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Starting with our "Welcome aBoard" post, our weekly blog addresses issues and topics of interest for Montana credit union board members. 

Should Credit Unions Pay Their Directors

Filene Reseach Institute

Many believe that paying board members undermines the cooperative structure of credit unions, while others feel compensation is an obvious and overdue benefit. One thing is clear, however: for credit union directors, pay is never the primary motivator. This 26-page report provides an easy-to-read overview of the current state of credit union director compensation (how prevalent director pay is and what it looks like) and how that affects credit union peformance. It also offers the key things your credit union should consider when exploring whether to pay board members.


Below, you'll find links to past blog posts organized (loosely) into four categories. They are fairly short and provide food for thought in the areas of directors' duties and responsibilities, advocacy, working with the CEO, and ideas for strategic planning. 

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