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  • Participate in Credit Union Research Surveys
    NAFCU’s Economic and Research Team conducts monthly surveys of NAFCU member federal credit unions in order to compile meaningful data reports that you can use. Your participation helps us help you!
  • Conferences
    NAFCU credit union conferences are some of the most highly-rated and respected education opportunities in the credit union community. Upcoming 2014 conferences are listed below.
  • Member Benefits
    As a NAFCU member, you enjoy a wide range of benefits to help advance your mission and save your credit union time and money. Browse the wide range of member benefits from NAFCU and download the member benefits checklist to make sure you're getting the most out of your membership.
  • Marketing Award Winners
    NAFCU’s 2014 Marketing Award winners, recognized for the most creative and successful promotions of the credit union community spanning eight awards categories.
  • Economic and CU Research Enewsletter
    of the latest macroeconomic and financial trends affecting today's credit unions.
  • NAFCU CU Data & Research Survey Contest
    NAFCU member credit unions that participate in NAFCU’s Economic and Research monthly surveys are automatically entered in a chance to win an iPad*! Just a little way for us to say "Thank You!"
  • NAFCU Leadership

    Read the bios of NAFCU's expert leadership.

  • White Hat Award
    The White Award is awarded to the member credit union that raises the most for NAFCU/PAC. The award, presented at NAFCU's Annual Conference and Solutions Expo honors the winning credit union's commitment to NAFCU/PAC and to helping keep credit union supporters in Congress.
  • Paul Revere Award
    The Paul Revere Award is awarded to the credit union grassroots activist of the year. This award is intended for the individual who regularly and effectively trumpets the battle cry of the credit union community just as Paul Revere did in his day. The award is based on the grassroots contacts that have been made by individuals and reported to NAFCU. The award will be presented at NAFCU's Congressional Caucus.
  • Marketing Awards
    Each year NAFCU rewards the most creative and successful promotions of the credit union community. This is your opportunity to get noticed for your marketing prowess! Winners of the NAFCU Marketing Awards will be recognized by their peers, by their members, and by credit union leaders across the country. The recognition Ceremony will take place during NAFCU's Strategic Growth Conference.
  • Partners A-Z
    An alphabetical listing of all preferred partners and their recommended solutions.
  • NAFCU Beltway Buzz Enewsletter
    Monthly member-only enewsletter, penned by NAFCU’s Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler, giving you a fun, unfiltered look at the important developments in credit union legislation.
  • 2013 NAFCU Accomplishments Brochure
    Read about everything NAFCU has done in 2013 for its members and the credit union community as well as what's coming next.
  • Credit Union Furlough Assistance
    The credit union industry has a history of standing by its members. In both good times and bad, credit unions consistently work to address the financial service needs of those in their communities. The challenges of sequestration are no different. The credit unions below have special programs to assist those affected by furloughs. While your credit union may not be on the list, we encourage anyone facing a financial challenge to talk to representatives of their credit union.
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  • Grassroots Activism Awards
    In recognition of the superlative grassroots efforts and impressive NAFCU/PAC contributors, NAFCU annually presents The Paul Revere Award and the White Hat Award to those individuals and credit unions who have shown exemplary grassroots efforts.
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  • 2012 Annual Report

    NAFCU Annua l Report 2012 Forward Focus National Association of Federal Credit Unions NAFCU Your Direct Connection to Education, Advocacy & AdvancementNAFCU Annual Report 2012 In today’s rapidly evolving financial services environment, we cannot afford to merely focus on the here and now. Our biggest challenges — an o

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  • NAFCU President Fred Becker to Retire End of July, Dan Berger Selected as Next CEO
    NAFCU has indicated he will retire and Dan Berger, NAFCU executive vice president of government affairs, will take over as president and CEO on July 31, 2013, the NAFCU board of directors announced today.
  • Happy Holidays from Your Friends at NAFCU
    ! Check out our fun staff video to say "thank you."
  • 2012 NAFCU Survey Highlights
    The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) commissioned a survey to gauge satisfaction with the organization, determine priorities for benefits and services, and gain a better understanding of other important preferences of NAFCU stakeholders, such as communications and education needs.
  • Subscribe to NAFCU Today
    Subscribe to NAFCU Today, NAFCU's daily e-newsletter covering the latest information from Washington and the credit union industry.
  • NAFCU's Becker and Tyson Offer Budget Tips in Holiday Consumer Media Tour
    As the holiday shopping season kicks off, National Association of Federal Credit Unions President and CEO Fred Becker Jr. and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Karen Tyson are providing tips to promote safe and thrifty spending habits in a series of national radio interviews.
  • NAFCU Services Corporation Preferred Partner Brochure
    NAFCU members take advantage of superior solutions offered by Preferred Partners through NAFCU Services Corporation. Download the brochure for a list of all Preferred Partners and their special benefits for NAFCU members.
  • Thank you for subscribing to NAFCU Today
    Thank you for subscribing to NAFCU Today, NAFCU’s daily news e-mail covering the latest information from Washington and the credit union industry.
  • NAFCU Expands Marketing Awards Program, Calls for Entries
    NAFCU has expanded its 2013 Marketing Awards Program to include three asset size groups, giving NAFCU-member credit unions a greater chance to be recognized for their unique and effective promotions. 
  • Baylands Federal Credit Union Wins NAFCU Video Contest
    Baylands Federal Credit Union of West Point, Va., is the winner of a NAFCU's video contest, “Tell Us Why You NAFCU.”
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  • Webcast details TILA/RESPA changes
    NAFCU webcast participants on Tuesday learned about important rule changes proposed earlier this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau relating to credit union mortgage lending practices.
  • Marketing Award Categories and Evaluation Criteria

    Each year NAFCU rewards the most creative and successful promotions of the credit union community in NAFCU's Marketing Awards Program! Enter today, and give your credit union the chance to be recognized for your marketing successes!

    Following are the seven Marketing Awards categories. You may enter a maximum of 2 different categories. Within your selected categories, you may only enter one marketing piece. NAFCU will select one entry if multiple entries are submitted for one category.  

  • Best Membership Promotion 
  • Best Lending Promotion
  • Best Product or Service Promotion
  • Best Member Newsletter 
  • Best Annual Report
  • Best Promotional
  • Annual Awards Competition: Sample Winning Narratives

    NAFCU's Annual Award Winners Sample Narratives

  • NAFCU: Bank Transfer Day Movement a Credit Union Success
    From coast to coast, credit unions were the beneficiaries of consumers so fed up with Wall Street banks that they voted with their money and joined a credit union on November 5. 

  • NAFCU Invites Credit Unions to Celebrate the International Year of the Cooperatives
    NAFCU is inviting credit unions to commemorate the International Year of Cooperatives 2012 (IYC), which kicks off Oct. 31 at the U.N. headquarters in New York.

  • Instructions for Entry

    Marketing Awards Instructions for Entry

  • Guidelines for Entry

    Marketing Award Guidelines for Entry. The Awards Committee retains the right to disqualify any entrant if these guidelines are not followed. 

  • NAFCU Marketing Awards Official Entry Forms

    Click on the appropriate link below to complete the entry form for the category you wish to enter.  Please be sure to read the Guidelines for Entry and Instructions for Entry carefully before completing the form. NAFCU's Awards Committee has the right to disqualify any entry that does not adhere to the guidelines.

    You may enter a maximum of TWO (2) promotional categories below.  If you choose to enter two categories, please be sure to submit a different promotion for each of the two categories.

    • Best Membership Promotion
    • Best Lending Promotion 
    • Best Product or Service Promotion 
    • Best Member Newsletter 
    • Best Annual Report 
    • Best Promotional Campaign 
    • Best Web Site

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  • Strategies for Mitigating Loss on Mortgage Loans are Revealed in Free Podcast from Wingspan and NAFCU Services
    WASHINGTON NAFCU Services announced today the release of a new podcast titled “Best Practices to Mitigate Loss on Non-Performing Mortgage Loans.” The podcast features Steve Horne, founder, president and CEO of Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, the NAFCU Services Preferred Partner for residential mortgage portfolio servicing and default solutions for credit unions.
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  • NAFCU Services' Free Calculators Win Best Practices Award CULookup.com Financial Calculators Recognized by Credit union Journal
    Credit Union Journal Best Practices Award 2010 WASHINGTON — NAFCU Services Corporation garnered a 2010 Best Practices Award for its CULookup.com Financial Calculators. The awards are given annually by Credit Union Journal in recognition of real-world best practices in the credit union industry, ranging from service delivery to staff morale programs and technology.
  • CULookup.com gets plug on WSJ blog
    Jan. 7, 2009 - A consumer Web site unveiled recently by NAFCU Services Corporation, its preferred partners and NAFCU got a friendly mention Monday on "The Wallet," a blog on The Wall Street Journal online.
  • ‘Fool’ notes NAFCU rates page, CULookup.com
    MotleyFool.com, drawing information from NAFCU's daily rates page, reported last week on the the earnings edge for a one-year credit union share certificate over a bank CD.
  • NAFCU’s CULookup.com touted in Woman’s Day
    CULookup.com continues to gain fans and recognition in the national media. The September 2009 issue of Woman's Day magazine highlights CULookup.com as the place to go to find a credit union.
  • NAFCU Services Corp. Launches Free Spanish Video Ad
    WASHINGTON — Members of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) can now promote the benefits of credit unions and membership in their credit unions in Spanish. NAFCU Services Corporation (www.nafcu.org/nafcuservices) is introducing a Spanish version of its most popular credit union video ad. The ad is available to NAFCU members on a license- and royalty-free basis and can be customized to fit any NAFCU member credit union for a small, one-time design fee of $200.  The Spanish language version of the ad can be viewed at www.nafcu.org/Spanish-ads.
  • NAFCU Services Opens CULookup.com T-Shirt Shop to Supposrt the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and Children's Miracle Network
    WASHINGTON — NAFCU Services Corporation today announced the opening of an online t-shirt shop on www.CULookup.com to benefit children’s charities. For every t-shirt sold NAFCU Services will donate $2 to the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. Held annually in Washington each April, the race supports Credit Unions for Kids and Children's Miracle Network, an affiliation of children’s hospitals throughout the country.
  • NAFCU Services Offers Thirty Online Financial Calculators to Credit Unions
    WASHINGTON — NAFCU Services Corporation today announced a new service for credit unions: 30 embeddable financial calculators to enhance the value of their Web sites for members. Launched initially on CULookup.com, the organization’s credit union locator Web site, credit unions are now able to provide the same service directly to their members.
  • CULookup.com Now All-In-One Personal Finance Site for Consumers, Including Rate Comparisons
    WASHINGTON – The industry-leading credit union locator site, www.CULookup.com, today announced the addition of a rate comparison tool for consumers. Now, CULookup.com is a one-stop personal finance site. CULookup.com is the only Web site that allows consumers to compare the rates between credit unions and banks, identify credit unions they may be eligible to join and access 30 personal finance calculators.
  • NAFCU Services and DigitalMailer Team Up to Offer New Lead Generation Calculators for Credit Unions
    WASHINGTON — NAFCU Services Corporationand DigitalMailer, Inc.have introduced new lead generation financial calculators for credit union websites.  Nearly 500,000 credit union members have used the basic NAFCU Services CULookup.com calculators since they were launched in February, 2010. The basic CULookup.com financial calculators have now been enhanced to include optional lead generation capabilities by integrating with DigitalMailer’s Automatic Relationship Builder (ARB) email marketing and secure online form technology. Now credit unions can not only provide online tools for members and prospective members to help manage personal finances and goals, but turn them into live leads with timely and targeted offers to drive lending and other activity.