Many credit union boards look beyond the numbers -- or quantitative measures of organizational performance -- to more subjective criteria as they settle on bonuses for their CEO, according to a recent "flash" e-mail survey. Tallies of responses to a follow-up questionnaire to the CUES Executive Compensation Survey show a strong preference for short-term bonus awards over longer-term incentives. The annual survey asks about short-term bonuses and longer-term compensation plans, but doesn't go into details about the criteria for establishing the amount of incentive pay. About 84% of the flash survey respondents reported receiving a bonus within the past year, compared to just over three-fourths of annual survey respondents, a rate that has held steady in the past several years. Using membership growth as a criteria for CEO bonuses has become more common in recent years, cited by 13.4% of respondents in 2005, compared to 20.6% this year.