For the last decade, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) has been writing and speaking about strategic philanthropy. This emphasizes that credit unions’ charitable contributions should align with—and advance—their guiding philosophy of helping members improve their financial well-being.
This is a powerful message because if more credit unions give strategically, it will not only create more financially capable members, but stronger credit unions and communities.
To that end, our work has focused on assisting credit unions with their philanthropic work and providing resources to keep the mission of credit unions and the cooperative principles front and center. Our commitment to bettering the lives of those we serve is what sets us apart. That’s why I’m so excited about the Philanthropy Toolkit.