Coopera to Host Free Webinar for Credit Unions: Joining Forces for Inclusion

POSTED on August 24, 2020 IN Coopera

Webinar will provide credit unions with information about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives

(Des Moines, Iowa – August 24, 2020) – The credit union philosophy of “people helping people” has been a pillar of the credit union movement. As the nation grows and diversifies, credit unions need to make sure that their membership is inclusive and reflects the diversity in the communities they serve.

Coopera works with credit unions to assist with strategic planning to advance DEI, membership growth and financial access to all initiatives. While the recent systemic racism conversation has made DEI a hot topic, Coopera and Inclusiv have been for decades dedicated to making sure the conversation about inequality continues within the credit union movement.

Inclusiv raises and channels investments, provides technical assistance and training to support and grow the reach and impact of community development credit unions. Inclusiv manages multiple high-impact initiatives such as Inclusiv Mortgage providing affordable home mortgage loans (including ITIN mortgages); Pathways to Financial Empowerment delivering outcomes driven financial coaching; Juntos Avanzamos supporting outreach and engagement of Latino consumers and Inclusiv Black Communities supporting credit unions serving predominantly Black communities.

To help credit unions grow member communities in an inclusive and equal space, Coopera and Inclusiv are teaming up to host a free, one-hour webinar. The webinar will share actions to take to help your credit union join the DEI movement, recognize how the pandemic has unveiled the need to reach out to underserved communities, and Coopera and Inclusiv will share the exciting joint DEI initiatives they’ve been working on.

This public webinar, Joining Forces for Inclusion, will be held August 26 at 12:00 p.m. (CST). Coopera CEO Víctor Miguel Corro will host the webinar with guests from Inclusiv, President/CEO Cathie Mahon and Senior Vice President of Membership and Network Engagement Pablo DeFilippi, CUDE.

Participants must register online by August 26, 2020.

Webinar: Joining Forces for Inclusion

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

12:00 p.m. CST

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About Coopera

Coopera (ko­-pair­-a) is a full­-service Hispanic market solutions company working with credit unions nationwide. Coopera’s dedicated bicultural and bilingual personnel work closely with clients to assess their needs and create growth strategies designed to increase Hispanic membership, revenue growth and loan volume. Coopera specializes in developing long­-term partnerships with clients as they transition from the early stages of discovery to a best practice credit union. Founded by the late Hispanic community activist Warren Morrow, Coopera is owned by Affiliates Management Company, the holding company of the Iowa Credit Union League and is an exclusive strategic alliance partner of the Credit Union National Association. For more information, visit  

About Inclusiv

At Inclusiv, we believe that true financial inclusion and empowerment is a fundamental right. We dedicate ourselves to closing the gaps and removing barriers to financial opportunities for people living in distressed and underserved communities. Inclusiv is a certified CDFI intermediary that transforms local progress into lasting national change. We provide capital, make connections, build capacity, develop innovative products and services and advocate for our member community development credit unions (CDCUs). Inclusiv members serve over eight million residents of low-income urban, rural and reservation-based communities across the US and hold over $92 billion in community-controlled assets. Founded in 1974, Inclusiv is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Madison, WI and Atlanta, GA. For more information about Inclusiv visit us at and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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