Here's a few credit union resources you should be bookmarking!

I am a chronic Web surfer. I have so many bookmarks—I am actually obsessed with syncing the bookmarks on my desktop computer with my notebook and my handheld. Don't ask.

One massive block of bookmarks is my credit union industry bookmarks. To get you started, here are a three sites that I think you should be following. I will add more in future blog posts.

Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MACU)

In the interest of full disclosure, I must tell you that we designed this site. Boy, it sure is great huh? Check out www.macu.ca.

I also encourage you to become a member if you aren't already. MACU puts on two great conferences every year and the speakers and subject matter are always very relevant and engaging. I have been going for the past 10 years and applaud the organization for continuing to do a stellar job.

We're going to the upcoming conference in Banff on June 7 and 8, 2007. Will you be there?

Open Source CU

There is a great site in the states that is really on the cutting-edge of pulling the whole Web 2.0 and social networking movement into the credit union movement. Check out www.opensourcecu.com. I like the openness and the point of view.

It's run by a Web design firm called Trabian. By the looks of things, Trabian have developed a number of great credit union sites in the U.S.

You can also find a Podcast on iTunes. Two of the main folks from Trabian offer up their very vocal opinions on the way credit unions should connect with their members. Definitely worth a listen.

The Credit Union Journal

This is the online companion to their print publication. There is lots of interesting information to be had at www.cujournal.com.

The daily briefing section keeps me in touch with what's going on in the United States credit union industry. The similarities and the complete differences to the Canadian credit union industry are fascinating to me.

Maybe a bit dry for the faint of heart or for thos

e that prefer spotting Brittany or Paris on the latest cover of The Star, but you should definitely bookmark it.

In the interest of keeping my blog posts short and sweet (and more timely), I'll leave it at that for now, but expect to see more links here in the very near future.

Do you have any good links that I can add to my credit union bookmarks? Drop a comment and let the world know. Well, at the least the little corner of the world that reads this blog!

Tim