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Cooperative Development

You Hold the Keys to Proving Credit Unions’ Positive Impact

5/11/2021 Credit unions’ community impact may be the most important thing that differentiates them from other financial institutions. With their not-for-profit, cooperative structure, they are built to serve communities, and they do so — every day.  But there is work to be done proving their collective impact. When impact is documented, collectively and at the […]

Posted May 12, 2021 in Community Impact Reporting Tool, Cooperative Development

GoWest Foundation’s Scholarship Program Empowers Credit Union Employees to Grow Through Professional Development

Since its inception, the GoWest Foundation, formerly known as Northwest Credit Union Foundation, has been a consistent resource for credit union employees, ensuring they have access to the training they need to successfully serve their credit unions and communities. At a time when credit unions may be tightening their training budget belts, a scholarship from […]

Posted August 13, 2020 in Cooperative Development

Your Community and Nonprofit Partners Need Your Continued Support

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the Northwest, the role credit unions play in serving their communities is even more important. Apart from offering financial services, many credit unions provide a variety of charitable contributions or sponsorships to local organizations and serve as directors on nonprofit and community boards. Credit unions’ continued engagement with these […]

Posted March 19, 2020 in Community Impact, Cooperative Development, NWCUF

Credit Unions Step Up to Meet Members’ Needs in Trying Times

When times get tough, credit unions step up. As coronavirus makes its rounds globally and in the United States, Northwest credit unions are jumping in to provide steadfast support for their members and employees. Thanks to advances in technology and credit unions’ commitment to providing convenient services, credit unions have virtual banking options, which means […]

Posted March 17, 2020 in Cooperative Development

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation Partners to Improve Financial Lives of Northwest Residents

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation continues to focus on new, innovative ways to help credit unions strengthen the financial lives of credit union members and their communities.  This important work wouldn’t be possible, however, without the generous, longstanding support of Northwest credit unions. In 2019, Northwest Credit Union Association members donated more than $500,000 to the Foundation, making priorities like the Community Impact Reporting Tool and workforce housing […]

Posted August 6, 2019 in Cooperative Development, Donors