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  • About Us: AFN (PDF) | 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 About Our Mission Steering Committee AFN Members Staff FAQ Contact About Us AFN PDF Home About About Us AFN PDF About Us AFN PDF Asset Funders Network About Us To view or download a PDF please

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  • Educate | Asset Funders Network
    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 Home Educate Educate AFN serves as an information resource for grantmakers interested in or

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  • What is Asset Building? | Asset Funders Network
    Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Home Educate What is Asset Building What is Asset Building More about Asset Buildling Asset Funders Network with support from the Citi Foundation released Strategic Philanthropy Creating Opportunity Building Wealth and Driving Community Change Developed by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy IASP at Brandeis University this paper illuminates the growing field of asset building

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  • Funder Briefs | Asset Funders Network
    Annie E Casey Foundation Four nonprofit community based organizations collected data on client outcomes and shared the results to form a consistent database of similar measures The goal of this project was to develop measures that satisfy standards of social science while also being attuned to the practical issues of data collection and analysis Development of the Financial Capability Scale FCS was a result of this project Financial Coaching The Financial Capability Scale Moving to Implementation Community based programs develop data points that reflect their unique interests and missions demands from funders and participant goals and objectives The resultant lack of uniformity in measures is a barrier to scale and more rigorous program assessment By coalescing around a set of measures that organizations can readily integrate into their existing client tracking systems funders policymakers and other stakeholders will be able to better understand the outcomes and impact of the delivery of their financial coaching investments Children s Savings Account Case Study College Kids The College Kids children s savings account program provides every child entering kindergarten in a public school in the city a college savings account The accounts are seeded with 50 by the Treasurer s office to help families jump start saving for college Families have opportunity to save more through matches and incentives such as perfect attendance matched savings and participation in financial education courses either in person online or via a smartphone app Children s Savings Account Case Study The Jay County Promise The goal of Jay County Promise is to increase the number of Jay County students pursuing post secondary education through the creation of 529 college saving accounts Statistics show that if a student has up to 499 in a college savings account they are three times more likely to attend post secondary education and are four times more likely to graduate Women and Wealth Insights for Grantmakers Improving women s ability to build wealth is not only good for women but is essential for the economic well being of children families and our community The women s wealth gap has been largely overlooked in discussions of women s economic security yet wealth the value of assets minus debts is the most comprehensive indicator of financial health Our new brief finds the wealth gap to be significant during their working years single women have only 32 cents for every dollar of wealth owned by single men Women Wealth Insights for Grantmakers the new grantmaker brief from the Asset Funders Network authored by Mariko Chang PhD examines the causes and dimensions of the women s wealth gap and provides recommendations and best practices for grantmakers to reduce the women s wealth gap and improve women s access to the wealth escalator Strategic Philanthropy Integrating Investments A Framework for Impact The AFN Funder Brief Strategic Philanthropy Integrating Investments A Framework for Impact describes opportunities such as health and well being that start close to home They begin in our families neighborhoods schools and jobs Despite philanthropy

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  • AFN Webinars | Asset Funders Network
    organizations doing to affect federal policy change The webinar will include a presentation of a new video animation on the issues discussion of key talking points on wealth inequality and the upside down tax code and an update on a national campaign to strengthen the EITC and CTC Speakers Chris Brown PolicyLink moderator Ezra Levin CFED Chye Ching Huang Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Frank Clemente Americans for Tax Fairness September Webinar Investing in Enduring Advocacy Capacity The Advocate Coach Intermediary Trifecta AFN and the Northwest Area Foundation explore how funders can support more effective policy change by incorporating collective impact principles into their grant making approaches highlighting specific strategies tools and case studies that other funders can apply to their work Speakers include Christianne Lind Northwest Area Foundation Jennifer Brooks CFED Janet Byrd Neighborhood Partnerships OR Loren White Native CDFI Network and Native American Development Corporation MT Moderator Stephanie Upp West Coast Manager Asset Funders Network July Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap Through Business Ownership with Joyce Klein Director FIELD at the Aspen Institute Daniel Delehanty Capital One Bank Jeanne Wardford W K Kellogg Foundation Moderator Annika Little Asset Funders Network July Financial Coaching Insights and Strategies for Grantmakers with J Michael Collins Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin Madison Mae Watson Grote The Financial Clinic Moderator Regina Salliey The Annie E Casey Foundation June Women and Wealth Insights for Funders with Mariko Chang PhD K Sujata Chicago Women s Foundation Dena L Jackson Dallas Women s Foundation Moderator Jill Geltmaker Asset Funders Network May Strategic Philanthropy with Janet Boguslaw Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University Daria Sheehan Citi Foundation Rafael O Morales Silicon Valley Community Foundation April Retirement Savings Strategies with Andrea Ambriz Office of Legislative Affairs at the U S Department of the Treasury Courtney Eccles Woodstock Institute Naomi Stanhaus The Retirement Research Foundation Elaine Ryan Vice President State Advocacy Strategy Integration Government Affairs AARP March Worker Owned Cooperatives Moving Beyond Personal Financial Products to Expand Ownership Opportunities for America s Working Families with Hilary Abell Co founder of Project Equity and author of Worker Cooperatives Pathways to Scale Molly Hemstreet Co founder and General Manager of Opportunity Threads and Carolina Textile District Bobby Smith Senior Associate Fellowship Programs at Echoing Green Moderator Stephanie Upp AFN Program Manager 2014 December Tax Expenditures Who Benefits with Lewis Brown Jr Senior Associate PolicyLink Amanda Feinstein Senior Program Officer Walter Elise Haas Fund Steering Committee Member Asset Funders Network Jeremie Greer Director of Government Affairs CFED Benjamin H Harris Fellow and Hamilton Project Policy Director Brookings Institution Moderator Heather McCulloch Director Tax Policy Project November Asset Building Outcomes from Microenterprise What do we know what do we need to learn with Joyce Klein Director Aspen Institute Microenterprise Fund for Innovation Effectiveness Learning and Dissemination FIELD Moderator Jill Geltmaker Operations and Grants Manager Asset Funders Network October Savings at Tax Time Insights for Funders with David Sieminski Policy Analyst at the Consumer Financial Protection

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  • Financial Coaching | Asset Funders Network
    in tapping into those positive attributes Typically a coach works with a client to zero in on a behavior or behaviors to improve upon The focus is on performance gains driven by the goals of the client Unlike a counselor who helps solve problems the coach provides a structure for clients to develop their own solutions In the long run coaching helps people develop skills and behaviors they can improve upon independently Financial coaching is a growing area and one of great interest in the asset building field It shows promise in helping people build financial capability and assets by learning to set financial goals adhering to their goals with oversight and monitoring and gaining confidence to problem solve Want to learn more including the difference between financial coaching counseling and education Click here to review a summary on financial coaching Take Part Now the Inaugural Financial Coaching Census open through October 23 2015 Are you funding financial coaching initiatives Are you a part of an organization that is delivering financial coaching If the answer is YES then we want to hear from you Through the first ever Financial Coaching Census the University of Wisconsin Madison s Center for Financial Security and the Asset Funders Network are gathering information on the size and scope of financial coaching efforts across the U S as well as challenges and opportunities for the field The Financial Coaching Census is open for participation today through Friday October 23 Respond today and share your insights Want to learn more before beginning Click here for more information about the Financial Coaching Census Learn More Financial Coaching Financial Capability Scale Click for webinar recording and resources Webinar Financial Coaching Strategies and Outcomes for Grantmakers Webinar Financial Coaching An Asset Building Strategy Financial Coaching Readings AFN Grantmaker Brief

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  • Women’s Wealth Gap | Asset Funders Network
    good for women but is essential for the economic well being of children families and our community The women s wealth gap has been largely overlooked in discussions of women s economic security yet wealth the value of assets minus debts is the most comprehensive indicator of financial health Our new brief finds the wealth gap to be significant during their working years single women have only 32 cents for every dollar of wealth owned by single men Women Wealth Insights for Grantmakers the new grantmaker brief from the Asset Funders Network authored by Mariko Chang PhD examines the causes and dimensions of the women s wealth gap and provides recommendations and best practices for grantmakers to reduce the women s wealth gap and improve women s access to the wealth escalator Grantmaker Research Briefs AFN Brief Women and Wealth Insights for Grantmakers by Mariko Chang PhD Women and Wealth Insights for Grantmakers Executive Summary by Mariko Chang PhD Grantmaker Webinar Women and Wealth Insights for Grantmakers with Mariko Chang PhD Featured Research Graphs click to expand or download Mean and Median Wealth for Couples Single Men and Single Women Ages 18 64 Median Wealth for Single Men and Single

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  • Newsletter Archive | Asset Funders Network
    Home Educate AFN Newsletter Archive AFN Newsletter Archive 2016 Archive April 2016 Change in Tax Code Opportunity Mobility Like many of you I was hitting send on my tax return this month leading me to think about the act of faith it represents In essence I am agreeing to support the government with a portion of my earnings because it will be used more or less for the common good click here to read more February 2016 The Opposite of Poverty The opposite of poverty is not wealth the opposite of poverty is justice Bryan Stevenson AFN members are a strategic vanguard for expanding justice and opportunity in America The Wall Street Journal recently reported that for the first time the proportion of annual family income in college debt for those earning 30 000 or less exceeded 50 click here to read more January 2016 Activating our Interrelated Structure of Reality January has always offered a time to assess where we have been and where we are going For those of us seeking to increase economic security it is an especially inspiring month as we consider the legacy to all of us left by Dr Martin Luther King When you look past the known speeches Dr King increasingly described a moral revolution requiring all of us to act and rid our economic and social institutions of racial injustice click here to read more 2015 Archive November 2015 Education the Foundation of a Better Life September 2015 Funders Finding Strength through Shared Strategies July 2015 Can Philanthropy Close the Racial and Ethnic Wealth Gaps June 2015 Innovation Standing Alone Does Not Achieve Change May 2015 Philanthropy A Catalyst for Change April 2015 Strategies that Move the Needle February 2015 Meeting the Mission 2014 Archive November 2014 Integrating Across Sectors September 2014

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