People throughout the credit union movement are coming together Friday to share why they love credit unions.
That’s the goal of the #ILoveMyCreditUnion campaign, an annual, one-day event organized by the Illinois Credit Union League (ICUL) that saturates social media with positive credit union stories.
"This idea came out the league’s engagement with CUNA’s Open Your Eyes initiative four years ago," says Illinois Credit Union System President/CEO Tom Kane. "I was doing a lot of calls to credit unions, trying to raise funds for the awareness campaign, when I realized much of the money I was asking for would be spent for ads on social media platforms that millions of people were using every day for free. This sparked the idea of doing a social media blitz."
Instead of trying to create one clever video, ICUL staff enlisted thousands of people across the movement to share their own authentic posts.
Everyone can participate. The inaugural #ILoveMyCreditUnion day in 2021 reached 23 million people, earned 33,000 active interactions, and more than 5,000 people from more than 700 organizations, 48 states, and nine countries.
"To make it easy for people to participate, we didn’t want to have any rules other than everyone post on a common date using the same hashtag. My favorite part of the inaugural social media blitz last year was the creativity," says Kane, adding that the five credit unions he belongs to helped him buy a house, put four kids through college, and save for medical expenses and retirement. "There were thousands of photos, videos, stories, and even songs about the impact of credit unions on people’s lives in a wonderful outpouring of positive expression and thanks."
See how credit union professionals, leaders, and members across the U.S. are participating in celebrating the second annual #ILoveMyCreditUnion campaign.
@LamontJRobinson understands #creditunions meet members needs! #ILoveMyCreditUnion pic.twitter.com/z5knb6r7qQ— Illinois CU League (@ILCULeague) July 29, 2022
Credit unions exist to help their members, not shareholders! Their whole existence is to improve member's financial lives, which is why #ILoveMyCreditUnion! pic.twitter.com/cuTYFHnZCM— Christopher Morris (@morrischris) July 29, 2022
❤️ Happy #ilovemycreditunion day! We are overjoyed after reading all the hearts our members filled out telling us why they love #WCCU! Thank you, everyone! ❤️#WCCUProud #TeamWCCU #CreditUnions #HappyFriday #FridayFeeling #ThankYou #FeelTheLove pic.twitter.com/Wr8ymbC6Jt— Westerly CommunityCU (@JoinWCCUtoday) July 29, 2022
We LOVE our #credituion! @SummitDoMore #ilovemycreditunion @karennussle @AmericasCUs @moneyfurther pic.twitter.com/WhTTd0UTmL— Jim Nussle (@JimNussle) July 29, 2022
It's finally here! #ILOVEMYCREDITUNION day has arrived. Hear from our team why they love FCCU and tell us why you do in the comments or tag us in your own video and make sure to use #ILOVEMYCREDITUNION. pic.twitter.com/jaGsUO4KOd— FirstCommunityCU (@FirstCommCU) July 29, 2022
Tell your friends and family! Credit unions ARE for people like you! #ilovemycreditunion pic.twitter.com/zzaoaA4HSM— NuMark Credit Union (@NuMarkCU) July 29, 2022
For over 85 years, we have helped members like Rodney with their financial needs. We look forward to helping you with yours! #ILoveMyCreditUnion pic.twitter.com/zBytTuajVW— TTCU (@ttcu) July 29, 2022
We are so thankful for the great things credit unions do for people! We are equally thankful for the amazing League people we work with who do great things for credit unions! #ilovemycreditunion pic.twitter.com/ZpBqlRUTqT— AACUL (@AACUL) July 29, 2022
We like to be known as the place where staff are friendly and “everyone knows your name”. We want to thank our staff for always going the extra mile and it is why many of our members say #ilovemycreditunion. pic.twitter.com/KCo6KwJ1va— Summit Credit Union (@summitcu_nc) July 29, 2022
DYK: #creditunions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that are owned and run by their members? The cooperative structure keeps money in the communities they serve! #ILoveMyCreditUnion #WeAreEnvisant pic.twitter.com/CPpnZNLtnM— Envisant (@envisant) July 29, 2022
Of course WE love our credit union and our members - but we know you do too! So help us SHARE the love by stopping by a #GKCU branch, snap a pic, and post on social media. Remember #GKCU and #ilovemycreditunion to enter into a drawing for one of two cash prizes! pic.twitter.com/qYtgNUcwPv— Georgetown Kraft CU (@GKCUMembers) July 29, 2022
I'm so grateful to close this chapter of my life after four years @pomonacollege. I'm beyond thankful to @UnitusCCU for believing in me and making this incredible opportunity possible!#ilovemycreditunion #WCMS2022 pic.twitter.com/howvIFSgm6— Ashkan (@Ashimashi80) July 29, 2022
Today and everyday - #ilovemycreditunion pic.twitter.com/KZEsUVJGxI— Brad Miller (@BradMiller_CUNA) July 29, 2022
Today is #ILoveMyCreditUnion Day! As a financial cooperative, we are focused on improving the financial well-being of our members, employees and communities and the long-term resiliency of our business.— BECU (@BECU) July 29, 2022
Learn more about our efforts in our Annual Report. https://t.co/ageCEGEDbl pic.twitter.com/z833KntpTv
Our commitment is to deliver exceptional service to our members at every interaction!#PremierOneCU #ilovemycreditunion #YelpReviews pic.twitter.com/n6ydmJ1xvs— PremierOne CU (@PremierOneCU) July 29, 2022
Today is #ILoveMyCreditUnion Day!— Elevations CU (@ElevationsCU) July 29, 2022
We're thankful for all of our wonderful members and employees today and everyday. Thank you for being part of our community.#creditunions #elevationscu pic.twitter.com/gR6XS3fXuG
@RepKifowit understands that #creditunions embody the community and the people within it! #ILoveMyCreditUnion pic.twitter.com/8geRAWNdRf— Illinois CU League (@ILCULeague) July 29, 2022
Today we join credit unions around the nation as we celebrate what credit unions have done in the lives of their members. Tell us why you love South Bay Credit Union as your credit union and share the love. #SouthBayCU #ILoveMyCreditUnion pic.twitter.com/iK7uZwu4VW— South Bay CU (@SouthBayCU) July 29, 2022
Our staff has a lot to say on why they love their #creditunion! Stay tuned to see why credit unions have such a huge impact on people’s lives.— Carolinas CU League (@TheCCUL) July 29, 2022
Want to find a credit union near you? Find yours at https://t.co/sLIdUbsEjd!#ilovemycreditunion pic.twitter.com/e9Od0QlGqd
#ILoveMyCreditUnion! ❤️ We asked our staff what they love about working at UTFCU and filmed their responses. This is what they had to say. Please let us know in the comments what you love about your credit union; we would love to hear what you have to say! pic.twitter.com/PImzxeAdKf— utfcu (@UTFCU) July 29, 2022
Credit unions value their members & prioritize their financial wellbeing #ilovemycreditunion ❤️ pic.twitter.com/GdFFOzoZYx— MD|DC CUA (@MDDCCUA) July 29, 2022
Share #ILoveMyCreditUnion & view others' positive experiences with CU's around the globe THIS Friday, 7/29!— Illinois CU League (@ILCULeague) July 26, 2022
Congrats to our 10 Giving Raffle Winners:@myvccu @CreditUnionME @NEWelchFCU GAP FCU @UnityCatholic Ravalli County FCU @FirstCapitalFCU @TruWestCU @NewHCU @NuMarkCU pic.twitter.com/Sywj5Xem2n
What makes a credit union special? Well, you own it for starters, and aren't you special? A credit union works for you! #ilovemycreditunion pic.twitter.com/S5UtW09Mob— Christopher Lorence, CUDE (@ChrisCommando) July 29, 2022
#ILoveMyCreditUnion #creditunions #credituniondifference pic.twitter.com/6Brar4BJTn— Ohio CU League (@WeAreOCUL) July 29, 2022
We do our jobs for you, our members. It's all for you and your financial wellbeing! #OurGoalIsYou #ILoveMyCreditUnion pic.twitter.com/XzTgYnfMBQ— MidWest America FCU (@mwafcu) July 28, 2022
Sharing our love for Michigan Legacy Credit Union on this "I Love My Credit Union" Day - #ilovemycreditunion #creditunion @MILegacyCU pic.twitter.com/sP79Gfuy8H— EAFocus, Inc (@EAFocusInc) July 29, 2022
Pamela and Kim from our Cairo branch spent some time at the Mitchell County Primary school. They had goodies and giveaways. Mrs. Yody won the big basket of gifts. We love to work with our local teachers to help get them the resources they need. #ilovemycreditunion pic.twitter.com/2P7kT0PNGW— FiveStarCreditUnion (@FiveStarCreditU) July 29, 2022
My dad opened my first credit union account for me probably 35 years ago! I switched for all my banking 12+ yrs ago. My CUs make me feel like a member, kind, helpful, understanding. #ilovemycreditunion— Christina V (@hellochristinav) July 19, 2022
My mom opened an account for me 33 years ago when I was 2. My mom is still a member and my grandma was one up until she passed 5 years ago. It runs in the family! Love the way credit unions are embedded in the community they support #ilovemycreditunion— Chris Brown (@Cbrown5187) July 27, 2022
At a credit union, you’ll appreciate the difference in ownership. CUs don’t have stockholders & exist solely for the benefit of you, the member-owner. We return profits to you in the form of higher dividends, lower loan rates, & reduced fees. #ilovemycreditunion❤️ pic.twitter.com/3pBhvmqNdW— MidSouthCommunityFCU (@MidSouthCFCU) July 27, 2022
#Didyouknow We place our service to our members above all else. It's the credit union way! #ilovemycreditunion pic.twitter.com/diMbJrwLXO— LincOne FCU (@LincOneFCU) July 27, 2022
"#ILoveMyCreditUnion because I am treated like a person and not a number." - Kelsye S. #MaineCreditUnions #CreditUnions pic.twitter.com/m0I7AcU7gr— Community Credit Union Maine (@CreditUnionME) July 27, 2022
Our Credit Union was started in 1936 by a group of Fort Wayne General Electric employees who originally did business out of a shoebox. We've grown in so many ways since those early days. Learn more about our history here https://t.co/8K8r0Uazlq #Since1936 #ILoveMyCreditUnion pic.twitter.com/ayzfYhcTsB— MidWest America FCU (@mwafcu) July 28, 2022
The @ILCULeague announced the selection of ten winning #CreditUnions and one league in the Giving component of the #ILoveMyCreditUnion campaign. Get more details: https://t.co/FQxn9tiPVC— CUNA (@CUNA) July 28, 2022
Today, we're celebrating #ILoveMyCreditUnion Day! At AmeriCU, we work to embody the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” and the idea of shared, cooperative ownership. AmeriCU is local and proud to support our members and every community we serve. pic.twitter.com/JbwX54mfCB— AmeriCU Credit Union (@AmeriCU) July 29, 2022
Happy #ilovemycreditunion day! We're joining credit unions across the country to show the world the #CUdifference! Learn more: https://t.co/uGjrgt1nuy#FFFCU #DontJustBankBelong pic.twitter.com/tyD2iKvjzW— FFFCU of MD (@FFFCUofMD) July 29, 2022