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4 Ways You Should Incorporate Marketing Goals Into Your Credit Union Strategic Planning

Strategic Link content partner Social Stairway shares ideas on how to weave marketing goals into your credit union’s larger strategic planning.

Rethink Your Credit Union’s Retirement Plan Goals

CUNA Mutual Group highlights the importance of following through to make sure your employees are actually on track for retirement. Their new website helps you do just that.

Maps Credit Union Awards $10,500 in Scholarships

Staying true to its educational roots, Maps honors local students with scholarships to help them achieve their educational goals.

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Dating Site for Credit Unions is Easy as 1-2-3

Strategic Link’s new CU Match Up is like a dating site to connect your credit union with the best business partners. Tell it a little about your goals and your culture, and it will tailor options to your needs. See a quick walkthrough here.

What Would a Credit Union for Millennials Look Like?

Marketer Derek Gillette imagines ‘Credit Union on Purpose,’ a credit union for Millennials, and shows how their core values attract and serve new members.

July CULAC Fundraising Lifts Northwest Towards Goals

Thank you to the forty-three credit unions that contributed in Oregon and Washington thus far in 2014.

Emerging Leaders, Session 2: Everyone Needs a Coach

The future of the credit union movement depends on how much credit unions invest in developing their talent and growing up-and-coming leaders. Verity Credit Union’s Jeremy Sankwich knows the benefits of that investment first hand. He’s part of the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program.

Implementing a Successful Strategic Plan Involves a Multi-Level Approach

Credit unions continue to address the challenges posed by an ever-changing marketplace, economic and regulatory uncertainty, and shifting member service expectations. As a result, having a clearly defined strategy for setting goals, focusing resources and measuring outcomes is essential.

Washington DFI Releases Strategic Planning and Budgeting Guidance

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions recently released DCU Bulletin B-13-18 to address strategic and operational planning.

Chapter Leaders: Register Now for Free Amplify Workshop

Are you searching for ways to refresh, repackage, and reinvigorate your chapter’s business plan? Could you use a few new ideas that make it easier to engage your chapter credit unions, CEOs, and business partners? Then you need to attend the NWCUA’s Chapter Leadership Workshop, which kicks off the annual Amplify convention Oct. 8 in downtown Portland. Register now!

CFPB Unveils Five-Year Strategic Plan

The CFPB released a draft of its strategic plan for 2013-2018 yesterday, and credit unions can suggest improvements and comment on its potential impact on the consumer finance market until Oct. 25.

Credit Unions for Kids Charts Sustainable Course

Credit Unions for Kids leadership is working to continue expanding its scope and effectiveness, looking to engage a growing number of credit union professionals as ambassadors on localized boards.

Cordray: CFPB Goals Can Balance Soundness Concerns

The CFPB is not required to consider safety and soundness when taking regulatory action, but Cordray says the agency is working with other financial regulators to find a balance between protecting consumers and addressing safety and soundness concerns.

GAO: CFPB, Regulators Must Add to Mortgage Oversight

The GAO found that while authorities had the right to examine foreclosure activities, those activities were not looked into.