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Callahan Report Archives 2013

The Callahan Report is a monthly newsletter that addresses key industry issues and trends, targeting the concerns of industry C-Suite executives.

Callahan Report December2013

December 2013

How Credit Unions Can Forge A Mutually Beneficial Partnership With SEGs

Strong CU-SEG relationships open opportunities for both parties.

By Jon Jeffreys

How To Foster A Solid CU-SEG Relationship

MIT FCU mines mutual opportunities within its select community.

By Brian Ducharme

Callahan Report November 2013

November 2013

5 Areas Of Innovation All Credit Unions Need To Monitor

Up-and-coming products will impact the relationship between credit unions and their members.

By Scott Patterson

Callahan Report October 2013

October 2013

Harness The Wisdom Of The Crowd

Industries across the globe, including financial cooperatives, are making good use of mob mentality.

By Alix Patterson

BECU Encourages Employee Engagement Through Shared Problem Solving

Crowdsourcing software enables the Washington credit union to solicit ideas from employees and build off the solutions of one another. So far, participation is high and credit union leadership is pleased.

By Tom Berquist

Callahan Report September 2013

September 2013

Cooperative Investments Today Build Tomorrow's Industry

How credit unions can become preeminent financial institutions for American consumers.

By Sean Hession

Callahan Report August 2013

August 2013

A Bold Approach To Strategic Planning

It’s time for credit unions to build on the momentum gained during the economic downturn and make long-term plans for the future.

By Jay Johnson

Callahan Report July 2013

July 2013

Open Your Books To Drive Better Results

Give employees the knowledge they need to think and act like the business partners they are.

By Alix Patterson

Callahan Report June 2013

June 2013

Measuring The Cooperative Difference

A new way of looking at data helps leaders look beyond traditional definitions of success.

By Jay Johnson

Non-Traditional Metrics Help Measure Success

A Canadian community credit union uses impact measures to gain a better understanding of how it is growing as a cooperative.

By Heather Kaart, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union

Callahan Report May 2013

May 2013

Keep On Rolling

Next Generation Credit Unions embrace the idea that just plain good is never good enough.

By Alix Patterson

The Employee Of The Future

Why tomorrow’s cooperative workers will need to know more, do more, and own more, and how we can help them get there.

By Helen Grays Jones & Suzanne Carlisle

Callahan Report April 2013

April 2013

Put Big Data To Work For You

This emerging strategy isn’t just about getting more information, but about structuring and using those insights in innovative new ways.

By Jon Jeffreys

Callahan Report March 2013

March 2013

Why Reform Of NCUA Is Necessary And Why Now

Credit unions themselves need to spearhead NCUA reform. Here are the reasons.

By Chip Filson

The Unique Power Of Cooperative Design And The Regulatory Role

Lack of cooperative principles led to NCUA missteps during the financial crisis. Restoring those principles, widely tested through 75 years should, be our guide forward.

By Chip Filson

How To Apply The 7 Cooperative Principles To Regulatory Design

To promote the continuous evolution of the credit union charter and its multifaceted contributions to the country’s economic progress, a new cooperative regulatory structure is needed.

By Chip Filson

Callahan Report February 2013

February 2013

Governance: Is Yours Up To The Task?

Unlocking your board’s full potential is a complex undertaking. Without board confidence, no governance model will be successful.

By Sean Hession

Governance With A New CEO

As the incoming leader of Langley Federal Credit Union, Tom Ryan helped his board strike the balance between embracing historic practices and plotting future improvements.

By Brooke C. Stoddard

A Committee Structure At Work

TDECU's new CEO Stephanie Sherrodd channels past experience with her institution to encourage continued momentum and harmony in its future governance.

By Brooke C. Stoddard

Callahan Report January 2013

January 2013

3 Ways To Achieve Success In 2013

Now is the time for credit unions to invest in three key strategic areas to drive success in 2013: mortgage lending, younger member recruitment, and sophisticated data usage.

By Jay Johnson

Desert Schools FCU Ramps Up Real Estate Lending

The Arizona-based credit union expands its back office and looks past HARP and refinances to achieve even greater success in 2013.

By Brooke C. Stoddard

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