January 12, 2017
The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) is writing to let you know of our 2017 ONAC Membership Drive. We invite you to join our coalition as a member. Your support helps us to be a sustainable coalition.
Beyond our Native asset building coalition in Oklahoma, there are few other such Native coalitions in the country. ONAC’s first priority is to serve tribes, Native nonprofits, and other supporters in Oklahoma. Given the lack of other Native asset building coalitions near us, and around the country, we also invite those interested in Native asset building, outside of Oklahoma, to join our listserv and to participate in our conferences, webinars, and peer learning calls, given the need for such information in other Native communities.
The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) represents a consortium of Oklahoma tribes and partners interested in establishing asset-building initiatives and programs in Native communities, for the purpose of creating greater opportunities for economic self-sufficiency of tribal citizens. Our coalition is a 501(c)(3) and is Native-led.
ONAC members might engage in any of the following asset-building efforts: financial education programs, Individual Development Account programs, Child Savings Account programs, entrepreneurship activities, homeownership assistance programs, credit repair and credit building programs, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) outreach, foreclosure prevention programs, microenterprise development programs, family emergency savings accounts, and other communal asset-building activities, etc.
Such members might also be seeking funding for asset-building projects; evaluating asset-building programs; drafting case studies highlighting best practices and lessons learned; addressing asset-building policies with tribal leaders, Native non-profits, and at local, state, and national levels; and engaging in peer learning and sharing.
An Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition Conference to be held annually. This year our conference will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, OK. More information to follow.
Opportunities to connect to Native and non-Native asset building practitioners in Oklahoma, and around the country, for partnership.
Free asset building program design and implementation technical assistance (TA) and training (a value worth $5,000 to $20,000, per tribe and/or Native nonprofit, depending upon their TA needs).
Administrative policy guidance requests to federal programs(such as our request for information about Tribal TANF, asset limits, Children’s Savings Accounts and emergency savings accounts, etc.)
Your support helps Native families to build assets. We invite you to join as a coalition member. All membership donations are fully tax deductible as no goods or services are provided in exchange.
To join as a member, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Finsel, ONAC Executive Director, at (405) 401-7873 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your support of the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition Inc.!