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Putting Your Staff & Members First During COVID-19

The Foundation is regularly updating this page with new resources and knowledge as things change during the current pandemic.

Curating Resources to Help Your Credit Union

We know there many resources circulating surrounding COVID-19 and it can be hard to sort through the noise at times. We are facing challenges that we haven’t seen before, but throughout history, credit unions have made it through difficult times by adhering to our cooperative business principles. As the leaders in credit union member and employee financial health & well-being, we want to provide you with what we believe to be the most helpful resources to help your organization right now.

Latest Updates to Share

  • The Foundation and CUNA recently partnered to host an eSchool on putting empathy into action during the pandemic. All four sessions were recorded and can be viewed by registering here.
  • The Foundation is proud to have partnered with Coopera to fund this video about credit unions and their services to help their Spanish-speaking members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • CUNA Senior Policy Analyst Samira Salem hosted a videocast where she discussed DEI and how the current pandemic is affecting people of color and low-income individuals disproportionately.
  • Our #CUFinHealth webinar in April featured expert panelists who shed light on the current and future state of consumer financial well-being. The slide on the right is courtesy of panelist Fiona Greig from JPMorgan Chase Institute, who shared that families typically need six weeks of income as a cash buffer during a simultaneous income dip and spending spike but typically fall short by over half.
Middle income families need six weeks of income as a cash buffer

Resources to Help You Navigate During This Time

What About CUAid?

CUAid™ harnesses the cooperative generosity of our system to get credit union employees and volunteers back on their feet so they can serve members. CUAid™ was designed to respond to regional disasters where one part of the country needs help and the rest of us can support our credit union family in that area. And it’s worked well through hurricanes, wildfires, tropical storms and even the Oklahoma bombing 20 years ago that so deeply affected three credit unions. It wasn’t built for a national state of emergency like the one our entire country is currently experiencing and it does not fall under our guidelines.

Resources for Younger Members

With kids spending more time than usual and home in front of the TV , the Foundation wants to provide you with resources to share with staff and members to help kids learn about finances, entrepreneurship and building a better financial future.

The Foundation is the proud steward of Biz Kid$, a national financial education initiative that teaches kids about money and business. And, even better, Biz Kid$ is exclusively funded and branded by credit unions! We have created an online community to easily package and share Biz Kid$ resources with credit unions.

 

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Get in touch

For more information or questions on any of our resources

Contact Gigi Hyland, Executive Director

The National Credit Union Foundation Gigi Hyland

Gigi Hyland, CUDE

Executive Director

Gigi serves as the Executive Director for the Foundation, inspiring credit union professionals to collaborate and incorporate financial health and cooperative principles into their business strategy.