The Cooperative Trust

The largest young adult credit union network in the world.


We host a passionate online community, lead the acclaimed Crash program, connect mentors and mentees through our mentorship program, and work with credit unions to strengthen their young adult strategy and engagement.  

The Cooperative Trust invites the next generation of leaders to experience industry events and partake in professional development opportunities, ensuring credit unions are engaging their staff to win the war for talent.

With collaboration at the heart of the credit union system, the Trust gives young credit union professionals the opportunity to connect with likeminded peers across the industry and globe.

Young people are our future - without them, no credit union can survive long term. That's why we're here: to make sure young professionals in the credit union space have all the tools and resources they need to succeed — ensuring the success of the industry at the same time.

Crash the GAC 2019 had the largest number of crashers yet - 100!
Come Crash with Us!

February 21 - February 27: Crash the GAC (CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference) in Washington DC (APPLICATIONS CLOSED!)

March 15 - March 18: Crash CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference in Orlando, FL
March 16 - March 19: Crash Visa's DPS Conference in Denver, CO
April 27 - April 29: Crash Filene's Business Strategy Event in Boston, MA (NOW OPEN!)
May 4 - May 7: Crash Co-Op THINK 20 in Dallas, TX (Coming soon!)
May 11 - May 13: Crash Visa's Payments Forum in San Diego, CA
May 17 - May 20: Crash CUNA Finance Council Conference in Anaheim, CA
June 15 - June 17: Crash Filene's Operations & Talent Event in Denver, CO
July 18 - July 22: Crash ACUC & WCUC in partnership with WYCUP (America's Credit Union Conference & World Credit Union Conference) in Los Angeles, CA
August 9 - August 12: Crash DCUC's Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA (NOW OPEN!)
September 14 - September 16: Crash Filene's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Event in Philadelphia, PA
October 26 - October 28: Crash Filene's big.bright.minds. in Dallas, TX
November 1 - November 4: Crash CUNA Lending Council Conference in San Diego, CA

More information about each event and the crash applications can be found on the Cooperative Trust website. 

The Cooperative Trust is made possible by:And generously supported by:

Crash with Filene

Become a Crasher at any of the 10 – 12 conferences we're Crashing in 2020! This career changing experience will give young credit union professionals development tools, an opportunity to meet with industry leaders, network with peers and experience industry events in a dynamic way.

Apply to crash our next Filene research event, The Art + Science of Organization on June 16-17. 


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!