- Who? Participating REAL Solutions leagues, credit unions, and their members.
- What? We’re calling all of you to capture testimonials and stories from members that show the impact your work through REAL Solutions has had in their lives and communities.
- When? The contest began June 1st and ends Nov. 2.
- Prize? The grand prize-winning entry will score 3 free trips to Washington DC: for the winning league, credit union, and member. Winners will share the stage as our VIP guests at the Wegner Awards Dinner at the 2010 CUNA GAC.
- How many can we submit? As many as you want. In fact, the more entries you submit the better your chances of winning.
We’ll be showcasing entries right here on the site and at speaking events nationally. The best entries will focus more on the members’ stories than on the REAL Solutions programs involved.
How to Submit
You can send us your videos a couple of ways -
By snail mail
Send a DVD or USB key along with contact info and copies of the Release Authorization and Publicity Consent Forms to:
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004
Send an email with the attached video – or YouTube / other video sharing service link – and short description including:
- League contact information
- Credit union / member contact information
- Copies of the Release Authorization and Publicity Consent Forms
...to Jill Stevenson – jstevenson [at] ncuf [dot] coop.
Next week: Member Testimonial Toolkit
Update (6/9/09): The toolkit is now available! Click below to download -
Check back soon: Next week we’ll post an in-depth guide to gathering member testimonials. The guide tackles:
- Ideas for promoting the contest and contacting and scheduling members
- A list off potential off-camera questions you can ask members
- White-label release forms for your league or credit union’s use
- Videography basics for dummies (no offense, it’s just a term)