As we’ve mentioned here, here, and here ICU Day is celebrated across the globe throughout the credit union community and is a great way to promote the credit union difference, especially in today’s economic climate. To help celebrate, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight ICU Day resources to help your credit union share the message.
Feel free to select some or all of these and share with your members and staff via Twitter, Facebook, email and even on your credit union’s website! And don’t forget to leave a comment about how your credit union is using these resources or other ways you are celebrating International Credit Union Day.
Cheney video for CU staff
We shared the video message from CUNA’s CEO Bill Cheney to credit union members the other day. Credit unions and CU organizations responded by posting the video on their websites and sharing with their members. Now we’d like to share Mr. Cheney’s ICU Day video greeting for credit union staff! Be sure to share this with your staff.
Young & Free videos
Young & Free spokesters from across North America created some awesome videos to help spread the word about International Credit Union Day. They set the following six credit union attributes to music:
- Membership is open to all
- Members call the shots
- Rates and fees should benefit members
- Credit unions are just as accessible as banks
- Financial education should be free and available to all
- Giving back to the community is a priority
How cool is that? The music videos include an orignal rap, a Lady Gaga tribute, and a sweet Journey-inspired tune:
Article for your Baby Boomer members from Plan It
The credit union financial education site aimed at Boomers preparing for retirement has their own article covering International Credit Union Day. You can learn more about Plan It here. Be sure to check out the following example of a credit union using Plan It to share this positive message with their members:
The Disclosures music video: Building a Better World
Our friends Christopher Morris and Chad Helminak of The Disclosures pay tribute to International Credit Union Day with their song and music video Building a Better World. What’s really cool is that The Disclosures recruited credit union employees from across the nation to supply video clips of credit union people singing portions of the song!
The band is encouraging credit unions and friends of credit unions to share the song to raise awareness of the positive impact credit unions have around the world.
Article to share with your Gen Y members from MoneyMix
MoneyMix, the Gen Y personal finance site for credit unions, has an excellent article about International Credit Union Day. Subscribers have been sharing this article via Twitter. Check out the article here and don’t forget to learn more about MoneyMix here.
The International Credit Union Day Facebook page
Have you visited or “liked” the International Credit Union Day Facebook page? If not, you should! You’ll get updates about ICU Day from WOCCU, CUNA, and other credit union organizations you can share with your members through Facebook, Twitter, on your credit union website, or through email!