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‘You’re truly doing God’s work’

‘You’re truly doing God’s work’

As a former church missionary in Africa, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood imagined his life’s path would follow the ministry. While his professional course veered from the church, he eventually found his true calling as [...]

Student internships in the age of virtual staffing

Student internships in the age of virtual staffing

University Federal Credit Union ($3.1B, Austin, TX) created its UFCU Scholars program in 2018. In 2019, the Austin-based credit union combined that program with an existing internship program to create a two-part initiative called [...]

The world as our school

The world as our school

The best of learning involves no school at all; “the world is school enough,” says George Leonard, a Zen philosopher and expert in Aikido. Our world today is opportunistic in its learning.  Yet, there are [...]

Don’t be racist

Don’t be racist

A statement without action may as well support racism, may as well keep it breathing—when black lives beneath the knees of white police officers cannot—as we recall that most institutions in the United [...]

Nussle: Time for CUs to ‘lean into’ principles of DEI

Nussle: Time for CUs to ‘lean into’ principles of DEI

CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle joined NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood and World Council of Credit Unions President/CEO Bran Branch Monday afternoon for a discussion on the credit union role in inclusion, justice and advocacy, [...]

House stopgap bill would fund gov’t through Dec. 11

House stopgap bill would fund gov’t through Dec. 11

House Democrats Monday introduced legislation to prevent a government shutdown and provide funding for federal agencies through Dec. 11. Current federal funding is set to expire at midnight Sept. 30; NAFCU consistently advocates for continuous [...]

3 changes to drive increased member protection

3 changes to drive increased member protection

Life Insurance Awareness Month has always been a good opportunity for credit unions to take stock of their life insurance programs, and step up efforts to ensure members understand the importance of this critical protection. [...]