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Confessions of a Credit Union Strategic Planner — Podcast

Jim This, a strategic planner with over 20 years experience guiding credit unions in their strategic thinking, offers his insights about how to create a remarkable member experience, why being small is not the same thing as being local, marketing to millennials, and specific examples of credit unions that have created breakthrough strategies. Cameron’s Top Takeaways: It’s easier to advertise for rates than service. … Continue reading

The ABCs of ADA Online for Credit Unions

Jonathon Hensley, a well-known expert on the implications of accessibility for the handicapped in the digital world, joins us to share best practices and opportunities from the coming legislation for the web. In this podcast, you’ll learn about why designing your online properties to be accessible is both smart business and the right thing do, what technology debt is and … Continue reading

Leading with Financial Wellness – Podcast

Shawn Gilfedder, the CEO of McGraw Hill FCU and a national expert on creating financial wellness programs, shares his experience changing his credit union’s value proposition from products to financial wellness. He explains how McGraw Hill FCU created innovation within the credit union and how Zappos inspired their transformation. Listen to the full podcast on: iTunes | SoundCloud Cameron’s Top Takeaways: … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Loans: Why You Are Marketing Your Loan Products Incorrectly – Podcast

Randy Thompson, CEO of TCT Risk Solutions (and one of the nicest guys in the biz), talks about his passion for the core mission of credit unions — serving the underserved. He explains how proper management can reduce chargeoffs and help members improve their credit score, and how to effectively outsource compliance so you can focus on the good stuff. … Continue reading

Engaging Members by Getting Hyper Local – Podcast

Melina Young, Director of Marketing and Brand at Verity Credit Union and one of CUES’ 15 Top Next Credit Union Execs, discusses how Verity is engaging their members by being hyper-local. She presents a positive way to view large competitors and reminds us that we can avoid day-to-day doldrums and make more authentic connections by focusing on the “why.” Listen on: … Continue reading

5 Ways Your Website Should Perform Like a Digital Branch

A lot has changed since the 1990s. Back then, websites functioned much like digital flyers — static pages that described a company and its services, perhaps with a few links to more static pages with further information. Now websites are a tangle of stories, information, multimedia, transactional services … the list goes on and on. There is now so much people … Continue reading

Creating a Blog People Want to Read: 5 Tips for Credit Unions

So your credit union has a blog. Good for you! But is anybody reading it? Statistics show us that blogs are good for business — when you continually create industry-specific content, your site will appear higher in search results and more external websites will link to yours, which means more prospective members find your website! That said, blogging is time … Continue reading