February 2015 — CFED’s New Support for the Community Tax Preparation Field

Free tax preparation services help tens of thousands of low and moderate-income families have their taxes filed in high quality, non-predatory, community settings. The success of this field has been built on developing technical expertise and peer-to-peer learning opportunities provided by a robust network. As we head into the 2015 tax season, it is more…

October 2014 — Investing in Savings At Tax Time: Insights for Funders

This webinar offers a briefing on the latest innovations and best practices for helping low-income consumers leverage tax time to begin saving. Speakers discussed scale innovations that hold promise for transforming the way low-income consumers begin and build savings as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Ready, Set, Save initiative and learnings from the 2014 Tax Season.

February 2014 – Changes Ahead for EITC Webinar

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely recognized as a critical income support for millions of low-income families. It has also proven to be a powerful tool for encouraging work among low income families. To date, the EITC enjoys bipartisan support and may even be expanded to include childless workers. What changes are being considered at the national and state levels? How would an expanded EITC to include single childless workers impact poverty in the US? How does EITC expansion efforts affect efforts aimed at increasing the minimum wage?

November 2013 — Integrated Service Delivery: Funders Only Pre-Conference Briefing

November 2013 — Integrated Service Delivery:  Funders Only Pre-Conference Briefing Hosted by the Asset Funders Network (AFN), EITC Funders Network, GIST and Workforce Matters, this briefing is a part of the Working Families Success Network (WFSN) Conference. This special pre-conference session provided grantmakers and philanthropic advisors with an opportunity to learn more about Integrated Service…

Eight Grantees Profiled for Innovative Projects to Build Financial Capability across the US

The Center for Financial Services Innovation announced their newest grantees for the Financial Capability Innovation Fund II, awarding a total of $2.5 million for initiatives focused on building financial capability through the integration of technology, social networks, and financial advice into products and services that encourage saving, build credit, and provide financial coaching.

April 2013 – EITC & Asset Building Webinar

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely recognized as a critical income support for millions of low-income families. It has also proven to be a powerful asset building tool, providing families with a means to build savings. The EITC survived the fiscal cliff, but will it survive in state legislatures? This webinar reported on developments in the national and state EITCs, new polling and messaging research, and implications for the free tax-preparation and asset-building field.