Fran Rosebush Baylor, Director, Field Engagement
Areas of Expertise: Alternative Small-Dollar Lending, Coalition Building, Integrated Service Delivery
Fran Rosebush Baylor is Director of Field Engagement at CFED. In this role, she oversees the daily operations of the Taxpayer Opportunity Network, seeking to support low-income taxpayers on the path to financial security and opportunity by bringing together tax preparation providers and supporting their efforts to provide quality, free, comprehensive tax preparation services. Fran also manages the Assets & Opportunity Network's Learning Community, which seeks to speed up the diffusion and adoption of innovative asset-building strategies among organizations and practitioners throughout the country serving low- to moderate-income families. Previously, she served as Senior Manager of THRIVE at United Way of Greater Houston, which involved leading a collaboration of community-based organizations focused on providing comprehensive financial stability services to low-income residents; seeking out, investing in and implementing innovative asset-building strategies throughout Houston; and advocating for predatory lending regulation at the city and state levels on behalf of the collaboration. Fran holds an MBA and MSW from the University of Houston and a BA from Purdue University.
To get involved, join the Assets & Opportunity Network and/or the Taxpayer Opportunity Network.
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Most Recent Blog Posts
Feb 9, 2017
Last month, we brought about 400 practitioners, advocates and researchers together for eight “Virtual Regional Listening Sessions.” Through these sessions, we gathered data and feedback on national trends, regional priorities, emerging leaders and feedback on how to best work together moving forward.
Jun 15, 2016
Taxpayer Opportunity Network leaders represented VITA at IRS Summit in Atlanta.
May 4, 2016
There are many parts to play in defining, setting standards, funding, piloting and training the field. That is why it is so important for experts on the ground to connect with and learn from each other.
Apr 18, 2016
Volunteers are usually the first ones to say that they are grateful to VITA for the opportunity to serve others. Here are five ways to say "thank you."
Apr 7, 2016
On April 18, the Taxpayer Opportunity Network will complete its second tax season, which was marked with extraordinary successes.
Mar 15, 2016
But this critical program is facing a major challenge: securing Congressional authorization.
Feb 24, 2016
VITA sites offer a broad spectrum of financial capability services.
Jan 7, 2016
Last month, the Taxpayer Opportunity Network announced the 12 members of its inaugural Steering Committee.
Apr 21, 2015
A good credit score can save a person a significant amount of money in interest and fees over the course of a lifetime.
Apr 13, 2015
Every year at tax time, working adults receive our W-2s or 1099s and we sit down and think about our financial lives over the past year. We think about how much we may owe, which tax credits
Apr 1, 2015
Community Services recognized credit building and repair as needs among the people they served, and so they incorporated plans to address them in their strategic goals
Mar 24, 2015
One of the core goals of the Assets & Opportunity Network is to find ways to tap into and share the expertise, tools, and other valuable resources and information with and between members.
Mar 19, 2015
Catalyst Miami is a leader in their community for health care access and financial capability services.
Mar 5, 2015
Wayne Metro worked with A&O Network staff to evaluate the readiness of staff to integrate financial coaching into their service delivery
Feb 19, 2015
A&O Network members have increasingly expressed interest over the past year in learning more about effective financial coaching models and practices.
Feb 9, 2015
For our first edition of Ask the Network, Credit Builders Alliance responded to frequently asked questions on credit.
Jan 22, 2015
Florida Prosperity Partnership is an Assets & Opportunity Network Lead State Organization.
Dec 4, 2014
Last winter, when we asked Network members which key challenges were inhibiting their effectiveness.
Oct 23, 2014
Developing a Theory of Change for a Stronger Connecticut Asset Building Collaborative.
Oct 2, 2014
Register for “Logic Models: Laying the Foundation for Strong Programs” webinar on Thursday, October 30
Sep 11, 2014
Lending Circles are an award-winning and socially responsible financial product innovation.
Aug 21, 2014
The Oregon IDA Initiative is one of the largest statewide asset-building networks in the country.