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Six Principles of Crisis Communication
Maintain your ability to guide the resolution.
October 18, 2013
‘Have a plan and a team that can execute it.’
America's Credit Union Conference
Darling Shares Front-Row View of History
Decorated combat pilot describes chilling details following attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
July 1, 2013
‘We can’t lead from our comfort zones.’
CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference
Crisis Communications: What to do when ‘Stuff’ Happens
Protecting your reputation is a matter of strategic planning.
March 27, 2013
Crisis communications is a dialogue, not a monologue.
Is Your CU Ready to Respond After a Disaster?
Create a plan to communicate your CU’s status in the aftermath of a disaster.
November 3, 2012
Seven tips for an effective crisis communications plan.
NCUA Responding to CU Exam Issues
Exam concerns, long a priority for CUs, are moving up the agency’s priority list.
June 13, 2012
The most efficient examinations are ones in which credit union officials and examiners treat each other as professionals and respect each other’s informed points of views.
Crisis Management Requires Planning
Study shows the best ways CUs can prepare for a crisis.
October 6, 2011
How would your board grade itself on crisis management?
In This Game of Chicken, We All Lose
Report offers challenging yet pragmatic approach to fixing our nation’s financial woes.
August 7, 2011
The political debate over the nation’s debt is staggering in its ineptness and in the toxic partisanship that poisons it.
What Happens in Europe Doesn't Stay in Europe
The top 10 effects of the Euro-Zone debt crisis on the U.S. economy.
August 19, 2010
The latest "100-year" economic crisis to affect the global economy, which lately seems to occur every seven to eight years, is the Euro-Zone debt crisis. The culprit: Too much borrowing and spending during the last decade.
Learn to Contemplate 'Impossible' Scenarios
Postrecession governance lessons are emerging.
August 18, 2010
Governance lessons the nonprofit sector learned during the financial crisis and the slow recovery.
Credit Union Magazine
September 2014 digital edition
Membership Growth Strategies
Attention CU Bean Counters: Employee Happiness Adds Up
Q&A: How Technology Shapes CU Branch Design
Money Machine Grabs Shoppers' Attention
Four ‘Must Haves’ for Mobile Pay Technology
While I thought that the premise of the article was good, I found one point very disturbing. It is that the Visions FCU ages people off their board at age 70. I found that really offensive. It perpetuates what I believe to be the regrettable marginalization of elders in our society, and the often erroneous assumption of debility and decline after a certain chronological age. Lots of folks over 70 are leading dynamic and viable professional lives and contributing to our society. How about Warren Buffet, a number of Supreme Court Justices, Jimmy Carter, the late Nelson Mandela and the late Maya Angelou, to name but a few, along with scads of writers, academics, performers, artists, and often our friends, neighbors and colleagues. If Visions wants new people on their board, it seems as though the term limitations and a nominating committee can accomplish that without aging all people off at age 70. I think that’s so insulting. And if those were paid employment, it would be illegal. I do wish you’d have picked a different credit union to profile---one that perhaps does many of the same things, without the arbitrary age exclusion. There have to be others out there.
David, good point about the "recovering comfortably" comment. That was an editorial addition--which I'll remove.
Many good points but too rosy? Will the "Federal Reserve raise short-term interest rates 1% per year for the next three years, starting in 2015—“probably next year at this time” ? I have heard from other economist that the US government will go bankrupt if that happens due to the QE the fed has done for several years. Also it seems an exaggeration to say “We survived a heart attack,now the economy is recovering comfortably." Comfortably recovering is too ignore the economic stress that many members still live with daily that will eventually affect many credit unions.
Karan, Great article and insight. I would also recommend that you start getting those credit cards into the hands of the youth BEFORE they are in college. One of the best ways to reach this young generation is through mom and dad. Before the student goes to college, get them started with a credit card (even if mom and dad are joint on it). It's never too early to start marketing credit cards. Mark
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