Posts Tagged ‘discussion’

Video tutorial: CU Marketing Budget Report

October 1, 2010

This video is quite a bit longer, 10 minutes, but it explains in depth the Credit Union Marketing Budget Report, how it works, and some of the many methods of peer comparisons it offers. These comparison pages include marketing budget, loan growth, share growth, PFI, Net Income, YTD Marketing Budget, and more. It enables you to compare your CU to your peers in your state, region, or nationwide. If you’ve never checked out the CU Marketing Budget Report, this video gives you an inside look!

Oh yes, and every page can be exported to Excel too.

And big props to EverythingCU member, (and EverythingCUJungle Fantasy Football League winner in 2005), Doug Ralston, VP of Hermantown FCU in Minnesota for being a great sport and long-time CU Marketing Budget Report user!

Video tutorial: Executive Membership

September 30, 2010

In this 4-minute video, I explain the benefits of Executive Membership, how to order it, and how it works. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time!

Video tutorial: Attending a webinar

September 29, 2010

In this 6-minute video, I explain how to order a webinar, and also show you some features of’s unique webinar interface, which is designed to maximize interaction between presenter and attendees.

Enjoy! I hope this is useful, and helps you maximize what you get out of YOUR online community resource! Let me know what you think.

Video tutorial: Personalizing your profile

September 28, 2010

In this 6-minute video, I explain ways to personalize your profile, including uploading pictures and icons, selecting amongst multiple pictures, updating your EverythingCU status, and filling out your bio and survey.

Please feel free to post feedback here, or email me at

Hope this is useful for you, and if you haven’t joined yet, registration is quick, free, and easy! (Only available to credit union employees.)

Video tutorial: Navigating the discussion

September 27, 2010

In this five-minute video, I give some tips on navigating the discussion, including Related Topics, Hottest Topics, downloading documents, and where to switch your viewing preferences from Most Recent at Bottom to Most Recent at Top.

Video tutorial: Starting a new topic

September 24, 2010

Continuing the series of videos on getting the most out of the features of, here I explain how to start a new topic.

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Hope this is useful for you, and if you haven’t joined yet, registration is quick, free, and easy! (Only available to credit union employees.)

Under the hood of

August 19, 2010

F4i Gauge Swap -’s programmer and Online Switch Kit guru, Adam Lueb, has just completed a page showing all of us some of the great things that your favorite online community web site is doing to further the credit union movement. I’ll highlight a few of the key stats in further posts to this topic, but for now you can check the page out here if you are a registered member: Scorecard

One of my favorite stats from this page: Total discussion message views over the lifetime of (about 10 years now) is 1.1 million.

Photo credit: omniNate

EverythingCU hits 1,000,000 mark

May 7, 2009 just hit the 1,000,000 mark for discussion messages viewed on the site since inception in 2001.

That’s a lot of message viewing, especially since EverythingCU is a closed community of less than 6900 credit union professionals. Just goes to show that us marketing-types like to “talk.”

In honor of this milestone, at Shawn Ward’s suggestion, here are ten of my favorite conversations, topics which would likely not find voice elsewhere:

Your Favorite Super Bowl commercial

You know you’re a marketer when…

The best ad you NEVER ran

The Bill Consolidation is here

The most outrageous ad you have ever run

Kick-ass daring names for companies and products

A love note on your special day

Proud to be a CU Lifer!

Credit Unions: Industry or Movement?

What does member-owned really mean anyway?

The NCUA Corporate Stabilization Program

February 5, 2009

Here are links to discussion and resources about the NCUA Corporate Stabilization Program:

Resources from the NCUA itself and CUNA:

Webinars/teleconference about it:

Blogs about it:

If you are an employee of a CU, League, or Corporate, discussion here:

Credit union reaction/outrage:

News articles:

Here’s what Corporate Credit Unions are saying:

Please feel free to improve the wikipedia article I started on it: