Cooperative Strategy

DEI

By Sharon Simpson | Aug. 30, 2021

Leaders from three credit unions share insights gleaned from launching and supporting employee resource groups.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 23, 2021

Two years after launching a DEI-focused internal initiative, the Washington state cooperative created a fund to donate $5 million over five years to Black-led nonprofits.

By Marc Rapport | July 26, 2021

The veteran CEO guides DEI at a billion-dollar credit union.

 

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By Erik Payne | July 1, 2021

The ANATOMY series is a quarterly, multi-feature profile that explores the strategies and analyzes the performance of an exemplary credit union.

By CU Strategic Planning | June 28, 2021

This session explores the 5 Key Pillars of DEI: Community Development, Board Governance, Management, Brand, and Culture.

By Marc Rapport | June 21, 2021

Nusenda Credit Union works with community partners to identify and support borrowers shut out of traditional lending.

By Marc Rapport | May 24, 2021

Kenia Calderon Ceron is forging a deeper relationship between Iowa’s biggest financial cooperative and the state’s growing Latino population.

By Erik Payne | April 27, 2021

A reworked strategic plan and employee resource committees have helped Verity Credit Union fast-track efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.

By Callahan & Associates | April 19, 2021

Credit unions share insights about programs and strategies aimed at helping marginalized members and communities.

By E.C. Harrison | April 12, 2021

Bill Bynum, CEO of Hope Credit Union, makes the case for focusing on America’s poorest communities every day — not just during a crisis.

By Maurice Smith | March 8, 2021

Success is often measured in promotions, project leadership, and recognition, but to be successful, one needs to be known.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 8, 2021

The mid-Michigan credit union is refining hiring practices and tapping employees to help build a workplace where people feel included and heard.

By Chris Howard | Oct. 20, 2020

Credit unions need diverse, knowledgeable, representative boards that are able to act inclusively, collaboratively, and with strategic vision.

By Maurice Smith | Oct. 12, 2020

Can market forces balance racial inequities?

By Callahan & Associates, Inc. | Oct. 6, 2020

Join a panel of credit union executives as they share strategies to ensure cooperative boards fully represent their diverse memberships.

By Rebecca Wessler | Sept. 1, 2020

Based on August traffic (and our editorial instincts), here are the top articles and blogs that appeared on CreditUnions.com.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 31, 2020

Leaders at cooperatives across the country share how core principles are driving strategic thinking in their shops.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 31, 2020

This Raleigh-based cooperative is “woke” in Wake (and Durham) counties.

By Phylicia Atkins | Aug. 24, 2020

Dozens of credit unions and related organizations pledge to help the industry meet the diversity, equity, and inclusion challenge.

By E.C. Harrison | Aug. 17, 2020

Leaders today must consider what “concern for community” means for fairness in hiring, upward mobility, and inclusiveness in the workplace.

By Sharon Simpson | Aug. 10, 2020

A Pacific Northwest credit union shares lessons it learned during its eight-year journey taking a holistic view of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

By Rebecca Wessler | Aug. 3, 2020

Based on July traffic (and our editorial instincts), here are the top articles and blogs that appeared on CreditUnions.com.

By E.C. Harrison | July 27, 2020

After holding frank discussions with employees and communities about diversity, equity, and inclusion, these credit unions are forming DEI councils, launching targeted charities, and more.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 10, 2020

At Veridian Credit Union, Angela Weekley is nearing a decade of building bridges between cooperative and community.

By E.C. Harrison | Jan. 22, 2019

Thirty-three years after the first Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, discrimination, immigration, and equal pay continue to fuel policies at credit unions, but more can be done.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 29, 2018

Esmi Rivera helps Notre Dame FCU spread financial wellness and opportunity one member engagement and workshop at a time.