Lois Kitsch, National Program Director at the National Credit Union Foundation, joins us for a spirited conversation about the role of the 7 Cooperative Principles in credit unions today, how democracy and capitalism can overlap, and how to make your WHY your strategic differentiator.
Cameron Madill talks to Ben Stangland and Charlotte Boutz-Connell of Weber Marketing about how credit unions can define their target markets to stay relevant, competitive, and differentiated after a century of mergers and growth. Tune in to learn why it’s important to know who to say “no” to, how to discover life events that cause members to be open to … Continue reading →
In this episode, Cameron joins Steve Pagenstecher and Mary Vasquez of Point West Credit Union to chat about their top takeaways from the Federation CDCU Conference in September 2017. From the credit union mission to Child Savings Accounts to new perspectives on lending, you’re sure to hear something that will get you excited about the future of credit unions!
In this episode we discuss the 3-year journey from concept to launch of the Clean Energy Credit Union, a credit union entirely focused on clean energy loans. Blake Jones, the founding board chair, discusses their innovative strategy for growth despite being unable to raise capital, their unique partnership with a national non-profit, and how they are focusing on consumer passions … Continue reading →
Kirk Drake, author of the new book CU 2.0: A Guide for Credit Unions Competing in the Digital Age, joins Cameron on the podcast to talk about what assumptions credit unions need to leave behind, what members are really looking for, and why “failure” is a key part of success in the digital world. Cameron’s Key Takeaways Start small. You … Continue reading →
Change management expert Kimberly Kosmenko joins us to talk about what it means to be a purpose-driven organization, her work with the United Nations Credit Union, and her process for integrating purpose into what an organization does as it makes the journey from intention to action. Cameron’s Key Takeaways For organizations to be truly “purpose driven,” they should look … Continue reading →
Customer loyalty expert Lara Ponomareff joins us to talk about how you can measure effort and why it is the biggest source of disloyalty in your credit union today, even greater than Net Promoter Score. Lara offers practical tips to make it easier for your members to do business with you, how to connect innovation and effort, and what Disney … Continue reading →
Kevin Wilhelm, renowned sustainability expert and author of 3 books on the topic, joins us to talk about why sustainability makes sense for the bottom line, how it relates to the 7 Cooperative Principles, how to begin your sustainability journey (hint: it’s not fire, ready, aim), and why you need to listen to your members to get the best results. … Continue reading →
Katharine Nester is the Chief Product & Technology Officer at Ruby Receptionists, one of the 10 most admired companies in Oregon. She joined the podcast to talk about how businesses can turn simple transactions — digital and in person — into moments of magic that delight their customers, build loyalty, and increase profitability. Cameron’s Key Takeaways Delight is about anticipating … Continue reading →
Ben Morales, CEO of QCash, joins us to talk about what it means to offer an alternative to payday lending. On this podcast, he shares his unique perspective on why members need these sorts of loans, how a credit union can think about payday lending from a strategy, branding, and financial wellness standpoint, and why a 60-second approval process was … Continue reading →