Founded in 2019, GRID is a group of dedicated and passionate credit union professionals (under 35 in age or new to the industry) dedicated to the development of its professional community, and eager to enhance the credit union movement through networking, professional development, and impactful advocacy.
Coffee + Connect: A virtual meetup with purpose
3 sessions | 10:30 a.m – 11:30 a.m.
Innovation emerges in periods of uncertainty. In our “new normal”, one theme has remained consistent, emerging leaders and rising talent still want to network and meet other like-minded people. The Cooperative Trust has created new forums for engagement, enabling engagement through online and virtual events. You are invited to connect with the rising talent in Ohio through Coffee + Connect. Join us for any one of these upcoming dates – and don’t forget the coffee!
Get on the GRID
Exclusive Events and Webinars
Events/webinars and social meetups geared toward our YP membership and their goals. Meet credit union YPs in your area and all over Ohio while growing your career.
Advocate for Credit Unions
Share your passion for the credit union movement and help support advocacy initiatives. Stay up to date and offer your assistance on important legislative call to actions.
Inside Access to our Slack page
Join our online community to communicate with YPs. Our Slack page has dedicated channels for everything from asking for help with a problem you are facing or just a place to let everyone know that #TheStruggleIsReal.
Chart your Course
Utilize GRID to gain a large and diverse network of young credit union professionals in Ohio. Through our online communication channels, social media, and events, you will connect with a diverse group of people facing the same challenges and opportunities as you.
Through skills assessments, mentoring, and a knowledge base of the development opportunities available for CU YPs, GRID will help you deliver results for your credit union and take your career to the next level.
GRID seeks to drive impact on our industry through political advocacy. GRID will equip you with the know-how and tools to make a difference in the fight to protect the credit union model and advance our interests at all levels of government. Acting in concert with the OCUL, GRID YPs are strong advocates for credit unions.
Champion your Young Professional
Retain your young professionals by immersing them in what our industry has to offer outside of their respective credit union roles, while developing their skills as future leaders of the movement.
Sponsor a YP Membership
Help a young professional achieve their potential by sponsoring their membership fee.
Become a Thought Leader or Mentor
Offer your expertise and knowledge as speaker or mentor for young professionals in the GRID network.
Provide a place for regional GRID Meetups, offer training materials, and support the network however you can.
Become a Sponsor
GRID event sponsors enable Ohio GRID young professionals to engage and develop within the GRID network at little to no cost to the individual. With a $2,000 contribution, event sponsors are able to customize an experience for this young professional audience that supports networking, education, and service impact. Sponsors receive branding and one free attendee at their sponsored event, a speaking/education opportunity for GRID members, and website sponsor recognition.
Please contact Melanie if you are interested in championing your Young Professional, becoming a partner, or have questions about how you can support GRID.