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As an independent, nonprofit, organization, Filene Research Institute relies on contributions to support our work. With your support, Filene Research Institute is able to advance the boundaries of possibility through research, innovative ideas, and collective action. It's the passion and insights of our supporters that encourage us to think more boldly about the future.               

Join us on this exciting journey because together we can accomplish so much more. 

  • Seek truth and answers to your critical questions. Keen focus on consumer's challenges, market changes, and credit union opportunities lead to research and considered advice from the world's leading experts. Join us in identifying what financial consumers need and mapping the way to effective action.
  • Create and test innovative ideas to help consumers. Years of research offer insights to our industry's most pressing problems. Join us in testing the ideas needed to help your members reach their financial goals.
  • Maximize the cooperative benefit to our communities. By offering only the best programs, rooted in real consumer needs, we are building a better world by improving financial wellness. Join us in putting these opportunities into action at your organization. 


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 upgrade 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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