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  • Continuum of Asset Building Opportunties | Asset Funders Network
    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 Continuum of Asset Building Opportunties AFN Grantmaker Briefs AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Home Educate What is Asset Building Continuum of Asset Building Opportunties Continuum of Asset Building Opportunties This continuum

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/educate/what-is-asset-building/asset-building-strategies-continuum/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Webinar Series: Consumer Engagement: Helping People Want What They Need | Asset Funders Network
    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 Webinar Series Consumer Engagement Helping People Want What They Need Webinar Series Consumer Engagement Helping People Want What They Need Feb 10 Feb 24 2016 You ve spent hours and months designing a program to improve your consumers financial lives you ve built it but will they come AFN s latest brief Consumer Engagement Helping People Want What They Need released late February provides a new approach to promote the sustained adoption and use of financial empowerment efforts LIVE ONLINE EVENTS Wednesday February 10 1pm EST AFN MEMBER Advance Preview The Advance Preview iwas exclusively for AFN Members Wednesday February 24 1pm EST This webinar presentation 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 and Kristen Bryant Innovation Director D2D Fund shared an actionable framework showcased diverse examples from the field and highlighted tangible recommendations for financial empowerment funders Evelyn Stark Metlife Foundation moderated a discussion

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/consumer-engagement-webinar-series (2016-05-01)
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  • Webinar: Exploring Alternative EITC Payment Models: Implications for Funders, Community Organizations & Families | Asset Funders Network
    deferral plus a savings match This webinar presented January 14 2016 co sponsored by the EITC Funders Network and Asset Funders Network for funders and philanthropic advisors explained the context for exploring payment alternatives including lessons learned from the underutilized former Advance EITC option the recent proposals and pilots that have emerged and the role of funders in exploring both the ideas behind and the logistics around periodic payment proposals Click here to view the recording and materials Speakers Steve Holt Principal Holt Solutions and author of Periodic Payment of the EITC Revisited David Marzahl President and CEO Center for Economic Process Patrick Hain The Annie E Casey Foundation Moderated by Abby Hughes Holsclaw Asset Funders Network Ami Nagle EITC Funders Network Learn More the EITC Periodic payment of the Earned Income Tax Credit revisited link will open to article below from the Brookings Insitution By Steve Holt Article published December 17 2015 Click here to read the new report discussed in the article below Each year one in five households filing a federal income tax return claims the Earned Income Tax Credit EITC Targeted primarily to lower income workers with children it is one of many credits and deductions filers take each year on their federal income tax forms However unlike typical credits and deductions the EITC is a refundable credit meaning that after offsetting what is owed to the government filers receive the remainder of the benefit as a refund By supplementing earnings for low and moderate income households the EITC helps bridge the gap between what the labor market provides and what it takes to support a family It encourages and rewards work and has become one of the nation s largest and most effective anti poverty programs In contrast to other work support and poverty alleviation programs it achieves this with very little bureaucracy beyond what otherwise exists to administer the tax code Although the EITC began in 1975 as a small credit no more than 400 a number of targeted expansions in subsequent years mean that today the EITC s assistance can be considerable In 2015 a single parent with three children working full time all year at the federal minimum wage 7 25 an hour is eligible for a credit of 6 242 a boost of more than 40 percent above her earnings of 15 080 though combined it still leaves her 12 percent below the federal poverty level However the only way to obtain these substantial benefits is to claim the EITC on the annual federal income tax return While lump sum payments have perceived benefits such as being able to pay off debts make larger purchases or force savings the EITC s single annual disbursement can present a challenge for the working parent trying to make ends meet throughout the year It can also be problematic for households wanting to stretch out their refund as an emergency savings reserve My 2008 paper Periodic Payment of the Earned Income Tax Credit proposed an

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/webinar-exploring-alternative-eitc-payment-models-implications-for-funders (2016-05-01)
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  • Webinar: Wealth Inequality and the Tax Code: Communications and Advocacy | Asset Funders Network
    Tax Code Communications and Advocacy Nov 09 2015 Click here to Register Monday November 9 2015 3 4 pm EST Wealth inequality has been growing for decades and is now higher than at any time since the Great Depression We know that tax policy is one of the drivers of growing wealth inequality but economic trends and the federal tax code are tough talking points Join the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility and a number of other partners on Monday November 9 from 3 4 pm EST for aconversation about communications and advocacy strategies to make policy change happen This webinar especially designed for advocates practitioners policymakers and funders will address key issues related to tax policy communications and advocacy including What are the main issues at stake How can we communicate the importance of these issues What are national 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 Click here to register Speakers Chris Brown PolicyLink moderator Ezra Levin CFED

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/webinar-wealth-inequality-and-the-tax-code-communications-and-advocacy (2016-05-01)
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  • Webinar: Investing in Enduring Advocacy Capacity: The Advocate-Coach-Intermediary Trifecta | Asset Funders Network
    Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Webinar Investing in Enduring Advocacy Capacity The Advocate Coach Intermediary Trifecta Webinar Investing in Enduring Advocacy Capacity The Advocate Coach Intermediary Trifecta Sep 16 2015 Improving family economic security in communities requires a combination of providing access to opportunity and changing the systems that create or hinder those opportunities High impact asset building programs can quickly hit a limit in their ability to scale without broader advocacy and systems change work This webinar explores how funders can support more effective policy change and build enduring advocacy capacity by investing in state Native and local advocates in conjunction with a network building intermediary that is harnessing national advocacy coaching and technical expertise and expanding impact to new communities Join us September 16th 3pm ET as we 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 Christianne Lind Northwest Area Foundation Jennifer Brooks CFED Janet Byrd Neighborhood Partnerships OR Loren White Native CDFI Network and Native American Development Corporation MT

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/webinar-nwaf (2016-05-01)
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  • Webinar: Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap Through Business Ownership | Asset Funders Network
    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 Connect AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Webinar Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap Through Business Ownership Webinar Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap Through Business Ownership Jul 16 2015 The growing racial wealth gap is a key concern of asset funders One of the primary ways in which households build wealth is through business ownership However racial and ethnic minorities have historically been challenged to access the resources capital information markets needed to start and grow businesses Micro and small business development strategies and programs which have historically targeted minorities are tools for narrowing the racial wealth gap Join AFN on July 16 at 12pm CST 1pm EST for a briefing and discussion to engage funders in a conversation about what we know about business ownership and wealth creation and ways that they can help strengthen the effectiveness of business ownership as a wealth building tool for people of color Speakers Joyce Klein Director FIELD at the Aspen Institute Jeanne Wardford W K

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/webinar-narrowing-the-racial-wealth-gap-through-business-ownership (2016-05-01)
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  • Webinar: Financial Coaching - Strategies and Outcomes for Grantmakers | Asset Funders Network
    AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Webinar Financial Coaching Strategies and Outcomes for Grantmakers Webinar Financial Coaching Strategies and Outcomes for Grantmakers Jul 07 2015 Within the promising and growing field of financial coaching a significant barrier to effective replication and scale of financial coaching remains a lack of standardized metrics to help assess effectiveness in a consistent manner across grantees or the broader field By coalescing around a set of measures that organizations can readily integrate into their existing client tracking system funders policymakers and other stakeholders will be able to better understand the outcomes and impact of the delivery of their financial coaching investments Join AFN on July 7 at 12pm CST 1pm EST to learn about a new approach for measuring the effectiveness of financial coaching The Financial Capability Scale Speakers J Michael Collins faculty director Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin Madison Mae Watson Grote The Financial Clinic Moderator Regina Salliey The Annie E Casey Foundation Financial Coaching Learn More Webinar Resources Slideshow Presentation PDF Webinar Recording Resources Mentioned in Webinar The Financial Capability Scale University of Wisconsin Extension Center for Financial

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/financial-coaching-strategies-and-outcomes (2016-05-01)
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  • Webinar: Women and Wealth: Insights for Grantmakers | Asset Funders Network
    Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Connect AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Webinar Women and Wealth Insights for Grantmakers Webinar Women and Wealth Insights for Grantmakers Jun 24 2015 Women are now more likely to go to college than men and families are more likely to rely on women s earnings than ever before Two thirds of mothers are the sole family breadwinners earning as much as or more than their partners or are co breadwinners earning at least 25 of their partner s income but not an equal amount Investing in strategies that promote women s asset building increase financial stability and help women build a solid financial base for themselves and their families will not only improve women s financial status but also the financial status of subsequent generations and our nation s economy Join us Wednesday June 24th 12pm CST 1pm EST to discuss how grantmakers can employ new data and strategies to impact the women s wealth gap Speakers Mariko Chang PhD K Sujata Chicago Women s Foundation Dena L Jackson Dallas Women s Foundation Moderator Jill Geltmaker Asset Funders Network Resources Click here to

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/webinar-women-and-assets (2016-05-01)
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