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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

Connect with your peers, community leaders, funders, and innovative financial capability experts from across Texas to share and learn about building an equitable financial ecosystem that works for all Texans.

Who Should Attend

Nonprofit service providers, banks and credit unions, foundations, employers, fintech industry representatives, community development organizations, local government, and workforce development groups


March 2–3, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
2200 North Pearl Street
Dallas, Texas 75201


Register online.

Check back for hotel information and agenda.


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. TBD workshop for financial coaches/counselors and service providers 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