<![CDATA[Mitchell, Stankovic, and Associates - MEDIA ]]>Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:26:46 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Director of Marketing Position, Los Angeles]]>Fri, 07 Aug 2015 21:43:13 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/08/director-of-marketing-position-los-angeles.htmlExciting new opportunity for a qualified and creative marketing professional.  We are recruiting for an organization  located in LA County. The organization is seeking a talented, high energy Marketing Director who will be responsible for the overall marketing operations of the credit union.  

The ideal candidate will have skills in electronic marketing, SEO, social media and the creative aspects of the business. The ideal candidate should have experience managing a budget as well as business and community development. Marketing in today's environment also requires an understanding of analytics such as MCIF, data mining and return on investment.  Click Here to submit a resume.
<![CDATA[Innovation: Developing New Ways To Connect With Members]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:37:01 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/07/innovation-developing-new-ways-to-connect-with-members.html
Brandi Stankovic, credit union consultant, Las Vegas believes the focus needs to be on member engagement and dialogue. Credit unions should be building the relationship with members through technology, as opposed to trying to deliver products by technology. This conference talks about connectedness, and I hope credit unions can get that. What makes credit unions special is their core relationships. http://www.cujournal.com/…/innovation-developing-new-ways-t…#
<![CDATA[Nevada Credit Unions Raise over $46k for Credit Unions for Kids, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, St Rose Dominican in Southern Nevada]]>Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:47:21 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/06/nevada-credit-unions-raise-over-46k-for-credit-unions-for-kids-childrens-miracle-network-hospitals-st-rose-dominican-in-southern-nevada.html
Eric Estes, CEO Boulder Dam Credit Union
Rick Schmidt, CEO of WestStar Credit Union
Brandi Stankovic, Senior Partner Mitchell,Stankovic and Associates. Young Leader Vice Chair Credit Unions for Kids
Debi Walsh, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Susan Mitchell, CEO Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates
Wayne Tew, CEO of Clark County Credit Union
Andy Hunter, CEO Silver State Schools Credit Union
Thanks to the contributions of Southern Nevada Credit Unions supporting Credit Unions for Kids, together they raised $46,960 through the Wine Auction to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The money will go directly to St Rose Domincan in Southern Nevada. 
<![CDATA[Energizing MVPs at the HRD Network Conference]]>Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:27:11 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/06/energizing-mvps-at-the-hrd-network-conference.html
The annual HRD conference was held in San Mateo with over 40 HR & Training professionals in attendance. The conference provided for fun networking opportunities as well as informative sessions. Brandi’s energizing presentation,"Inspiring Employee's Through Development Programs" inspired the attendees to recruit with enthusiasm! The attendees analyzed their “elevator pitch” and identified the most important keys to success when recruiting and retaining top talent. The participants identified their MVPs and discussed ways for helping each person to get more of what they value. The groups focused on effective leadership characteristics for “blasting targets”, creating a support network and “feeding forward” – a positive, upbeat way to help yourself and others define success.
<![CDATA[Credit Union for Kids Raises $33,493 at the CUFK Wine Auction to Benefit Renown Children's Hospital in Reno, Nevada]]>Fri, 19 Jun 2015 20:30:36 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/06/credit-union-for-kidsraises-33493-at-the-cufk-wine-auction-to-benefit-renown-childrens-hospital-in-reno-nevada.html
Joel, Muller, VP Fund Development, Renown Health Foundation
Deena Mckenzie, Director for Nursing, Women and Children, Renown Children's Hospital
Dennis Flannigan, President and CEO Great Basin Federal Credit Union
Bruce Rodela, President and CEO Frontier Financial Credit Union
Becky Hasse, Nurse Manager, Renown Children's Hospital
Michael Stankovic, Partner at Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates
Andrea Cavanaugh, Director of Training, Financial Horizons Credit Union
Thanks to the generous friends at Credit Unions for Kids, together they raised $33,493 through their Wine Auction to benefit Renown Children's Hospital. Thank you for helping us keep quality care close to home for our community kids and their families. 
<![CDATA[Boulder Dam Credit Union's Jaron Singleton and Brandi Stankovic Recieve Gold MAC Market Segment Award for Financial Literacy]]>Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:29:39 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/06/boulder-dam-credit-unions-jaron-singleton-and-brandi-stankovic-recieve-gold-mac-market-segment-award-for-financial-literacy.html
The MAC Awards have been recognizing outstanding marketing achievements since 1986. The award winners from around the country were celebrated during the MAC Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Thursday, May 28 in San Francisco, California. Boulder Dam Credit Union was recognized for outstanding efforts in financial literacy. The award celebrated the penetration achieved at the credit union in the millennial demographic. During the course of 12 years the credit union has offered the financial literacy and coaching class, they have seen over 80% penetration. Outstanding results!
<![CDATA[How Boulder Dam CU Broke The Millennial Code]]>Fri, 29 May 2015 20:42:23 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/05/how-boulder-dam-cu-broke-the-millennial-code.htmlBOULDER CITY, Nev. — While most credit unions say they would like to attract younger members, Boulder Dam CU reports a remarkable 85% penetration of 18-to-29 year olds in its field of membership.

So how did this $507 million institution, which serves a small community southeast of Las Vegas, do it?

One big reason: a commitment to youth financial education that has grown into a program known as "Understanding Your Money," or UYM.

Dr. Brandi Stankovic, partner at Las Vegas-based CU consultancy Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates, has been part of Boulder Dam CU for a long time. She opened her first "Moola-Moola" account in 1989. Today, she is a member, consultant and acting senior executive of human resources. (The CU's moniker hearkens back to the original name of what is now known as the Hoover Dam.)

In 2003, BDCU asked Stankovic to help create a financial literacy program to reach high school-aged youth in the community. The board of directors and executive team offered an incentive of $100 to seniors and $50 to juniors to take the 3-hour class.

The first UYM program was based on the principles other credit unions were teaching their members: checking, credit and savings. When Stankovic taught the first class she was just a few years older than the high school attendees.


<![CDATA[MSA Motivates XCEL Credit Union with Strategic Planning Session]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 20:32:15 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/05/msa-motivates-xcel-credit-union-with-strategic-planning-session.html
MSA facilitated a Strategic Planning Session for XCEL Credit Union in the beautiful location of Monhonk Mountain House in New York. Thanks to the positive contribution from everyone in attendance, the session was very productive and beneficial to the future of XCEL Credit Union. .
<![CDATA[BDCU: Understanding Your Money]]>Fri, 01 May 2015 20:45:50 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/05/bdcu-understanding-yourmoney.html
By Brandi Stankovic
Partner, Mitchell Stankovic & Associateshttp://wecu2.org/2015/02/23/bdcu-understanding-your-money/

Boulder Dam Credit Union is $500 million financial institution with 20,000 members and just under 45 employees. Snuggled in the heart of small town Boulder City, NV this community credit union serves businesses, families and generations of people stemming from the building of Hoover Dam.

BDCU exemplifies the “member for life” concept by maintaining relationships with members starting at a very young age and continuing throughout their various life stages and transitions. Meeting member needs with exceptional service is not only BDCU’s philosophy, it is a must for survival. Penetration rates and cross-selling take on a new meaning when the field of membership potential is controlled and actually lower than the current membership totals.

At the core of the BDCU business model? Not payment innovation. Not non-interest income. Not social media or mobile strategy. Although they enthusiastically participate in all of these areas. The core of BDCU’s business is trust. The credit union believes that without trust all innovative technological touch-points or dividend-based incentives are null.

How do you build trust with the youth in a world of super-saturated financial choice? We believe the answer is Commitment and Authenticity. And with over 85% penetration of the millennial demographic (ages 18-29) in the field of membership, we are celebrating success.

I grew up with Boulder Dam Credit Union, opening my first Moola-Moola account in 1989. So in 2003, when the credit union asked me to help create a financial literacy program to reach the high schoolers in the community, I was thrilled! Jaron Singleton, long-time credit union employee and childhood friend, joined the cause. The board of directors and executive team decided to make this program special from the start, offering $100 to seniors and $50 to juniors to certify in the 3-hour class.

We built the first “Understanding Your Money” (UYM) program based on the principles credit unions were teaching their members across the US: Checking, Credit, and Savings. When I taught the first class of UYM, I was barely older than the high school attendees. My younger brother’s friends heckled me from the back of the room. And although the students learned, we didn’t change their lives.

Teaching financial basics was not enough.
We wanted to make a greater impact. The program quickly grew and evolved into a life coaching session for young people that includes: Goal-setting, the credit union difference, budgeting, debit and credit, and preparing for the future. Creating authentic dialogue with young people about concerning topics, such as – What if I choose not to go to college? How much do babies really cost? What happens to my mom now that she lost the house? – is our path to building life-long relationships.

In our Saturday sessions we learn every student’s name. We talk about how money impacts their life. We learn about their needs. And we always communicate that our only goal is for them to know that they have a CHOICE. They are in charge of their future, financially and otherwise. Every example we use is based upon issues and situations they are facing. We teach the “basics” of financial management, but we also teach the basics of life. We simulate reality: creating checklists and goals for applying to college; reconciling forgotten late night Taco Bell charges on their accounts using mobile banking and online bill pay; and budgeting for emergency car service. We laugh, learn, and exchange invaluable knowledge.

How has this program impacted BDCU?
• Over 2,500 student UYM graduates
• 85%+ penetration of 18-29 year olds in the field of membership
• 90%+ of high schoolers in the community have taken the course before they graduate
• 82% of the graduates of UYM are still members in good standing
• 4% of graduates have no activity and only 2% of graduates have charged off
• 35%+ of UYM graduates have a loan product with the credit union bringing profitability to the investment

Now, as you can imagine the world has changed over the last 12 years, and this program has significantly evolved. In 2003, the students learned to write a check and save up for a CD player. In 2008, they learned about over-leveraged debt and foreclosures. In 2011, rising gas prices and recovering from credit disasters. In 2015, we will budget for insurance and learn about payment innovations.

How has BDCU changed?
Transition of CEO to Eric Estes that continues the fervor and passion for serving the youth. New employees and board members over the years that enthusiastically participate. How has my life changed? Only a college graduation, 4 jobs, 3 cars, 2 babies, a marriage, and buying a home. These changes and evolutions illustrate how absolutely essential our connection to the youth really is. In the last 12 years of any millennial’s life, they have made some of the greatest financial decisions they will ever make, while increasing their earning potential and beginning to wonder about fancy words like home equity or net worth. They have established financial opinions, patterns, and habits. And Boulder Dam Credit Union is actively participating in these decisions and behaviors.

Now, over the years, some things have NOT changed:
• BDCU’s Board and Executive team’s commitment to the youth.
• Jaron Singleton’s leadership on all young adult initiatives.
• The program’s fun, authentic and non-threatening discussions about life.
• Participation by hundreds of high school students each semester.
• Completion of a financial literacy certification by every student in order to receive $100 or $50 into their savings account.
• And I teach every class.

As the evolution continues, BDCU is transitioning the lessons learned to other demographics in the membership as well. Education and literacy is not just important for the youth, it is essential for all members. These product offerings and outreach are stems of the core trust-based relationship philosophy. Boulder Dam Credit Union will continue to strive for excellence through differentiating their member experience.
<![CDATA[Jimmy Johns, Credit Union League, and Global Women in Southern Nevada]]>Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:39:27 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/04/jimmy-johns-crdit-union-league-and-global-women-in-southern-nevada.html
The World Council of Credit Unions Global Women's Leadership Network southern Nevada sister society joined forces with the California/Nevada credit union league southern Nevada chapter. The groups welcomed Natalie Buckel a local leadership expert working with Jimmy John's franchises. The meeting was held at Credit Union 1 on Thursday, April 16th.

The session was filled with dynamic discussions and activities. Assisting management and staff on how to stay motivated, proactive, positive, and happy. Identifying what are the key elements for group motivation as well as individual motivation. We also discussed extrinsic rewards vs. intrinsic rewards. This is an identification process to assist in targeting the best possible strategy for an individual employee. Finally, we discussed implementation of motivation strategies that will provide empowerment to the front of house team members that will alleviate your management team from the day to day issues that arise.