​​​​Through market research, strategic operations, technology planning, executive search, governance tools, human resources and legal consulting, and more, NRECA helps member cooperatives meet operational challenges head-on.

NRECA also helps cooperatives build valuable business relationships, both with other cooperatives facing similar challenges and with trusted industry partners delivering products and services that can enhance reliability, improve operations and drive innovation.

KEY RESOURCES:

National Consulting Group (NCG)
NRECA's National Consulting Group offers a full range of consulting services custom-tailored to a co-op's markets, resources and growth ambitions, including governance consulting, strategic planning, succession planning and compensation design and analysis.
https://www.cooperative.com/services/national-consulting-group/

NRECA Market Research Services
This co-op-focused team provides custom market research capabilities and support to help NRECA member cooperatives become more successful and member-responsive.
https://www.cooperative.com/services/market-research-services/

Governance Interest Area
NRECA provides a collection of online tools to help directors effectively govern their cooperatives.
https://www.cooperative.com/interest-areas/governance/Pages/default.aspx

Conferences and Education
NRECA's education and development offerings – including conferences and meetings, courses, web-based learning and certificate programs –help cooperative leadership and staff hone their skills, learn about key issues and connect with fellow co-op professionals to solve common business challenges.
https://www.cooperative.com/conferences-education/Pages/default.aspx

NRECA's Associate Membership Program
This program helps bridge the gap between co-ops and the vendors or manufacturers who service them. A key member value is the Buyer's Guide, which provides co-ops with access to more than 700 trusted, co-op-experienced companies providing business, equipment and software solutions.
https://www.cooperative.com/services/associate-member-program/

NRECA National Discounts Program
NRECA has negotiated many vendor and business discounts for its member cooperatives and, in some cases, their employees in areas such fleet vehicles, business products and services, computer hardware and software, and travel.
https://www.cooperative.com/services/national-discounts-program/

RE Advisers
RE Advisers manages equity and fixed-income strategies for mutual funds, institutional portfolios and separate accounts. Founded by NRECA in 1990, the company offers a range of funding vehicles and client services to help cooperative CFOs and CEOs efficiently manage FAS-106 trusts, deferred-compensation plans, scholarship accounts and other asset pools. Additional information and applicable disclosures are available online.
https://www.readvisers.com/

Homestead Funds
The Homestead series of mutual funds gives NRECA members a convenient way to obtain professional and affordable money management. The funds are also open to investors outside of the cooperative community. With a range of account types, including individual and spousal retirement accounts and education savings accounts, those new to investing as well as experienced investors can look to Homestead Funds to help them meet their goals. Accounts can also be established for corporations, trusts, partnerships or other entities. Additional information and applicable disclosures are available online.
https://www.homesteadfunds.com