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Strategy & Performance 4Q 2012

The 2012 Annual Report

A Credit Union Resurgence
We recap all that was in 2012 and uncover why 2013 is poised to be one of the best years for credit unions yet.
By Jay Johnson

2013 Economic Outlook
A complete listing of responses to Callahan & Associates' 2013 Economic Outlook survey.
By Callahan & Associates

Anatomy Of An Innovator

Stuck in a performance rut? Out of new lending or marketing ideas? Afraid to follow your intuition? Take a visit to Element Federal Credit Union and discover why great cooperative innovators are made, not born.

A New Brand, A Consistent Mission
Element Federal Credit Union demonstrates how small cooperatives can successfully lead their members, their communities, and the cooperative system forward.
By Aaron Pugh

10 Ways To Stand Out In Financial Services
Element FCU is out to reshape and redefine the cooperative experience. Use its best practices to help your own institution dream big and uncover opportunities for improvement.
By Aaron Pugh

Lending The Element Way
A focus on key institutional strengths and the unique priorities of its membership yields unprecedented opportunity for a small West Virginia cooperative.
By Aaron Pugh

Believer In Chief
The CEO of Element FCU talks about the success of the cooperative she was instrumental in creating.
By Aaron Pugh

Hear firsthand from the credit union's leaders. Watch the Anatomy Of An Innovator video series.

Download the Anatomy Of Element Federal Credit Union PDF.

On The Cusp

Strengthening The Ties That Bind
As the economy recovers, any extra effort credit unions make to reward their members will help those relationships better stand the test of time.
By Yun Ma

Say It With Dividends
Distributing patronage dividends is a great way to educate members about the benefits of credit unions and encourage them to use more services.
By Yun Ma

Supercharging Service Naturally
After evaluating the quality of service, Educators Credit Union ramped up the experiences of its newest members.
By Drew Grossman

The Patronage Payout Party
Credit unions drive home the message that their members are appreciated by timing dividend payouts with a holiday.
By Yun Ma

Cooperative Strategies

Each tier of the credit union movement — from leagues to CUSOs to corporates — relies on the cooperative model. Aggregation and shared resources are the key to credit union success.

Leadership Perspectives

A new generation of credit union leaders is stepping up to the plate. Here, five new CEOs from across the nation share the insights and strategies gleaned from their experiences to ensure that the next round of their peers hit the ground running.

Diversions: The Last Word

The answers to the CUSP 4Q 2012 crossword puzzle.

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