National Cooperative Business Association
|Headquarters||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Area served||United States|
|Key people||Michael Beall, President & CEO|
Founded in 1916 as the Cooperative League of the United States of America, the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) is a United States membership organization for cooperatives, businesses that are jointly-owned and democratically-controlled.
The league's founding president was medical doctor James Peter Warbasse, who served in that role until 1941. Thereafter, the league's presidents included Murray B. Lincoln, former U.S. Congressman Jerry Voorhis, Stanley Dreyer, Glenn Anderson, Morgan Williams, Bob Scherer, Russell C. Notar, Paul Hazen, and currently Michael Beall.
In its first few decades, it focused on consumer cooperation, and published a monthly magazine, Co-operation.
In 1922, it originated and trademarked the twin pines symbol used to represent North American cooperatives.
In 2000 the group successfully lobbied the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to establish a new top-level domain exclusively for business cooperatives. The domain, .coop, became active in 2002.