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A couple of months ago, I had an idea for a piece I wanted to write about the disconnects between credit union investors and investees. This, of course, was before the COVID-19 pandemic left us all feeling more than a bit separate and disconnected.

My original idea was a call to action to break the mental frameworks that shape the way we view opportunities. During the past 15 years of fundraising for CUSOs – and particularly during the last few months of series B fundraising for LenderClose – I had been getting an up close and personal view of the limits we create when we stay in our lanes, and don’t open ourselves to new ways of doing things. My plan was to issue a challenge to move outside comfort zones, make bold moves and invest in innovative CUSOs.

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