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By Jaidyn Crookston | January 17, 2023 | 6 Minute Read

How to Share Your Institution’s Volunteer Opportunities With Employees

If you recently started or revamped an employee volunteer program, you’re likely learning that getting employees to volunteer is even more difficult than you thought. (And you thought it would be plenty hard.)     While there are ...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | December 13, 2022 | 7 Minute Read

5 Reasons Your Employees Aren't Volunteering and How to Change That

So, you’ve created an amazing volunteer program. Now you’re waiting for those employee volunteer hours to start rolling in.    And waiting.    And waiting.    Nothing. Zip. Zilch.    Why aren’t your institution’s employees v...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | November 22, 2022 | 8 Minute Read

How Financial Institutions can Connect With the Youth of Their Community

Young people make up a large percentage of your community. If your financial institution doesn’t spend time building connections with them, you’ll lose out on a lot of opportunities and potential customers/members.    A Bankrate s...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | November 07, 2022 | 13 Minute Read

How to Create a Successful Employee Volunteer Program

Many financial institutions have employee volunteer programs. These programs serve to encourage employees to volunteer in their communities, get the institution’s name out there, earn CRA credit, and more. While these programs are v...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | October 17, 2022 | 10 Minute Read

How Bankers Trust Encourages Employees to Volunteer in the Community

You know it’s important for your financial institution’s employees to volunteer. You know that volunteering comes with many benefits, both for your institution and your employees. What may be difficult to know is how to actually get...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | October 04, 2022 | 10 Minute Read

The Benefits of Employee Volunteerism

You’ve probably heard that you should encourage your institution’s employees to volunteer. But just because you know you should encourage employees to volunteer doesn't mean you know why. Or how. And with how difficult these program...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | September 13, 2022 | 11 Minute Read

The 6 Steps to Building Support for Your New Idea

If you’ve ever had a brilliant idea at work before, you know that gathering support for it can be hard. Not everyone is going to love your idea, and even those who do may be hesitant to throw their support behind you. But if you wan...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | August 30, 2022 | 8 Minute Read

How to Get Employees to Volunteer: 4 Methods to Try Today

Community involvement is one of the most valuable ways to build goodwill as a financial institution. And your employees are crucial to this effort. Without the talents, hard work, and bright smiles of bank and credit union employees...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | August 24, 2022 | 12 Minute Read

Want to Expand Your Institution’s Community Impact? Start a Foundation!

Every financial institution strives to serve its community in various ways. For some, this means holding events, investing in community organizations, and donating to nonprofits. For others, this means starting and running a nonprof...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | August 02, 2022 | 13 Minute Read

14 Event Ideas: How Your Institution Can Help People of All Ages Become Financially Literate

Having a solid financial education is critical in today’s world. Without it, it’s easy to get into bad debt and make poor financial decisions that could negatively impact someone their entire life. While the country is getting bette...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | July 19, 2022 | 8 Minute Read

How Univest Financial Uses Kadince to Track and Manage Events

Do you spend hours upon hours managing your financial institution’s events in spreadsheets and email?    Do you dread asking employees to submit their volunteer hours after an event because you know you’ll have to follow up seven ...

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By Kayla Czappa | July 12, 2022 | 5 Minute Read

4 Ways to Have a Positive Impact on Your Customers and Keep Them Coming Back for More

With rising inflation and living costs, more people are turning to reputable financial institutions for answers—where to store their money, whether to buy or sell a house, how to save and invest, and so on. And it takes a lot of con...

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By Kayla Czappa | June 14, 2022 | 5 Minute Read

How Banzai and Kadince Help Strengthen Your Community

Financial institutions do a great job helping everyone—communities, families, schools, you name it. And with so many efforts geared toward serving and strengthening their communities, it’s no wonder banks and credit unions have begu...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | May 24, 2022 | 7 Minute Read

How to Run a Successful Partnership with a Nonprofit Organization

Creating and maintaining relationships in your community is one of the most important things you can do as a bank or credit union community specialist. Your financial institution probably has a wide variety of formal and informal co...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | February 01, 2022 | 6 Minute Read

Northern Bank’s Mission to Reduce Homelessness One Family at a Time

Imagine how hopeless and afraid you might feel if you had no home, no job, and weren’t able to provide for your family. Half a million Americans live this nightmare every single day, including whole families with nowhere to go.    T...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | January 11, 2022 | 14 Minute Read

How Isabella Bank Gets All Employees to Volunteer with its Compassion Into Action Event

As a bank or credit union employee, you may be required to volunteer in your community each year. You love your community and want to volunteer, but there are just so many things on your plate right now. You’re busy helping customer...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | December 07, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

How Veritex Community Bank Partnered With Local Media to Support Nonprofits and Community Organizations

Courtney Taylor (Senior VP and Community Development Officer at Veritex Community Bank) loves to be involved in her community. She serves on several bank and community boards, and is even a member of our own Kadince Advisory Board. ...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | November 02, 2021 | 6 Minute Read

Seacoast Bank's CRA Ambassadors: How to Engage Employees in CRA

If you struggle to engage bank employees in your CRA program, you aren’t alone. Just like most financial institutions, Seacoast Bank used to find it hard to engage employees and spread the word about their community initiatives.    ...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | October 26, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

Why Financial Literacy is so Important and How Pinnacle Bank Got CRA Credit

The information in this article came from our webinar with Linda Ezuka of CRA Today, Sue Kocsis from Pinnacle Bank, and Nick Hammerstad from Banzai.    Why is financial literacy so important?Take a look at these statistics:   • Worl...

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By Jaidyn Crookston | October 19, 2021 | 6 Minute Read

Donate Old Computer Equipment to Help Your Community (and Possibly Receive CRA Credit)

The ideas in this article came from a webinar with Sarah Baharin, VP, Fair Lending/CRA Officer at North American Savings Bank, and Zina Stankewsky at PCs for People. You can access the webinar recording here.    Banks and credit uni...

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