For People Who Want to Get Beyond Simple Poverty Solutions

“It’s about honoring the complexity of the experience of people living in poverty, instead of trying to address needs in isolation.” – Brendon Basset, Metropolitan Family Service. What does it takes to increase the financial resilience of our communities and the people we serve? In June, Executive Director Janet Byrd and Financial Innovations Director Jill…

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Increase Your Eugene-area Asset Building Knowledge and Relationships in Just Two Days – for FREE

  Do you live in the Eugene-Springfield area? Have you ever been asked to help a client build a budget? How about helping a client manage their cash-flow issues? What about questions related to getting out of debt, building emergency savings or simple budgeting tips? These questions are asked hundreds of times a day across…

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Four Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Our Regional Asset Building Gatherings

Soon we will launch our Regional Asset Building Gatherings. The two-day events will provide a mix of presentations, conversations, training, skill building and relationship building. Together we will increase the reach and depth of our collective asset building work. Here are four reasons we think you’ll want to attend: Learn how to increase financial security…

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From The Director’s Desk: Financial Capability Month

April is Financial Capability Month. There’s been so much going on at NP already this year that I feel like we’ve had a head start to take a big picture look at what is happening all across the state to support Oregonians in building a firmer financial foundation. Our heads and hearts are full of…

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March 2016: Links Worth Clicking

Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite articles from March 2016. See what else we’re sharing on Twitter. Matthew Desmond, a sociologist at Harvard and author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” penned an essay about his recent work on evictions Make sure you tune into CFED.org for their month-long campaign…

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Have Better Conversations About Money With Clients So They Can Succeed

By Laina Green, Financial Capability Manager I was at a recent training in Medford. Facilitator Elena Fracchia of United Way Lane County led the group in an activity called “good debt, bad debt.” The group did a sit down stand up exercise choosing whether certain types of debt were deemed to be “good” or “bad.”…

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