NCUA Hosting Community Development Financial Institutions Certification Webinar

The agency has partnered with the CDFI Fund in an effort to double the number of certified credit unions by year-end.

Change Things: Make 2016 a Transformative Year With Emerging Leaders

Only 20 people each year are accepted into Emerging Leaders. Participants practice intensive leadership exercises with one-on-one and group coaching from expert DDJ Myers trainers.

Emerging Leaders Develops Next Wave of Transformational Leaders

DDJ Myers and the NWCUA combine transformational program with deep credit union experience to move the Northwest movement forward.

Filene Announces Next i³ Innovation Class

The credit union think tank’s innovation program will welcome two new participants from the Northwest.

Six Steps to Improving Your Employees’ 401(k) Plan Results

Having a 401(k) is second only to health insurance on employees’ list of most important benefits. If your credit union has already taken the crucial step of having a retirement plan in place, consider these additional steps from CUNA Mutual Group to help employees make good decisions about their plans.

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders: Deadline Nears for 2014 Emerging Leadership Scholarship Contest

Emerging Leaders have until Tuesday, Jan. 14, to nominate a co-worker, employee, boss — or themselves! — for the 2014 Emerging Leadership Scholarship Contest and a chance to nurture and refine their leadership presence.

Washington Regulator, Credit Unions Meet to Discuss “Reasonable Director Compensation”

In the first meeting since the Washington Credit Union Act was updated by the state legislature, the Department of Financial Institutions met with credit union leaders to discuss the rule-making process that will define “reasonable” board compensation.

What’s on the Horizon at the Federal Level in 2013?

With the 112th Congress officially adjourning at noon today, the NWCUA is working with CUNA and other leagues to establish a federal agenda for credit unions for 2013. The tax exemption, regulatory burden, housing finance reform and charter enhancements are all expected to be priorities.

Why Credit Unions are Adding Webinars as Training Option

In today’s economy, maximizing training budgets and achieving more with less are critical issues for training managers. To address budget challenges, savvy managers are adding webinars as a training option, providing significant benefits for both the credit union and its employees.

CMG: Prepare for Misunderstandings About New Retirement Plan Fee Disclosures

Credit unions have 4 days left to provide detailed information about employee retirement plan fees. Is your HR Department ready for the questions?

Credit Union ‘Learning Map’ Reinvigorates Volunteers

Traveling back through time while analyzing the future through a crystal ball that is occluded by the winds of change sounds like the makings of another Marty McFly adventure sequel to “Back to The Future.”

‘Life on the Edge’ Event Leverages Cooperative Spirit to Fight Poverty

Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson hosted a day-long event on Tuesday to step up the fight against poverty in Kitsap County, bringing together key players from all sectors, including education, social service, credit unions, law enforcement, government and more.

Brorson’s ‘Life on the Edge in Kitsap County’ Event to Shed Light on Challenges of Poverty

True to the “People Helping People” philosophy, Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson is working to illuminate the true challenges associated with poverty-based decision-making and to engage community leaders from all sectors in finding solutions.

NCUA Outlines ‘Elements of Effective MBL Program’

According to the most recent NCUA Report, federally-insured credit unions’ combined MBL portfolio increased by 5 percent in 2011. The report outlines potential pitfalls for credit unions to bear in mind as reported by examiners.

Harborstone’s Jones Speaks at Small-Business Forum

Harborstone Credit Union CEO Phil Jones spoke on behalf of the credit union movement at Rep. Adam Smith’s Small-Business Forum last week, highlighting the capacity of credit unions to provide capital to small-business owners through increased member business lending.

Credit Union DE Training: How to Change the World in Six Days

Registration is now open for the 2012 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training class. In addition to a wealth of information, the six-day total immersion program offers global perspective and helps participants effect positive change through the credit union movement.

Give Retirement Plan Participants Educational Tools They’ll Actually Use

CUNA Mutual Group’s senior marketing strategist outlines practical tools for helping members plan for retirement.

Governor Signs Washington Prize Linked Savings Bill Today

Governor Chris Gregoire will sign the prize-linked savings bill, successfully bringing to an end months of work by the Association’s legislative affairs staff.