Insights from the Ideas for Action Awards: Financial Asset Building
Many organizations nationwide are making great strides toward helping low-income individuals achieve financial security. Winners of the 2012 Ideas for Action Award offer innovative examples of those efforts and provide important models for success.
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity will host a national audio conference, in partnership with the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, the Northwest Area Foundation, and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs to explore programs that help families build financial assets. Speakers will discuss best practices for addressing immediate and long-term financial security, and present examples of unique approaches to implementing Individual Development Accounts in financial institutions such as credit unions.
David Harrison, senior lecturer of public affairs, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
Mae Watson Grote, executive director, The Financial Clinic
Marybeth Foster, executive director, Iowa Credit Union Foundation
You can also follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #Ideas4Action.
Stay tuned for upcoming audio conferences in the Ideas for Action series:
April 17— An examination of career pathways out of poverty with Ideas for Action Award winners. Click here for additional details and to register.