Moving from Financial Education to Financial Capability: Innovations for the Field and Funders
A National Webinar for Grantmakers
Financial education has long been provided as a means to help people improve their economic security. But what do we know about its effectiveness? What would make it more effective? As the financial education field evolves, practitioners and funders are focusing on those strategies that not only help consumers increase their knowledge but also help them establish healthy financial behavior.
Join us to hear about the latest research about the effectiveness of financial education, and the new Financial Capability Innovation Fund, which is providing $1.5 million in grants to five cutting-edge nonprofit-led projects designed to help low-income, underserved consumers better manage their finances.
Our presenters include:
- Michael Collins of the Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconsin - Madison will talk about his research of the effectiveness of financial education; and
- Joshua Sledge, Innovation Analyst for the Center for Financial Services Innovation will describe the Financial Capability Innovation Fund and its grantees.
Following the presentations, a Q & A session will offer participants the opportunity to ask questions and consider strategies for moving forward.
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Hosted by the Maryland Philanthropy Network in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation on behalf of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy; the Council of Michigan Foundations; Delaware Valley Grantmakers; Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families; the Grantmakers Forum of New York; Indiana Grantmakers Alliance; San Diego Grantmakers; and the Southeastern Council of Foundations.