Cooperative Model

Ryan Foss, Director of Incubation at Filene

The Next Uber? What Innovation Really Means in the Credit Union Industry

Everyone loves talking about the importance of innovation, including the credit union industry. But what does innovation really mean in an industry that is heavily regulated and often struggling to keep up with the latest digital trends? Ryan Foss, Senior Director of Incubation at Filene, argues that innovation doesn’t have to involve a flashy app or AI-driven chatbot. Really, innovation … Continue reading

The Cooperative Way

How Credit Unions Can Use the Cooperative Model to Win: Adam Schwartz, Owner of The Cooperative Way

Adam Schwartz, owner of The Cooperative Way, joins us to talk about why he thinks cooperatives are the best business model on the planet, what their competitive advantages are, and how to use the 7 cooperatives principles in your credit union. Cameron’s Key Takeaways: The core advantage of the cooperative business model is the alignment of interests; the core disadvantage … Continue reading

Pendulum

The Pendulum: Democracy and Profits in Credit Unions

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.

Jim Morrell

Living the Cooperative Principles

Jim Morrell, CEO of Peninsula Credit Union in Washington State, talks about what he learned by being a Division 1 basketball referee, how he drives innovation at his credit union, and how working with a credit union in Zimbabwe informed his business and impact strategy. Cameron’s Key Takeaways Listen, serve, educate, and care. Always. Three of the cooperative principles deal … Continue reading

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