AFN Grantmaker Conference 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. 


  • 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 Pew Charitable Trusts;
  • A special pre-conference underbanked experience and site visit presented by the Center for Financial Services Innovation; and
  • Hosted networking reception, breakfast table discussions and other opportunities for networking throughout the conference.  


Asset building has never been more important for our nation's families, communities and economy.  We encourage you to register today and come join this important conversation in DC!

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Pre-Conference Session Overview

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Conference Registration

Registration closed at midnight on October 2nd.


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