13 episodes

Imagine the Difference brings listeners to the intersection of credit unions and nonprofit organizations. We shine a spotlight on the mechanics behind, and mutual benefits of, this unique relationship. We help credit unions elevate their cause marketing for member engagement, and guide nonprofits in the formation of a successful credit union partnership.

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Imagine the Difference brings listeners to the intersection of credit unions and nonprofit organizations. We shine a spotlight on the mechanics behind, and mutual benefits of, this unique relationship. We help credit unions elevate their cause marketing for member engagement, and guide nonprofits in the formation of a successful credit union partnership.

    Heart Warming Partnerships

    Heart Warming Partnerships

    What happens when a credit union partners with a nonprofit? In this episode, Sharlene Wells and Michael Andrews discuss their partnership and all the good they have done together in their respective communities. They dive deep into community giving, giveback days, and how you can engage with your community.
    They also share why it's important for credit unions and nonprofits to work together. 
    Check out:
    Mountain America Credit Union
    Operation Warm
    Guests:
    Sharlene Wells - Mountain America CU, Senior Vice President of PR
    LinkedIn(LINK) Contact: sharlenewells@macu.com Michael Andrews - Operation Warm, Sr. Partnership Manager (Western Region)
    LinkedIn(LINK) Contact: mandrews@operationwarm.org

    • 31 min
    Growing a Tru Community

    Growing a Tru Community

    What happens when a credit union partners with a nonprofit? In this episode, Rachel Caballero and Christos Chronis discuss their partnership and all the good they have done together in their respective communities. They dive deep into scholarships, internships, partnerships and how you can engage with your community.
    They also share why it's important for credit unions and nonprofits to work together. 
    Guests:
    Rachel Caballero | Community Development Officer at TruWest Credit Union
    - Contact: rncaballero@truwest.org
     
    Christos Chronis | Chief Philanthropy officer at Mesa Community College
    - Contact: christos.chronis@mesacc.edu

    • 41 min
    Building A Grand Slam Partnership

    Building A Grand Slam Partnership

    What happens when a credit union partners with a nonprofit? In this episode, Tom Berquist and Amy Hoyte discuss their 15+ year partnership and all the good they have done together in their respective communities. They also share success stories and tell us why it's important for credit unions and nonprofits to work together.
    Guests:
    Tom Berquist | EVP/Chief Marketing Officer at BECU
    Amy Hoyte | Executive Director at Rebuilding Together South Sound
     
    Learn more about BECU at becu.org
    Learn more about Rebuilding Together South Sound at rebuildingtogetherss.org

    • 45 min
    Potatoes! Potatoes! Potatoes!

    Potatoes! Potatoes! Potatoes!

    How many meals can you make with 2000 pounds of Potatoes? What can 64 credit unions do in one day when they work together? Listen as Benjamin Hering, and Julie Greene unpack CU Forward Day 2021. CU Forward Day is a day of giving that started with one credit union about a decade ago and quickly to dozens of credit unions across the state of Minnesota.
     
    Guests:
    Julie Greene | Volunteer Management Professional at Second Harvest Heartland., Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
     
    Benjamin Hering | Director of Engagement at Minnesota Credit Union Network., Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

    • 36 min
    On A Mission To Thrive

    On A Mission To Thrive

    What happens when credit unions strive to help local nonprofits? How can credit unions build healthy relationships with nonprofits? Brittani Richards and Dan Wolfert explore these questions during this Imagine the Difference podcast episode. They also tell stories about their successful partnership and provide some insight into the benefits of co-branding with nonprofits in their community.
    Check out:
    Thrive Credit Union
    Hillcroft Services
    Guests:
    Brittani Richards | Vice President of Marketing & Branch Operations at Thrive Credit Union., Muncie, Indiana, United States
     
    Dan Wolfert | Vice President, Development & Marketing at Hillcroft Services, Inc., Yorktown, Indiana, United States

    • 31 min
    Planting Trees Today

    Planting Trees Today

    How can credit unions grow roots in their communities? In this episode, Tara Wachendorf and Zach Wahls of GreenState Credit Union talk about GreenStates’s support of over 900 charities and contributing over $2.2 million to local charities in 2020. Additionally GreenState plants a new tree for every new credit union member with help from their nonprofit partner, Trees Forever. GreenState makes helping their community a priority, and in turn, GreenState has seen more members give.
    Check out: 
    Greenstate.org treesforever.secure.force.com Guests:
    Tara Wachendorf (Public Relations Director), GreenState Credit Union
    Zach Wahls (Vice President), GreenState Credit Union
    Learn more about NetGiver at netgiverapp.com

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Mimmy6521 ,

Engaging!

I didn’t need another podcast to listen to, but I came across this one on LinkedIn. So far the stories are super engaging and interesting, but I love most the conversation style between hosts and guests. I feel like I’m in the room, getting to participate in the discussion about giving, nonprofits and credit unions.

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