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RAISE Texas Summit

Connect to Effect: Building an Equitable Financial Ecosystem for Texans


Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and RAISE Texas

Community leaders, funders, and innovative financial capability experts from across Texas connected March 2–3, 2023 at the RAISE Texas Summit to share and learn about building an equitable financial ecosystem that works for all Texans.


Thursday, March 2
8:00 a.m. Registration and Check-in
8:00 a.m. Asset Funders Network Members Only: Guaranteed Income Pilots in Texas
11:00 a.m. Welcome and Kickoff Keynote

Featured Artist
Joaquín Zihuatanejo, Poet Laureate of Dallas

Keynote—Connect to Effect: Making the Case for a More Connected and Equitable Financial Ecosystem
Dr. Tiffany Manuel, TheCaseMade

12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch – Café Conversation
  • Barriers to Financial Services
  • Predatory Loan Products & Alternatives
  • Virtual Financial Coaching/Counseling
  • Guaranteed Income Programs
  • Texas Legislative Session Immigrant Challenges to Wealth Building
  • What Do Funders Want to See
  • Credit Building Initiatives
  Breakout Sessions
Track 1: Direct Service Human-Centered Design Workshops

Track 2: Capacity Building Workshops for Organizations

Track 3: Financial Innovations in Texas
1:45 p.m. Coaching, Counseling Crisis Assistance Data for Storytelling Workshop with Dr. Tiffany Manuel Innovations in Fines, Fees and Municipal Financial Burdens
3:30 p.m. Creating Effective Feedback Loops Workshop with Listen4Good Strengths-Based Communications Workshop with Dulari Gandhi Innovations in Financial Services
5:00 p.m. Reception: Toast to 15 Years of RAISE Texas
Friday, March 3
8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Plenary: Understanding the Current Financial Ecosystem in Texas
9:20 a.m. Plenary: Connecting with Stories to Change Policies
10:15 a.m. Plenary: Connecting Texans with Digital Equity
11:15 a.m. Spotlight Sessions on New Funding Opportunities for Asset Building
12:00 p.m. Closing Plenary
1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch