Biz Kid$ Financial Ed Grants Now Available from Foundation

Credit union organizations can now apply for a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation through March 31, 2017. The Foundation is looking to distribute up to $75,000 in grant funds to credit union organizations as part of this effort.

“We are excited to once again offer these Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants to improve the financial futures of the next generation through the award-winning Biz Kid$ program,” said Danielle Brown, the Foundation’s Director of Development & Donor Relations. “In the past five years we’ve distributed these grants, we have seen credit union organizations find creative ways to use the Biz Kid$ program. We look forward to seeing the impact of these new grants over the next year.”

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Tickets & Sponsorships Available for Foundation's Wegner Awards Dinner

Credit union leaders and supporters can now purchase their sponsorships and tickets for the 29th annual National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. The dinner will take place on February 27, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

Sponsorships and tickets are available online at or by mail with the deadline of February 3, 2017 to purchase. There are a variety of sponsorship and ticket levels for this premier event with different benefits associated with each.

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On the Blog: Murmurings Podcast #16 – Tracking the ROI of Financial Education with NTCUE Shannon Cahoon

On today’s podcast, we’re going to be talking about a lot of things, but mostly financial education. You’ll hear from Shannon Cahoon from Fibre Credit Union in Washington about financial literacy, her experiences at Crash the GAC last year and becoming 2016’s CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec.

As part of the Next Top Credit Union Exec competition, each nominee has a project and Shannon’s is to track the return on investment of financial education. During the podcast, we talk about the importance of financial education and tracking those efforts. You’ll also hear about her simple tracking system using account codes at her credit union to measure the profitability and return of financial education.

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