What is Banzai?Banzai is becoming the nation's premier web-based tool for teaching financial literacy to junior high and high school students. Over 4,500 teachers have used Banzai in the classroom in all fifty states. We are also strong advocates of the credit union movement. We've helped over 130 credit unions connect with local educators. Click here to meet a few of them.
What will Banzai do for my credit union?Banzai will provide a steady, targeted, and engaged, audience of young people to your credit union. They will be exposed to your branding and message in class and at home. Teachers nationwide are clamoring for local organizations to support Banzai, an interactive program that engages their students.
How does Banzai's new CU program work?Banzai is a financial literacy solution that just works. Within a day or two of setup, you will receive a co-branded website, exclusivity over your service area, and (here's the best part) we market it to teachers for you.
How will Banzai help us get into schools?Banzai's employs a revolutionary strategy to deepen your relationships with local educators. Across the country, teachers receive invitations to learn about Banzai, and sign up online. They are given the opportunity to request printed materials (Banzai's Life Scenarios™) in addition to accessing your co-branded website. This request allows us to mediate a solid contact with you and the teacher, thus fostering a lasting relationship.
"The opportunity to deliver the program allowed me to meet with the instructor who requested the books. That day she asked if we would be interested in putting on a presentation for her students. I agreed and we have gone to her classroom twice in the last four months! We are grateful to have been a sponsor and even more grateful for the opportunities in getting out in the community. We recommend any credit union considering this program to do so!Melissa Clopper, Members "First" Credit Union
What does Banzai's new program include?You will receive a complete financial literacy package. Here are the main components of the program:
- Complete Co-Branding
1) Your logo will be displayed throughout the online application (with your colors). 2) The Banzai Class Packs™ will be customized with your logo, and we can even provide a custom "Letter to the Educator". 3) You are authorized to use our logo to promote your credit union's brand. 4) You will receive a unique URL, which you may link to, share in newsletters, etc.
We will grant your credit union exclusivity over the service area of your choosing. You will have the assurance that other credit unions are prevented from access to Banzai.
- Banzai's Class Packs™
Class Packs are your most valuable tool for developing relationships with teachers and students. The class packs include three items: 1) Banzai's printed, full-color Life Scenarios magazines, with your logo, 2) the WhatsACU.com DVD to promote your unique message, and 3) a "Letter to the Educator" (you may chose to customize it).
- Banzai Marketing ToolkitComprehensive set of materials for raising awareness in your community about your financial literacy program.
How much does Banzai cost?Banzai has two pricing options:
Simply send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll provide quotes customized for your area. You can switch from one pricing plan to the other at any time. Full support and training is provided in both pricing plans.
- No upfront risk
Pay only when teachers use Banzai. In fact, we'll get you set up with your co-branded website, the marketing toolkit, an area of exclusivity, and we'll begin marketing to teachers in your area, for free. There are no upfront costs, no subscription costs, and no hidden fees. This model includes a teacher setup and support fee – incurred when a teacher seeks your participation – and a per student materials cost.
- All you can eat
Pay one yearly licensing fee for access to an unlimited number of teachers and students. The licensing fee covers everything included in the no risk model plus materials for students.
- Banzai Marketing Toolkit
Will the CU receive help marketing its program?Yes! We have developed a variety of in-house methods for reaching out to teachers. You may even say that it's our specialty. We welcome as much of your participation as you can offer, however, your efforts are not required.
What is Banzai's target audience?
13-18 year olds. Public and private schools alike use Banzai, and this new program helps you reach as many relevant students as possible.
What is exclusivity?
Banzai will grant your credit union an exclusive service area of your choosing. We will not work with any other sponsors within this area. All educators who sign up from within this area, along with their students, will automatically be directed to your co-branded website as long as you are a Banzai partner. You may change the size of your exclusive service area at any time.
Is there a contract?No. You may back out at any time.
What is the Banzai Marketing Toolkit?
The Banzai Marketing Toolkit contains an assortment of marketing tools, for print and the web, designed to help you increase awareness in local schools and the community at large about your participation in the Banzai financial literacy program.
How much does the Marketing Toolkit cost?
Nothing. We'll customize it for you, for free. You will receive original artwork files for each item contained in the toolkit, along with several PDFs ready to be sent to your local printer.
What's included in the toolkit?
- CEO Letter
Letter announcing the credit union's efforts to provide engaging financial literacy curriculum to local teachers and students.
- New Account Bonus Certificate
Certificate facilitating an optional "rewards" program for students who complete the Banzai program.
- Conference Banner
May be used for in-branch display, during presentations, or at other events.
- Note Card
To be signed and personalized by the credit union and shared with educators and other financial literacy stakeholders.
Trifold provides marketing-oriented information about Banzai to educators, encouraging them to visit the credit union's co-branded website and join the program.
- Web Banners
Web banners to be displayed on the credit union's website, for linking to the credit union's co-branded Banzai landing page.