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We’re excited about your interest in our Commitment to Community Initiative!

We welcome area organizations with similar and complementary missions to that of the credit union to participate in our Commitment to Community Initiative! Community partnerships can be formed as general partnerships, grant-based partnerships, or a combination of both. Our partnership opportunities are not contractual and withdrawal can be done at any time by contacting the TN Members 1st marketing department at marketing@fcumail.org.

All partnerships are reviewed on a regular basis by the credit union leadership team and Board of Directors. Becoming a community partner with TN Members 1st does not guarantee a specific number or dollar amount of contributions from the credit union to the community partner each year.

We're thankful to partner with various community organizations to spread the 'People Helping People' mission outside of our branch walls and throughout the areas we serve by focusing on education, engagement, and growth opportunities.
  • Education: Providing information and resources from trusted community partners.
  • Engagement: Sharing information about and participating in opportunities to give back to the areas we serve.
  • Growth: Responsibly participating in CDFI grant opportunities to help cultivate a growing, healthy local economy.
General partnerships provide an ongoing opportunity for a referral-style presence on the TN Members 1st Commitment to Community webpage, found at mymembersfirst.org/community, along with regular promotion focused on educational information and engagement opportunities. In addition, community partners are included on the credit union’s list of preferred organizations for planned annual organizational giving.
As a CDFI credit union, TN Members 1st regularly applies for funding in the form of grants with the CDFI Fund to help cultivate a growing, healthy local economy. During this process, potential partners are identified and included in the grant application to strengthen the overall application and increase the chances of securing funding for our community. Our grant-based partners have no formal commitment or obligations if the credit union receives a grant. In the event a grant is funded, grant-based partners would be highlighted in a press release and digital communication opportunities. Grant initiatives and partner needs vary and may not be applicable to all partners during each application cycle. The credit union will provide general information and an application summary draft to assist potential partners in determining their support and inclusion in grant initiatives.

Community Partner Interest Form

Prospective Community Partners can use this form to share their information and get the conversation started on partnership opportunities with TN Members 1st, while current Community Partners can use this form to update their information at any time.

Organization Information

Ex. Tennessee Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Ex. TN Members 1st. If nothing is provided, your full organization name will be used.
Organization Address:(Required)
If your organization is selected as a community partner, this information will be used on our community partner information page found at mymembersfirst.org/community.
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Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 8 MB, Max. files: 1.
    If your organization is selected as a community partner, this logo will be used on our community partner information page found at mymembersfirst.org/community.

    Organization Contact/Authorized Representative

    Name:(Required)
    If different from the organization's phone number.
    Disclosures & Community Partner Participation Information:(Required)

    Contact our marketing department for more information about community partnerships and possibilities. Looking to share information about TN Members 1st with your organization’s team or community? Click the button below for a printable PDF with credit union information including who we are, what we offer, and how to become a member!


    General Request Forms

    Social media promotion is only available for our current community partners. While preference is given to those who have signed up for social media promotions through the annual participation opportunities (starting in 2023), submissions can be provided year-round for consideration. Social media submissions and requests from the general public will not be approved or posted to credit union social media platforms.

    Social Media Submission

    Please fill out this form completely. TN Members 1st marketing department will be notified and determine the best time and platform on which to share your message if appropriate. Information should be provided in a way that allows 'as is' posting where the credit union does not need to create, search for, or request additional information in order to successfully post to social media platforms. If an image is not provided, your organization's logo will be used. A submission does not guarantee the posting of information on any credit union social media platform. The credit union reserves the right to reject any social media submissions at their discretion. Contact marketing@fcumail.org if you have any questions.
    Intended Platform:(Required)
    Please provide any handles or direct URLs for the organization's social media platforms that should be tagged in the post.
    Type of Content:(Required)
    Is anything in this post time-sensitive? If yes, when does it need to be posted?
    Post content should be provided in a way that allows 'as is' posting where the credit union does not need to create, search for, or request additional information in order to successfully post to social media platforms. Please, do not send only a photo; send photos of your clients, community, or patrons without appropriate consent; provide any self-promotion; send vulgarity or profanity.
    Max. file size: 8 MB.
    If an image is not provided, your organization's logo will be used. The maximum is three photos and/or one video per post. If the total size of the file(s) you want to attach is over 8MB, you will need to notify marketing@fcumail.org after you complete this form so we can make alternative arrangements for file collection.
    Max. file size: 8 MB.
    If an image is not provided, your organization's logo will be used. The maximum is three photos and/or one video per post. If the total size of the file(s) you want to attach is over 8MB, you will need to notify marketing@fcumail.org after you complete this form so we can make alternative arrangements for file collection.
    Max. file size: 8 MB.
    If an image is not provided, your organization's logo will be used. The maximum is three photos and/or one video per post. If the total size of the file(s) you want to attach is over 8MB, you will need to notify marketing@fcumail.org after you complete this form so we can make alternative arrangements for file collection.

    Organization Contact/Authorized Representative

    The information below will not be publicized, only used if the credit union must reach out regarding provided content.
    Contact Name:(Required)
    Consent to Post Provided Content(Required)
    Tennessee Members 1st Federal Credit Union is committed to making every effort to further our involvement within the community and its organizations. If you have a donation or sponsorship request, please submit the request using the form below in its entirety. TN Members 1st marketing department will be notified and determine if there is the capacity to fulfill your donation/sponsorship request. A submission does not guarantee a donation/sponsorship request will be fulfilled.

    You will be contacted by the marketing department to follow up and confirm or deny your request. Contact marketing@fcumail.org if you have any questions. Tennessee Members 1st Federal Credit Union reserves the right to consider each donation request on a case-by-case basis and reject any donation/sponsorship submissions at their discretion. The credit union will not consider incomplete requests or requests sent in with less than proper notification. A decision to deny a request does not imply that the applicant’s program is not needed or worthy, but simply that it does not fall within our giving guidelines and priorities, or that funds are not currently available.

    You do not need to be a current Community Partner to make a donation/sponsorship request; however, current Community Partners are included on the credit union’s list of preferred organizations for planned annual organizational giving.

    Donation/Sponsorship Request

    Organization Address:(Required)
    If the organization does not have a physical address, please provide the address of where funds should be sent if approved.
    Is the organization you're requesting for is designated a 501(c) (3)?(Required)
    Is the organization you're requesting for a current Community Partner with TN Members 1st?(Required)
    Is the organization or an organization contact/authorized representative a member of TN Members 1st?(Required)
    Briefly describe your request.
    Max. file size: 8 MB.
    Please upload any pricing or supplemental materials that may help the credit union make its decision. Including listings of available donation/sponsorship levels available.
    Max. file size: 8 MB.
    Please upload any pricing or supplemental materials that may help the credit union make its decision. Including listings of available donation/sponsorship levels available.

    Organization Contact/Authorized Representative

    The information is only used for the credit union to reach out regarding this specific donation/sponsorship request.
    Contact Name:(Required)
    Authority to Make Request
    You do not need to be a current Community Partner to make a Financial Education Event request; however, current Community Partners are included on the credit union’s list of preferred organizations for Financial Education Events.

    Financial Education Event Request

    Please fill out this form completely. TN Members 1st marketing department will be notified and determine if there is the capacity to fulfill your financial education event request. A submission does not guarantee a financial education event request will be fulfilled. You will be contacted by the marketing department to follow up and confirm or deny your request. The credit union reserves the right to reject any financial education event requests at their discretion. Contact marketing@fcumail.org if you have any questions.
    Organization Address:(Required)
    Is the organization you're requesting for a designated a 501(c) (3):(Required)
    Is the organization or an organization contact/authorized representative a member of TN Members 1st:(Required)
    Briefly describe your request, file upload is available below if you'd like to include additional information.
    Is this date flexible?
    What is the age of those participating in the financial education event?
    Are there specific topics you'd like addressed?
    Max. file size: 8 MB.
    Please upload any supplemental materials that may help the credit union make its decision.
    Max. file size: 8 MB.
    Please upload any supplemental materials that may help the credit union make its decision.

    Organization Contact/Authorized Representative

    The information is only used for the credit union to reach out regarding this specific donation/sponsorship request.
    Contact Name:(Required)
    Authority to Make Request

    In the event you need to cancel or rescind a request, please email marketing@fcumail.org. Be sure to include all necessary event information so we can properly match the information on file with your request.


    Participation/Outreach Opportunities

    Throughout the year, TN Members 1st has a number of opportunities for our partners to engage in events and activities to share their mission and work with credit union members and the greater community. Please use the forms below to sign up to participate in upcoming events and activities.

    Community Day: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 10

    Join us as a booth during our Community Day held at our Oak Ridge Branch! As a booth participant you can:

    • Share information about your organization – there’s no charge to be a booth participant during our Community Day! We simply want to give our Community Partners a space to share about the amazing work they are doing within our community.
    • Provide giveaways and hold a door prize drawing. Any drawings are the sole responsibility of the booth participant and TN Members 1st will not make announcements, collect information, or reach out to winners on behalf of booth participants.
      Booth participants are not required to have giveaways or drawings.
    • Set up your booth space as needed – Whether it’s a tabletop display, interactive, or freestanding around your table, the only limitation is your imagination!
      Please note no electricity will be provided and all displays should be appropriate for all ages.

    Booth participants are able to start setting up at 10:00 am and are encouraged to stay throughout the entire event. Participation forms will be accepted until July 15, 2022.

    In the event of inclement weather, booth participants will be notified of Community Day postponement and rescheduling via the email provided in the contact information by 9:00 am EST on Wednesday, August 10. If needed, the current rain date for Community Day is 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 17.

    TN Members 1st will be providing booth participants with $5 off your lunch at the on-site food truck (available for up to two people per organization, $10 total, cannot be combined for a single individual).

    Community Day Participation

    Please fill out this form completely if you'd like to participate as a booth at our Community Day on Wednesday, August 10 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm! Participation is limited to our current community partners and approved nonprofit organizations. A member of the marketing department will follow up after your submission has been received to confirm your booth status. Contact marketing@fcumail.org if you have any questions.
    I will bring my own table (6 or 8 foot):(Required)
    I will bring my own tablecloth:(Required)
    I plan to set up a tent over my table:(Required)
    Please note, TN Members 1st will not be providing tents for any of our Community Day booths; however, you are more than welcome to bring your own tent (10X10 or similar size) to put up over your table.
    How many individuals do you plan to have on site during Community Day representing your organization?(Required)
    TN Members 1st will be providing $5 off your lunch at the on-site food truck (available for up to two people per organization, $10 total, cannot be combined for a single individual).

    Organization Contact/Authorized Representative

    Contact Name:(Required)

    Annual Participation Opportunities

    Each year, a limited number of outreach opportunities will be available exclusively to our community partners. Every fall, we’ll open up registration, giving all partners an extended period of time to select the opportunities they’d like to participate in. Partners will be able to select their first, second, and third choice of dates in the event multiple partners are interested in the same opportunity. More information will be provided to our partners when registration opens.

    OpportunityNumber Available Per Year
    Promotional table at one of our branch locations6
    eBlast to credit union membership4
    Insert in monthly mailed messages to credit union members4
    eStatement Banner in monthly eStatement notification10
    Organization specific financial educational opportunities4
    Social media – specific to an event, fundraising, or volunteer opportunity36
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    Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Seal
    Equal Housing Lender Logo
    We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.




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