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Jeff Hardin

Department: Cooperative Initiatives
Title: Director of Cooperative Initiatives
Phone: 800-822-8859, ext 563

As Director of Cooperative Initiatives, Jeff works to build relationships and foster a strong sense of community among credit unions in the Carolinas, and to strengthen connections with other cooperatives throughout both states.

With years of experience in communications, Jeff also helps credit unions share the stories that make them unique in the financial services marketplace. In this role, he is author of The Bridge (, a blog sharing news and information from cooperatives across the Carolinas. He also produces content for the Seven Principles Blog and People, Not Profit, both on In addition, he works with credit unions to host Reality of Money events in North Carolina and South Carolina.

A proud Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), Jeff works with a volunteer network of CUDEs in both states to raise awareness of and appreciation for the history, principles, and philosophy of credit unions and cooperatives. CUDEs work cooperatively to host the Principles and Philosophy Conference each year, and collaborate on service projects to benefit credit unions and their members.
Contact Us


323 W. Jones Street
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27603

800-822-8859 Phone
800-525-7087 Fax


7440 Broad River Road
Irmo, SC 29063

PO Box 1787
Columbia, SC 29202

800-822-8859 Phone
803-732-4268 Fax