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CO-OP 'MIRACLE MATCH' REACHES $3M
updated 01/28/14 08:43 AM
150 CUs Participated in 2013
Credit unions raised $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in 2013, of which $1 million was matched by CO-OP Financial Services' "Miracle Match" program. The funds benefited 98 different children’s hospitals in 34 states.

Nearly 70 new credit unions joined the program.

"CO-OP Financial Services established CO-OP Miracle Match on behalf of our member credit unions in 2008 as a way to encourage Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers,” said Stan Hollen, CEO of CO-OP Financial Services. “This marks the third year in a row that the combined totals of CO-OP and participating credit unions surpassed the $3 million mark in donations.”

In addition to the $1 million CO-OP Miracle Match program, CO-OP Financial Services made $164,500 in contributions to Children Miracle Network Hospitals in 2013 through event sponsorships and donations at its own THINK Conference.

CO-OP Financial Services is also enabling an add-on transaction that allows credit union members to make a contribution to Children Miracle Network Hospitals at certain ATMs.

Click here to apply for matching grants in 2014 under the CO-OP Miracle Match program.

 
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'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD updated 10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.

SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY updated 10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?

SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS updated 10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”

INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS updated 10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.