We are very excited to announce the Dakota Credit Union Foundation is awarding five $1,000 grants to support financial wellness and education! But you must act quickly as the deadline for applications is June 30, 2022!
These grants can be used for one of two options: the Zogo financial education app; or the CUNA Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP).
Both programs support the mission of “Financial Well-Being For All” and enhance the options for Dakota credit unions to further engage members in support of that goal. If you are ready to apply for a grant now, click here to get started! Or, keep reading for more information about Zogo and FiCEP!
Most teens don’t learn about personal finance in schools – and the few that do report the lessons to be boring and confusing. So, many try to fill in the gaps of their education by turning to social media, but experts say social media isn’t a reliable resource to learn financial information. To improve their financial literacy, Gen Z needs a reliable resource that’s also engaging. Something that’s accessible, fun, and rewarding. Something technically savvy for this generation of digital natives… and that’s where Zogo comes in.
Founded in 2018 in a dorm room at Duke University by three college students, Zogo has flourished into an industry leader in financial education. Backed by behavioral science, its award-winning suite of products offers bite-size modules and tangible incentives to make financial literacy education accessible, fun, and rewarding. Zogo partners with 200+ financial institutions in all 50 U.S. states to help them educate, engage and empower the next generation of financial decision-makers. With Zogo, you too can improve customer loyalty, acquire new users, and create a better user experience!
Join DakCU for a FREE demonstration of the Zogo financial education platform on Tuesday, June 14th at 2:00 p.m. (CT). During our one-hour webinar: Zogo – on a mission to promote financial well-being for all, we will show you how the app works and why it is becoming such a popular educational tool.
Alternately, if you have already registered for CUNA’s Small CU Webinar Series, be sure to catch their webinar on Thursday, June 9th, when the presenter will be Zogo. If you have not registered for this series, you can do so here.
Completing the CUNA Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) earns you the Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation which allows you to counsel members while improving financial results. FiCEP provides credit union employees with the skills and knowledge required to guide members to sound financial decisions. Americans often learn about finances from their families and friends, or just go it alone. The need for expert help is real, especially when so many face uncertain economic futures. With certified credit union financial counselors on staff, credit unions are better able to help members experiencing financial difficulties, demonstrate the credit union difference, attract new members, and grow product and service revenue.
Let’s face it: we are facing some difficult financial times, and credit unions are the “financial first responders.” Consider these financial education options like special “EMT” training – and don’t forget to have your application for a Foundation grant completed by June 30, 2022.
*Preference will be given to small credit unions with limited resources.
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