Frequently Asked Questions
Determine What Your Members Want and What Type of Meeting to Hold
CUES can survey your members and ask them what they want! For example:
- Do they prefer an educational session only?
- How important is networking?
- Do they prefer a golf outing instead of a reception?
- Do they prefer a luncheon or a full-day meeting with a variety of speakers and topics?
- What’s the best day of the week to hold a meeting?
- How frequently do they want to meet?
CUES will work with you and your board to determine the appropriate survey questions to ask. Members complete the survey online, and the results are available immediately after the deadline. Contact Kristie at 800.252.2664, ext. 352 to get started!
Coordinate Meeting Responsibilities
The most effective and efficient way to coordinate the planning and organizing of a meeting is to divide the responsibilities among all board members. You can also form committees comprised of other CUES members, or non-CUES members, who are willing to give their time and/or expertise to help. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce people to the council, and also aids in succession planning.
Request E-mail and Address Lists
To request a list of CUES members, and/or non-members, in your Council region please contact Kristie at 800.252.2664, ext. 352.
Work with Sponsors
To attract sponsors to your events, produce a print or e-mail marketing piece and send it to local suppliers, or just contact the sponsors you want at your meeting directly. It’s generally best to approach a marketing or sales manager about opportunities with your council.
When seeking out potential sponsors look to the CUES Supplier Members Speakers Bureau Directory, or ask the suppliers who currently work with your credit union. For additional information on how to attract sponsors, or to get sponsorship ideas, contact Karin Sand, VP/Sales, at 800.252.2664, ext. 341.
Increase CUES Membership in Your Council
Your council could sponsor CUES memberships for two or three executives from smaller asset size credit unions. Or, ask CUES for three-month trial memberships to give meeting attendees who are not currently CUES members.