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Visit Cooperative Strategy for the industry’s best practices for working with boards and volunteers, regulators, and CUSOs live. Plus, find advice for strategic planning, how to increase member value, and more.

By Sharon Simpson | May 16, 2022

After 18 years as CEO at the Kalamazoo, MI, cooperative, DeBoer is ready to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders.

By Aaron Passman | May 16, 2022

More targeted giving and other changes helped the foundation make a bigger difference in the lives of North Carolinians — especially those in rural and low-income communities.

By Jay Johnson | May 16, 2022

Credit unions have the opportunity to play important roles in the lives of members and communities, but to remain relevant, they must continually strive to help members achieve their goals.

 

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By James Major | May 9, 2022

Since its launch in 2010, the credit union’s Summer Youth Employment Program has helped young members earn an income, save money, and build financial wellness.

By Toby Hayes | May 9, 2022

A partnership between the Michigan-based credit union and a local economic development group is helping new businesses test concepts and gain business experience via a new incubator space.

By Aaron Passman | May 9, 2022

The SECU Foundation from North Carolina-based State Employees’ Credit Union has made a name for itself by homing in on key areas where it can have an impact across the state. The philanthropy’s biggest success, however, might be the buy-in it gets from members.

By James Major | May 2, 2022

The CEOs of Canopy Credit Union and Med5 FCU offer insights into sharing branch space with unlikely partners.

By Symitar | May 2, 2022

In the age of digital, a “people-helping-people philosophy” is needed more than ever.

By Rebecca Wessler | April 25, 2022

Rates alone won’t cut it. To remain relevant today, tomorrow, and for years to come, credit unions must make an impact in the lives of their members and communities. These stories featured in the past month of CreditUnions.com show how.

By Sharon Simpson | April 25, 2022

Along with hosting its first Financial Inclusion Forums — intended to be an annual event — the California credit union is making efforts to provide products and services that meet the needs of underserved consumers who might be intimidated by traditional FIs.