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  • Earned Income Tax Credit and Asset Building | Asset Funders Network
    Earned Income Tax Credit and Asset Building Grantmaker Webinar Apr 11 2013 9 30am 10 30am PST 12 30pm 1 30pm EST WEBINAR CO SPONSORS AFN AND EITC FUNDERS NETWORK The Earned Income Tax Credit EITC is widely recognized as a critical income support for millions of low income families It has also proven to be a powerful asset building tool providing families with a means to build savings The

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/educate/resources/earned-income-tax-credit-and-asset-building (2016-05-01)
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  • Extreme Poverty in the United States, 1996 to 2011 | Asset Funders Network
    Members AFN Regional Chapters Bay Area Metropolitan Chicago North Texas Connect AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Educate What is Asset Building AFN Grantmaker Briefs AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Extreme Poverty in the United States 1996 to 2011 The

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  • Financial Coaching, An Asset Building Strategy | Asset Funders Network
    Funders Network as a part of its Asset Building briefing series is pleased to release Financial Coaching An Asset Building Strategy The brief provides a framework for understanding financial coaching outlines promising strategies that are helping low income families improve their financial lives and informs funder s investment opportunities in this growing field Authored by J Michael Collins director of the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin Madison Financial Coaching shares how the coaching approach empowers people to make sustainable changes in their financial lives and improve their financial well being Financial stress is a reality that restricts a person s bandwidth to change their behavior to save and build assets Financial coaching helps make the steps to move forward actionable and in the best models holds the person accountable to the plan they developed said Joe Antolin AFN Director Financial coaching needs greater adoption by philanthropy to increase the return on their investment by helping more people set and adhere to their financial goals Funders are essential in growing the application and Financial Coaching is designed to inform funders on the best approaches Financial Coaching offers insights on the differences between coaching and counseling and offers

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  • How Asset Development Policies Align with Tax and Budget Reform | Asset Funders Network
    Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Educate What is Asset Building AFN Grantmaker Briefs AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility How Asset Development Policies Align with Tax and Budget Reform AFN Funder Brief The Urban Institute and AFN December 2012 Political and economic pressure is building for both tax reform and fiscal reform more broadly Short run tax and

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  • Microenterprise - Webinar and Resources | Asset Funders Network
    Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Educate What is Asset Building AFN Grantmaker Briefs AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Microenterprise Webinar and Resources The Asset Funders Network and FIELD presented Creating Jobs and Building Assets through Microbusiness Webinar on March 26 2014 at 1pm EST Joyce Klein Director of the Aspen Institute Microenterprise Fund for Innovation Effectiveness Learning and Dissemination FIELD and Aimee Durfee Senior Program Officer of the Y H Soda Foundation shared how microenterprise programs are currently creating much needed jobs helping individuals and families realize the promise of financial security and mobility and outlined guidance for funders looking for ways to leverage microenterprise as an asset building strategy Websites referenced in the discussion FIELD Aspen Institute Microenterprise Fund for Innovation Effectiveness Learning and Dissemination FIELD FIELD s new Gainful Jobs and Microenterprise website Funder Brief Building Assets through Microbusiness authored by FIELD and Asset Funders Network WEBINAR To access the Webinar please click here please note the recording began at side 16 our apologies for the inconvenience WEBINAR

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  • Resources | Asset Funders Network
    All Asset Preservation Strategies Credit Economic Mobility Education Financial Access Financial Education Financial Security Health Care Homeownership Strategies Microenterprise Poverty Public Policy Racial Wealth Gap Retirement Security Savings Initiatives Target Populations Type All Case Study Funder Brief Media Report Video Webinar Filter The Assets Report 2012 The New America Foundation released The Assets Report 2012 in April 2012 Learn more Two Generations One Future Moving Parents and Children Beyond Poverty Together An Ascend at the Aspen Institute Report Moving Parents and Children Beyond Poverty Together January 2012 Learn more Upside Down The 400 Billion Federal Asset Building Budget More than half of the 400 billion in benefits go to the top 5 percent of taxpayers those earning more than 167 000 Meanwhile low income families get next to nothing This report looks at the upside down set of tax subsidies at a time when the economic downturn has left many low and middle income families struggling to get by Learn more Various Supports for Low Income Families Reduce Poverty and Have Long Term Positive Effects on Families and Children Learn more Washington Monthly The Future of Success Themed Editions Themed The Future of Success this special issue of The Washington

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/educate/resources/P32 (2016-05-01)
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  • ​AFN Strategy Spotlight - The Racial Wealth Gap: Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap through Business Ownership | Asset Funders Network
    AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility AFN Strategy Spotlight The Racial Wealth Gap Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap through Business Ownership This research provides the guideposts for strategic philanthropic support aimed at addressing the barriers that African Americans and Latinos face in using business ownership as a means to generate wealth Click here to view the Strategy Spotlight or click the image below About the Strategy Spotlight The growing racial and ethnic wealth gap presents a challenge for funders striving to build assets and tackle inequality in the United States One of the key reasons for the racial wealth gap is that African American and Latino households hold lower levels of business and financial assets This is one of the key reasons for the racial wealth gap so it stands to reason that business ownership may be an important means to narrow the gap However people of color have historically been challenged to secure the resources such as capital education and experience as well as access to markets needed to start and grow businesses Micro and small business development strategies and programs have traditionally sought to engage underserved

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/educate/resources/racial-wealth-gap (2016-05-01)
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  • Los Angeles: California’s New Asset Building Tools: Putting the Secure Choice Retirement Plan and the New State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to Work | Asset Funders Network
    Treasurer John Chiang and Controller Betty Yee will join other special guests on Tuesday December 1 to discuss the laws and what is necessary for successful implementations Click here to read the full agenda Click here to register Please note seats are extremely limited and available on a first come first serve basis Due to building security we are unable to accept walk ins on the day of the event Date December 1 2015 Time 9 30am 3 00pm check in and continental breakfast begins at 8 30am Continental breakfast lunch and refreshments will be served Networking Lunch at 12 15pm Location 1150 S Olive Street 4th Floor Los Angeles CA 90015 Hosted by United Ways of California California Asset Building Coalition California Budget Policy Center Asset Funders Network and Southern California Grantmakers AGENDA The day will begin with a brief summary of who the eligible Californians are what families and individuals these two programs are designed to help and their financial needs based on data from Struggling to Get By The Real Cost Measure in California 2015 10 00am 12 00pm State Treasurer John Chiang Marisabel Torres National Council of La Raza invited and Christopher Brown PolicyLink will lead a conversation on the retirement crisis and how the California Secure Choice Retirement Program can solve it In California today 7 5 million private sector employees two thirds of whom are persons of color lack access to employer sponsored retirement plans Secure Choice is a voluntary portable retirement savings plan for employees in the private sector that would encourage participation through automatic enrollment with opt out and payroll deductions The Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board has spent this past year studying the feasibility of a retirement savings plan and will be making their recommendations to the State Legislature early

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/los-angeles-spotlight-on-policy-californias-new-asset-building-policies (2016-05-01)
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