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Key Findings: Blueprints for Innovation (early 2010)

In this publication you will find 14 new ideas created by credit union executives from all across North America for Filene Research Institute’s i3program.

  • Denise Gabel COO at Northwest Credit Union Association

Executive Summary

Filene’s i3 innovation program is pleased to make available to credit unions 14 new ideas in its latest innovation catalog Key Findings: Blueprints for Innovation (early 2010 edition). In addition, one idea is from a previous catalog that is now gaining national traction is featured: Prize-linked Savings.

What is the research about?

Author Denise R. Gabel discusses the art and science of innovation, and the ways that your think and do tank continues to evolve. You’ll find solutions that will help your organization connect, collaborate, and cooperate with other credit unions, in addition to helping members build wealth, navigate financial waters, meet life’s milestones, make community connections and borrow responsibly.

What are the credit union implications?

The implications of these open-source ideas are largely up to the credit union community. Each concept may be scalable, malleable, or disposable, but further testing is needed. This is where you come in. The future of credit unions relies on your willingness to test new ideas and share your associated findings. While much work has already been put into these i3 ideas, the hardest—and most rewarding—work is yet to come.

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