Focused on digital transformation, growth and the credit union value proposition, Filene produces more than 75 research outputs from six Centers of Excellence every year.Learn Something
Innovation to Drive Change
With a 15+ year track record, Filene supports credit unions in testing new and novel ideas to accelerate growth, create community impact and build a competitive advantage with scalable solutions.Do Something
With ideas, truth and cooperation at the core, your Filene Membership is your exclusive access to an innovative community, unbiased research and tools to put ideas into action.
Access to the full body of Filene research for all team members and BOD with unlimited user base
Opportunity to visit Filene's offices located around the country: Madison (WI), Irvine (CA), and Denver (CO)
Access to our podcast series that will fill you in on what's going on in the financial services world
Free registration to Filene's monthly webinar series
Opportunity for your emerging leaders to join the largest young adult credit union network in the world
Reserved space for nominated emerging leaders at your organization to join Filene's annual virtual Crash Course program
Invitation to join Filene's new i2 program as a stepping stone for innovation
Ability to apply to Filene's renowned i3 innovation leadership program
Complimentary registration for each Filene research event
Ability to test new and novel ideas in Filene's Incubator through a reduced-risk platform
Opportunity to bring personalized workshops to your team around innovation, strategic planning, member experience and data advisory
Access to Filene Speaker's Bureau to bring thought leadership and interactive facilitators to your event, conference or meeting
Commission custom research to find solutions specific to the biggest questions facing your organization
Showcase your organization's thought leadership in partnership with Filene's research agenda
Cobrand your organization with Filene's events and communities to reach our extensive network
Exclusive access to Filene's Research and Center of Excellence academic talent, plus a first look at research and incubation projects
A representative from your organization to participate in an advisory group of influential Filene Research Institute strategic partners
"Filene's research has helped us validate what we thought we should be doing and helped us continue to evolve that conversation with executive leadership and our board of directors. It was a tool for us to go back and say, 'yes, we are doing the right thing.'"
Luis Soto, Vantage West CU
Inner Circle Member
"Test and learn is a fundamental component of finding opportunities and creating value for members and efficiencies for the credit union. The partnership with the Filene Growth Incubator gives us a low-risk opportunity to partner with InvestorKeep (a FinTech) and test how their aggregation and advice solution may create more opportunities for our financial services area and lead to better financial results for members."
Bob Morgan, North Country FCU
Credit Union Tester 2021
"Filene has definitely ignited a stronger fire in my passion that I never had before. I am so grateful to my organization for allowing me to pursue that with this [Crash Course] opportunity. There is also another project that I am now a part of that is nurturing my passion for serving the underserved."
Erika Carmichael, Zeal CU
Crash Course 2020 Participant