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2013 CUNA Volunteer Certification School To Be In Seattle

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MADISON, Wis. (3/20/13)--CUNA Volunteer Certification School, Sept. 22-27, in Seattle, is designed set attendees apart with a proven level of competence and dedication, said the Credit Union National Association.

This year's certification curriculum features:

  • Governance strategies and best practices;
  • Current trends and risks in safety and soundness;
  • Hiring and keeping a CEO in the current CEO landscape;
  • Prioritizing members' interests through strategic planning; and
  • Building a board and planning its succession.
Upon successfully completing on-site exams, attendees will earn their Certified Credit Union Volunteer designation, a board-specific certification of financial literacy and credit union operation.

To attend CUNA Volunteer Certification School, registrants must complete three self-study prerequisite courses through the CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program. For more information, use the link.

Digital Mailer Recognizes World Backup Day March 31 With Discounts

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HERNDON, Va. (3/20/13)--DigitalMailer Inc. is recognizing World Backup Day March 31 by offering special discounts this month to users of its My Virtual StrongBox online storage service.

World Backup Day raises awareness of the need to back up digital content. Consumers should save their files regularly--once a year is not enough, according to the World Backup Day website. Working with an online storage provider is "possibly the most reliable way to keep your files safe," the Day site suggests.

Through its Virtual StrongBox product, DigitalMailer seeks to position financial institutions to fill this role.

"Credit unions and banks already serve as gatekeepers of many important financial documents, and they subscribe to high security and authentication practices," said Ron Daly, DigitalMailer's President/CEO. "Also, using general cloud storage providers can carry risk. They provide no ownership rights to store your documents and give you no control over where your materials are stored in the cloud."

Partner financial institutions that offer My Virtual StrongBox can get discounts for upgrading storage space. Institutions can then pass the savings on to their users of the service.

My Virtual StrongBox, a software-as-a-service product, is designed to help consumers safeguard important documents such as wills, deeds, insurance papers, family photographs and other valuable items by loading them into protected online document libraries.