Posts Tagged ‘financial literacy’

Ohio CUs offer voiceover work

January 5, 2011

In the course of creating a video parody of the Gregory Brothers’ Backin Up song for PodCamp WesternMass 3, I noticed that they clicked “like” on a video describing a homeless man with a fantastic voice in Columbus Ohio. As I was in the middle of a project, I didn’t click on the link to watch the video. Amazingly, one day later, as I was checking my credit union twitterfeed, I saw from OHCreditUnions that a friend of mine and member, Amanda Thomas, had offered him $10,000 worth of voiceover work for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Ohio CU League, of which she is President. She has also connected one of the credit unions in her chapter to give him financial literacy counseling and budgeting advice with all the voice-over offers that are pouring in thanks to the video being shared extensively on YouTube, and now tv media.

Thanks for living the CU difference Amanda! Please share with us here any videos here of your interviews on national tv!

Purposeful Partnerships

August 4, 2010

I’m excited for tomorrow’s webinar, Purposeful Partnerships. Josh Allison, Relationship Management Officer for Horizon CU in Spokane has an exciting and dynamic program.

The description: By changing our business development and youth education message and method, we can shy away from the vendor stigma and move quickly to that of a cherished community partner. Business Development is more than donuts and handshakes and youth education is more than classroom presentations. By using financial literacy as our conversation catalyst, we become the solution for a problem that is permeateing our schools, our businesses and our families – financial stress.

If you attend this webinar, you’ll learn:
• How to rethink the idea that “membership is THE main employer benefit” worth promoting
• Understanding the true leverage of credit union philosophy in action
• How to move from “vendor” to “valuable” status with your school and business partnerships
• How to transfer the trust created by your classroom educator to the branch staff

You can see all the credit unions attending this webinar here!