On today’s podcast, we are going to be talking about a credit union foundation and awarding scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduates, which is a big part of many credit unions’ community outreach and philanthropic work. Therefore, we looked to one of the biggest credit unions in the country, BECU in Washington, to learn […]



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  On today’s podcast, we’re talking about Financial Reality Fairs. A Reality Fair is an interactive financial literacy experience for high school students. You’ll hear all about them in the podcast and why your credit union should consider offering them. Reality Fairs have recently captured the attention of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray. In September, […]



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  On today’s podcast, we talk to Kathy Chartier from Members CU. In 2001, Kathy brought forth a compelling idea to build a formal partnership between credit unions and leagues operating in Connecticut and Trinidad & Tobago.  Under her leadership, this partnership was formalized and has led to strong mutual benefits for participants in both […]



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  It all started late last year. CUNA Mutual Group launched a social media effort (#CUGiveBack) encouraging credit unions, their members and partners to share pictures of people giving back to the communities they served with each post garnering a $5 donation to the Foundation. CUNA Mutual Group ultimately donated $10,000 to the Foundation to […]



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  At the beginning of the year, we debuted an Impact Map to highlight the Foundation’s programs, projects, and Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) in each state.  The Impact Map displays to credit unions and credit union professionals what their state is involved in when it comes to Foundation programs and initiatives, such as Biz […]



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