Publication Date: June 2008
Publisher: Woodstock Institute (Chicago, Ill.)
Author(s): Marva Williams; Tom Feltner; Sarah Duda
Keywords: Low-income communities; Credit unions; Community partnerships
This report details the partnership process and lessons learned from a two-year technical assistance program designed to help community organizations partner with mainstream credit unions with the goal of enrolling new lower-income members or expanding an existing partnership. The case studies describing these partnerships identify four strategic areas through which partnerships can be strengthened and the common barriers to developing a successful partnership can be overcome.