CU's Encouraged to Apply for Experiential Learning Grants

Credit union organizations are encouraged to apply for a Experiential Learning financial grant from the National Credit Union Foundation.

Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from a direct experience. Research has shown that most people learn best through experiential learning, or “learning by doing,” which is why the Foundation will support organizational efforts to start new programs or enhance existing experiential learning programs.

Nominations Now Open for 2016 Wegner Awards

Credit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation). Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner on February 22, 2016 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

“The Foundation’s Wegner Awards are widely considered the highest national honors in the credit union movement, so we encourage you to nominate your best and brightest for these prestigious awards,” said Danielle Brown, Foundation Director of Donor Relations and Development.

Foundation Releases Toolkit on Helping Members with Medical Debt

Credit unions looking for information and tools to help members with medical debt now have an added aid, a Medical Debt Toolkit, recently released from the National Credit Union Foundation.

This new Medical Debt Toolkit from the Foundation contains information collected from a range of sources and provides credit union staff with a framework to identify medical debt issues and help members resolve their medical debt. It also provides information on how staff can help members quickly reduce or at least limit some medical bills.