Webinar: Spurring Innovations in Credit Counseling: Lessons from the Smart Growth Innovation Program

*Please note SFCDC is not the organizer of this event.

“Reputable nonprofit credit counseling agencies are available around the country to help consumers worried about unsecured debt. Unfortunately, the nonprofit credit counseling industry is under pressure. Over the past thirty years, regulatory changes, reduced in consumer demand and market competition brought on a wave of consolidations and closures.

To help address these issues, Capital One launched the Smart Growth Innovation Program in 2015. The Program partnered a cohort of credit counseling agencies with Prosperity Now to discover a challenge facing clients, design a set of solutions that might address the challenge, and test the solution to assess its viability.

Please join Prosperity Now for a webinar on Wednesday, July 19 from 3-4:30 pm EDT to learn more about the credit counseling industry and the Smart Growth Innovation Program.

This webinar will feature representatives from Capital One, members of the Prosperity Now Applied Research team and the three nonprofit credit counseling agencies involved in the Smart Growth Project:

  • Clarifi
  • Guidewell Financial Solutions
  • Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota

Join us for this webinar to learn more about innovative ways credit counseling agencies are dealing with challenges facing their clients and their industry!”

 

Register here.

SFCDC Receives Capacity Building Grant

November 14, 2016 –  South Florida Community Development Coalition (SFCDC) receives capacity building grant from the Aspen Institute and JPMorgan Chase. Organizations selected work to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofits in their community.  Catalyst Miami, a member and partner of SFCDC, was also named as a grant recipient. A total of 10 awards, from across the country were made.

Press Release from Aspen Institute.

Photo: 2017 Grant Recipientsaspenjpmc