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!

Filene’s Research Events for the remainder of 2020 are going virtual.

We have been following the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) guidance for travel and understand everyone’s concerns around travel at this time. “There is nothing more important than the health, safety and happiness of our members, staff and communities. Therefore, Filene is bringing our speakers, content and resources to all registered attendees virtually” said Filene CEO Mark Meyer. “We feel that this is the right thing to do, and we will work with you to deliver on our promises for this event virtually instead of in-person.”

More details on how to participate virtually will be shared with registered attendees via email at least two weeks prior to each event.

We're excited to offer the following VIRTUAL opportunities to Crash in 2020:

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!