There’s Just One Week Left to Input Your 2020 Community Impact Data

When Northwest credit unions share compelling stories and data about their community impact, they help move the needle on important industry priorities and advance the greater Credit Union Movement.

The only tool of its kind in the credit union industry, the Community Impact Reporting Tool (CIRT) is designed to help credit unions effectively document the great work they do through an easy-to-complete online survey.

CIRT data released earlier this spring showed that in 2019, credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington funded $1 billion in first-time homebuyer loans, contributed 180,000 volunteer hours in their communities, and offered free financial education to 207,000 students. During the first six months of 2020, CIRT documented that credit unions helped their members and community partners cope with the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, by waiving nearly $14 million in fees and contributing more than $7 million to charity.

Several credit unions across the region have already filled out the 2021 CIRT survey, sharing all the unique ways they’re serving their members and communities. These data points and stories will be pivotal when showcasing the Credit Union Difference to lawmakers, media, and the public, in 2022.

This year’s CIRT survey is open until June 11, and a robust library of reports, infographics, member stories, and other digital collateral will be ready by year’s end to share with elected officials and public.

Your data can make a difference — access the survey today.

For questions about CIRT, please contact Christine Ruzzi, NWCUA’s AVP, Enterprise Engagement.

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