The Pulse | 09-27-2018

Volume 7, Issue 37.5



Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Fall Back Fundraising Registration Ending Oct. 5

Join the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Lake Monster Brewing in St. Paul for a casual afternoon of networking, games, and beer with your credit union colleagues - all while supporting a great cause.


Funds raised during the event will support grant-making in the areas of financial education, professional development, disaster relief, and other projects and initiatives that fit within MnCUF’s mission of providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive


Registration includes admission, two beverage tickets and a commemorative pint glass. The event is open to credit union staff, directors, supporters, and their guests. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


For complete details, sponsorship opportunities, and registration visit the MnCUF online.



Follow the links below to read the latest news from Minnesota's credit unions. Stories sent to MnCUN are shared: on the Minnesota Credit Union News Channel; in The Pulse newsletter; and on CU Social Good, a microsite that captures credit union community impact stories. Send stories, pitches, press releases and published articles to MnCUN Director of Communications Laura Whittet.



MnCUN Introduces Innovation P2P Session

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, MnCUN will host the first Innovation P2P session. The Innovation P2P is open to any and every credit union staff that has a passion for innovation, loves coming up with ideas, and hopes to push the boundaries on what it means to serve members.


During the session, interior design and branding firm PlanForce Architecture + Design will host a hands-on workshop focused on the five pillars of design to ideate around what member-centric building might look like for your credit union. The Nov. 14 P2P will be held at the Association for Black Economic Power, the organization developing Village Trust Financial Cooperative, Minnesota’s only Black-led credit union.

Following the workshop, time will be allotted to discuss innovations credit unions are working on today and learn from one another on design processes, new ideas and collaboration.


Event registration is available online. This event is only available in person and lunch will be provided.


A full list of upcoming P2P sessions can be found on the MnCUN calendar online. With questions, please contact MnCUN Director of Engagement Ben Hering by email or by phone at 651-288-5519.



Student Scholarship Applications Open through Nov. 30

The Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) is changing up our annual scholarship program to better align with the school year.  Therefore, starting now and going forward the scholarship program will run from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, with recipients being awarded in December.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2018/19 Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) scholarship program.


This year the council will be awarding $12,000 which includes two (2) $2,000, and eight (8) $1,000 scholarships. Any member of a Minnesota Credit Union Network affiliated credit union pursuing post-secondary education in the fall 2018/spring 2019 OR is a high school senior graduating in 2019 is eligible to apply.


Applications are being accepted online with a submission deadline of November 30, 2018. Applicants are asked to answer the following essay question: Community service is an integral part of credit unions. Share an experience when you contributed your time and/or talents in the community. What did you learn from that experience?


The Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) is a committee of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation. The FSC strives to build credit union brand awareness and strengthen member relationships through their scholarship program. Since its inauguration in 1997, the FSC has awarded $196,500 in scholarships to 329 Minnesota credit union members.


With questions about the scholarship program, contact the FSC.

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

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