National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA)
NCBA offers a wide variety of programs and services to its members and the cooperative community. In the continued pursuit to protect cooperatives, NCBA is an active entity on Capitol Hill to lobby on issue of importance for all cooperatives.
Founded in 1916, NCBA's mission is to develop, advance and protect cooperative businesses and to demonstrate the power of the cooperative business model to achieve economic and social impacts.
As the apex organization representing the interests of the U.S. cooperative community, NCBA’s portfolio includes programs and services that meet the shared advocacy, education and communications needs of a cross-sector U.S. cooperative community that includes agriculture, child and home care, energy and telecommunications, insurance and financial services, food distribution, healthcare, housing, and wholesale and retail purchasing and distribution.
In addition to its work domestically, NCBA’s CLUSA International program has been engaged in cooperative and sustainable business development in over 100 countries for close to 60 years. The current CLUSA portfolio includes over 20 development projects in 15 countries.
NCBA members receive the award-winning Cooperative Business Journal as part of its membership program, which offers the latest news across all cooperative sectors and feature articles that spotlight a particular cooperative trend, issue or challenge. Each issue also features a fresh perspective from our CEO and President. NCBA also offers programs that help cooperatives save on operating costs while also providing added value for their own cooperative’s membership.
NCBA has a robust history of international cooperative development programs and plans to launch domestic cooperative development programs in the near future. Read more about our programs and services to become aware of everything NCBA has to offer.