Cooperative Strategy

Boards & Volunteers

By Sam Taft | Feb. 23, 2015

These four performance metrics will help CFOs explain the business of credit unions and show how every employee helps the credit union achieve its goals.

By Drew Grossman | Jan. 22, 2015

Originally bound to the railroad industry, this once-small cooperative struck out on its own and is now on track to become Southwest Virginia’s premier financial institution.

By Drew Grossman | July 14, 2014

Outgoing CEO Bert Hash, Jr. talks about how he's built relationships with board members during his 17-year tenure at the helm of MECU.


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By Drew Grossman | June 30, 2014

Four credit unions offer advice on how to bring out members and convince qualified candidates to run for the board.

By Sharon Simpson | May 12, 2014

Youth advisory boards help financial institutions connect with a new demographic on its own terms.

By Sharon Simpson | April 28, 2014

Associate and emeritus positions prepare new members for board responsibilities and pass on institutional knowledge from veteran members.

By Rebecca Wessler | April 28, 2014

This week on, developing future leaders, promoting internally versus hiring externally, transitioning board members, and more.

By Drew Grossman | Jan. 28, 2014

Board chair Stephen Crow talks about the makeup of the board at Heritage Federal, its responsibilities, and how the board stays current on changes in the industry.

By Alix Patterson | Aug. 12, 2013

Today’s financial services marketplace requires more from the board, and the roles and responsibilities of its members are expanding.

By Drew Grossman | Aug. 12, 2013

Travis Credit Union’s volunteer training program develops ambassadors and primes members for leadership roles.