Led by Filene Fellow Dr. Mai Nguyen, the Center for Community Social Impact will measure and expand credit unions' social impact to help develop a strategic advantage in the communities they serve and become a catalyst for positive community transformation.
Community Impact Research
Community Impact / Oct 28 2020
Filene Launches Center of Excellence to Measure Community Development in Financial Services
Dr. Mai Nguyen of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill named as research fellow.
Aug 24 2020
Amplifying Social Impact Ten Percent at a Time.
We present a feasible and beneficial approach for the credit union industry to amplify their corporate social responsibility, creating an opportunity for greater impact.
Community Impact / Aug 18 2020
Amplifying Social Impact: The State of Credit Union Giving
There is a sea change underway in how credit unions go about planning, pursuing, measuring, and reporting their philanthropic efforts...
Apr 21 2020
How Credit Unions Can Spur Mutual Support in a Pandemic
The spirit of mutuality is coming alive again in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis...
Community Impact / Feb 28 2020
Pathways to Financial Well-being
Qualitative Research Findings from the Reaching Minority Households Incubator Filene tracked the outcomes of three lending programs through the lives...
Community Impact / Dec 20 2019
The Stakeholder-Empowering Philanthropy of Edward Filene
The origin and continued success of the US credit union sector can be attributed in large part to a unique...
Community Impact / Aug 08 2018
Reaching Minority Households Incubator
Many traditional financial institutions struggle to meet the needs of minority households. Filene, Visa, and the Ford Foundation conducted this research to find out why.
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