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NEFE HSFPP announces co-branding opportunities

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DENVER (5/21/10)--Credit unions acting as sponsors of the National Endowment of Financial Education (NEFE) High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) instructor/sponsor website or the NEFE HSFPP National Network can now co-brand the HSFPP materials and get the materials shipped directly to them. To emphasize their role in delivering quality financial education to their community, credit unions can add their logo to the logos of NEFE and its two partner organizations, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, on the program's materials. No branding is allowed on the front covers of the HSFPP materials. However, credit unions can add their logo and acceptable working such as "Provided Courtesy of" or "Delivered to you by," or "Your Partner in Financial Literacy," to designated spots on the materials. Credit unions ordering the NEFE materials also will see a streamlined process, with the ordering process split into two paths. Starting at NEFE's website (see resource link), click on Instructor's Login and log into the Instructor/Sponsor website. If you need your login information, click the login information retrieval link on that same page. When in the instructor/sponsor home page, click on "Order Materials." You then will see the new entry point for sponsors, which lets you choose either of two ordering paths. In Path No. 1, click on "Order an Information Kit" for marketing materials such as information kids, brochures and limited supplies of instructor's guides and data disks. In Path No. 2, click on "Network" and log in to order classroom materials for schools and organizations where the program will be taught. This path, which is nearly identical to the old ordering system, now will allow you to choose the school and teacher you are working with, or create a record for any teacher not listed. It then provides an option of having the materials shipped either to that teacher at the school or directly to the credit union so it can add its brand and deliver the materials to the school. For more information, contact John Parfrey, director of HSFPP at NEFE, at 303-224-3516 or at jp@nefe.org.

CUNA launches monthly updates on pressing economic issues

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MADISON, Wis. (5/21/10)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has introduced a new Pressing Economic Issues Series, with CUNA economists Bill Hampel, Mike Schenk and Steve Rick. The series
provides 30-minute monthly updates on the economic issues that affect credit unions. During each update, economists will share their perspectives on the current economic environment in a recorded presentation. The series aims to keep credit union board members, management and staff informed on the most current issues impacting credit unions. Hampel, senior vice president of research and policy analysis and chief economist at CUNA, writes economic analysis columns that appear in several credit union publications. Schenk is vice president of economics and statistics, and conducts economic and financial research. He has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry. Rick conducts economic research, teaches at credit union schools and conferences, and writes for CUNA publications. He also is a faculty member of the economics department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Credit unions can subscribe to the 12-session series for one year or purchase recorded individual sessions. The May session is free, but credit unions can subscribe now for the June session. For more information, use the link.