The Skill of Keeping Honest People Honest

The Skill of Keeping Honest People Honest

Chip Filson discusses the most critical aspect of leadership and how the barriers we erect reduce, but don’t eliminate temptation.

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Why an Oath for Credit Union Directors and Officers is Desirable

Why an Oath for Credit Union Directors and Officers is Desirable

Chip Filson takes a look at oaths of office, whether they’re required of credit union directors, and if they should be.

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NCUSIF Investments: Repeating the Practice that Caused the Current Underperformance

NCUSIF Investments: Repeating the Practice that Caused the Current Underperformance

Chip Filson details some recent moves made in the NCUA’s management of the NCUSIF investment portfolio and why he feels the agency is taking great missteps in its handling.

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One State, a Credit Union CEO, and Financial Literacy

One State, a Credit Union CEO, and Financial Literacy

This Financial Literacy Month, Chip Filson shares the story of how the state of Kentucky is working to increase financial education within the school system and how one credit union CEO is stepping up to the plate to support these efforts.

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The Extraordinary Advantage of Local

The Extraordinary Advantage of Local

When looking for growth strategies, Chip Filson reminds credit unions that organizations that stay local are often the longest standing institutions around.

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Who Is Responsible for Cooperative Democracy?

Who Is Responsible for Cooperative Democracy?

As credit unions gear up for the annual meeting season, Chip Filson reminds them not to forget who should be at the center of all decisions and included in decision-making processes: the member owners.

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Next City’s Take on Credit Unions

Next City’s Take on Credit Unions

Outsiders to the credit union industry can often see the impact credit unions have on their communities better than those in the industry can. Chip Filson details a few of those examples that spotlight credit unions that are truly serving their communities.

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Credit Unions and Public Banks

Credit Unions and Public Banks

Chip Filson discusses the idea of public banks, why credit unions should support their establishment, and how they have a place today to serve local governments.

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Transparency: A Test for the Cooperative System

Transparency: A Test for the Cooperative System

Chip Filson comments on transparency and credit unions’ ability and often motivation to keep members in the dark about their operations, and how they are learning this lesson from their regulator.

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The People’s Voice: Saint Lawrence FCU Owners Veto Merger

The People’s Voice: Saint Lawrence FCU Owners Veto Merger

Last fall, members of a New York credit union overwhelmingly voted to reject a merger. Chip Filson looks into the situation and why members may have responded as they did.

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