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Q1 Quarterly Action Plan

Dive into upcoming research, join conversations on the hottest topics facing the industry and learn more about connecting with industry leaders at Filene events. Click to view our full plan below to see what's coming from Filene throughout Q1!

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Innovation Matters

To remain competitive and grow market share, credit unions must find solutions through reassessing their business innovation models. This report demonstrates an approach to thinking and rethinking the credit union business model building blocks in order to drive future growth.

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Pocketnest: Financial Wellness as an Engagement Strategy

In times of financial uncertainty, credit unions must provide members with the necessary tools to achieve financial wellness in order to remain relevant and cultivate loyal, long-lasting, and productive relationships with both current and prospective members. Filene partnered with Pocketnest to test their financial wellness app as a solution for credit unions to offer more ways to engage with their members while helping them save more and become more financially sound.
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America's Housing Journey

If you are interested in learning more about this topic, please read more on the storymap page on how credit unions can better serve their communities through improving access to housing.
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Five Lessons for Creating a Housing Impact Fund

As mission-driven financial services providers deeply embedded in the communities they serve, credit unions are well-positioned to be key players in building partnerships and developing creative solutions to improve affordable housing. Below are 5 key lessons for successfully creating a housing impact fund. The Evergreen Impact Housing Fund, a collaborative effort to finance projects and increase capacity for affordable housing development, is one example that provides scalable strategies.
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Understanding the Twenty-First Century Small Business

  • Lana Swartz
Small businesses present an opportunity for credit unions to invest in local communities, attract new members, grow revenue, and better support current members. For this research brief, we sat down with small business owners and entrepreneurs to help credit union leaders understand them better.
Report #541 |

Innovation Matters

To remain competitive and grow market share, credit unions must find solutions through reassessing their business innovation models. This report demonstrates an approach to thinking and rethinking the credit union business model building blocks in order to drive future growth.

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i3 Prototype Presentations (Part 1)

Credit union leaders from Filene’s i3 innovation leadership program have been prototyping solutions to address consumer and credit union challenges. During this webinar the graduating class of i3 will present their latest prototype concepts and share key findings found from testing them in the marketplace.
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i3 Prototype Presentations (Part 2)

Credit union leaders from Filene’s i3 innovation leadership program have been prototyping solutions to address consumer and credit union challenges. During this webinar the graduating class of i3 will present their latest prototype concepts and share key findings found from testing them in the marketplace.
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EDGE

Nashville, TN

EDGE is a credit union and technology conference that seeks to unite credit union industry professionals with tech experts to share the latest innovations and industry trends. Its mission is to bridge the gap between technology and innovation, empowering individuals and organizations to thrive in an ever-changing digital landscape.
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Spark! 2024

Boston, MA

Join us at Filene's summer meeting to collaborate with industry experts and academic thought-leaders who will give you the tools to Spark! your ideas into actionable change at your credit union.
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big.bright.minds. 2024

San Diego, CA

Filene's biggest annual member event is bringing together the most innovative credit unions with the brightest minds in the industry on November 19–21, 2024. Pre-Registration is now open!