Throughout 2008 The League and Wisconsin credit unions have worked
together to advance the credit union movement. By taking advantage of
The League’s resources, credit unions gained:
Important educational opportunities. More than 2,000
participants took advantage of The League’s more than 90 seminars
held throughout 2008. Credit unions also had a chance to learn more
about a new requirement, Form 990, through several free workshops held
by The League. The League also organized roundtable discussions to help
credit unions network and share ideas. More than 1,100 attended
educational sessions on a wide range of topics as part of The
League’s annual convention.
A new vehicle to support the movement. The League
established The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation, which will
fund scholarships, credit union development and efforts helping credit
unions, their members and communities.
Consulting services. The League offered analysis and action
steps to spur credit union growth as part of our Small Credit Union
Initiative, while The League’s consultants facilitated
board plannings and answered thousands of calls on strategic and
operational issues. The League also provided individually tailored HR
consulting and training.
National Presence. The League stayed active within the
national credit union movement by speaking at national credit union
conferences to share best practices regarding the REAL Solutions program
and our 1 with The League
initiative. The League also partnered with the Filene
Research Institute to pilot the CU Tomorrow program in Wisconsin, which
provides credit unions with business plans that aim to help attract
younger members, young professionals and younger volunteers. League
staff also served on the board of directors for nationwide associations,
including the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and American
Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL).
Next week’s newsletter will review our year of advocacy and
what Activists and The League accomplished by working together.