World Council of Credit Unions Announces 2016 CU Day Theme

This year’s International Credit Union Day theme will illustrate the nine principles that separate credit unions from other financial institutions.

Emerging Credit Union Leaders, Take One

2016 Emerging Leaders scholarship recipient Jennifer Smith (Maps Credit Union) shares her experience in the first of a three-part blog series with Anthem on the Emerging Leaders program.

Rogue’s $2.5 Million Loyalty Dividend Demonstrates Credit Union Difference

Medford, Oregon-based Rogue Credit Union deposited $2.5 million into the accounts of 81,000 members as part of the first “Rogue Rewards Loyalty Dividend.”

Grassroots Army Messages Credit Union Difference to Washington Legislators

A grassroots army of 200 credit union employees and members fanned out across the Washington State Capitol complex Thursday, messaging lawmakers about how not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions make communities stronger.

Marketing Takes Center Stage in Downtown Portland

The NWCUA’s Marketers’ Conference brought together the brightest minds in the industry to tackle the toughest marketing challenges and open up new opportunities.

Oregon Legislative Update: Credit Union Day at the Capitol Next Week!

Register now to share the credit union difference with your legislators in Salem. The event is free to attend.

Washington Credit Unions Fill Capitol With Credit Union Difference

A record number of credit union advocates brought the credit union story to Olympia, sharing economic impact and legislative priorities.

Jones and Streifel Honored for Uniting Credit Unions in Advocacy

Mandy Jones and Susan Streifel were honored as Advocates of the Year for their personal dedication to the collective voice of advocacy.

ICU Day: Pay it Forward

The NWCUA is urging credit unions to “pay it forward” on International Credit Union Day. Cash seed money will be offered randomly to credit union attendees at Amplify Convention in Spokane next month.

Washington Credit Union Day at the Capitol Will Connect Advocates to Legislators

Credit union advocates from across Washington are invited to get up close and personal with state legislators in February, when the Northwest Credit Union Association hosts Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia.

Wegner Winner Gary Oakland: ‘It Was About Making a Positive Difference’

Retired BECU President/CEO Gary Oakland says he looks back on his 38-year credit union career and hopes “that I made a positive difference.” But Oakland, winner of the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement, needn’t worry. Evidence of his impact is everywhere.

Nine Things Credit Unions Must Do to Improve Net Promoter Scores

What do consumers want from their PFI? Credit union leaders attending the NWCUA Convention left with insight after Dr. Neil Goldman shared the results of the survey he conducted for the Association, in which nearly 900 consumers were questioned in pursuit of an effective credit union marketing message.

The Knowledge Curve: Quantifying the Value in Disciplined Investing

One of the most intriguing similarities among credit union management teams is their lack of awareness with regards to the wide disparity between top performing investment portfolios and bottom performing investment portfolios.

Explaining the Credit Union Difference in One Taxi Ride

Frank J. Diekmann ponders a new standard for explaining the credit union difference to his taxi driver in New Orleans.

Heard and Overheard September 1, 2010

Voices of the credit union movement, in Washington and beyond.