Crisis Management: When Bad Things Happen to Good Credit Unions

Credit unions usually have strong recovery processes in place to protect their members’ assets and employee safety in times of crisis. But do they know how to communicate their actions to the board, staff, members, and media? Renowned reputation manager Anthony Huey returns to Amplify this fall to offer interactive crisis management guidance.

Political Handicapper Charlie Cook to Share Forecasts at Amplify

Political Handicapper Charlie Cook to speak at Amplify about upcoming midterm elections, the 2016 presidential landscape and the gridlock in D.C.

What the Deceased Can Teach Us About Listening

Corporate trainer Allison Clarke learned leadership lessons from the recently deceased. She’ll bring these lessons, and her decades of successful consulting and coaching, to her breakout session October 9 at Amplify Convention.

Can Small Credit Unions Survive? CUNA White Paper Says Collaboration is Key

Credit unions must join forces to generate income, reduce expenses and expand the menu of products and services they offer if they hope to compete with larger financial institutions and keep their doors open, a new white paper from the CUNA CFO Council says.

Making the Connection: Brazilian, U.S. Credit Union Professionals Get a Unique Opportunity to Compare Practices and Share Ideas

Four Brazilian credit union professionals and their Northwest counterparts got the chance to spend three weeks together in late October, a unique opportunity to compare practices, share ideas and talk a lot about life, family, food, travel and “all the things that truly connect people.”

Strategic Link Question of the Week

Credit unions need to manage both fraud risks and member convenience. Our Strategic Link question of the week features a solution offered by Member Access Pacific.

Express Advantage’s Dave Sieminski to Join CFPB’s Office of Financial Empowerment

Dave Sieminski, managing director of Express Advantage Credit Union, has accepted a position in the CFPB’s Office of Financial Empowerment, a division whose work focuses specifically on leveling the playing field for low- and moderate-income consumers and empowering them to make better financial decisions.

What Does It Mean to Be a ‘Primary Financial Institution?’

Jeff Russell, president and CEO of TMG Financial Services and a keynote speaker at the NWCUA’s 2012 Convention, explains how times have changed for credit unions, and how they can use a challenging economy as an opportunity to build membership.

NCUA’s Gill to Address Volunteers’ Conference Attendees, Ask for Feedback

The NCUA’s Buddy Gill will be on hand at the upcoming Volunteers’ Conference to discuss the NCUA’s role in credit union regulation. “We’re wide open,” he said. “This is the time to make suggestions.”