Cooperative Strategy

Values

By E.C. Harrison | Jan. 12, 2022

VSECU is one of a few financial institutions that serves the needs of cannabis businesses in Vermont. By doing so, the credit union addresses an area of financial exclusion within its field of membership.

By E.C. Harrison | Jan. 12, 2022

As a values-based organization, VSECU takes seriously the cooperative principle of concern for community. This is evident in the community programs it supports, which range from securing better fuel prices to fighting food insecurity.

By E.C. Harrison | Jan. 10, 2022

From lending off the grid to feeding appetites and wallets — and much more in between — VSECU supports quality of life for members, business, and communities across the state of Vermont.

 

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By E.C. Harrison | Jan. 10, 2022

Member-directed giving, values-based programs, and the cooperative spirit all guide VSECU’s efforts to leave a positive impact on its community.

By Rebecca Wessler | Jan. 10, 2022

Three ways credit unions are creating engaged, loyal members.

By Marc Rapport | Nov. 1, 2021

A California credit union partners with local businesses and earns positive guilt by association.

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 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.

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.