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  • Membership Benefits & Eligibility | Asset Funders Network
    and working families The power of combined grantmaking efforts of AFN members from education and housing to financial and integrated services to job creation and workforce development reminds us that together we are more powerful than poverty Through membership innovative and promising approaches are shared promoting both scale and effectiveness while also increasing financial security opportunities for individuals and working families BROADEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE AFN provides a central resource to stay on top of what is happening in the field Learn about promising strategies ideas to advance best practices and the latest key issues collaborations and emerging innovations through webinars briefs convenings and online newsletters ATTEND PEER CONVENINGS Funders attending our meetings share their intellectual capital to engage in discussion in a neutral forum Allowing candid conversations among peers with similar and opposing views these discussions raise the visibility of and funding for activities that expand access to financial opportunities and strengthen communities EXPAND YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK AFN regional and national convenings attract funders across philanthropic sectors and regions Because philanthropic strategies advancing and sustaining greater economic security and upward mobility increase impact funders from a variety of disciplines including those focused on immigration health early childhood education workforce economic development or higher education engage in AFN s programs CONNECT TO A NATIONAL NETWORK Philanthropic investments when connected through a framework of asset building bring greater impact and are more sustainable Whether virtually or in person AFN offers ways to connect Members from across the country to a national network The power of combined grantmaking efforts of AFN members remind us that together we are more powerful than poverty What are AFN s membership fees Based on the institution s total current year grants budget 1 000 Current Grants Budget up to 1 million 2 000 Current Grants Budget is

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/join-afn/membership-faq/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Membership Form | 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 Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Home Join AFN Membership Form Membership Form Please complete our Institutional Membership application AFN Membership Application AFN Membership Renewal Form Please Note Philanthropy New York serves as the fiscal sponsor for AFN If paying by check please make payable to

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  • Consumer Engagement: Helping People Want What They Need | Asset Funders Network
    Need Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Home Educate Resource Library Consumer Engagement Helping People Want What They Need Consumer Engagement Helping People Want What They Need Nearly half of Americans lack savings sufficient to cover a 400 emergency in 2014 underscoring the fact that further progress in financial empowerment requires more than ensuring consumers have access to financial tools The challenge is getting consumers to use and benefit from the products and services currently available to them Developed with grantmakers and providers in mind Asset Funders Network s AFN new report Consumer Engagement Helping People Want What They Need concentrates on the concept of consumer engagement to assist consumers in redirecting or modifying their existing savings behavior Written by Doorways to Dreams Fund D2D with support from MetLife Foundation this brief introduces and describes consumer engagement as an effective strategy to move consumers to desire the very tools and services that will help them build financial assets skills and confidence WEBINAR RECORDING MEET THE AUTHORS This webinar presentation from February 24 2016 provided funders and providers both a philosophy and a process for developing and delivering financial empowerment products programs and services Brief authors Tim Flacke Executive Director D2D Fund

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/educate/resources/consumer-engagement-2016 (2016-05-01)
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  • Amanda Feinstein | Asset Funders Network
    Stewart Mott Foundation Melton who has worked for the Foundation for 20 years began her career at Mott in 1995 as an associate program officer Promoted to program officer in 2000 she has worked primarily on state level budget and tax policy issues and strategies benefiting low and moderate income families efforts to save money and build assets She also played a key role in the development of the Foundation

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/afn/staff/benita-melton (2016-05-01)
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  • Aimee Durfee | Asset Funders Network
    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 Aimee Durfee Y H Soda Foundation Aimee Durfee is a Senior Program Officer at the Y H Soda Foundation managing Family Economic Success grantmaking for Alameda and Contra Costa counties Through her career experience working in intermediary philanthropic legal policy and direct service nonprofits Durfee has developed expertise in law workforce economic development employment labor public benefits and women s economic self sufficiency issues as well as nonprofit capacity building program design evaluation group facilitation and collaborative development In her previous position as Vice President for Community Investment at the United Way of the Bay Area Durfee worked with agencies in Napa Solano and Marin counties to develop innovative collaborative solutions to address the challenges of poverty She led United Way s public policy work and provided technical assistance fundraising support and facilitation to four of United Way s SparkPoint Centers which are collaborative programs working to help families build income and assets improve credit and reduce debt

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/afn/staff/aimee-durfee (2016-05-01)
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  • Amy Brown | Asset Funders Network
    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 Amy Brown The Ford Foundation Amy Brown s work focuses on providing financial services for low income households in the United States Her grant making supports developing affordable and appropriate financial products and services building an infrastructure to expand access to financial products and services and engaging in policy advocacy to promote responsible regulation and consumer protection Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2010 Amy was a senior consultant to the Aspen Institute s Economic Opportunities Program and also consulted with a diverse roster of clients including the Annie E Casey Foundation Center for the Study of Social Policy Center for Financial Services Innovation Federal Reserve and Children s Defense Fund She has also held positions as director of income policy for the Community Food Resource Center where she launched and managed a large scale Earned Income Tax Credit campaign senior associate at MDRC where she directed technical assistance related to welfare reform professional staff member at the U S Senate Agriculture Committee where she worked on Food Stamp child nutrition and health care

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/afn/staff/amy-brown (2016-05-01)
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  • Carla Thompson | Asset Funders Network
    of programming from design through implementation evaluation and dissemination As a member of the executive team she is also responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the foundation Prior to joining the foundation in 2012 Thompson was deputy director of the Office of Child Care at the Administration for Children and Families in the U S Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D C There she was responsible for developing national early childhood education policy managing the 5 billion annual budget of the Child Care Development Fund and providing oversight to 10 regional offices serving states tribes and territories Previously she was assistant superintendent for early childhood education for the District of Columbia where she initiated the first publicly funded pre kindergarten program In other professional experience she has held positions with the Department of Education and Department of Public Welfare for the state of Pennsylvania United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the U S Department of Education Thompson has been honored for her leadership in early childhood education by the Administration for Children and Families the Children s Defense Fund and the Temple University Institute on Disabilities She also has served on boards and committees for nonprofit associations and professional organizations In addition she is the author of three publications related to school readiness and advocacy She also is featured in the Huffington Post as a regular blogger and has been cited in numerous news media for her expertise Thompson holds a master s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a bachelor s degree from Syracuse University in Syracuse N Y She is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania The W K Kellogg Foundation WKKF founded in 1930 as an independent private

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/afn/staff/carla-thompson (2016-05-01)
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  • Colleen Briggs | Asset Funders Network
    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 Colleen Briggs JPMorgan Chase Co Colleen Briggs is Vice President of Financial Capability and Consumer Initiatives within Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase Co a global leader in corporate philanthropy with 200 million invested in communities annually She is responsible for helping establish and execute the firm s philanthropic and corporate responsibility strategy in Financial Capability including the Financial Solutions Lab The Lab is a 30 million five year initiative that convenes leading experts in technology behavioral economics and design to improve consumer financial health Colleen also manages the portfolio of national grants impact framework and grant guidelines for the overall financial capability strategy Prior to joining Colleen was the Economic Policy Advisor to Senator Debbie Stabenow In this role Colleen managed the Senator s economic portfolio including policy related to banking derivatives oversight tax manufacturing small business job creation housing and pensions Colleen managed the Dodd Frank derivatives market reforms for the Senate Agriculture Committee authored the Cash for Clunkers legislation

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/afn/staff/colleen-briggs1 (2016-05-01)
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