Behind the Scenes of the 5300 Call Report

Behind the Scenes of the 5300 Call Report

The 5300 Call Report can be a daunting task for a credit union to complete. Karen Sorensen shares her CUSO’s efforts to make this process easier for credit unions.

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What Makes Our Industry Unique: Stories from Leaders

What Makes Our Industry Unique: Stories from Leaders

Reflecting on fifteen years working for a CUSO, Alycia Meyers shares her own perspective and the perspectives of four credit union leaders on what makes credit unions and our industry so unique.

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Credit Unions vs. FinTechs: Competition or a Learning Opportunity?

Credit Unions vs. FinTechs: Competition or a Learning Opportunity?

After attending CO-OP Financial Service’s THINK event, Emily Claus debates the rising popularity of FinTech companies, their business models, and what threat they might pose to credit unions.

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NCUA Leadership Is In A Rut Part I

NCUA Leadership Is In A Rut Part I

Chip Filson reflects on the NCUA’s history with embracing change and new methods in necessary times and why it seems to have fallen away from that practice.

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Actionable Instagram Marketing Tips for Your Credit Union

Actionable Instagram Marketing Tips for Your Credit Union

Need to freshen up your credit union’s social media accounts? Don’t have them to begin with? That’s okay, Casey Smith has you covered with great tips to get your credit union’s Instagram going.

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Our Member Economy Creates Abundance

Our Member Economy Creates Abundance

CU*South CEO, Leo Vaulin, contemplates the concept of abundance in the credit union industry, and how credit unions should be reaching out to communities and members.

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Benefits of Adding Video to Your Credit Union Website

Benefits of Adding Video to Your Credit Union Website

Casey Smith argues that video is an essential but underutilized tool for credit union websites and provides examples of how it can set you apart from your competition.

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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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Growth: How Does It Serve Our Current Membership?

Growth: How Does It Serve Our Current Membership?

Cumberland County Federal Credit Union CFO Ryan Grund debates the purpose of growth and who it is intended to serve: the management team or the members.

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How to Promote Your Credit Union’s Twitter Account

How to Promote Your Credit Union’s Twitter Account

Twitter can be an overwhelming tool, and it may seem as though success on the platform is up to luck or money. However, Casey Smith disagrees and has quite a few ideas to get you started in promoting your credit union’s Twitter account.

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