Credit unions will no doubt continue to make extraordinary impacts in their communities in 2023 as they did in 2022 — all while continuing to deal with the lingering effects of the pandemic and economic challenges faced by many members. Policymakers, the media and the general public should all know about your efforts over the past year! That’s where the New York Credit Union Impact Report comes in.
The Impact Report illustrates and quantifies these efforts statewide, resulting in a powerful advocacy tool for the credit union movement. The Association collects this information each year via the Impact Report Survey, and your participation in the survey is critical. The more data and information we receive from credit unions, the better final result we will have. This survey allows the Association to compile, quantify and share the results of those efforts on a statewide level.
The report documents New York credit unions’ impact in the following key areas:
- adult financial education/counseling;
- community outreach and investment;
- immigrant outreach;
- youth financial education; and
The survey is open until Friday, Jan. 13, and can be accessed here. A preview of the survey can be accessed here. Participating credit unions are encouraged to share photos of their advocacy efforts with the Association, which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.