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CUNA: 'Selfies' via new website will help show the face of 100 million CU memberships

Friday, June 27, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Collecting and displaying the faces of thousands, if not millions, of credit union members through "selfies," and to show the face of the credit union movement as it closes in on the milestone of 100 million memberships, is the aim of a new website unveiled Friday, June 27 by the Credit Union National Association and the state credit union leagues.

The website, americascreditunions.org, allows credit union members to upload their selfies—those ubiquitous photos or videos people take of themselves, typically with a smartphone or tablet—and post to the site. The pictures submitted will be posted to the website.


The website is part of CUNA's overall "100 Million Credit Union Memberships" campaign, aimed to draw attention to credit unions reaching the 100 million memberships mark later this summer.

"The strength of our movement is the people who own it and benefit from it," said CUNA Interim President/CEO Bill Hampel. "In advance of reaching the 100 million membership mark, we want as many people as possible to understand, and see, the strength of our movement through the faces of our membership."

To upload a video or photo, just visit the website, fill out the form, upload from your computer (or via social media), and submit.

Social media can also be used by members to share submitted selfies with the hashtag #100MM on Google+, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Doing so, CUNA's Hampel said, can additionally demonstrate the power of the credit union movement online and on social media.

In addition: The website not only shares photos and testimonials from credit union members, but also a membership map with interesting facts about each state provided by leagues.


This article originally published in News Now here.