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New Life Simulation Kit Available To Credit Unions


Credit union organizations can now order a new Life Simulation kit from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) to hold their own Life Simulation. This simulation is designed to help sensitize credit union organizations to the financial needs of low-wage working families.

The Life Simulation experience is designed to help credit union employees, volunteers and leadership begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month.  The new Life Simulation from the Foundation is a comprehensive kit that includes over 1,000 pieces of material.


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Nominations Now Open for 2017 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. Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner on February 27, 2017 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

“If you look at the list of past Wegner Awardees, you’ll see they are all truly a model of tireless dedication to the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people,’” said Danielle Brown, Foundation Director of Donor Relations and Development.

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On the Blog: Marrying the Fintech Revolution with Mission via CO-OP Purpose


We are starting to work with CO-OP Financial Services around “CO-OP Purpose,” a new corporate social responsibility program for credit unions that provides turnkey, impactful community initiatives to help credit unions advance their mission of empowering people to achieve financial well-being.

Helping people improve their financial well-being through credit unions? That’s what we are all about at the Foundation.

Through this new program, our focus will mainly be on the following to “marry the fintech revolution with mission”.


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