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CFED Presenting at Grassroots & Groundwork Conference

By Ethan Geiling on 04/06/2012 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: Assets & Opportunity Initiative, Events

CFED, in partnership with Rural Dynamics Inc. and Lakota Funds, will be presenting at the fifth national Grassroots & Groundwork conference, from June 6-8 in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The conference is devoted to showcasing innovative models and tools organizations across the country are using to help low-income people build sustainable prosperity. This year’s conference, centered around the theme “Working Together to Reduce Poverty and Build Prosperity,” will bring together upwards of 450 people from nonprofits, government agencies, educational organizations, anti-poverty programs and funding agencies.

Our 70-minute breakout session will highlight emerging collaborative public policy work and invite participants to take part in a movement for collaborative impact. Specifically, it will highlight the Assets and Opportunity Network, a national movement-oriented collaboration of state, local and tribal coalitions, as well as general members working to expand the reach and deepen the impact of strategies to help families become financially secure and build assets for the future. Session participants will discuss opportunities to build effective policy advocacy strategies in collaboration with others locally, in the region, and across the nation.

To find out more about our presentation and the conference, visit


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