Advantis Awards $50,000 in GROW Grants to Local Nonprofits

The grant fund has contributed over $300,000 to local organizations and has funded 39 projects since the program began in 2011.

Advantis Credit Union Awards $50,000 in GROW Grants to Local Nonprofits

The credit union invited community members to vote on who should get the grants, and money went to everything from a children’s book bank to an emergency shelter for women and children.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Advantis kicks off $50k GROW Community Fund; Red Canoe business development officer wins mentor of the year.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Gesa Credit Union hosts identity theft seminars, online voting continues for Advantis GROW Fund, and Central Oregon credit unions collaborate as title sponsors of annual fundraising duck race.

Increase your Branch Network to 5,000 Overnight

While credit union membership continues to grow, consumers still may not be aware of the greatest convenience that separates credit unions from banks: shared branching. Our Strategic Link business partner, CO-OP, wrote the book on shared branching. Read this short article to find out what your credit union and your members may be missing.

Advantis Credit Union Awards $50,000 in Grants to Serve At-Risk Youth, Seniors and Animals

Advantis Credit Union’s annual GROW Community Fund campaign netted 40,000 social media votes—and determined that six important causes will receive grants.

Increase Your Branch Network to 4,400 Overnight

At a fraction of what it costs to build proprietary brick and mortar, shared branching is the easy, cooperative answer for credit unions looking to offer their members optimal branch convenience.

Tools and Strategies to Grow and Expand Your VITA Site

For credit unions, tax season represents an opportunity to serve, as many members need help not only with preparing their taxes, but with planning to use refunds wisely as well. A free webinar next Monday will help credit unions expand VITA programs and improve member service at tax time.

Credit Union MBL Helps Radio Group Grow in Southwest Washington

A credit union MBL helped a family-owned radio station group grow its reach in the Longview-Kelso market. In a highly competitive industry, the stations own the entertainment, information and community connection categories in their community.

Boost Your Credit Union’s Card Portfolio with a Successful Business Card Program

Strategic Link business partner CSCU is offering a free webcast on Tuesday, Aug. 14, entitled, “Five Strategies to Grow Your Business Card Portfolio.” The webcast will help credit unions attract small-business members and improve profitability.

Social Media Fans Pick Beneficiaries of GROW Program

The power of social media and the generosity of Advantis Credit Union took a community outreach project to new heights. More than 66,000 votes and $50,000 will benefit community causes ranging from a pet food bank to youth computer literacy.

JMFA Webcast Offers Concrete Strategy to Attract Members, Grow Non-Interest Income

JMFA is offering a free webcast to help credit unions leverage the current financial climate to attract new members and grow non-interest income.