporation ESOPs from being used as abusive tax shelters in Section 409(p) Testing (Part 5).

New Publications

book cover The ESOP Company Board Handbook, 2nd ed. updates and expands our bestselling guide for board members. Learn more.
newsletter The September-October 2016 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

Is an ESOP Right for You? (Providence, RI, Oct 1920, 2016)

Is an ESOP Right for You? is a day-and-a-half seminar that brings together leading experts from around the country to provide a comprehensive, practical guide to help you determine if an ESOP will work for your company, and if it does, how to set up a plan that will work. Register now before it sells out.
Is an ESOP Right for You?

Torch Technologies Employee-Owners Explain Their Culture

At ESOP-owned Torch Technologies, the culture of caring runs so deep that employees established and fund their own nonprofit charity, Torch Helps. In this video featured at our site, employee-owners talk about what it's like to work at Torch and what they do for others. Watch it now.
Torch Culture

2017 conference and seminar speaking and sponsorship opportunities are now open. 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 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 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.