The EITC Funders Network Bi-Annual meeting provided an opportunity for funders to come together to in person to learn, discuss and strategize about key issues facing the field. As in past years, this year’s meeting was held in conjunction with the National Community Tax Coalition’s conference. The focus of this year’s meeting included two key issues: the demographic shifts in poverty and the sustainability of current and future models of free tax preparation. Funders from across the country, including several from the southeast region who are new to our network, joined us in New Orleans for robust discussion related to two presentations tackling these important topics:
- The Changing Face of Poverty in America: What are the implications for EITC recipients and strategies for funders? Speakers included Elizabeth Kneebone, Brookings Institution; Alfredo Cruz, Foundation for Louisiana; and Diane DiGiacomo, Piton Foundation
- Sustainable Models for Accessing the EITC: What is the future of free tax preparation? What are the new models being used to extend the reach of the EITC and stabilize the free tax preparation field? Speakers included Chauncy Lennon, Ford Foundation; Steve Holt, Holt Solutions; and Jackie Lynn Coleman, National Community Tax Coalition
- Click here to view Steve Holt’s powerpoint slides
- Click here to view Jackie Lynn Coleman’s powerpoint slide
Click here to view the agenda.
Click here to view the list of speaker bios.