Get the most from the community
Joining the community can seem overwhelming at first—there’s so much going on every day.
However, you can manage the volume of information available in the community with these tips:
Consume effectively. Use the Daily Consolidated Group Digest setting. This is the default and recommended setting (especially for new users). It allows you to get an email every morning that breaks down the discussion activity from the previous day.
Users can respond directly to the thread from the daily email by clicking on the “reply to discussion” button on the right side of the email.
Stay current. Follow the latest blog posts from CUNA’s compliance attorneys throughout the week for the latest updates and changes to federal regulations that affect your members.
If you want to ensure you never miss a blog post, you can opt in to receive compliance communication emails through your account on cuna.org.
Engage. Post a question, introduce yourself on the discussion threads, or answer a question.
The more involved members are on the discussion threads, the more valuable the community is for everyone.
Open up. Fill out your profile and upload a photo. The more detail you provide on your profile, the better chance you’ll have to connect with other compliance officers in similar situations.
Having a profile photo adds to a greater sense of community and connection on the online platform.
Search effectively. Refine your keyword searches by community, author, and content type. You’ll find what you’re looking for faster.
Compile. Designate certain blog posts, discussion threads, or shared files as favorites to keep them top of mind.
On the right side of the page, click “Favorite” so you can find these items on your profile, and clicking on “Summary” under the “My Contributions” drop down.
Here you’ll see a pie chart breaking down your participation on the community.
You’ll also be able to select the “Favorites” piece of the pie chart to see content you’ve marked this way.
Connect. If you’re a new compliance officer looking to fill knowledge gaps, make meaningful professional connections, and gain professional recognition among your peers, participate in the Compliance Mentor Match program.
You’ll be paired with an experienced compliance mentor to get you started as a compliance officer and provide training and tools to support your success.
State-level compliance resources
While CUNA Compliance Community focuses on federal rules and regulations, the new state-level League Compliance Communities, run by our league partners, focus on regional compliance content.
The first three communities launched in March 2018 with the Mountain West Credit Union Association, the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas, and the Northwest Credit Union Association.
The Minnesota Credit Union Network and the Montana Credit Union Network soon followed.
The Louisiana Credit Union League also plans to launch a compliance community, and CUNA will continue to coordinate with other interested leagues.
You can access these communities through the “Community” drop-down menu along the top of the Compliance Community page. We’ll update the list as more leagues join.
These additional communities are free and open to all members when their credit unions are members of both CUNA and a league.
CUNA Compliance Community’s first three years are just a beginning. Join your peers as the platform continues to evolve to suit your needs as compliance professional.
JACKIE EKDAHL is a compliance project specialist for CUNA.