How to Manage a Black Swan Event

How to Manage a Black Swan Event

I have never heard the expression of a “black swan event” before this year, so of course I had to Google the meaning. A Black Swan Event refers to a highly improbable occurrence with three characteristics: It is impossible to predict, It carries a massive impact, and Its shock value...

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Cooperative Trade Associations Need to Evolve with the Times

Cooperative Trade Associations Need to Evolve with the Times

Trade Associations have had a critical role in the credit union industry over the years. Chip Filson is concerned though that they may be resting on their laurels, and have failed to evolve with an ever changing industry. What does the future hold in store for them?

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Is Your CUSO Ready to Take on the CUSO Challenge?

Is Your CUSO Ready to Take on the CUSO Challenge?

Looking to inspire CUSOs to take on a larger role in the credit union industry, Variable Ventures and their partner NACUSO have created the CUSO Challenge, with five initiatives for CUSOs to support.

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Things On Your “To Do” List You Wish You Had Done

Things On Your “To Do” List You Wish You Had Done

NACUSO’s Denise Wymore ponders the reasoning behind credit union’s slow adaptation of new technologies and systems, and why we found ourselves on the less prepared end of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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The Math and Mysteries Behind Credit Unions

The Math and Mysteries Behind Credit Unions

Math can be tricky. Good thing we have NACUSO’s Denise Wymore here to help cover some of the more perplexing numbers behind credit union’s market share, members, and future growth.

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Why Should We Do Our Best to Change the NCUA Board Member Selection Approach?

Why Should We Do Our Best to Change the NCUA Board Member Selection Approach?

In this op-ed originally appearing in Tell Me Why I’m Wrong, Randy Karnes explains why CUSOs need to step up and take a bigger role in the NCUA board member selection process for the sake of the industry at large.

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