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 the GAC!

    We Crash tons of industry events, but our flagship event is Crash the GAC in Washington, D.C. every spring thanks to the support of Credit Union National Association!

    The 2021 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) is March 2-4, 2021 and will be taking place virtually due to COVID-19. We have two unique opportunities for participation this incredible opportunity for credit union professionals this year

    Option 1:

    The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association are joining forces to offer 50 Crashers with FREE conference registration from Credit Union National Association.

    Option 2:

    Your credit union covers your registration fee and you can simply register to participate in this year's Crash the GAC experience. Click here for GAC conference fees. That's right, if your credit union pays your registration to attend the GAC in 2021, you can register to Crash!


    Crashers at CUNA’s 2020 Governmental Affairs Conference.
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    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.

    Cooperative TRUST

    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!