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 individual credit union level, the needle moves. “Data is proven to be powerful passing legislation and fending off unnecessary regulation,” said Jennifer Wagner, EVP and Chief Advocacy Officer at NWCUA. “Community impact data can also motivate people to join credit unions when they see values…Read more »
Community Impact Reporting
Using Data to tell the collective impact story
Every day, credit unions give back in amazing ways, exemplifying the “People Helping People” philosophy. To further tell the collective story of credit unions’ impacts across the Northwest, we have created the Community Impact Reporting Tool – customized software that serves not only the individual credit union, but also the entire region, by supplying data that underscores the Credit Union Difference.
As credit unions enter key pieces of data, the story grows from a single snapshot to a vast look at their impacts in areas such as community development, lending, social responsibility, charitable giving, and volunteerism. This data allows credit unions to show how they give back and us to advocate on behalf of the Credit Union Movement.