RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (4/22/10)--CO-OP Financial Services is calling on innovative thinkers in the credit union industry to share their one wish on how to change the movement. The winner will receive the $10,000 CO-OP THINK prize. “Credit unions are unique in their ability to collaborate and share ideas,” said Stan Hollen, President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services. “We developed the CO-OP THINK PRIZE to leverage that collaborative ability and aggregate the impressive talent, resources and intellect within the credit union movement.” The award is intended to go beyond competitive issues and produce progressive thinking that all credit unions could apply to their own institution. Entrants will be judged by Filene Research Institute based on the idea’s impact, creativity, aggregation and persuasion. The top three entrants will present their ideas at next year’s THINK 2011 Conference and the winner will be selected by the audience. The finalists will receive an all-expenses paid trip to THINK 2011 to make their presentations. The winning entrant also will receive additional pledges of financial support and business services from THINK 2011 sponsors and Filene Research Institute. Credit unions or individuals can participate by applying online at www.co-opthink.org. CO-OP Financial Services is a credit union organization based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.