The Pulse (11-28-2017)

Volume 6, Issue 47

The Pulse Archive


Four Minn. Credit Unions Receive National Recognition for Community Involvement, Financial Education Efforts 

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) recently announced that four Minnesota credit unions received national recognition in 2017 through the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards and Desjardins Financial Education Awards programs. These awards recognize credit union excellence in community service and financial literacy initiatives.


Award entries from Financial One Credit Union (Columbia Heights), SPIRE Credit Union (Falcon Heights), North Star Credit Union (Cook), and United Educators Credit Union (Apple Valley) received recognition for placing in the national awards program.


Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award was created in 1987 and recognizes credit unions for the activities they coordinate that benefit the community or a specific charity. This award promotes social responsibility among credit unions by formally recognizing their achievements outside the credit union.


  • Financial One Credit Union: First Place, $50 - 250 million in assets - 3 Essentials

Desjardins Financial Education Award

The Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards formally recognize the leadership of individual credit unions in their efforts to educate youth and adults in financial literacy.


  • SPIRE Credit Union: Second Place, adult education, $250 million - $1 billion in assets - SPIRE Adult Financial Education Outreach: Building Financial Freedom
  • North Star Credit Union: Honorable Mention, youth education, Less than $50 million in assets - North Star Credit Union Teaches Youth Political Advocacy
  • United Educators Credit Union: Honorable Mention, youth education, $50 - 250 million in assets - Expanding Financial Literacy in Schools

Award-winning entries will be on display at CUNA’s 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference, February 25 through March 1 in Washington, D.C., and award winners will be honored during a CUNA Awards Recognition Reception on Wednesday, February 28.


George W. Bush to speak at CUNA GAC

Attend the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference February 25-March 1, 2018 for an exclusive conversation with George W. Bush where he will discuss the challenges facing our nation in the 21st century and the power of freedom. See full speaker line-up.





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TruLync Applied Cooperative Model to Offer OnApproach M360

OnApproach M360 Enterprise is a collaborative, multi-sided, Analytic Data Model (ADM) solution that enables credit unions to integrate all of their data into a single source of truth. It is a true industry standard data model because it is core and ancillary system agnostic. OnApproach M360 Enterprise enables employees at all levels of an organization to use information and analytics to increase efficiencies, manage risk, increase sales and profitability, and enrich relationships with members. This enables the CU Analytics Platform for advanced analytics, increased collaboration, data pooling, and more.

Through OnApproach, TruLync applies the cooperative model: allowing more credit unions to participate by minimizing the cost of increasing staff and building and maintaining an infrastructure in-house.

TruLync is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Minnesota Credit Union Network. TruLync offers credit unions and other financial institutions nationwide a complete suite of cost-effective technology solutions which improve operational efficiency, increase financial performance, reduce risk, and enrich member relationships.

To learn more, visit TruLync online. With questions, contact Dean Scholl by email or by phone at 651-288-5551.

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