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Just Before Election Heads Into Final Stretch, Northwest CU Leaders Hike the Hill in DC

Credit union advocates from Oregon and Washington visited legislators from both states to share the Credit Union Difference and stances on critical issues affecting their members.

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Survey Shows Key Strengths, Challenges for Credit Unions With Engaging Members

Anthem talked to a few Northwest credit unions about how they handle member engagement, following a recent Gallup survey showing credit unions outpacing banks.

5 Steps to Master Small Business Social Media

Is your credit union new to social media, or are you looking to revamp your strategy, or do you want to help your members improve their small biz social media game? This guide from Expertise.com can help.

HRx Shines in Recruiting Key Position for American Lake Credit Union

The HR services provider prides itself on delivering outstanding service and results for credit unions of any asset size.

Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers: What Do Members Want?

In a fascinating study, CUNA Mutual Group’s TruStage consumer brand finds that middle-income credit union members see financial stability and family as key drivers of success, but differences abound across generations.

Credit Union Advocates Scored Key Victories in 2014

Beginning with the preservation of the credit union tax exemption and charging through mid-term elections, credit unions fought and won important battles in 2014.

UPDATED: CUNA Mutual Launches Intuitive New Risk Insight Tool

Credit union executives get a quick, clear, high-level overview of their risk areas to help guide strategic planning.

Advocates in Action: Full Throttle for Fall Elections

It’s been a busy summer for Northwest Credit Union Advocates who have hosted champions in their branches, volunteered for campaigns and helped to raise funds for candidates.

Free CUNA Webinar to Address Key Aspects of NCUA’s Risk-Based Capital Proposal

Can the NCUA’s proposed Rick-Based Capital Rule be fixed? That’s the question CUNA will ask in a free one-hour webinar that will explore key aspects of the proposal. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, and is limited to the first 500 registrants.

Will Your Company Survive The Unexpected? Make Sure With an Incident Response Plan

An incident response plan helps improve the chances that a company will survive the unexpected, and it should take its place right beside credit unions’ business-continuity and disaster-recovery plans.

Oregon Credit Unions Take ‘Don’t Tax’ Message Directly to Lawmakers

Credit unions across Oregon are reaching out to lawmakers with face-to-face meetings designed to spread the word about the structure, value and impact of the credit union movement.

IRS Pushes Back Some FATCA Compliance Dates

While the reporting requirement on 1042-S remains unchanged, the IRS and the U.S. Treasury have moved back several of the key compliance dates for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

CUNA Membership at Work: Recapping the First Half of 2012

“A key success was a special election victory by Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR). Bonamici’s win, which was made possible because of the great work of the Northwest Credit Union Association and its member credit unions, created a bond so strong that after being sworn into office her first action was co-sponsoring the House MBL bill.”

Strategic Planning Roadmap Featured at NWCUA Volunteers’ Conference

Cindy Barrick explained to credit union directors at last week’s NWCUA Volunteers’ Conference the importance of developing, activating and evaluating a strategic plan for their credit union using measurable goals.

The Nuts and Bolts of Credit Union Finances for Volunteers

Jim This, president of the Paragon Group and a featured presenter at the upcoming NWCUA Volunteers’ Conference, discusses the role a strong board can play in the day-to-day operations of a credit union.

Are You Leaving Your Board Makeup to Chance?

Yvonne Evers is the owner of YME Coaching & Consulting, LLC, and has been driving credit union leadership and board success for over 20 years. Here she explains taking a proactive approach to building a credit union board.

Mergers, NCUA and Succession: Roundtable Results in Lively Discussion

Credit union volunteers helped open the 2011 NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting with an open roundtable session on key issues facing boards of directors. The discussion included strategies for recruiting new and younger board members and weathering increasing regulation.

Key Drafter of Dodd-Frank: Act Will Level Playing Field

Michael Barr, a former Treasury staff who helped to draft the Dodd-Frank Act, will speak at this year’s Convention about the effect of the new law and other legislative overhauls that will change the financial system.