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A Wall of Inspiration

GAC showcased Unite for Good stories that embody CUs’ shared vision.
April 1, 2014
See more inspiring Unite for Good stories and photos on display during upcoming CUNA conferences.
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Migrant Workers Find an Ally in California

CU takes measures to protect this vulnerable population.
March 23, 2014
"We just said, 'Enough is enough.'"
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President's Perspective

Involve Members in Unite for Good

When CUs engage members politically, they become more loyal members.
March 4, 2014
'Unite for Good' aims to bring us together to achieve a shared agenda.
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Strategic Philanthropy is Key to 'Unite for Good'

Reach out to unlikely partners such as nonprofits, local government agencies.
February 23, 2014
How to create awareness so Americans choose CUs as their best financial partners.
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Unite for Good Principles Energize CUs

CUs go above and beyond in looking out for members’ interests.
February 23, 2014
CUs go above and beyond in looking out for members’ interests.
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Unite For Good

‘When We Tell Our Story, We Win’

Across the Dakotas, CU advocates scarcely took a break for the holidays.
February 17, 2014
Efforts ranged from a national Hike the Hill visit to a fast-paced series of presentations across South Dakota.
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Join Your Peers in Washington To Unite for Good

Register now for the 2014 CUNA GAC, Feb. 24-27.
December 1, 2013
The best way to Unite for Good is to attend the 2014 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24-27.
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Kansas CUs: We’ll Make Your Day

KCUA’s statewide awareness campaign puts into action credit unions’ people helping people philosophy.
December 1, 2013
To date, Kansas credit unions have given away $45,000 through three Make a Difference events.
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Federal Shutdown Doesn’t Stop CU Member Service

CUs respond to help members left in the lurch.
November 1, 2013
In response, credit unions large and small implemented the Unite for Good principle of service excellence, offering a range of assistance to federal employees.
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CUNA Community CU & Growth Conference

Gentile: CUs are a Bright Spot in the Country

Consumers want values-based financial services providers.
October 9, 2013
CUs have a unique opportunity today to attract new members—and most important, new young members.
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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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