Welcome to Filene!

We're so glad you're part of Filene's community of growing, innovation-minded credit unions dedicated to thinking forward and changing lives! Here are some ways for you to take advantage of your exclusive access to unbiased research and innovation, talent development resources, and tools to put ideas into action.

There are so many ways to benefit from your Filene membership!

Here are a few ideas to get started immediately:

  • Do you have an employee intranet with learning and development resources? Be sure to add filene.org! See the next tab on how to show staff how to create their free Filene account for access to our more than 550 research reports, guides, toolkits and other 'member-only' resources!
  • Do you have new employee onboarding resources? Include instructions for new employees to start learning about issues most important to the credit union industry by creating their free Filene account to gain access to our entire research library. See next tab for account creation instructions!
  • Do you encourage employees to pursue individual professional development? Have employees put aside time each week to learn something new relevant to their work from Filene's research topics and share one key insight with team members to maximize learning!
  • Are you having any technical difficulties creating accounts, accessing content or receiving Filene emails? View this page for "how to tech with Filene!"
  • Visit other tabs on this page for opportunities for your organization, your talent and your People team.

Strengthen your organization through events and communities designed for leaders and young professionals.

Events and Webinars
Filene brings together the best and brightest to dive deep into issues vital to the future of consumer finance. Thanks to your organization's Filene Membership, your team can take advantage of free learning opportunities from experts both inside and outside the credit union industry, credit union panels and latest research insights through our monthly webinars and research events. All you have to do is register.

"There’s never a day that passes without thinking about that Crash and the amazing change it brought to my life. I really can’t think of many experiences in my short career in credit unions that hold as much weight as Crashing the GAC."

Michael Murdoch
Marketing Manager
Wauna Credit Union

Emerging Professionals: The Cooperative Trust
For those innovators early in their careers, The Cooperative Trust is an exciting place to be. Filene Members at Innovator and above Membership levels can recognize and reward their rising talent by giving them access to a network of other passionate and dedicated credit union leaders and a unique development opportunity through Filene's Crash program.

"As an i3er, I can attest to a new way of thinking, listening, learning and co-creating. Our credit union leaders, and movement as a whole, are more adept, influential and impactful because of the Filene i3 program."

Dohnia Dorman, 2018 i3 Cohort
Chief Experience Office
African-American Credit Union Coalition

Leadership Development: i3
Through a cohort-based program, participants in Filene's renowned i3 program work in cross-functional teams to explore and address many of credit unions' most pressing challenges, building their innovation mindset and leading change for the industry. Filene Members at Innovator and above Membership levels have an opportunity to participate in this two-year innovation leadership program. Applications for the next cohort open on October 25, 2022.

We have focused resources and ideas for you and your People team.

Center of Excellence for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Led by Filene Fellow, Dr. Quinetta Roberson, the Center for DE&I is tackling challenges in access to both talent and products in the financial services industry through applied research on diversity, equity and inclusion practices in credit unions and leveraging those insights as a model for the larger financial services sector.

Center of Excellence for the War for Talent
Led by Filene Fellow Dr. Sekou Bermiss, the Center for War for Talent connects credit unions to solutions for attracting, developing, and promoting top performers, from the front line to the board table.