Every other year the National Consulting Group conducts a comprehensive survey of system policies and practices pertaining to Governance. Due to the heightened focus on the IRS Form 990 and increased questions regarding the comparability of director compensation, the 2015-2016 survey focused on collecting data to help our members ensure that their directors' compensation is in line with those of other cooperatives.

Fifty-seven percent of our member distribution systems participated in this survey, representing more than 3,600 individual directors. Systems were offered a complimentary copy of the report for the sections of the survey that were completed. For non-participating cooperatives the report is available for a fee of $495. Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of this survey, it is only sent to the co-op CEO or General Manager.

By selecting your system from the lookup feature below you will be able to view what portion of the study your system completed during 2015/2016. If your system participated, the complimentary report results were sent to your CEO/General Manager on April 7, 2016.

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CEOs or General Managers of co-ops that did not participate in the survey but wish to purchase a copy may do so by completing this order form.

Directors may request that their cooperative's CEO or General Manager obtain a copy of the survey by completing this request form.

For additional information, please contact Miki Snyders,, 712-477-2617.