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Why Become an Affiliate?

We are here to help. We are here to ensure your credit union will become dominant in the financial marketplace.

Being a part of the Association ensures you have an advocate in your corner and on the Hill, to consumers, in front of vendors and in the media. We have a diverse staff waiting to assist you in areas of advocacy, marketing and communications, compliance, training, strategic planning as well as all of your sales and service needs.

We are about actively engaging our affiliates, supporting and empowering them through advocacy, education and access to the resources needed to efficiently and effectively manage their credit union and compete in today’s financial services market.

Here are some of the Services and Products we offer:

  • Education and Trainings
  • Career Postings
  • NeighborBench
  • Invest in America
  • Access to CUNA
  • BSA Training
  • Advocacy
  • Signature Events
  • Media Relations Assistance
  • Policy Pro/Regulations
  • And, much more….

Legislative and Political Advocacy
The advocacy team lobbies on behalf of credit unions and directs grassroots activities, such as Hike the Hill, as well as distribute legislative alerts.

Regulatory and Compliance
The regulatory and compliance department stays abreast of federal and state regulations and works with credit unions providing answers to compliance inquiries as well as manage BSA trainings.

Marketing, PR & Communications
The marketing team is committed to being the voice for MD & DC credit unions. We ensure  credit unions, media, and the general public have the most valuable information readily available to them.

Communication Offerings:

  • Weekly segmented newsletters and alerts
  • Vocus public relations tool
  • (consumer web site)
  • website
  • Affiliates Media Tool Kit

Professional Development and Training
The education and training department administers more than 35 educational trainings per year. These include:

  • Annual Meeting and Convention
  • Leadership Conference
  • Volunteer Leadership
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Executive Roundtables
  • CUNA Management School
  • Marketing Conference
  • Compliance Seminars

Leadership and Management
To help credit unions lead and evolve, the Association offers consulting services in strategic planning and manages the small credit union development initiatives.