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Capture Student Loan Borrowers in Five Steps

Reaching the coveted young adult market isn't a passive activity.
November 1, 2013
Offering these loans allows credit unions to diversify their loan portfolios, generate income, and provide a valuable and affordable service.
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Contest Winner Lands Dream Dorm at Michigan State

Summertime 'dorm improvement' essay contest connects with students.
October 15, 2013
Contest shows strong bond with sponsor company.
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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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Student Loans: Understand the Financial Aid Timeline

Follow five guidelines when marketing student loans.
May 9, 2013
Market your private student loan program early; preferably in May.
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Special Report: National CU Youth Week

‘Get them in Early’

Multifaceted youth marketing involves community outreach, education.
April 25, 2013
‘It’s never too early to learn about money.’
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A Source of Inspiration

What challenges inspire and motivate you to succeed at your CU?
April 22, 2013
‘Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration.’
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Go to the Head of the Class

Can you anticipate members’ varied financial needs?
October 15, 2012
A recent class reunion reveals former classmates’ vast differences.
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Cooperative Financial Leadership in the Lone Star State

CU has helped members achieve financial success for more than 75 years.
March 15, 2012
Texas Trust CU has earned a reputation as a dedicated community partner.
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The Trainer’s Call

Successful training requires emotional energy and strong interaction with students.
February 9, 2012
Motivation, inspiration, and energy are the wellsprings of motivation for the CU training professional.
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Students Experience Real-World Personal Finance

CUNA’s Community CU and Growth Conference includes a financial literacy simulation for local high-school students.
November 6, 2011
During a Mad City Money simulation, students took on the roles of adults—with jobs, incomes, families, and expenses.
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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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