Cooperative Strategy


By Sam Taft | May 11, 2015

Credit unions face the reality of a merger every year, so how are mergers reshaping the credit union landscape?

By Callahan & Associates, Inc. | Feb. 13, 2015

Callahan & Associates chairman Chip Filson and analyst Sam Taft discuss merger pitfalls and alternative organizational designs.

By Callahan & Associates, Inc. | Feb. 13, 2015

Callahan chairman Chip Filson and analyst Sam Taft discuss two enormous failed mergers.


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By Erik Payne | Feb. 11, 2015

To coincide with the merger webinar hosted by Callahan & Associates, here are four infamous examples and lessons from failed mergers in the communications and retail industries.

By Drew Grossman | Nov. 17, 2014

Employee interviews, a town hall meeting, and merger buddies helped 1st MidAmerica build a template for future mergers.

By Aaron Pugh | Nov. 17, 2014

Honor Credit Union formed an independent executive team to build on the knowledge of merged staff members and succeed in a new market.

By Marc Rapport | Nov. 17, 2014

When ISUCU merged with a smaller credit union and adopted its core, it learned lasting lessons about data, internal champions, and anticipating member reaction.

By Rebecca Wessler | Nov. 17, 2014

How do credit unions ensure the mutual attraction that spurred a merger lasts well into the future? Find out this week on

By Andrew Bolton | Nov. 17, 2014

Mergers are a fact of life, so here's a timeline of industry trends and notable mergers.

By Drew Grossman | Sept. 19, 2014

Credit union leaders explain the difficulties of running an organization in the face of new regulatory challenges.