NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (1/9/08)--PSCU Financial Services has contributed $50,000 to fund the National Association of Credit Union Service Organization’s (NACUSO) 2008 plans for its National Center for Collaboration and Innovation, NACUSO announced.
The donation was delivered by NACUSO Board Member Dave Serlo, president of PSCU Financial Services in St. Petersburg, Fla. “NACUSO has created an important resource--NACUSOMatch--that helps members communicate service offerings and build partnerships,” Serlo said. “We believe this kind of information sharing will help create new growth in this industry and build upon the cooperative spirit that we have embraced for decades. “Our motivation at PSCU is to continue supporting the value we see in NACUSO-generated solutions, designed to foster the collaborations and innovation needed to reverse down-trends in the industry as quickly as possible,” he added. Tom Davis, president/CEO of NACUSO, noted that PSCU is a NACUSO Platinum Partner and that Dave Serlo steadfastly championed the center’s development. “We feel strongly that PSCU’s support will ensure timely solutions, through NACUSO, to help credit unions grow and survive in 2008 and the years ahead.” An initial contribution by PSCU provided the start-up “seed capital” for the National Center for Collaboration and Innovation, created to serve as a unifying source for collaboration and innovation efforts, and as a clearinghouse for “who’s doing what” in the industry, NACUSO said. NACUSO officially launched the National Center on May 1, during its 2007 annual conference. From there, NACUSO continued to build and establish the NACUSOMatch Directory, a collaborative Web-based networking tool where NACUSO members can communicate service offerings and investment opportunities for credit unions seeking strategic partnerships.