The Cooperative System’s Unique Capabilities In a Crisis

The Cooperative System’s Unique Capabilities In a Crisis

Cooperatives are uniquely positioned to respond well to crises thanks to their ownership structure and mission. But responding well takes more than just that. Chip Filson details what credit unions and their leaders need to do in those situations.

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NCUA’s Leadership in an Emergency

NCUA’s Leadership in an Emergency

What is the role of the NCUA in an emergency? Chip Filson argues that the less they involve themselves, the better off the industry will be.

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Presenting the Right Message About Credit Unions in Today’s Crisis

Presenting the Right Message About Credit Unions in Today’s Crisis

Credit unions facing an economic downturn need to avoid being swayed by the doomsayers, says Chip Filson. The most important thing for credit unions is in how they respond.

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The Greatest Generation: What They Did for Credit Unions

The Greatest Generation: What They Did for Credit Unions

As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE-Day, Chip Filson reflects on other contributions made by the Greatest Generation that helped shape the future of America.

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Credit Union Success Belongs to the People

Credit Union Success Belongs to the People

CU*Answers CEO Randy Karnes responds to the NACUSO article “Do CUSOs Really Make a Difference”, and suggests that CUSOs have less to do with credit union success than the mentalities of the people that make them up.

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NACUSO: Do CUSOs Really Make a Difference?

NACUSO: Do CUSOs Really Make a Difference?

Are credit unions partnered with CUSOs more likely to succeed? NACUSO’s Guy Messick and Callahan’s Jay Johnson dive into the numbers to explore the question of whether CUSOs really do make a difference to the credit unions they serve.

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Credit Unions and Farming: What We Can Learn About Business Sustainability

Credit Unions and Farming: What We Can Learn About Business Sustainability

Contrary to the cliché that size is equal to success, Chip Filson argues that various credit union sizes serve to make the industry stronger. Relating credit unions to the co-op method of community supported agriculture, he reminds us that scale is no substitute for community.

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New Year, New You, and New CU Too!

New Year, New You, and New CU Too!

Peter Meyers says New Year’s resolutions aren’t limited to people, credit unions can have them too! Set your credit union up for a decade of progress and success by refocusing on the seven cooperative principles credit unions stand for.

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Harnessing the Power of Cooperation and Collaboration

Harnessing the Power of Cooperation and Collaboration

CU*Answers CEO Randy Karnes discusses the power of harnessing the power of collaboration and cooperation, and why it needs to be approached as an effective business design for win-win outcomes.

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The Seven Cooperative Principles: a Primer

The Seven Cooperative Principles: a Primer

Do you know what the 7 Cooperative Principles are? Julie Gessner shares some insights from a recent conference and explains how important it is for credit unions to stay attuned to them.

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