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.
Attendees joined us September 16th, 3pm ET as we explored 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.
Christianne Lind, Northwest Area Foundation
Jennifer Brooks, CFED
Janet Byrd, Neighborhood Partnerships (OR)
Loren White, Native CDFI Network and Native American Development Corporation (MT)
Stephanie Upp, West Coast Manager, Asset Funders Network
From the Assets & Opportunity Network
· Financial Inclusion Policy Action Initiative - Blog Post
· Website: A&O Network
From the Northwest Area Foundation
· Financial Capability Policy - a one page resource on financial inclusion