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Co-ops asked to tell your story on Iwww.stories.coopI
WASHINGTON (1/9/12)--To help mark the start of 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC), cooperative businesses from all sectors in the U.S. and abroad will be asked Thursday to post a story about their co-op on the website, www.stories.coop.

An international call for the stories will take place Thursday, according to the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA), which is spearheading the U.S. cooperative movement's participation in the United Nations-designated IYC.

Using material from the stories posted, the site will feature a co-op story each day throughout IYC on Stories.coop, www.2012.coop, and on partner websites around the world.

NCBA is encouraging all U.S. cooperatives, which include credit unions, to upload their stories Thursday to the site.  That date has been set aside as a coordinated day of international action and cooperatives all over the globe will be hosting special events to mark the year. But for those who don't post Thursday, stories can still be posted after that date as well.

Stories.coop is an initiative of Euricse (European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises) and the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) that will result in the world's first digital library of cooperative stories. The site takes the message of the IYC--"Cooperative enterprises build a better world"--to the global public.

Stories can be shared in words, video or in Prezi presentation.  Visit the site to see the stories posted so far and to get tips on how to tell the credit union or cooperative's story. Cooperatives can upload as many stories as they like. Three steps are involved:

  1. Write, film or take a digital image of the story.
  2. Upload it to the site.
  3. Share the story with others.
Stories should be told in English. They can be posted ready for publication or Euricse's  professional writers can assist in writing stories based on information provided by cooperatives. The site also provides tips for telling an effective story. For more information, use the link.
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