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|The Pulse (09-27-16)|
Volume 5, Issue 39
CUNA GAC – Registration Open
Credit Union National Association has announced that its 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference will be held February 26 to March 2 in Washington, D.C. The largest advocacy event in the credit union movement, CUNA GAC brings 5,000 credit union leaders to tell Congress about our positive impact for Americans.
“CUNA GAC unites credit unions around our powerful cause,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “It’s a great conference and networking event. It’s our time to bring our message to Washington, D.C. Credit unions are different, and we make a difference for our more than 100 million members and their communities.”
Hill Hikes, coordinated together with the state credit union leagues, are at the heart of CUNA GAC. Credit union representatives from all 50 states visit Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives, start conversations on pivotal legislative and regulatory issues, and remind them of the benefit credit unions have on their constituents’ lives.
CUNA GAC also features:
For the 7th year, CUNA welcomes young professionals to get engaged at CUNA GAC. Professionals under the age of 35 will have the opportunity to attend through a scholarship facilitated by The Cooperative Trust. More information on these scholarships can be found here.
Please visit the MnCUN GAC webpage for additional information on housing and the Network Issues Briefing & Luncheon.
Financial Education Grant Application Deadline Extended
The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation – with the mission of providing resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive – has a strong commitment to financial education. The Foundation is offering $25,000 in grants to assist Minnesota credit unions in implementing financial education projects.
The grant application period has been extended one week. Grants will be accepted through Friday, September 30.
Minnesota credit unions may partner with non-credit union organizations for grant funding, so long as the project demonstrates a positive impact on a credit union’s community. Applications will be evaluated on a variety of factors, including credit union value, community impact, collaboration, creativity, and receipt of previous funding.
Grants will be evaluated by the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors, and recipients will be announced by October 10.
Through its business development program, the Minnesota Credit Union Network provides credit unions around the state strategic planning and consulting resources. Through one-on-one assistance, MnCUN Director of Business Development, Kris Jacobsen, assists credit unions in tackling today's challenges and tomorrow's opportunities.
Jacobsen works with Minnesota credit unions to help them operate effectively through strategic planning facilitation, training sessions for volunteers and managers, one-on-one consultations with credit union officials, and acts as a liaison between member credit unions and financial regulators.
For more information, visit the Strategic Planning & Consulting Services page of the Network website.