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3 ways to strengthen your credit union through collaboration

3 ways to strengthen your credit union through collaboration

It’s time, credit unions, to harness the power of collaboration. The research all points in your favor. The collaborative nature of the industry will set you up for success and strength that going it alone simply cannot produce.

Here are three ways your credit union can collaborate with other credit unions, employees, members and the entire credit union system to fortify the strength of YOUR credit union...

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Keeping Strategy Alive

Keeping Strategy Alive

Strategy is too important to be a once or twice a year exercise. And while Filene members benefit from having access to our full library of research, we recognize most do not have the capacity to consume all the information that's available.

This is why we created The Strategy Cycle. Listen to our recent Podcast interview all about it.

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Credit Union Value Proposition: Still Awesome After All These Years

Credit Union Value Proposition: Still Awesome After All These Years

On June 14, we gathered a group of more than 90 credit union leaders from across North America at Harvard University to talk about cooperative strategies for sustained competitive advantage and business model evolution. And some pretty big darn deal stuff happened.

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A New Way to Consume and Engage with Filene’s Research

A New Way to Consume and Engage with Filene’s Research

Fast-forward 18 months into the future. Filene’s credit union members will have access to a vast wealth of research and reports aligned with five new Centers of Excellence focused on the most pressing issues facing the industry today: consumer decision-making, organizational entrepreneurship, performance and operational excellence, emerging technologies and war for talent.

We're now rolling out our first report to begin to populate the portfolio of research within the Center for Organizational Entrepreneurship. Here you'll have access to easily digestible and interactive elements of our first report from this Center: Designing Credit Union Culture for High Performance

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Credit Unions in the Crosshairs: A Cybersecurity Research Summary

Credit Unions in the Crosshairs: A Cybersecurity Research Summary

Credit unions of all sizes are vulnerable to data breaches and security lapses. But how can credit unions with limited budgets beat back an attack when some of the world’s largest organizations and governments have succumbed? 

The multifaceted challenge demands an increased focus on quickly discovering and addressing attacks, the importance of collaboration and networking, the need to improve vendor management, encryption, enhanced staffing, training and education, balancing and owning risk, and delivering on the promise to protect members’ confidential information. 

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