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NCEO Member Benefits

The NCEO, which is widely recognized as "the single best source of information on employee ownership anywhere in the world" (Inc. magazine, August 2000), has thousands of members, ranging from employee-owned companies to consultants to individuals. Aside from supporting our work promoting employee ownership, NCEO members receive five key benefits:


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Our 16-page newsletter Employee Ownership Report appears every two months. By far the most informative newsletter in the field, it contains news on legal, regulatory, and financial developments; ideas, tips, and reports on management practices in employee ownership firms; technical articles by employee ownership experts; research and case studies; a one-page pullout for rank-and-file employees; and company, media, and resource information. Many of the articles on this site are drawn from past issues of the newsletter. A PDF version of every newsletter back to 1997 is available in a searchable archive in the members-only area of this site.

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Access to the Members Area

The members area of this site features our ESOP Lender Directory; a searchable archive of past NCEO newsletters; a stock plan glossary; a discussion forum; a directory of case studies classified by date, company size, type of plan, etc.; and more.


Our ESOP Q&A is a searchable online resource for members with more than 700 questions and answers about ESOPs and related issues, periodically updated to keep it current. It is not a technical reference or replacement for our publications (let alone a replacement for individual advice), but it does answer many common questions.

Document Library

A special feature of the members area is our document library, featuring a variety of resources companies can use to help them manage their ESOPs effectively. The documents range from a checklist for evaluating an appraisal report to a list of interview questions for leadership candidates.

Free Live Webinars

Members receive free access to live Webinars (online seminars) on topics related to both ESOPs and equity compensation. These Webinars include slides, presentations by industry experts and company insiders, and a chance to ask questions. ESOP Webinars cover subjects such as ESOP feasibility, issues for S corporation ESOPs, handling the ESOP repurchase obligation, using ESOPs for acquisitions, communicating the ESOP to employees, and getting employees involved. Equity compensation Webinars cover a variety of subjects, from current events to technical issues to big-picture strategy. See our list of forthcoming live Webinars.

Discounts on NCEO Publications, Meetings, and Other Items

NCEO's many publications cover all aspects of employee ownership. Our annual conference is a three-day event bringing together all parts of the employee ownership community. We hold many ESOP workshops and other meetings throughout the year. Members receive large discounts, e.g., paying $25 instead of $35 for a book or $95 instead of $130 for a meeting. Members receive discounts on other things as well, such as survey results or training courses.

Individual Consultations

Members can call or email us anytime for general advice or to get questions answered. This is an invaluable service and helps both companies and consultants avoid costly mistakes. On a fee basis, NCEO Senior Staff Member Corey Rosen will meet with managers or employees to provide an overview of employee ownership.

Service Provider Directory Membership Benefits

In addition to the membership benefits listed above, a Service Provider Directory membership provides a listing for consultants and other employee ownership service providers in our Service Provider Directory. While we do not recommend any individual firms, we do direct all inquiries for providers to the Service Provider Directory. Service Provider Directory members also receive preference for all NCEO speaking and meeting sponsorship opportunities.

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