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  • A Savings Plan for Every Worker: Essential Steps for Implementing the California Secure Choice Retirement Program | Asset Funders Network
    Implementing the California Secure Choice Retirement Program A Savings Plan for Every Worker Essential Steps for Implementing the California Secure Choice Retirement Program Jan 13 2013 12 00pm 1 30pm PST 3 00pm 4 30pm EST Webinar Webinar co sponsored by Asset Funders Network Bay Area Asset Funders Network Featuring Dan Reeves Policy Director for State Senator DeLeon CA D Reid Cramer Director Asset Building Program New America Foundation Teresa Ghilarducci Professor The New School One of the largest impediments to long term asset building is the fact that half the workforce does not participate in a retirement saving plan They either don t work for an employer that offers a plan or they don t sign up Policy proposals to create a universal 401 k system which feature automatic enrollment and an employer mandate have gained support but not yet gotten over the finish line Until now California recently passed a landmark bill to create the California Secure Choice Retirement program which sets in motion a process to study design and implement the nation s first state administered private retirement savings program to cover those currently left out Sponsored by State Senator Kevin DeLeon and signed by Governor Jerry

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/a-savings-plan-for-every-worker-essential-steps-for-implementing-the-califo (2016-05-01)
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  • Funders Briefing: Financial Coaching, San Antonio, Texas | Asset Funders Network
    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 Funders Briefing Financial Coaching San Antonio Texas Funders Briefing Financial Coaching San Antonio Texas May 07 2014 click here for meeting agenda May 7 2014 hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas San Antonio Branch Financial coaching is a promising strategy to help

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/funders-briefing-financial-coaching-san-antonio-texas (2016-05-01)
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  • Funders Forum: Integrated Services, San Antonio, Texas | Asset Funders Network
    Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Funders Forum Integrated Services San Antonio Texas Funders Forum Integrated Services San Antonio Texas May 06 2014 San Antonio Texas FUNDERS FORUM INTEGRATED SERVICES SAN ANTONIO TEXAS Click here for meeting agenda May 6 2014 hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas San Antonio Branch This meeting and site visit will provided grantmakers and philanthropic advisors with an opportunity to

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/funders-forum-integrated-services-san-antonio-texas (2016-05-01)
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  • State of the Asset Building Field: Innovations in Policy and Practice | Asset Funders Network
    Practice State of the Asset Building Field Innovations in Policy and Practice Nov 11 2013 8 30 AM to 2 30 PM PST Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco located at 101 Market Street San Francisco CA 94105 The Bay Area Asset Funders Network invites you to attend a forum for the entire Bay Area asset building field to help us get together stay connected and learn about the new ideas that are emerging in our region Even if you are not sure if your organization does asset building come and learn what it is and how to integrate it into your program If you are an experienced asset builder come to strategize with your colleagues about the challenges ahead We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate the amazing work that Bay Area organizations are doing every day to support low income families The convening agenda is still in formation but we can tell you that it will include speakers and workshops on innovative asset building services including new ways that low income families are Building savings including prize linked savings Using new tools to improve credit scores Learning how to manage household debt and recover from predatory

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/state-of-the-asset-building-field-innovations-in-policy-and-practice (2016-05-01)
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  • Encouraging Savings - How Hawaii and Illinois Eliminated Their TANF Asset Tests | Asset Funders Network
    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 Encouraging Savings How Hawaii and Illinois Eliminated Their TANF Asset Tests Encouraging Savings How Hawaii and Illinois Eliminated Their TANF Asset Tests Oct 22 2013 1 30 2 30 http povertylaw org asset limits Many states have eliminated the asset tests for their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly Food Stamps and or their medical assistance program but most have retained their asset test for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families TANF In addition to achieving the policy goal of encouraging savings states can realize significant administrative savings by eliminating their TANF asset limit The webinar will feature advocates from Hawaii and Illinois who led successful campaigns to eliminate the TANF asset test in their respective states this past year They will share Effective messaging Advocating to the Governor s office Departments and Legislators Responding to opposition and Other lessons learned Panelists will include Brent Kakesako Executive Director Hawai i Alliance for Community Based Economic Development Auli i K George Public Policy Advocate Public

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/encouraging-savings-how-hawaii-and-illinois-eliminated-their-tanf-asset-tes (2016-05-01)
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  • AFN Grantmaker Conference 2013 | Asset Funders Network
    2013 Oct 02 Oct 04 2013 The Dupont Circle Hotel located at 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington D C 20036 Access Opportunity and Mobility Strategies that Move Families Forward Conference Overview Asset building has emerged as a proven strategy for enabling families to move forward to live in safe homes and communities start businesses pursue education secure jobs and advance careers access health care and save for the future With assets people can move from making ends meet to planning for their future Yet as the wealth gap widens public and private resources dwindle and the barriers faced by low income families become increasingly complex and intertwined more collaborative solutions are needed Come join the Asset Funders Network in Washington DC for our 2013 Grantmaker Conference Access Opportunity and Mobility Strategies that Move Families Forward this October 3 4 with pre conference on Oct 2 The conference will bring together a diverse group of national regional and community based funders concerned about a common goal financial security for all Whether new to the asset building conversation or a long time funder AFN s conference offers a safe and neutral forum for candid conversations among grantmakers as well as opportunities to learn from leaders in the field Join us and help reshape the discourse about what is possible through effective grantmaking Featuring A keynote on the psychology of scarcity by Dr Eldar Shafir author of Scarcity Why Having Too Little Means so Much The Causes and Consequences of the Wealth Gap What Do We Know and How Did We Get Here with commentary from Ray Boshara Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis and Thomas Shapiro Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University A look at current and upcoming research on women and economic mobility by Diana Elliott The

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/afn-grantmaker-meeting-2013 (2016-05-01)
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  • Creating Financial Opportunities: The Tax-Time Moment: Metropolitan Chicago | Asset Funders Network
    Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Creating Financial Opportunities The Tax Time Moment Metropolitan Chicago Creating Financial Opportunities The Tax Time Moment Metropolitan Chicago Oct 15 2014 Metropolitan Chicago AFN presents Creating Financial Opportunities The Tax Time Moment This free event brings together leaders from philanthropy government policy practice and academia to examine current and future savings opportunities around tax time Participants will discuss next steps and

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/creating-financial-opportunities-the-tax-time-moment (2016-05-01)
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  • A Review of Data on Household Asset & Liquid Asset Poverty for the Metropolitan Chicago Area | Asset Funders Network
    from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect A Review of Data on Household Asset Liquid Asset Poverty for the Metropolitan Chicago Area A Review of Data on Household Asset Liquid Asset Poverty for the Metropolitan Chicago Area Oct 07 2014 The Metropolitan Chicago Asset Funders Network is hosting an exclusive briefing for funders from Family Assets Count a project of CFED in partnership with Citi

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/metropolitan-chicago (2016-05-01)
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