Still time to register for NCUA’s Field of Membership Strategies Webinar

Learn About Membership Expansion and Serving Underserved Communities

ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 19, 2015) — Registration is still open for the March 25 webinar, “Successful Strategies for Field of Membership Expansion,” hosted by the National Credit Union Administration.

Online registration is available here. Participants will also use this link to log into the webinar. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website. The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern and will last 90 minutes. This webinar is offered at no cost to participants.

Vanessa Lowe, Economic Development Specialist with NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives, will be joined by Ynette Gibbs, Chief Executive Officer of Newrizons Federal Credit Union, Hoquiam, Washington, and staff from NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection. The panel will discuss how field-of-membership expansion and reaching underserved communities can be part of a credit union’s strategic plan. Topics will include:

  • Using data to maximize membership growth,
  • A business plan template to assist with applying for field-of-membership expansion,
  • Reviewing the Field-of-Membership Internet Application, and
  • Newrizons Federal Credit Union’s experience before and after its field-of-membership expansion.

Participants may submit questions in advance at The subject line of the email should read, “Successful Strategies Webinar.” Participants with technical questions about accessing the webinar may email This webinar will be closed captioned and then archived online here approximately three weeks following the live event.

NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives fosters credit union development and the effective delivery of financial services for small credit unions, new credit unions, minority depository institutions and credit unions with a low-income designation.

NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 99 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At and Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.

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