New Cooperative Principles Video Released for CU Community

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) and Corporate One FCU have just released a short video on the cooperative principles for credit union organizations to leverage with their staff, members and community. The animated video discusses the benefits of what it means for a credit union to be a cooperative and goes into the 7 cooperative principles in brief detail.

“Part of the credit union difference is the fact that they are cooperatives,” said Gigi Hyland, Foundation Executive Director. “We need to celebrate that and shout it from the rooftops! Therefore, we hope credit unions share this video far and wide to help people better understand our cooperative advantage.”

“Corporate One is by definition exactly what the seven cooperatives principles are all about,” said Lee Butke, President and CEO of Corporate One Federal Credit Union in Columbus, Ohio. “We were built by our member credit unions working together for a common goal, making it easier for people to achieve financial success. We’re proud to team up with the Foundation to make this video available to help credit unions spread the word about the unique and powerful principles that are the foundation of the credit union movement."

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If your credit union (or CU org) wants to customize this video and add your logo to the end, please email

About the National Credit Union Foundation (
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.  Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the
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