Now is a great time to renew your membership with NCBA CLUSA. We made many changes in 2013 and 2014 is shaping up to have amazing potential for cooperatives to show their viability as an option for their members and their communities. We want cooperatives across the country to thrive in 2014.
Our work in 2013 set the stage for growth in connecting better with you as members in 2014.
In 2013, we:
- Represented cooperatives before Congress and the Administration on the cooperative business model, tax reform, and a host of important issues in close contact with each cooperative sector;
- Launched our brand new website, where you can learn about events and news from all over the cooperative sector, as well as post jobs and press releases;
- Brought the Cooperative Business Journal Online so that it can be searched, forwarded and read at your convenience making it a more value added resource;
- Rebranded as NCBA CLUSA to represent all of our work with members in the U.S. and our highly successful international development activities;
- Partnered with local coops around the country, including helping to launch the new Austin Cooperative Business Association;
- Convened webinars, training programs and conferences that cut across cooperative sectors
So, what’s on tap for 2014?
In the first quarter of the year, you’ll be receiving an invitation to NCBA CLUSA town hall meetings, which will convene at various locations all over the country and online via webinar, connecting us to our membership and using your voice to develop our blueprint for the cooperative decade. There are many opportunities for NCBA CLUSA and your cooperative to work together in the year ahead and we would love to speak with you in more detail about some of our 2014 plans and how we can engage your cooperative.
Did you know that not only can your cooperative can support the movement with your organizational membership, but we also offer individual membership starting at $150 per year. This is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of cooperatives one member at a time. If you are interested in becoming an individual member, please contact Bryan Munson at NCBA CLUSA to find out how.
There are many opportunities in the year ahead and we would hate for you to miss a minute of it.