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Credit unions challenged, equipped to push themselves

by Christine Henzig, Director of Communications Aug 16, 2017

Attendees shared best practices at the Community Development Workshop

Wisconsin credit unions have saved 2.9 million Wisconsin consumers close to $2 billion over the past decade. Yet The League's Community Development Workshop, held August 10 in Stevens Point, challenged attendees to do even more to extend their service and outreach. Above, participants shared best practices.


Unite for GoodThirty-three participants from across the state took advantage of free registration and lunch, provided by the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation

Presenter Scott Butterfield - a respected veteran of our Movement who helps credit unions fulfill their mission as cooperatives - drew from his decades of experience consulting with credit unions nationwide to help attendees spot opportunities for growth and tap new resources.


Attendees learned to:


The Foundation sponsored the event in line with its mission, which includes credit union development and financial education for the public.

Wisconsin credit unions were the first in the nation to pioneer the REAL Solutions® initiative, a collaborative effort by which credit unions push themselves to meet unmet needs and increase their relevance through innovative ideas and outreach.

In so doing, they encourage more Americans to consider credit unions their primary financial institution.

Wisconsin credit unions' successes serving their members and communities are detailed in the Scorecard

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Credit union soup for the soul (presenter's blog referencing the workshop)

Wisconsin credit unions come together as a single League to Unite for Good; we remove barriers, increase awareness and foster service excellence. All of these steps help more Americans to see credit unions as their best financial partner and regard their credit union as their primary financial institution. Read more articles in our Unite for Good series.