- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Partners A-Z
An alphabetical listing of all preferred partners and their recommended solutions.
- Economic Trends
Learn critical information about credit unions and the economy. Browse economic indicator reports and resources to help give your credit union insight into the external factors affecting your membership and your business.
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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 conferences are designed to help strengthen and accelerate your career and your credit union’s mission. You will benefit from industry-leading presenters and exclusive networking events in locations across the country. Whatever your career path may be, NAFCU has a conference or school to help you grow and reach new heights!
- NAFCU Senior Staff Bios
Bios of the senior management for the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU).
- Economic and CU Research Enewsletter
of the latest macroeconomic and financial trends affecting today's credit unions.
- 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.
- Marketing Award Winners
NAFCU’s 2012 Marketing Award program rewards the most creative and successful promotions of the credit union community. Nominations are accepted within eight different award categories. Each award category consists of two asset size categories: credit unions with less than $150M in assets and credit unions with assets of $150M or more.
Winners of NAFCU’s 2012 Marketing Awards will be recognized by their peers, by their members and by credit union leaders across the country. This recognition ceremony will take place during NAFCU's 2012 Strategic Growth Conference, March 13-15, at the FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- 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.
- Session Handouts
NAFCU's Management Development Institute's Curriculum is designed to meet the needs of credit union managers looking to advance their career in the credit union industry, cover topics such as marketing, human resources, accounting, strategic planning, effective executive communication, and much more.
- Happy Holidays from Your Friends at NAFCU
! Check out our fun staff video to say "thank you."
- 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!"
- 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.
- Strategic Leadership Workshop
Based on over 5 years of intensive research into successful leadership practices, this program will identify the key characteristics of outstanding leaders of the future in a clear, straightforward and practical manner. In addition, the program will look at how these leaders can build winning cultures that attract and keep top talent and how to lead that talent in high-performance teams.
Taught as a mixture of lecture, group discussion, individual and group workgroups, this program teaches participants the fundamental skills and attitudes necessary to be an effective leader and the tools to implement a successful leadership development action plan for improving those skills.
- Fred R. Becker Jr., President and CEO
Fred R. Becker, Jr., joined NAFCU as president and CEO in January 2000. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to advance credit union issues with federal regulatory agencies, the White House and Congress. During his tenure at NAFCU, Becker has fostered innovation and a commitment to membership, dramatically increasing NAFCU’s direct contact with its membership and outreach to the national media.
- How does it work?
Participation in NAFCU's Webcast Subscription is easy. After you subscribe, you will receive an email confirmation. You will also receive an email the day before each of the live webcasts that includes the URL address and password to access each live and on-demand webcast.
- 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.”
- Member Stories
- Testing Your System and System Reqiurements
Participants are strongly encouraged to test their system at least 24 hours prior to the webcast. We suggest that you confirm that your computer and Internet firewall support viewing this type of Webcast. You may test your system by viewing the following on-demand webcast. Confirm that you can hear audio, see video, and view the slide presentation displayed adjacent to the video player. The test presentation will walk you through the various features of the webcast viewing screen.
- Steve Van Beek, Director of Regulatory Compliance
Steve Van Beek is NAFCU’s Director of Regulatory Compliance and Senior Federal Counsel. He is responsible for all aspects of NAFCU's compliance assistance program and compliance-related products and services.
- David Frankil, President, NAFCU Services Corporation
David Frankil joined NAFCU Services Corporation as president in July 2006. In that capacity, he is responsible for delivering value-added products and services to all credit unions and their members through a range of strategic partnerships with "best-of-breed" providers.
- 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
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- 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.
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- Annual Award Categories and Evaluation Criteria
Federal Credit Union of the year, CEO of the year, Professional of the year, Volunteer of the year
- 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.
- Narrative Description
For your entry to be complete, you must include a narrative description of your accomplishments. A complete narrative description addresses each of the criteria outlined in each Annual Award Category. The Entry Form has a separate section for each of the criteria for you to paste in your text.
The spaces provided for you will accept a maximum of 2,000 characters (including spaces) which is equivalant to approximately one-half typewritten page in length (12 point, Times New Roman, single spaced.) Therefore, for the categories with 4 criteria, (FCU of the Year and Volunteer of the Year) your narrative description will total no more than 2 typewritten pages in length. Since there are 6 criteria in the Professional of the Year category, your narrative description for that category will not be able to exceed a total of 3 typewritten pages in length.
Do not feel that you must submit the maximum number of characters for each section. Write the amount that you feel is necessary to accurately reflect each of the criteria.
Please only submit a narrative that has been proofed and spell checked. It is recommended that you first type your narrative using any word processing program, (i.e. MS Word or WordPerfect) spell check your document, then "copy" and "paste" your text into the spaces allotted in the entry form.
Please only include accomplishments from 2011.
Click here for Sample Narratives from last year's Annual Awards Competition.
- Guidelines For Entry
Please read the Annual Awards Guidelines for Entry carefully. The Awards Committee retains the right to disqualify any entrant if these guidelines are not followed. Please also read the Instructions for Entry in their entirety.
- Annual Awards Official Entry Forms
Annual Awards Official Entry Forms
Please be sure to read the Guidelines for Entry and the instructions for completing your Narrative Description before submitting the form. NAFCU's Awards Committee has the right to disqualify any entry that does not adhere to the guidelines.
- 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
- MDI Alumni Referral Form
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