26 October

Serving the Underserved So That They Might Help Themselves

The Bold Goals Coalition’s Financial Services Network (FSN) partners with eight nonprofit financial service providers to help people in Central Alabama achieve financial stability. During the next several months, these messages will feature members of the FSN Steering Committee as they highlight these partners’ incredible work, and offer their perspectives on the impact of the […]

29 September

Creating Multi-Cultural Financial Services

The Bold Goals Coalition’s Financial Services Network (FSN) partners with eight nonprofit financial service providers to help people in Central Alabama achieve financial stability. During the next several months, these messages will feature members of the FSN Steering Committee as they highlight these partners’ incredible work, and offer their perspective on the impact of the […]

25 August

Financial Stability and Housing Stability Go Hand-in-Hand

The Bold Goals Coalition’s Financial Services Network (FSN) partners with eight nonprofit financial service providers to help people in Central Alabama achieve financial stability. During the next several months, these messages will feature members of the FSN Steering Committee as they highlight these partners’ incredible work, and offer their perspective on the impact of the […]

19 July

Learning to Be Financially Independent Pays Big Dividends

Initiative and incentive make for a powerful combination. In fact, it’s proving to be the driving force that’s enabling some low-to-moderate-income individuals in our region to accomplish more than they may have ever thought possible. The initiative, of course, comes from within. But the incentive is coming from an innovative program called the Individual Development […]

28 June

Bankers Help Lead the Way to Financial Stability

Did you know that more than one-third of households in Central Alabama are considered financially unstable? Through the Bold Goals Financial Services Network (FSN), we are actively working to overcome this challenge by aligning our community’s resources so that every person in Central Alabama has an opportunity to achieve financial stability. Recognizing the importance of […]

27 April

Mining Data To Help Resolve Financial Instability

Mining Data To Help Resolve Financial Instability

The Bold Goals Financial Services Network (FSN) is a collaboration of financial services providers that is focused on moving low-income people from crisis situations to financial stability. The current network members are Gateway, Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity, Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham, Salvation Army-Birmingham Area Command, United Way of Central Alabama Financial Stability Program, […]

28 March

Creating Synergy Among Financial Service Providers

Last week the Bold Goals Financial Services Steering Committee met to provide direction and oversight to the Bold Goals network of financial services providers. United Way of Central Alabama was happy to announce to the committee members that we have contracted with the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) to help us more effectively […]

16 November

Growing the Bold Goals Financial Services Network

The Bold Goals Financial Services Network (FSN) recently finished compiling baseline financial data with the intent to build a better system of financial literacy services, particularly to low-income people and those at-risk for predatory lending practices. After receiving feedback on this data from the FSN Steering Committee in late September 2016, the Network Team is […]

25 July

The Financial Stability Workgroup Refocused and Regrouped as the Financial Services Network

The Financial Stability Workgroup refocused and regrouped as the Financial Services Network with the intent to build a better system of financial literacy services, particularly to low-income people and those at-risk for predatory lending practices. The goals and metrics for this group are more programmatic and based on the necessity to better understand the financial […]

20 October

Financial Stability Leadership

Ms. Lesley McClure of the Federal Reserve Bank has not only co-chaired the Bold Goals Financial Stability Workgroup since its inception but hosted the original Community Leaders Roundtable gatherings that were held at the FED approximately 3 years ago. It was through these early meetings that the Bold Goals Coalition emerged as an idea. Lesley was one […]