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|The Pulse (06-24-15)|
The Pulse (06-24-2015)
June 24, 2015 ● Volume 04, Issue 25
Credit Union News
The Filene Research Institute is committed to examination and innovation to further the credit-union movement. For 25 years, Filene has researched sustainable solutions for credit unions and their members.
As a benefit to Minnesota Credit Union Network members, Filene has provided the following research free of charge:
Direct to consumer
Strategy / leadership
Sales / general interest
HR / people
Learn more about the Filene Research Institute online.
Credit unions do great things for their members and communities every day. Help spread the word by sharing your news with the Network. Please send press releases directly to MnCUN Director of Communications Connie Kuhn, or use our online form to provide a brief synopsis of an event, sponsorship or happening at your credit union! This will add you to the Network’s "cycle of news.”
Here’s how the cycle of news works:
As part of the cycle of news, the Network shares credit union stories on social media. To help with the ever growing need for a strong social media presence, the Network also creates original content for credit unions to share. The MnCUN communications staff posts, tweets, and shares strategic content on social media for the use of our member credit unions.
Find MnCUN on the following social media sites:
On Thursday, July 16 The Minnesota Credit Union Network will be hosting A Marketing & Business Development Person-to-person (P2P) forum. The forum will focus on three takeaways from the 2015 Consumer Research Survey - synchronizing the consumer research results with credit union marketing and focused on soundness, online banking, and credit union values.
The Minnesota Credit Union Network worked with Fluence Media and American Strategies in January 2015 to conduct a public opinion poll to better understand Minnesota consumers’ perceptions of financial institutions. The poll asked 500 Minnesotans a series of questions to gauge their attitudes about and knowledge of credit unions. Key findings from the research study were presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting, and also during the 2015 CEO Conference.
More information and registration available on the MnCUN event calendar online.
Credit unions and consumers looking for help detecting, preventing and reporting elder financial abuse can get valuable information during an upcoming webinar, “Avoiding Frauds and Scams: A Primer for Older Americans,” scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, beginning at 1 p.m.
The National Credit Union Administration and AARP will host the webinar. There is no charge. During the webinar, NCUA and AARP experts will discuss:
More information and registration available online.
Each year, Cooperative Network presents the Cooperative Builder Award to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions at the local, state, and/or national level to advance cooperative philosophy and ideals. This is your opportunity to honor those living men and women whose contributions to cooperative business deserve special recognition. Cooperative Network will select a maximum of three distinguished individuals to receive the Cooperative Builder Award at its annual meeting banquet, Nov. 10, at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Nominees may be co-op members, employees, or supporters. You may nominate more than one person, but previous winners and current Cooperative Network board members are ineligible. Applications are kept in the selection pool for three years and may be updated with additional information and/or supporting materials.
Completed nomination forms are due Aug. 31, 2015. If your nominee is selected to receive an award, please note that you will be asked to provide photos of that individual for the awards presentation. Cooperative Network will provide instructions on the types of photos needed and will give you ample time to collect them.
Nomination forms are available online. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Fassbind at (608) 258-4401.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 31.
Financial education supporters and running enthusiasts – mark your calendars to participate in the second annual Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Financial Literacy 5K! Set for Saturday, July 11, at Lake Normandale in Bloomington, this event is a walk/run and kids fun run, powered by soleMOTION Race Management.
Through the Financial Education Grant Program the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation awards grants to fund projects, programs and initiatives that help improve the personal finance skills of consumers and communities across Minnesota.
Spring 2015 Financial Education Grant recipients included:
Any credit union, school or organization that registers five or more Financial Literacy 5K participants will automatically be eligible to win the team award. Participants’ race times will be aggregated and averaged to determine the best team time.
Thank you to the 2015 Financial Literacy 5K sponsors: Co-Op Shared Branching, Eckberg Lammers, TC Running,TruStage, & Wipfli. For additional details and to register, visit the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation website.
Credit Unions in the News
Follow the links on the stories below to read more about the outstanding programs, new initiatives and well-deserved recognition received by your peers recently. Got news of your own? Send stories, pitches, press releases and published articles to MnCUN Director of Communications Connie Kuhn.
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