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What’s Your Financial Literacy Story?

Ongoing education and social responsibility are the drivers of financial empowerment.
April 3, 2014
Break out the #FinancialLiteracyMonth hashtag and tell us how you’re helping members.
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Compliance Matters

Preparing for the Next Merchant Data Breach

Turn members into fraud-fighting allies, and solidify your CU’s defenses.
April 1, 2014
Educating members about protecting their accounts and identities from theft is a critical loss prevention strategy.
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CUNA Honors Financial Education Leaders

Nine CUs nab first-place 2013 Desjardins Awards for Youth and Adult Financial Education.
November 20, 2013
Winners are a testament to CUs’ commitment to provide financial literacy.
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School Days

How can CUs help young adults with their first major financial decision?
August 12, 2013
Rising student loan debt hinders consumers’ ability to take out mortgages.
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Veridian CU, CUNA Mutual Group Fund Youth Leadership Program

Organizations pledge $105,000 for ‘The Leader in Me.’
August 9, 2013
Program results in higher academic achievement and fewer discipline problems.
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CUNA Tools

Protect Your Members

It’s critical that members are financially literate and well-educated about potential scams.
April 9, 2013
CUNA offers the following resources to help CUs educate members about the different security threats they often face.
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Teach Early and Often

How one CU grooms youth into fully engaged members.
April 1, 2013
Redwood CU retains 80% of its young members after they leave for college.
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Attract and Educate Youth

Building a relationship now will pay dividends down the road
March 26, 2013
Financial education can turn young consumers into lifelong members.
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Watching Paint Dry Can Be Palatable

How much of any process or situation can you control to ensure a successful outcome?
February 18, 2013
Preparedness is important, but unanticipated variables ultimately come into play.
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GAC 2013

Desjardins Awards Celebrate Financial Education Outreach

Winners excel at financial literacy advocacy.
February 13, 2013
Winners excel at financial literacy advocacy.
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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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