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  • Bay Area AFN Holiday Party | Asset Funders Network
    AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Connect AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Bay Area AFN Holiday Party Bay Area AFN Holiday Party Nov 30 2014 Please join your colleagues at the 2014 Holiday Party i n partnership with Northern California Grantmakers

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/bay-area-afn-holiday-party (2016-05-01)
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  • Bay Area AFN’s Annual Symposium: Assets Matter: Building an Inclusive Economy for All | Asset Funders Network
    Funders Network and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco invite you to our 5th Annual Assets Symposium on November 20 2014 in San Francisco The theme for this year s event is Assets Matter Building an Inclusive Economy for All Californians This all day symposium brings together policymakers advocates practitioners funders and elected officials from across the state who are committed to the economic success of low wealth families Featured speakers include Martin Eakes Chief Executive Officer Self Help Center for Responsible Lending and Jacob Kornbluth Director of Inequality for All and new co founder of the Inequality for All Media Project with Robert Reich We will elevate the best and brightest policies and programs that expand economic opportunity and spur financial inclusion at the local and state levels The symposium promises to provide a dynamic peer to peer learning experience through a variety of plenary lectures workshops and networking reception We promise you will be inspired by the great work around the state and leave ready to tackle the economic challenges facing a growing majority of Californians To present in front of prominent leaders we invite you to submit a presentation proposal The application and guidelines are available at

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/baafn-annual-symposium (2016-05-01)
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  • Past Events | Asset Funders Network
    with Wenhua Di Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Maxine Sweet Experian North Texas Funders Forum Summer Meeting The Asset Building Power of Credit Jul 30 2014 Please join the North Texas Asset Funders Network for an important conversation about credit building strategies that help low income families move from getting by to getting ahead Children s Savings Accounts Reinvigorate the American Dream Jul 23 2014 The promise of the American Dream is opportunity and the potential for mobility Peer Learning Session From Getting By to Getting Ahead Asset Building in Southern California Jul 23 2014 The Asset Funders Network and Southern California Grantmakers invite you to a peer learning conversation about the asset building field in Los Angeles Joseph Antolin Director of AFN will discuss their national work and will present highlights from its recent briefing paper on how foundations can leverage the framework of asset building to help families and communities make the shift from getting by to getting ahead Funder Forum Beyond Homeownership Jun 05 2014 BA AFN hosted a Funder Forum on June 5th highlighting two innovative new pilot programs one in energy and one in credit building shared their visions for helping renters and homeowners leverage their investment sin housing to build savings and improve credit Experts from Saving Neighborhood Energy and East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation EBALDC shared their findings Funder Forum Beyond Homeownership Housing Strategies to Build Financial Assets Jun 05 2014 BA AFN hosted a Funder Forum on June 5th highlighting two innovative new pilot programs one in energy and one in credit building shared their visions for helping renters and homeowners leverage their investment sin housing to build savings and improve credit Experts from Saving Neighborhood Energy and East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation EBALDC shared their findings Financial Coaching

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/past-events/P48 (2016-05-01)
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  • Comprehensive Tax Reform: Is Federal Policy Driving the Wealth Gap? | Asset Funders Network
    Federal Policy Driving the Wealth Gap Sep 10 2013 11 30 2 00pm PolicyLink located at 1438 Webster Street Suite 303 Oakland CA 94612 Some view wealth inequality as an inevitable outcome of global market forces but recent research by the Congressional Budget Office supports the argument of asset building leaders that the wealth gap is being driven by an inequitable tax code that disproportionately benefits wealthier families while offering few savings and investment incentives for low income households National conversations about comprehensive tax reform already underway in the Halls of Congress the White House and the media present a window of opportunity for asset building stakeholders to join in the debate and articulate the need for more progressive asset building policies Please join us on Tuesday September 10th for the next meeting of the Bay Area Asset Funders Network where we will discuss this window of opportunity Co hosted by the national Asset Funders Network AFN the meeting will feature AFN s new Tax Policy Project which is helping to position the field to advocate with a unified voice for federal asset building tax policies that benefit low income households The meeting will be led by Heather McCulloch AFN

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/comprehensive-tax-reform-is-federal-policy-driving-the-wealth-gap (2016-05-01)
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  • Microenterprise Development as Job Creation | Asset Funders Network
    Connect AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Microenterprise Development as Job Creation Microenterprise Development as Job Creation May 29 2013 1 00pm 2 00pm EDT Grantmaker Webinar Completed Microenterprise development is an income generation and asset development strategy with at least a 25 year history in the United States In recent years its potential as a job creation strategy has achieved greater attention Data suggest that this interest is well founded A recent study funded by the Annie E Casey Foundation under its Big Ideas for Jobs Initiative demonstrates the power of very small businesses to produce jobs for their owners and others many of whom are disadvantaged in the labor market This webinar took place on Wednesday May 29th from 1 00 2 00 pm EDT and reviewed the key findings of this study completed by FIELD at the Aspen Institute The webinar highlighted the results from outcomes data collected in 2011 from 1 198 microentrepreneurs served by 23 organizations across the nation It explored both job creation and income gains and compared costs to benefits achieved findings useful for both program development and policy initiatives The webinar

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/microenterprise-development-as-job-creation (2016-05-01)
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  • AFN Grantmaker Webinar: Earned Income Tax Credit and Asset Building | Asset Funders Network
    Income Tax Credit and Asset Building AFN Grantmaker Webinar Earned Income Tax Credit and Asset Building Apr 11 2013 9 30am 10 30am PST 12 30pm 1 30pm EST Webinar 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

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/grantmaker-webinar-eitc-and-asset-building (2016-05-01)
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  • big-opportunities-big-risks-for-low-income-consumers-and-youth-in-the-big-data-era | Asset Funders Network
    Youth in the Big Data Era AFN Grantmaker Webinar Big Opportunities Big Risks for Low Income Consumers and Youth in the Big Data Era Mar 28 2013 10 00am 11 00am PST 1 00pm 2 00pm EST Webinar AFN Grantmaker Webinar Series 2013 Big Data as described in a recent Scientific American headline powers a system where The Rich See a Different Internet than the Poor Consumers increasingly rely on the Internet to make financial decisions including applying for credit on personal computers or relying on mobile apps when shopping But behind these new consumer behaviors is a formidable sophisticated and little understood system of Big Data Today consumers online data are combined with offline data sources so they can be targeted with highly sophisticated financial services marketing Low income and at risk consumers as well as Hispanics African Americans and other multicultural groups are prime targets in this new digital financial landscape The stakes for targeted consumers are about to become dramatically higher as mobile phones morph into electronic wallets and new geo location aware technologies reshape the payment spending and even savings environment U S PIRG and the Center for Digital Democracy CDD have been working to identify

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/big-opportunities-big-risks-for-low-income-consumers-and-youth-in-the-big-d (2016-05-01)
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  • Bay Area AFN Member Meeting “Riding the Wave: California Asset Building Policy” | Asset Funders Network
    Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Bay Area AFN Member Meeting Riding the Wave California Asset Building Policy Bay Area AFN Member Meeting Riding the Wave California Asset Building Policy Feb 04 2013 Meeting runs 12 00 pm 2 00pm with informal networking lunch from 11 30am 12 00pm PolicyLink located at 1438 Webster Street Suite 303 Oakland CA 94612 For almost a decade asset building advocates have been working to educate legislators and other policymakers about the benefits of and need for state policy to expand opportunities for low and moderate income Californians to build financial assets Recently these efforts have included intensive grassroots engagement through listening sessions and surveys of individuals and families in communities across the state to better understand residents needs and priorities At the same time advocates have been communicating and coordinating across networks to leverage connections constituent voices and political influence to affect policy change Come to the February 5th meeting of the Bay Area Asset Funders Network to hear from California asset building leaders about their asset building policy priorities for 2013 The discussion will cover a broad range of issues including efforts to expand access to higher education develop

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/bay-area-afn-member-meeting-riding-the-wave-california-asset-building-polic (2016-05-01)
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