About Coop360 Network 

The Coop 360 Network is a flexible non-body corporate platform for primary cooperatives, business associations, individuals, and associates of the cooperative movement who have been brought together for shared and price friendly tailor-made services to propel growth in the cooperative sector and beyond. In the Coop360 Network, we are with you all the way through an effective monitoring and evaluation system as we tell business and life changing stories of creating wealth and wellbeing. The Coop360° Network is a product of The Uhuru Institute for Social Development (TUI) that brings a world of opportunities to cooperatives and other collectives.

Genesis of the Coop360° Network

The Uhuru Institute for Social Development (TUI) innovated the Coop360° Network to answer many of the structural challenges that are being exhibited in the form of limited education and training, limited organizational policies, lack of corporate governance practices, poorly conceived business concepts, uncoordinated markets and isolated efforts within a terrain that undermines the principles of Economic Participation and Cooperation amongst Cooperatives/businesses. Over time Ugandans, have turned into “goal keepers” that only receive, utilize and wait with the exception of a few making business sense. TUI would like to write a new script by inspiring collective businesses into success through the Coop360° Network.

Mission of the Coop360° Network

Towards member driven, household focused, integrated cooperative businesses.

Objectives of the Coop360° Network

  • To foster professional practical learning opportunities through the Skill-Coop technical support facility of The Uhuru Institute.
  • To enhance business competitiveness through the provision of business development support.
  • To spur the growth of corporate governance mechanisms through mentorship and coaching.
  • To facilitate digital migration in the collective businesses as a mechanism for conducting competitive businesses in a global village.
  • To grow a strong business network supporting each other, and providing competitive products and services in the market.
  • To nurture conversations on business friendly policies through the Cooperator News Magazine and other communications platforms.

Benefits of the Coop360° Network

  • Access to the Coop360 profiler App for membership profiling
  • Membership online services
  • A one-off customized leaders training
  • Discounted membership training
  • Coaching and mentorship program
  • Access to affordable business legal clinics
  • A Cooperatives Business Training Manual
  • Opportunity to participate in the Coop360 Innovator’s Award
  • Opportunity to sign up as an agent of Freedom Fund for affordable credit
  • Participation in the Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship camps and caravans
  • Entry into the Coop360 accreditation process
  • Discounted advertisement in the Cooperator magazine
  • Access to affordable wealth management services

Membership categories of the Coop360° Network

  1. Premier membership

A registered primary cooperative society with at least 100 active members, comprising a minimum of 50% youth and 30% women, operating an integrated cooperative business.

  1. Standard membership

This category comprises of registered primary cooperatives as well as VSLAs, ROSCAs and Investment clubs that have intentions of becoming cooperatives.

  1. Associate corporate membership

This category comprises of organizations and companies that work directly or indirectly with cooperatives and would benefit from the network.

  1. Associate Individual membership

These are individuals with special interest in cooperatives

How to join the Coop 360 Network?

  • Apply to join coop360 Network by filling in a physical application form or online on the uhuruinstitute.org and www.coop360network.com websites.
  • Upon receipt of a qualification notice, complete a registration form and submit to relevant office at The Uhuru Institute.
  • Receive, fill and return a member’s profile entry assessment form accompanied by required member’s documents
  • On meeting the selection criteria, you will get an invitation, then pay a one-off joining fee.
  • In the subsequent year, pay your annual subscription, which is pegged to your annual business turn over see table below.

The Coop360 Network annual subscription costs structure

Coop360Network Classes  

Features

One-off

joining fee

Annual subscription
A Annual turnover/revenue of

5 billion and above

300,000 0.03%
B Annual turnover/ income of

1-5 billion

300,000 0.12%
C Annual turnover/ income

of 500 million–1 billion

300,000 0.16%
D Annual turnover/income

of 100-500 million

300,000 0.7%
E Annual turnover of

50-100 million

300,000 0.09%
F Annual turnover of 5-50 million 300,000 5%
Individuals 150,000 200,000

Note: A one-off joining fee of UGX 300,000 and, an annual subscription which is pegged to your institution’s business turnover.

Coop360 Network Payment Services Options
Bank Name and Branch: Ecobank Forest Mall Branch

Account Name: The Uhuru Institute for Social Development

Account Number: 0110026103887201

Mobile Money number: 0783656771

Contact Us for more Information
+256 414 581 453, +256 783 656 771
Bwindi Trust House, Plot 1
Katalima Crescent, Naguru
P.O Box 27794, Kampala
memberservices@coop360network.com
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