My experience with Filene.

Today, Filene published a blog post I co-wrote called Failure, Future and Cooperative Finance. Here’s the story…

In August of 2012, I was so excited to be invited to participate in the Filene i3 program, focused on ideas, innovation and implementation within credit unions. It was a real honour, and I was lucky enough to get to work with the amazing David Klavitter of Dupaco Credit Union.

He and I worked together on something called the Credit Union Well-Being Incentive Program.

Along the way, although we loved all the people we met at Filene and what they stand for, we discovered what worked, and what didn’t work for us, about this prestigious program.

David and I wrote a blog post about our experience and what sprung from it at our credit unions. Filene was kind and supportive enough to run that blog post. It’s called Failure, Future and Cooperative Finance.

Check it out…

Joining Filene i3.

I am pleased to tell you that I am joining the Filene i3 program.

What’s that?

Filene i3Well, Filene is an organization “dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting the future of consumer finance and credit unions“. Not the people who have a basement. Same family, different mission.

i3 is their two year program for credit union leaders across North America focused on the three Is: Ideas, Innovation, and Implementation. It is my distinct honour to join my fellow members of the 2012 i3 cohort and I look forward to collaborating with them to move the movement forward and advance the cause of sustainable banking.

And I gotta thank Matt Davis and George Hofheimer for their encouragement and support.