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Pictured: employee-owners of New Belgium Brewing, an NCEO member

Why You Should Join Today

We have over 3,300 members—here's why

To succeed with employee ownership, you need objective, reliable information. The NCEO is the best source for unbiased information and practical resources about how to do employee ownership right. Whether you are interested in employee ownership for your own company or for those you advise, the NCEO can help you navigate complex decisions, avoid costly mistakes, and take practical steps to make employee ownership succeed.

We're here to support the entire employee ownership community with comprehensive and straightforward resources at prices everyone can afford. For most people, joining the NCEO is $90 for a full year of membership, entitling you to a wide array of benefits.

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What You'll Get as a Member

  • A detailed newsletter every other month with articles on employee-owned companies, legal issues, ownership culture, legislative and regulatory developments, and more (read a sample article from our current issue here).
  • Get our definitive publications and unparalleled meetings for preferential member prices.
  • Webinars on ESOPs and equity compensation, free for members. We cover just about every conceivable topic (see our Webinar list).
  • Get your questions answered. You can call or email me or one of our other very experienced staff with questions and issues.
  • Access to our ESOP Q&A, our case study and newsletter archive, research reports, a discussion forum, our ESOP Lender Directory, and more in the members-only area of our website.
  • Access to the Document Library in the members-only area, featuring everything from a trustee checklist for setting up an ESOP to an ESOP fiduciary/administrative committee workbook.
  • For employee-owned companies and companies considering employee ownership, your membership covers every employee at your company. (Otherwise, such as for anyone using our information to advise others outside your firm, your membership is individual to you.)

NCEO Resources for Every Situation

  • Thinking about employee ownership?
    Use your membership to get the full story on ESOP and stock plan feasibility and your next steps with resources, such as our publications (S Corporation ESOPs, The Decision-Maker's Guide to Equity Compensation, and more than 60 others), Webinars (ESOPs as a Business Transition Tool, Financing an ESOP Transaction), or in-person meetings. Know which banks lend to ESOPs with our ESOP Lender Directory and follow best practices with the Document Library of sample trustee checklists and more. You'll still have questions, but as an NCEO member you can give us a call to see if you're on the right track.

  • Already have an ESOP or other stock plan?
    Employee ownership makes sense, but it's not always easy. Between administering the plan, managing the repurchase obligation, striving to create an ownership culture, and more, NCEO membership can offer incomparable education and advice to all your key decision-makers. NCEO membership extends to everyone at your company, so everyone from internal trustees to HR managers to employee leaders can access member benefits. Use your membership to view our weekly Webinars on the topics most essential to your business (such as Rethinking Your ESOP Plan Design and Operations and Communicating Valuation: Tools, Tips and Examples), network and learn with other employee owners at our events, make following best practices easy with our Document Library, and stay up to date with our bimonthly newsletter. Have a question or need to find the most relevant resource? Call us; we love hearing from members.

  • Are you a service provider?
    Our resources provide the detail and insight that you need to stay up to date, deepen your expertise, and save your clients (and yourself) from costly mistakes. Attend or sponsor our events and get face to face with the employee ownership community, read our newsletter and publications to stay abreast of the regulatory environment and best practices, and if you're a Service Provider Directory member, get the additional benefit of being featured in our public Directory of ESOP professional services on our website.

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To join, use the form below, paying with your credit card; we'll process your order within one business day. Alternatively, you can call us at 510-208-1300 to join by phone. Also call us if you need to pay by check and/or must first receive an invoice from us to pay. If you are buying publications or registering for a meeting, you can bypass this form and add membership during checkout.

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Academics: If you are a full-time student or faculty member with no involvement in the business sector, contact Outreach and Membership Coordinator Ramona Rodriguez-Brooks at to apply for a discounted academic membership.

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