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As an independent, nonprofit, educational organization, Filene Research Institute relies on contributions to support our research, innovation, and impact. Our history is rooted in Edward A. Filene's reliance on solid, innovative research. His spirit lives on as we pursue knowledge that improves consumers’ financial lives through credit unions.


Together, we can drive change for credit unions and their members. Join us. 

It’s your passion and commitment that inspire us at Filene to ask the tough questions and challenge the status quo.  #iheartfilene is really about you and your team, and your members.  It’s about your passionate commitment to a cause that inspires you to be a part of this amazing and challenging profession in the cooperative finance sector. As a research institute we’re always learning. Always striving. Always challenging ourselves and searching for ways to make the mission of cooperative finance real for our supporters and financial consumers.

Tell us what's important to you and how we can help you acheive your goals.

  • "they are our credit union THINK TANK." Joe, Robin + Jamie, Heartland Credit Union
  • "for 25 years I have been able to rely on pertinent information from Filene to better my C.U." Chris, P1 Federal Credit Union
  • "they encourage youth development in credit unions." Hayden, Reliant Credit Union
  • "of the best industry research available." Bill, MA | NH | RI Credit Union Leagues
  • "Filene has helped our credit union reach new heights!" John, Icon Credit Union


Annual Membership for Credit Unions

Based on credit union asset size

Leaders Circle

$501M - $999M $4,999
$251M - $500M $3,499
$101M - $250M $2,499
$51M - $100M $999
$6M - $50M $499
$0 - $5M $99


Benefactor levels are an optional update for all credit unions

Bronze $1B+ $10,000 - $24,999
Silver $25,000 - $49,999
Gold $50,000+  


Annual Membership for Non-Credit Union Organizations

Leaders Circle $1,000 - $9,999
Bronze Benefactor $10,000 - $24,999
Silver Benefactor $25,000 - $49,999
Gold Benefactor $50,000+
Chairman's Roundtable $250,000 over 3-year period


• Leaders Circle
• Bronze Benefactor
• Silver Benefactor
• Gold Benefactor
• Chairman’s Roundtable
  • Satisfaction of supporting the future of cooperative finance
  • Research report executive summaries mailed directly to primary contact
  • Advance notice of new research publications
  • Monthly e-newsletter to unlimited number of staff
  • Waived honorarium to Filene events; some restrictions apply
  • Invites to member-only events
  • Customized quarterly Filene Risk Watch Reports
  • Unlimited access to Filene’s research library via accounts for staff
  • Discount on speaking engagements
  • Discount on pilot program participation*
  • Discount on Impact program participation*
  • Recognition on
  • Recognition in Annual Impact Report
  • Advance notice of Filene events
  • Invitation to big. bright. minds.
  • Waived honorarium for speaking engagement(s)
  • Acknowledgement on research report(s)
  • Waived honorarium for one strategic planning session
  • Ability to define a research project
  • Deeper discounts on speaking engagements, pilot programs, and impact program participation
  • Define your own signature acknowledgement program
  • Ability to define a multi-year research project

* Not available to under-paying members

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