Resources for Housing Cooperatives

A resource page for leaders of housing co-ops

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Other Resources Worth Checking Out:

Curated by ROC USA, LLC, is home to several resources for members of resident-owned manufactured home communities (ROCs), including infrastructure improvement guides, management and governance guides, and more. In order to view ROC USA training documents, you must have a login and password.

Resource: Cooperative Resources Library
Curated by ACE Cooperative Association Network, the library is home to hundreds of resources for cooperatives of all kinds.

Resource: Cooperatives for a Better World
Cooperatives for a Better World is an online networking and resource-sharing website for cooperatives of all types.

Check back regularly - NCF staff frequently add resources!

Community Building & Engagement

Communications & Marketing

Organizational Model & Structure

ROC USA Resources

Board Meetings

Basics of Making Motions [video] (

making a motion demo [video] (

Opening a motion for discussion [video] (

Discussing a Motion [video] (

Taking the Vote [video] (

Controlling discussion [video] (


Amending Motions [video] (

Proper Order for Handling Amendments [video] (

Consent Agendas [video] (




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Technology & Software online tutorials

Northstar - Basic Computer Skills Certificate

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Other Tech & Software Resource Websites

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2019 Common Ground Conference

September 21, 2019

9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center | CHASKA, MN

Common Ground Conference (formerly ROC Summit) is a conference designed for leaders of housing cooperatives. The conference provides an opportunity for new and veteran leaders to exchange ideas, share wisdom, and build new leadership skills. View the last year's agenda and photos below. Check back for 2019 agenda and workshop details!

Event Sponsors

Common Ground is a program of Northcountry Cooperative Foundation.

Gold Sponsors

Park Plaza Cooperative

Bronze Sponsors

Braun Intertec
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Madelia Mobile Village Cooperative
Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation

Additional grant support provided by:

Cooperative Education Fund
Ralph K. Morris Foundation
Haylor, Freyer, & Coon, Inc.
St. Peter Food Co-op