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Self-Study Development Opportunities for Volunteers
CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program (VAP) self-study courses explore important topics.
October 01, 2014
CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program (VAP) self-study courses teach the philosophical and financial topics that board members and other volunteers need to know.
Cooperation Among Co-ops
CUs and other cooperatives are collaborating to benefit communities—and each other.
September 29, 2014
Everybody wins when consumer awareness of the cooperative structure grows.
New CUNA CEO Ready to Tackle CUs’ Top Priorities
In video interview, Jim Nussle pledges to listen to and learn from the CU movement.
September 24, 2014
CUs' strong grassroots advocacy ‘can break through the clutter’ in Washington.
CUNA Tech/OpSS Council Conference
Bodell: ‘Kill Your Company’ to Save It
Author urges CUs to start an innovation revolution by identifying self-defeating practices.
September 22, 2014
‘We are managing and not leading.’
Nussle Named CUNA CEO
Former House Budget Committee chair to lead nation’s largest CU trade group.
September 09, 2014
CUNA taps former nine-term congressman to lead CUs.
Synergy Separates Great Boards from Good Boards
Directors’ collaborative capabilities matter as much as their individual abilities.
September 02, 2014
To create a strong board, foster a series of meaningful intangibles that can create synergy.
CUs Plan Hiring, Pay Increases
Nearly two-thirds of CUs with $200 million or more in assets plan to add staff this year.
August 20, 2014
Strong loan and membership growth bode well for CU wages.
Want to Be More Productive? Be Like Socrates
Asking disciplined questions helps leaders examine issues in multiple ways.
August 18, 2014
Six types of questions can accelerate your critical thinking skills.
The Vital Role of Volunteers
‘There’s no such thing as too much education.’
Ann Hayes Peterson
July 28, 2014
‘There’s no such thing as too much education.’
Advocacy Puts Board Members on Offense
‘Don’t underestimate the influence you have.’
July 16, 2014
As unpaid volunteers, directors’ input on CU issues carries substantial weight with legislators.
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Credit Union Magazine
October 2014 digital edition
Apple Pay Will ‘Chew Into’ Interchange Revenue
CUNA Tech/OpSS Conference Concludes
Sievewright: Buckle In for a Transformative Decade
Three Components to Meaningful Conversations
Illuminate the Frequency of Fraud
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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