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CO-OP SUPPORTS 'SHOP FOR MIRACLES'
updated 04/25/14 11:02 AM
Fundraising Program for CMN
CO-OP Financial Services is supporting Shop for Miracles—a one-day charitable program to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals—through its Miracle Match Program.

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the World Council of Credit Unions, and CMN Hospitals have come together for the Shop for Miracles program taking place on International Credit Union Day on Oct. 16.

Each time members use their credit union-issued credit or debit card on that day, participating credit unions will donate $0.25 or a pre-determined amount to CMN Hospitals. To further the cause, CO-OP will provide matching funds starting at dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 for approved credit union applications.

“Last year we sponsored a pilot program with the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues which resulted in CO-OP providing a match of more than $27,000 to the funds raised by 11 participating credit unions,” said Stan Hollen, president/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services. “In 2014 credit unions across the country have the opportunity to support their local children’s hospital and be engaged in their communities in a very meaningful way on International Credit Union Day.”

CO-OP is accepting applications for Shop for Miracles matching funds until Sept. 30. Credit unions can apply via the CO-OP website at www.co-opfs.org/miracle-match.

 
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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
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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.

WHAT 'REACH' MEANS TO YOUR CU updated 10/22/14 05:00 PM
Unique Cross Section of Opinions
What’s your perspective of “REACH”? And what does it mean to your credit union? On Monday afternoon, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention was in full swing—so we asked several attendees at this year’s REACH conference their opinion.