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National Foundation and Cornerstone Foundation Join 'America Saves' Twitter Chat on Feb. 17
Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:20 PM

To celebrate America Saves Week 2016, the National Credit Union Foundation is hosting a Twitter chat for credit unions on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. (CST). The Foundation invites credit unions to discuss their activities encouraging members to save money and build wealth.

“According to a recent study, 71 percent of Americans are spending less than their income and saving the difference, up from 68 percent in 2014,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation director of communications. “This is a huge opportunity for credit unions to help their members improve their financial well-being, which is why the Foundation is pleased to facilitate this discussion.”

America Saves Week is Feb. 22-27, and “is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.” Credit unions and their staff are encouraged to share best practices and examples of their savings and asset-building programs and promotions for members. Belvoir Federal Credit Union from Woodbridge, Va. will be featured in the Twitter chat as a special guest.

Click here to download/view the list of questions to be asked during the Twitter chat.

"One of our main missions at the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is to help anyone and everyone we can build a better financial future," said Cornerstone Manager of Social Media and Legislative Engagement Carrie Buchholz. "We are participating in this chat to do just that. If we can help just one Twitter follower learn how to better save and manage their money, then we’ve accomplished our mission."

Foundation Twitter Chat Details

The Twitter chat is a live streaming conversation, free and open to anyone with a Twitter account. For this Twitter chat, the hashtag will be #foundationchat. Twitter users can either type #foundationchat into the Twitter search box or utilize other tools such as Tweet Chat, etc. to follow the conversation. 

Credit union professionals and organizations are invited to follow the Foundation at @NCUFoundation for news and updates. The @NCUFoundation account will be leading the Twitter chat discussion. Questions will be tweeted using a Q1, Q2, etc. format, which can be replied to with a corresponding A1, A2, etc. format. All questions and answers should contain the #foundationchat hashtag.

To see wrap-ups of past Foundation Twitter chats, click here.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.  Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.