MADISON, Wis. (9/29/14)--The Credit Union National Association announced Friday that the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions will be a partner at the 2015 CUNA Community Credit Union and Growth Conference.
The federation will organize and present two sessions at the conference, which will be held in Phoenix, Sept. 22-25, 2015.
The federation has "a wealth of valuable industry insights to offer for any credit union that's interested in playing a bigger role in their local underserved communities--not to mention practical applications and takeaways that complement the goals of this conference perfectly," said Meghann Dawson, CUNA's director of learning events.
The federation host one session on developing emerging marketing strategies in underserved markets and another on community development financial institution (CDFI) certification.
The first session will involve a self-assessment of commodities offered for players in emerging markets in each credit union's community, and guidance on addressing shortcomings identified with the emerging market review.
In the latter, the federation will present a report on the 173 CDFI-certified credit unions in the United States and how they have leveraged outside resources, technology and member services to expand. The session will also include information about the Federation's product and service analysis and the certification process.
The annual Community Credit Union and Growth Conference aims to help credit unions develop workable strategies for making connections in their communities.