BISMARCK, N.D.—CU Social Good, which was launched by the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) in 2013, announced it has entered into partnerships with six credit union leagues representing nine states nationwide to collect stories about what good works these organizations are doing.

These entities include the Montana Credit Union Network, the Tennessee Credit Union League, the Kentucky Credit Union League, the New Jersey Credit Union League, the Cooperative Credit Union Association (Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island) and CUAD itself.

CUAD explained that CU Social Good is the first web platform that exclusively collects the stories of the good things credit unions are doing in their communities, including charitable donations, volunteer work, scholarships, and financial literacy efforts.

Moreover, with a re-vamped and expanded platform in 2014, credit unions can now include story data that represents the financial impact as well as the number of hours donated to their various causes.

"CU Social Good is an extremely easy and effective tool for credit unions to not only share a snapshot of their community involvement, but also to promote the overall effect credit unions are having in their state and on the national level," said Corey Prince, VP of Innovation & Relationships at CUAD, in a statement. "Now with the addition of collecting the data, we have a customized 'Social Impact Report' available via subscription for individual credit unions."

Prince added that "statewide reports will be provided to those states with whom we have partnered. We are looking forward to building relationships with the credit unions in those states as well as with credit unions across the country."

To date, almost 3,000 stories of credit unions making a difference have already been posted on CU Social Good.

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