Building Community Assets: Growing Lower-Income Credit Union Membership through Community and Credit Union Partnerships
Publication Date: June 2008
Publisher(s): Woodstock Institute (Chicago, Ill.)
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Low-income communities; Credit unions; Community partnerships
This report details the partnership process and lessons learned from a two-year technical assistance program designed to help community organizations partner with mainstream credit unions with the goal of enrolling new lower-income members or expanding an existing partnership. The case studies describing these partnerships identify four strategic areas through which partnerships can be strengthened and the common barriers to developing a successful partnership can be overcome.