2012 Assets Learning Conference

Setting the Stage: Coalition Building through Practitioner and Public Education

September 21, 2012 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Room: Virginia A

Effective public policy begins by building a strong, supportive network. Learn how the Financial Stability Partnership of Northern Nevada (FSPNN) utilized practitioner development and strong public education efforts to build their network in preparation for their policy work. The FSPNN has benefited from the leadership and support of local financial institutions such as Charles Schwab Bank and the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. These partners have utilized a strategic approach, investing in network building by providing training for nonprofits to integrate financial education, peer learning clusters, quarterly learn and share meetings as well as technical assistance and training to stakeholder sectors such as local public schools and social workers.


  • Karen Barsell, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
  • Nancy Brown, Charles Schwab Bank
  • Catherine Marshall, Consultant (Moderator)