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Volunteer Network Online Training Options are now easier than ever.

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NCUA risk-based capital proposal

Hear why this is important for your CU board members

Impacting credit unions over $50 million in assets, the NCUA proposal would change risk-based capital ratios and require higher minimum levels for CUs with concentrations of assets in real estate loans, member business loans, or high levels of delinquent loans. Watch the video.

CUNA Committee Releases New Volunteer Whitepaper

CUNA has released a new paper collecting best practices for credit union volunteers who wish to become more actively involved in their credit unions' operations and futures. Entitled Volunteer Leadership and Engagement: Best Practices for CU Boards, the white paper was authored by freelance writer Diane Molvig and sponsored by the CUNA Volunteer Leadership Committee. Read more.

New Training On Demand (TOD) Course: Social Media for Credit Union Volunteers

Social media is a continually developing phenomenon in the communications world. Using various social media platforms, marketing professionals can now reach out to consumers and gather demographic research in ways not before possible. In this Training on Demand course, you'll learn about social media tools including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn, discuss emerging trends and focus in on your role as a volunteer in selecting a social media platform. Read more.

new — Cautionary Tales from the Boardroom

In the sixth installment of this series, Jeff Rendel of Rising Above Enterprises shares another difficult situation from a credit union boardroom. Jeff talks about a board chair with a skewed sense of his responsibility. Hear what the problem was and a variety of ways to work in a more functional way. See other installments of Cautionary Tales from the Boardroom.

Directors Newsletter

Cybercrime Remains a Constant Threat

Rapidly evolving attacks require CUs and their boards to stay vigilant.

Credit unions must acknowledge they'll be fighting cybercrime permanently—and the threats they face will constantly evolve, former U.S. Department of Homeland Security director Tom Ridge told attendees of CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) last month.

Credit Union Magazine

Manage Risk for Success

Uncertanty can leave many leaders stationary and cautious. And historical successes and failures often leave organizations stagnant and risk-averse. But CUs can create value through the development of a world-class risk management culture.