Thank you for your support in 2021. It has been a year of starts and stops. Ingenuity. Resilience. Joy. Hope. And over the holidays, my wish is that rest and recharge make it to the top of your to-do list.
To help kick-start a little R&R while also getting your creative ideas flowing for the strategies, projects, and innovations we’ll build together in the next year, dive into our curated list of shows and movies.
From short documentaries to dramas, we’ve got your list of what to watch on Netflix over the holiday break.
This is the topic that everyone is talking about, and our Sr. Director of Research, Taylor Nelms, recommends that you watch this episode of ‘Explained’ while thinking about the role credit unions could and should play in the cryptocurrency landscape. Watch for a Filene report on ‘Crypto and Credit Unions’ coming out in late winter. In the meantime, check out the resources available in our Emerging Technology Center of Excellence and Filene Fill-In Podcast Episode 51 on Blockchain and Payment Systems.Filene Fill-In Ep 51
The Last Blockbuster
Everyone knows what happened to Blockbuster – and what better platform to watch this nostalgic documentary on than their disruptor, Netflix. Filene Fellow for our Center for Innovation & Incubation, Dr. Jeffrey Robinson has said on more than one occasion that if credit unions don’t innovate now, they will die. This documentary is proof of what could happen if we don’t innovate, and also what opportunities we might have if we do. Accelerate a culture of innovation in your organization by sending your team through an upcoming Innovation Accelerator Workshop.Innovation Accelerator Workshop
Abstract: the Art of Design – Digital Product Design
“Good design must do something better than what came before.” Sounds a lot like Ed Filene’s famous quote about progress being the constant replacement of the best there is with something better still. For that reason, Sr. Director of Incubation, Josh Sledge and Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications, Holly Fearing recommend this episode on digital product design to help you think through not only what support you offer to your members, but how you design and deliver it, so that they may gain maximum value from your organization. In order to design for your members, you need to test ideas and learn what they want most. Learn more about the ways Filene's Incubator will help credit unions like yours seek, test and scale solutions.Filene Incubator
In case you needed another reminder on what you can do using the power of data, this movie is for you. Sr. Director of Membership, Chris Harper says this is much more than a sports movie — applied in the context of your credit union’s work, a strong data analytics strategy can be a total game changer. Feeling inspired? Invest 10 minutes in your data journey by using our analytics assessment tool and check out the resources available through the Center for Data Analytics and the Future of Financial Services.Data Analytics Assessment
Explained: Racial Wealth Gap
In her session at this year’s big.bright.minds. event, Sr. Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, Robin Brulé spoke about the power credit unions have in creating ecosystems of change. This episode of Explained demonstrates this possibility further by exploring the origins of the racial wealth gap through the compounding impacts of housing discrimination and centuries of inequality. Credit unions are starting to change that gap by working with community partners to solve complex issues together. Take a moment to understand how you can maximize your impact and use the resources available to you through our Center for Community Social Impact.Center for Community Social Impact
Thank you for being part of our community. Filene appreciates working with you and we hope that the new year will bring you abundance, opportunity, engagement, and optimism.