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Crowdfunding
Focus Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Drew Tulchin
Date: September 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:

Crowdfunding is defined as the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a venture. It is an increasingly utilized channel for organizations, businesses, housing, and individuals in need of capital. This online funding tool has the potential to bridge a gap for valuable projects in isolated Tribal communities with the mainstream economy wishing to support good works.

This interactive webinar will explain the basics of how to organize and strategically implement a successful crowdfunding campaign. Participants will learn about pros and cons of raising money online, situations best suited for crowdfunding, basic legal considerations, and steps to get started.

Course Objectives:
• Define and explain crowdfunding;
• Understand the possibilities and limitations of this funding tool;
• Explore the different types of models;
• Gain familiarity with some of the different online platforms available;
• Learn best practices to apply to participant’s own crowdfunding campaign by reviewing case
study examples with first-hand knowledge in Indian Country.

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Start: September 16, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Promoting Financial Literacy in Tribal Communities
Training Area: Community Development
Instructor: Drew Tulchin
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
Native American people have some of the lowest average credit scores in the U.S. This negatively affects individuals’ and communities’ efforts to access capital, increase wealth and build resources. Financial literacy is a fundamental building block for local economic development. It is an important stabilizer for families to stay in homes and improve their financial situation.

This “Train the Trainer” type webinar will cover strategies for promoting financial literacy among Tribal members. It will share information on a range of curriculum. Participants will be given tools to conduct financial literacy workshops and trainings within their own communities.

Course Objectives:
• Comprehend the fundamentals of financial literacy and why it is important;
• Explore practical strategies for building financially literate communities with materials
that are relevant to Native American people and Tribal communities;
• Expose opportunities for credit building and home ownership for Tribal members;
• Understand the role of financial literacy within a holistic strategy for economic
development.

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Start: September 18, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 18, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Buying a Home
Training Area: Housing
Instructor: Ben Ray III
Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
Making the home ownership decision can be tough! Make it easier by reviewing the steps to buying a home. This webinar will teach you how to prepare for this great financial investment by reviewing how to save for a down payment, maximize your credit score, and develop a plan for future expenses!

Course Objectives:
• Learn how your down payment will affect your purchase;
• Discuss what kind of home loans are available;
• Highlight other types of housing assistance you may qualify for, Tribal, VA, etc.;
• Take advantage of a buyers market;
• Learn research tools to help you select the right home.

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Start: September 24, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 24, 2014 3:00 pm
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