Anthem talked to Linda Crane of Global Credit Union, who coordinated the 2015 award-winning efforts on credit union advocacy, about getting started, implementing a long-term strategy, and how car washes raise more than dollars.
2012 is an election year, and credit unions have a long list of things they can be doing to help position themselves and the movement for political success.
Strategic Link business partner Invest in America was recognized by the NCUF with the Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Outstanding Credit Union Program thanks to initiatives like its GM program, which drives auto loans to credit unions.
CO-OP Financial Services created a $1 million matching funds program to benefit Credit Unions for Kids supporting local Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network hospitals. CO-OP will match credit union funds raised to help millions of kids overcome illnesses and injuries.
Congratulatory messages regarding the Northwest Credit Union Associationâ€™s 2011 Convention and Annual Business Meeting came from Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz.
Member credit unions can sign up for fraud alerts, which provide notifications of scams and robberies, including a recent attempt where offenders hid in a dumpster in order to jump branch opening employees.
Some of the events include fundraiser for Vancouverâ€™s homeless population, the Seattle July 4th fireworks show, and an official World Paddle Association paddleboard event in Bend, Ore.