How can you create awareness so Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner?
Use strategic philanthropy and community outreach to enhance your community’s financial well-being.
Reach out to unlikely partners—nonprofits, local government, etc. Connect the business of your credit union—saving, lending, education, other financial products and services—to your charitable donations.
For instance, why not buy a set of all Biz Kid$ episodes and donate them to your local children’s hospital? Or conduct a high-school reality fair or a retirement fair to teach people in your community about finances?
The National Credit Union Foundation serves as a catalyst to help credit unions improve people’s financial lives by:
Collaborating with Credit Unions for Kids® to have credit unions—through state leagues and foundations—purchase Biz Kid$ episodes for every Children’s Miracle Network Hospital nationwide;
Partnering with CUNA and the leagues to provide financial counseling certification, so employees can better serve members; and
Offering Development Education training, teaching the cooperative principles and how they can be used today to build stronger communities.
To hear more, attend Tuesday morning’s General Session and a breakout session on Tuesday afternoon, or stop by Exhibit Hall booth #471.
Let’s continue to work together and Unite for Good!
President Barack Obama sent greetings Thursday to those celebrating International Credit Union Day. CUNA worked closely with the White House on the statement, and a number of credit union-friendly legislators also weighed in with the White House.
The NCUA’s Tuesday announcement that it will repay the U.S. Treasury in full is a good sign for credit unions, said CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel. The agency will repay the $1 billion outstanding balance before Oct. 31.
CUNA’s Strategic Communications Department teamed up with The Wall Street Journal this week on an infographic illustrating the differences between credit unions and banks. The graphic ran in print today, on International Credit Union Day.