Conference Planning Team

State coalition leaders from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio host the biennial Midwest Asset Building Conference. State leaders will bring together representation from their respective memberships to share ideas, make peer connections and learn from some of the leading minds in the asset building and financial empowerment fields.


Illinois Asset Building Group

The Illinois Asset Building Group (IABG) is a statewide coalition committed to expanding access to the tools families need to build financially secure futures. We advocate for policy and program solutions that address the growing racial wealth divide, and we provide technical assistance to help organizations across Illinois build and strengthen their financial empowerment programs.  IABG is a project of Heartland Alliance.

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Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network

The Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network is a statewide coalition that creates learning opportunities for community leaders, advocates on policies that affect low-to-moderate income families, and builds capacity for organizations aimed to increase financial stability. It is co-led by Prosperity Indiana and the Indiana Institute for Working Families (IIWF). 


Community Economic Development Association of Michigan

CEDAM is a nonprofit trade association serving the community economic development (CED) industry in Michigan. CEDAM supports its diverse membership to create vibrant, sustainable and resilient communities. We enhance locally-driven efforts through high quality training, technical assistance, capacity building and policy advocacy.


Minnesota Asset Building Coalition

The Minnesota Asset Building Coalition (MABC) was formed in 2014 to advocate for policies that provide the opportunity for financially fragile Minnesotans to build wealth and climb the economic ladder.  Smart asset building policies lead to more financially healthy households, increased economic activity in local communities, and a stronger and more robust state economy. Comprised of 131 member organizations from rural, suburban, and urban communities across Minnesota, MABC operates under the shared principle of embedding racial, ethnic, and geographical equity and inclusion into organizational development, issue development and policy advocacy.


ohio cdc association

The Ohio CDC Association is a statewide membership organization that fosters vibrant neighborhoods and improve the quality of life in all communities through advocacy and capacity building of our member organizations.  OCDCA envisions a community development environment that comprehensively improves life opportunities for all residents.  To do this, OCDCA  has identified five critical initiatives where we strive to provide support for our members.  Those initiatives are: affordable housing, community economic development, food access, community engagement and financial empowerment.