by Ron Daly
- The Young and Free program - Tim McAlpine and crew at Currency Marketing have really struck oil online by making a social network that is both local and nationwide at the same time. It's the program everyone knows, thanks to its success in Canada (and the high energy and output of Larissa Walkiw, the first "Spokester") and its recent adoption in Texas and South Carolina. There's even a companion social media website that allows anyone anywhere to join and add friends. Go sign up here: http://www.livingyoungandfree.com/
- EverythingCU.com - Morriss Partee and his crew let CU people be CU people. And not only do they get to be friendly with each other, they can follow industry developments, share stories, attend webinars, get feedback and discover as a group new ways to strengthen the credit union movement. We'd like to tell you more, but membership is for CREDIT UNION EMPLOYEES ONLY. CUSOs get to stand outside and try to peek in through a hole in the fence, which they can (sort of) with their blog at everythingcu.wordpress.com, where Partee opines on the industry.
- Banktastic - Brad Garland, Lisa Randolph and their respective gang open their doors to bankers, credit unioneers (feel free to use that word, America) and all financial service professionals. They've recently endeavored to enforce the TIE principles of responsible finance: Transparency, Innovation and Education. Their video on Banktastic about TIE is, honestly, one of my new favorite online videos. Well produced, well written, and with a strong, clear message: now's the time to shape up the world of finance management, for the benefit of not just the industry but the people it serves. Jimmy is a member over at Banktastic (and at livingyoungandfree, too), so go look him up.
- Banktastic featured in CU Journal - click here.