Outside The Box Thinking…

( a Jim Blaine classic post)

In the beginning ( no I was not there!); credit unions were created as cooperatives, which were to be owned and controlled by the members and managed in their best interests.

One member / one vote; a democratically elected Board; a common goal, a common purpose – the common good !

“We’re all in this together…”

But today, some Boards and CEOs have become “more creative” in how they view their relationship with and their responsibilities to those member-owners.

Kind of an “outside the box” sorta view….
See the problem? 
The members have become “outsiders”…. 
and therein lies our greatest challenge for the future!
A complete
box set!


Don’t box yourself in, 
don’t box your members out!

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