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By Jennifer Davis | Oct. 25, 2021

An impact benchmark is a worthwhile endeavor, but community impact doesn’t stop — or even start — with a number.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 25, 2021

A three-year partnership between SECU Foundation and a North Carolina nonprofit places high-achieving college graduates into community government roles to curb the state’s brain drain.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 18, 2021

Employees asked, and Horizon FCU made Black Friday a paid holiday. The Pennsylvania cooperative has made other decisions by following its mission, vision, and values, too.

 

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By William Hunt | Oct. 18, 2021

Seventy credit union mergers occurred in the first six months of 2021, continuing a decades-long trend.

By Jon Jeffreys | Oct. 5, 2021

It’s time to show consumers that credit unions across the country are steadfastly working to improve the lives of their members and communities.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 20, 2021

In response to fires in the fall of 2020, Oregon Community Credit Union’s Foundation created a relief fund focused on mid-term recovery needs.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 20, 2021

A four-pillar approach to digital services at the Alabama cooperative blends technology, member experience, and process management.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 13, 2021

The cooperative has integrated credit score reporting and improvement tips into its mobile and online banking. So far, uptake has been strong.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 30, 2021

Sara Dunlap empowers employees at Leaders Credit Union to help stakeholders meet their potential.

By Sharon Simpson | Aug. 30, 2021

Leaders from three credit unions share insights gleaned from launching and supporting employee resource groups.