Join an Organization
Membership in any one of the following organizations helps advance the cause of employee ownership. Dues money funds staff positions for lobbying efforts and education. And the number of members increases the importance of the organization in the view of elected officials.
The ESOP Association (TEA), founded in 1978, is the largest employer-sponsored advocacy and education association focused on retirement savings in America. It is a national non-profit membership organization, with 18 local Chapters, serving approximately 2,900 employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) companies, professionals with a commitment to ESOPs, and companies considering the implementation of an ESOP. The Association’s focus is on preserving and promoting employee stock ownership through the ESOP structure. Enhancing laws before Congress and regulatory agencies that govern ESOPs and providing its members with expert educational ESOP programming and information are its main concentrations. Click here to join. And click here to find out about the TEA chapter in your state.
The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, whose mission is to provide practical resources and objective, reliable information about employee ownership to businesses, employees, and the public. Our members include companies, professional practitioners, government officials, academics, and others. Membership brings you into the employee ownership community and provides many benefits, but nonmembers can also make use of many of our resources on ESOPs, equity compensation, and ownership culture. Click here to join.
The Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA) is the voice in Washington, DC that speaks exclusively for employee-owned S corporations (“S ESOPs”). Since 1998, ESCA’s membership has grown to represent more than 190,000 employee-owners in virtually every state in the nation. ESCA company members engage in a broad spectrum of business activities and are a variety of sizes – from 25-person businesses to companies with 9,000+ employee-owners – but all have one thing in common: a commitment to protecting the S corporation ESOP structure and promoting it so that more working Americans can become employee-owners. As an organization that is both company-sponsored and company-directed, ESCA is a reflection of the members it represents. ESCA’s government affairs efforts are led by a team of highly-regarded political and legal professionals who work at the direction of ESCA’s leadership, comprised of member companies. Click here to join.