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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.               

Your gift to Filene Research Institute allows us to research, test and offer proven solutions to the industry's biggest challenges. 


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Annual Membership for Credit Unions

Recommended contribution based on asset size


Asset Size


Chair of Excellence Optional Upgrade $400,000 to $1M over 4 years
Chairman's Roundtable Optional Upgrade $250,000+ over 3 or 4 years
Benefactor Gold* Optional Upgrade $50,000+
Benefactor Silver* >$5B $25,000+
Benfactor Bronze $1B - $4.9B $10,000+
Leaders Circle $501M - $999M $5,000+
  $251M - $500M $3,500+
  $101M - $250M $2,500+
  $51M - $100M $1,000+
  $6M - $50M $500+
  $0 - $5M $100+


Annual Membership for Non-Credit Union Organizations

Chairman's Roundtable $250,000 over 3 or 4 years
Benefactor Gold $50,000+
Silver Benefactor $25,000+
Benefactor Bronze $10,000+


Annual Membership for Credit Union Leagues and Associations


Asset Size


Benefactor Gold Optional Upgrade $50,000+
Benefactor Silver Optional Upgrade $25,000+
Benefactor Bronze >$10B $10,000
Leaders Circle <$10B $5,000

Contact us to learn how you can sponsor a Center of Excellence or other opportunities for greater levels of giving. 



• Leaders Circle
• Bronze Benefactor
• Silver Benefactor
• Gold Benefactor
• Chairman’s Roundtable
• Chair of Excellence
  • 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
  • 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
  • Support of a large initiative helping to move forward cooperative finance (e.g., Sponsor a Center of Excellence)

* Not available to under-paying members

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