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Foundation Hosts ICU Day and Principles Twitter Chat on 10/13
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:40 AM

In advance of International Credit Union (ICU) Day, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is hosting a Twitter chat for credit unions on Thursday, October 13th at 3 pm (CT). The Foundation invites credit unions to discuss ICU Day and their everyday efforts involving the nine credit union operating principles.

“Last year, we had a really successful Twitter chat around what credit unions were doing for ICU Day,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation Director of Communications. “This time, we wanted to dig deeper, since the ICU Day theme this year is “The Authentic Difference” which integrates the credit union operating principles. The chat will be a great opportunity for credit unions to share how they apply the operating principles to help members improve their financial lives.”

A credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative that operates by the seven cooperative principles, which are shared with cooperatives of all kinds worldwide. Many years ago, the World Council of Credit Unions spread the seven cooperative principles into nine operating principles, expanding the financial aspect to help credit unions apply them more appropriately to their operations.

During the Twitter chat on Oct. 13, credit unions and their staff are encouraged to share best practices and examples of their efforts around board elections, providing exceptional service to members, socially responsible activities, education, working with other cooperatives and more. Co-op Credit Union in Black River Falls, Wis. will be featured in the Twitter chat as a special guest.

Click here to view or download the list of questions to be asked during the Twitter chat.

Foundation Twitter Chat Details
The Twitter chat is a live streaming conversation, free and open to anyone with a Twitter account. For this Twitter chat, the hashtag will be #foundationchat. Twitter users can either type #foundationchat into the Twitter search box or utilize other tools such as Tweet Chat, etc. to follow the conversation.

Credit union professionals and organizations are invited to follow the Foundation at @NCUFoundation for news and updates. The @NCUFoundation account will be leading the Twitter chat discussion. Questions will be tweeted using a Q1, Q2, etc. format, which can be replied to with a corresponding A1, A2, etc. format. All questions and answers should contain the #foundationchat hashtag.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.  Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.