News & Events

Financial Security Day – June 12, 2018

Join us on June 12 for the North Carolina Assets Alliance’s first ever Financial Security Day at the Legislature. We will focus on the needs of low-income people and how public investments build financial stability. To register, go to

New demographics of North Carolina – August 16, 2018

Save the date! On August 16th we will host the Culture of Savings event at the North Carolina Rural Center. Our speaker this year is Rebecca Tippett from the UNC Demography Center. She will examine the new demographics of North Carolina and identify the top five trends influencing change.

Pathways to Prosperity, October 11-12, 2017

Join us at the NC Rural Center to hear from experts from around the country. This year’s theme is “Integrating Inclusive Community Development and Financial Capability”; check back here for updates on the agenda.

We will be hosting experts on inclusive economies, and asset-development strategies that build community and household security. Tom Shapiro will be with us at the keynoter on October 12 to discuss his new book: Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future.

Register Now

March Upward to Financial Stability

Register now for the March Upward to Financial Stability train-the-trainer events in Raleigh, Boone, Fayetteville and Charlotte.  For more information visit:

Thinking of volunteering?

Become a member of our Financial Opportunity Corp and be matched with a client seeking a financial coach. We provide the training, and you provide the time, estimated at one hour every two weeks for up to six months.  Interested? Contact Donna Gallagher.

Register today for the Culture of Savings Luncheon

“Beyond Trickle Down: How Inclusive Community Development Strategies can Engage and Benefit Low-income Residents”

We are delighted to have an outstanding panel for our program who will discuss how communities find the right combination of strategies, policies, and investment to grow local economies and build prosperity for all.

Our panel will discuss existing community development challenges and ways to generate prosperity for low-income residents. The focus of our discussion in on ways that community develop can catalyze the parallel goals of poverty reduction, asset development, and economic growth.

Register Now!

Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Christopher Chung, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Brian Dabson, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, School of Government
Tracey Greene-Washington, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Patrick Woodie, North Carolina Rural Center

Thanks to our sponsors, the event is free. Space is limited, and we would like an accurate lunch count, so RSVP today.

Upward to Financial Stability North Carolina Asset-Building Resource Guide

The Upward to Financial Stability North Carolina Asset-Building Resource Guide provides our residents with local, state, and national resources to assist them in their progress toward financial stability. Included in the guide are financial security strategies and definitions of services. Visit our Resources page to download your free copy. Many thanks to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities for their support in compiling this Guide.

Download the Guide

Upward to Financial Stability – Raleigh, Greenville, Asheville and Charlotte

Upward to Financial Stability: Join us and the National Disability Institute for a FREE, two-day train-the-trainer event designed to provide practitioners, service professionals and self-advocates an understanding of how individuals with disabilities can become more self-sufficient, less dependent on benefits and build a better financial future that promotes choice and greater community participation.

Raleigh – March 29 and 30
Greenville – March 31 and April 1
Asheville – April 5 and 6
Charlotte – April 7 and 8

To register, visit

Sponsored by the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities

Collaborative’s 2015 #GIVINGTUESDAY Campaign

This year will be the first time that The Collaborative has participated in the #GivingTuesday campaign, a global initiative to support a variety of worthy charitable causes.  Look for  updates about our work on our Facebook page and like us if you haven’t already. You can also follow us on Twitter: @cultureofsavngs

We are out to change financial insecurity in North Carolina and envision a state where everyone has the ability to rise up the economic ladder, with financial education and savings opportunities available in all 100 counties.  We emphasize the importance of assets for all working families, so you can plan for tomorrow, withstand downturns in income or major expenses, and avoid the debt traps of high-cost consumer loans.

We hope that you will help us reach our goal of $5,000 by the end of this year.  Register here to virtually participate in our #GivingTuesday campaign.

Pathways to Prosperity 2015

Carolina 20/20
October 13-14, 2015
Embassy Suites, Cary, NC

With North Carolina’s 20 year history of asset-building, how can we best build financial capability for all over the next 20 years? Join us for our sixth biennial conference. We are offering sessions and training tracks to build financial capability across the lifespan. Register now.

Make your hotel reservations by September 20th to receive the special conference rate.

Questions call or email Donna Gallagher at 919-212-4267.