March 21 is the new deadline for NACUSO’s 2013 Credit Union Collaboration and Innovation award and the 2013 CUSO Collaboration and Innovation award submissions.
NACUSO said it will recognize the credit union demonstrating the successful use of a CUSO collaborative model to serve their members. The awards are given to both a CUSO and a credit union that have demonstrated outstanding collaboration and/or innovation over the past year.
In addition, the award recipients will highlight how CUSOs helped credit unions effectively and efficiently serve their members. This can include how credit unions are using CUSOs to meet the needs of their credit union members, including collaborative operational and IT CUSOs, to help lower costs and provide better service, NACUSO said.
The formal announcement and presentation of both awards will take place on April 18 during the 2013 NACUSO Annual Conference at the Encore in Las Vegas.
Previous winners of the CUSO Collaboration and Innovation Award include CO-OP Network, CUSO Financial Services, CU*Answers, Credit Union Student Choice, Ongoing Operations and TMG Financial Services.
The winner of NACUSO’s 2012 Credit Union Collaboration and Innovation Award was the $913 million Workers’ Credit Union in Fitchburg, Mass. The 70,000-member cooperative was recognized for its ownership in eight CUSOs and collaboration with several others, according to NACUSO.
For general rules and to download the nomination form, visit the "2013 CUSO & CU Collaboration & Innovation Awards" section online.
Submissions will be accepted up until close of business on March 21, NACUSO said.