Public Awareness Spotlight: Oregon Community Credit Union

Eugene-based Oregon Community Credit Union leads by example launching an authentic public awareness campaign. It saw more than 600 members sharing their stories.

Trust, Commitment are Keys to Financial Education Outreach

More than 30 credit union educators attended a Financial Education Best Practices Roundtable in Eugene Wednesday, sharing in the “secret sauce” of financial literacy. The NWCUA’s Financial Education Committee and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation will use the presentations to build an online resource library for educators.

New NCUA Video Details Services Available to Small Credit Unions

A new video from the NCUA could help small and low-income designated credit unions find programs that will help them meet member and community needs. The video showcases resources offered by the Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives.

For Northwest Credit Unions, “Financial Literacy Month” is a Year-round Commitment

The spotlight shines on financial literacy all month and in particular on young people during national “National Credit Union Youth Week” April 21-27, 2013. But for Northwest credit unions, helping consumers manage their money and grow their financial capability skills is a year-round focus.

Credit Unions’ Financial Education Outreach in Spotlight Feb. 7

Nearly 100 Washington high school students will navigate a Financial Reality Fair sponsored by the Northwest Credit Union Foundation during Credit Union Day at the Capitol on Feb. 7. Against that backdrop, a House Education Committee hearing will examine legislation seeking to strengthen the state’s financial education requirements.

High School Students to Learn to Live Within Means During ‘CU Day @ the Capitol’

Northwest legislators will see the credit union financial literacy mission in action during live Financial Reality Fair exercises next session. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is providing grants to make the events possible during CU Day @ the Capitol.

Credit Unions Celebrate Chapter Excellence

Four Northwest credit unions took home Chapter Excellence Awards for outstanding service under the Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Philosophy in Action categories. The recently reactivated Evergreen Chapter won the Overall Best Practice banner.

Resources to Make Your Financial Education Outreach More Effective

Financial literacy outreach is in credit unions’ DNA and is often a major focus for staff. Resources already available for presentations will be showcased at a breakout session at the Convention and Annual Business Meeting in Vancouver on Oct. 3, 2012.

Coopera Teams with CUNA to Help Credit Unions Integrate Hispanic Growth Strategy

Coopera, a consulting firm that helps credit unions better serve the Hispanic community, is hosting a series of webinars to offer credit unions ideas and best practices for reaching—and best serving—Hispanic consumers in local communities nationwide.

Rockwell Leads Outreach Efforts

In 1988 Kasey Rockwell began her credit union journey as a teller at First Tech Federal Credit Union in Beaverton, Ore., an experience that gave her a solid understanding of the important role credit unions play in the lives of everyday people.

OnPoint’s Schrader Earns National Honor

OnPoint Community Credit Union’s Kelly Schrader was named Marketing Executive of the Year by Credit Union Times.

Credit Union Community Service Month Coming this October

This October, the Washington Credit Union League launches its inaugural effort with about 30 of the state’s credit unions (so far) to track and coordinate credit union community service efforts with a goal to quantify the good work they do, and then tell the world!