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Membership Benefits

We at Filene are extremely grateful to the many individuals and organizations whose financial contributions and enthusiastic support make our work possible. Your commitment and leadership are critical to the future of the credit union movement.


As a non-profit educational organization, the Filene Research Institute’s work is made possible by the generous financial support of individuals and organizations that share our mission of improving consumers’ financial lives through credit unions. Support comes in many varieties, with the most common being annual membership. Our members include the top credit unions, system organizations, philanthropists, financial technology suppliers, and business leaders in the United States and Canada.

Major funding is provided by our benefactors, organizations that not only maximize the Filene Research Institute’s impact on consumers and credit unions, but the benefit they receive from our output, connections, and support.

Leaders Circle

Rates based on asset size

$501M–$999M $4,999 annually
$251M–$500M $3,499 annually
$101M–$250M $2,499 annually
$51M–$100M $999 annually
$6M–$50M $499 annually
$0–$5M $99 annually


Bronze is for credit unions with assets over $1B or as an optional upgrade for all credit unions. Silver is an optional upgrade for all credit unions.

Bronze $9,999 annually
Silver $24,999 annually
Gold $49,999 annually

Chairman's Roundtable

Chairman's round table $249,999 over a three year period


• Leaders Circle
• Benefactor, Bronze
• Benefactor, Silver
  • Online Access for entire staff:
  • First notice of new research publications
  • Access to Filene’s extensive online library with downloadable reports
  • Invitation to member only functions
  • Access to unique, innovative ideas created by Filene’s i3 teams
  • Communication with Filene Talent
  • E-newsletter to all staff on request
  • Free partcipation in Filene webcasts
  • Access to CU Tomorrow Reports (young adult research)
  • Customized Risk Watch Report
  • Executive Summaries mailed directly to CEO and/or designated staff
  • Invitation to Chairman’s Breakfast (GAC)
  • Discounted in-person speaker fees
  • Invitation to big.bright.minds
  • Deeper discount of in-person speaker fees/expenses
  • Early access to innovation pilots
  • Strategic Planning Sessions discount
  • Discount on Pilot participation
  • High end Research Discount
  • Option to champion general research fitting to Filene pipeline
  • Satisfaction of supporting the credit union system