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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...

The ESOP Q&A Is Now a Free Member Benefit

Our ESOP Q&A, for years sold separately and now free for all members, is a searchable online resource with more than 700 questions and answers about ESOPs and related issues, periodically updated to keep it current. It is not a replacement for our publications but rather answers many common questions. Use it now (member username and password required) or join today.
Q and A

Employee Ownership Updates

newsletter The September-October 2017 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

A Special Offer on Our Bestseller, Plus a New Litigation Review

cover For service providers and other NCEO members who buy our bestselling An Introduction to ESOPs in quantity, we have a pre-publication offer for the next edition.
book cover ESOP and 401(k) Plan Employer Stock Litigation Review 1990-2017 categorizes and summarizes company stock litigation. Also see ESOP Regulatory Rulings 1990-2017.

2016 ESOP Executive Compensation Survey Results

ESOP Executive Compensation Survey

Fall 2017 CEPI Exam Prep Course Now Available

The Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) exam is the industry standard for equity compensation certification. We not only provide most of the texts for the program but also offer our CEPI Exam Prep Course, now open for those taking the November 2017 exam. Find out more and try our live demo.
CEPI Exam Prep Course

Speaking and sponsorship applications are now open for our 2018 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.