Articles by Craig Sauer

Walking the Community Development Path

Freedom First FCU is transforming a community—one story at a time.
Five years ago, the credit union’s leadership team took a step back, looked around, and saw their members and communities in need.
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CU Rock Star

Empowering Employees to Serve Members

'You've got to keep yourself pumped up.'
Branch manager leads by example with high energy and empathy.
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Three Steps Toward Community Development

Opportunity exists for many credit unions to adopt the community development mission.
The goal is to build something that will last.
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Emma Smalley

The Accidental Educator

‘Many of our proposed members do not have a firm grasp on the language, much less the financial system.’
‘Many of our proposed members do not have a firm grasp on the language, much less the financial system.’
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Teri Robinson

Her Refusal to Quit Is an Inspiration

‘It took a lot of dedication to keep our founding leaders’ dreams alive.’
‘It took a lot of dedication to keep our founding leaders’ dreams alive.’
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Dick Nesvold

Steward of the Movement's Principles

'It’s not just about being bigger.'
'It’s not just about being bigger.'
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Heather Moshier

Getting Results and Enabling CUs

'The business must drive technology.'
'The business must drive technology.'
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Chad Helminak and Christopher Morris

They Sing the Songs That Make the CU World Sing

‘No one told us to start a CU band, but somewhere along the way people encouraged us to be creative and that happened.’
‘No one told us to start a CU band, but somewhere along the way people encouraged us to be creative and that happened.’
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Arlene Bernard

Fun With Numbers

'She’s remarkably cool under pressure.'
'She’s remarkably cool under pressure and handles the mundane job of accounting with grace and dignity.’
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Matt Davis

Making a Difference Through Innovation

'Empathy is the most reliable source of good ideas.'
'Empathy is the most reliable source of good ideas.'
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