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Strengthening Association: The Key To Cooperative Success

Strengthening Association: The Key To Cooperative Success

Editor's note: Eric Grauvilardell graduated in 2011 from the University of Minnesota with a major in entrepreneurial management, along with minors in Portuguese, Latin American studies, and psychology. After seeing the potential of cooperative-like organizations at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, he began serving as a working board member of a nonprofit organization called Aynah, which strives to provide economic development through the cooperative movement in Latin America.

He offers this thoughtful report, based on his observations of nonprofits at work and his musings about the cooperative principles’ potential to strengthen these organizations.

Welcome James

Welcome James

This week, James Marshall joined Filene and The Cooperative Trust as the Trust’s leader. James succeeds Brent Dixon, who founded the Trust in 2010 and led it over the past three years. Theresa Hilinski will continue to serve as its community manager.

Get a Look at the Future of Credit Unions

Get a Look at the Future of Credit Unions

Did you miss our recent International Symposium on Measuring Credit Union Performance, held May 10 in Toronto, in conjunction with Credit Union Central of Canada? If so, check out the speakers' presentations.