The Cooperative Trust

The Cooperative Trust provides opportunities for rising credit union talent—specifically, young and emerging professionals.

Members of the Trust join and contribute to building a strong network of continuous and collaborative learners, create and curate professional and community development content and experiences, and develop strong loyalty and activism within the credit union industry. 

Active members of the community develop both personally and professionally—learning, discussing, and practicing an array of topics related to:

LeadershipCredit Union Business ModelsDiversity, Equity + Inclusion
Innovation + IncubationData AnalyticsConsumer Life Events
Community DevelopmentTalent Recruitment + Engagement

    Crash Filene's Centers of Excellence

    We're bringing back another round of this unique experience for emerging leaders.  Participants will collaborate with other like-minded leaders to gain a holistic perspective on credit unions and how our industry can continue to serve members into the 21st century and beyond.

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    Crashers at CUNA’s 2020 Governmental Affairs Conference.

    Crash Filene's Centers of Excellence

    We’re thrilled to bring back Crash Filene’s Centers of Excellence for another round. Enrollment has closed for 2022.


    Our Mantra

    We live by these words penned by Ed Filene, a founding father of the American credit union movement:

    “Youth is too serious to become obedient.”

    2017 Herb Wegner Memorial Award Winner

    This prestigious award recognizes credit union leaders whose achievements fulfill the mission of promoting financial freedom for millions of people around the world.

    The Cooperative Trust

    Join the next generation of leaders who share a passion for the future of credit unions and connect to 1,600 credit union young professionals today!


    The Cooperative Trust is generously supported by: