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CFSI Pre-Conference Workshops Announced

By Sean Luechtefeld on 09/08/2010 @ 02:52 PM

Tags: ALC 2010

Future of Financial Services

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 9:00 – 10:15 AM, Washington 5

In this nationwide moment of economic uncertainty, envisioning the future of financial services is critical to ensuring that the asset-building field will continue to have a meaningful impact in the lives of low-income consumers. With the generous support of the Mott Foundation, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) is leading a research effort to identify and examine the key trends facing the financial services industry over the next 10 years, providing a foundation for rich dialogue and strategy development among all participants who have an impact on the lives of the financially underserved.

In this pre-conference session, CFSI will:

  • Present its preliminary research findings
  • Discuss their implications for the asset-building field
  • Provide recommendations for future action

The headlining speaker for this Pre-Conference Session will be Joshua Sledge, Innovation Analyst at CFSI. No registration is required, but space is limited, so arrive on time to guarantee your seat.

Financial Capability Innovation Fund Bidders Meeting

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Washington 5

On September 1, 2010, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the leading national expert on the underbanked, released a new request for proposals (RFP) to its Financial Capability Innovation Fund seeking new and improved nonprofit-led projects that promote the financial capability of low-income, underserved consumers. CFSI will award $1.25-$1.5 million total to 4-6 leading nonprofit innovators with the average award size ranging from $200,000-$300,000. To learn more about this funding opportunity and to download the RFP, visit

CFSI is hosting a Bidders Meeting at CFED’s Asset Learning Conference to review the RFP and to answer questions from potential applicants. Space may be limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. To register to attend, go to Speakers will include Sarah Gordon, Senior Relationship Manager at CFSI.


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