Cooperative Design’s Two Unmatchable Advantages

Cooperative Design’s Two Unmatchable Advantages

In the financial forest, Chip Filson discusses the two elements that have led to the successful growth of the credit union system: ownership and relationship.

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How Are Credit Unions Different from Banks? Three Powerful Words

How Are Credit Unions Different from Banks? Three Powerful Words

Chip Filson sums up the credit union difference in three words and remarks on how living up to those three words should be the mission of each credit union.

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Can Elections Indicate an Organization’s Relevance for its Members?

Can Elections Indicate an Organization’s Relevance for its Members?

Chip Filson analyzes the overwhelming and enthusiastic response to cooperative Inclusiv’s board member election and calls on credit unions to reflect on their own elections and how they might create more interest.

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Warren Buffet’s Wisdom for Coops

Warren Buffet’s Wisdom for Coops

Chip Filson contemplates how Warren Buffet’s wisdom offers a new perspective on the credit union industry.

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Executives on Leadership: The Power of Ownership

Executives on Leadership: The Power of Ownership

Continuing her series on executive leadership, Alycia Meyers shares insight on how to inspire the power of ownership within your employees and members alike.

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New CU*Answers CEO Geoff Johnson Shares His Optimism for the Credit Union Industry

New CU*Answers CEO Geoff Johnson Shares His Optimism for the Credit Union Industry

As he prepared to step into his new role as CEO of CU*Answers, Geoff Johnson sat down with the CUSO Magazine team to discuss the paths that led him here, his thoughts on the industry, and what he envisions for CU*Answers in the coming years.

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Randy Karnes Reflects on Twenty-Seven Years of the Cooperative Difference

Randy Karnes Reflects on Twenty-Seven Years of the Cooperative Difference

CU*Answers’ Randy Karnes sits down with CUSO Magazine to reflect on his time as CEO of the cooperative CUSO, what’s next for him, and his thoughts on what’s to come for the organization and credit union industry.

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A Cooperative DEEP in Formation

A Cooperative DEEP in Formation

Chip Filson shares the story of a recently opened grocery cooperative and the optimism it engenders. Where communities pull together to provide cooperative solutions, credit unions should be there to support them along the way.

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America’s Most Responsible Credit Unions

America’s Most Responsible Credit Unions

Should credit unions evaluate themselves not just on their key financial metrics, but also on their cooperative score? Chip Filson sees the need for credit unions to reexamine how they compare themselves against one another.

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A Cooperative Opportunity Trifecta

A Cooperative Opportunity Trifecta

While the NCUA’s response to start ups may be slow and tied down by regulatory requirements, Chip Filson praises a new program in California aimed at encouraging and supporting young, diverse groups in creating cooperative start ups.

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