Impact Strategies From March 2023

A look back at strategies and ideas that help credit unions make an even bigger difference in the communities they serve.


A Giant Leap For Small Businesses In The Tennessee Valley

Tennessee Valley FCU is expanding a small business program by giving away $175,000 in the Chattanooga, Cleveland, and northwest Georgia areas.


Exit Interview: Tracie Kenyon, Montana’s Credit Unions

Montana’s Credit Unions’ longtime leader leaves a legacy of service, collaboration, and independence.


Governance, Leadership, Responsibility … Strategy!

As spring planning sessions get underway, these are the questions credit union leaders need to be asking to ensure maximum impact.

Graph Of The Week

‘Unbanked’ Rate Declines But Challenges Remain

More consumers are entering the mainstream banking system, but more than a quarter of loan applicants say they aren’t getting the funds they need.


A Path To Affordable Homeownership For Military Members

An initiative from VyStar Credit Union aims to give back to those who have served the country by making it easier for them to afford a home.


In A Push For Liquidity, GTE Financial Rolls Out Business Services Built For Nonprofits

The Tampa cooperative is reducing and eliminating fees to help charities do more good while building its own lending reserves.


How Is A Microloan Program In New Mexico Reshaping The Small Business Landscape?

Now in its fifth year, a small business lending initiative from Nusenda has helped stabilize economies across the state with more than 300 loans totaling more than $2 million.


CEO Onboarding: James McBride, Lion’s Share Federal Credit Union

Transparency, empowerment, and clarity of mission helped James McBride make the most of his first year as chief executive.


Exit Interview: Maurice Smith, Local Government FCU

A half-century of service hasn’t come completely to an end for this pioneer of credit union innovation and diversity.

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