The Pulse 09-15-16

Volume 5, Issue 37.5



WINcentive® Savings Balances reach $2 million dollars

Considering WINcentive? Join us for a Lunch & Learn Sept. 29

Since the beginning of the year, more than 3,500 Minnesotans have opened the prize-linked savings account WINcentive Savings at credit unions all over the state. Over $2 million has been saved in total; the median account balance being $300. The Statewide prize-pool, facilitated by the Minnesota Credit Union Network and powered by MnIPC, has awarded over $49,000 to date, and all 14 credit unions offering the account have had winners.

A Lunch & Learn has been scheduled for Sept. 29, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm at the Network office, for those credit unions considering WINcentive Savings for 2017. Learn about the implementation process and hear from North Memorial Credit Union CEO Dana Garrett about her experience with the program. With questions or to register, please contact Ryan Smith by email or by phone 651-288-5533 or 1-800-477-1034.


Minnesota Credit Unions Women’s Leadership Network Holds Inaugural Meeting

On September 9, the Minnesota Credit Unions Women’s Leadership Network held its inaugural meeting in Brainerd. The meeting included an overview of the Global Women’s Leadership Network by Calyn Ostrowski, Worldwide Foundation Executive Director of the World Council of Credit Unions.

The Minnesota Credit Union Women’s Leadership Network is a sister society of the World Council of Credit Unions’ Global Women’s Leadership Network.

The vision of the Global Women's Leadership Network is to provide women with the opportunity and resources to make a measureable difference in the lives of each other, in the lives of credit union members and in their communities.

More information about the Minnesota Credit Unions Women’s Leadership Network can be found under the professional development section of the MnCUN website.




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 Communications Specialist Laura Whittet.



Upcoming P2P Sessions, Professional Development Opportunities

Credit union professionals are encouraged to join their peers at the upcoming Minnesota Credit Union Network Peer-to-Peer (P2P) meetings.

A full list of upcoming P2P sessions can be found on the MnCUN calendar online. Please note, the Life Simulation will be taking the place of the fall Crew and Financial Educators P2P sessions.



Fall Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Financial Education Grant Application Open Until Sept. 23

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

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.

Applications are currently being accepted through Friday, September 23. Grants will be evaluated by the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors, and recipients will be announced by October 10.

With questions, please contact Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Executive Director, Lyndsay Miller.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034