• Allston Brighton CDC
  • Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee
  • Cambridge Housing Authority
  • Codman Square NDC
  • EMPath
  • Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
  • Heading Home
  • Homeowner's Rehab, Inc
  • Jewish Vocational Services
  • Lawrence Community Works
  • MAHA (Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance)
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Quaboag Valley CDC
  • Somerville Community Corporation
  • Springfield Partners for Community Action
  • The Community Builders Inc.
  • The Neighborhood Developers
  • Asian Community Development Corporation
  • Compass Working Capital
  • Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • One Family Inc.
  • Travelers Aid Family Services
  • 1199SEIU Massachusetts
Our Work

Sharing Best Practices

Midas enhances the quality and reach of financial capability programs and policies through mutual education, training, convening, and research.

A major inititative of Midas' is the MassSaves coalition. The MassSaves coalition is comprised of public and private stakeholders focused on improving the quality and delivery of financial education across the state at every stage of life. MassSaves members create and share financial education and resources, plan trainings and events, including the annual statewide summit on financial education, and advocate for initiatives and policies that financially empower families.

Below are recent convenings and trainings that highlight the expansiveness of our network, our leadership within the field, and depth of our impact.

  • June 12, 2018 - Midas Member Meeting - Midas convened member and partner organizations from across the state at Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) to hear about resources and tools from Commonwealth and Harbor Mortgage Solutions, Inc. Commonwealth shared their design process in creating and testing games for financially vulnerable populations, their suite of Financial Entertainment games, and demo Ramp It Up, a gamified college financial readiness app. Harbor Mortgage Solutions shared information on the FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, which is a line of credit that allows older (62y or better) homeowners to tap a portion of their housing wealth to enable them to age in place. 
  • April 27, 2018 - The MassSaves Financial Health and Wellness Summit - Midas hosted with MassSaves partners the 10th annual Summit at Framingham State University. Learn more here.
  • April 3, 2018 - Midas Member Webinar -  Midas convened member organizations from across the state to learn about the ACLU's recent report, A Pound of Flesh: The Criminalization of Private Debt. Members heard from partners, Greater Boston Legal Services and Prosperity Now, on solutions to safeguarde consumers from the debt trap and build support for legislation such as the Debt Collections Fairness Act to provide transparency to the debt repayment process. 
  • January 30, 2018 - CFPB Financial Empowerment Toolkit Training - Midas led at a statewide training hosted by the United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley as part of the Financial Empowerment Learning Institute series, with support from Citizens Bank.
  • December 12, 2017 - Family Money: Intergenerational and Financial Education for Immigrant Communities - Midas and the United Way Mass Bay invited the CFPB to provide trainings on these two topics for practitioners in the field. 
  • September 18, 2017 - CFPB Financial Empowerment Toolkit TrainingMidas led at a statewide training hosted by the United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley as part of the Financial Empowerment Learning Institute series, with support from Citizens Bank.
  • September 12, 2017 - Midas Member Meeting - Midas convened member organizations from across the state to connect, learn, and collaborate. Members heard from the Society of Grownups about the benefits of financial planning.
  • June 21, 2017 - CFPB Financial Empowerment Toolkit Training - Midas led a day-long targeted training in Worcester for DHCD housing counselors across the state, on how to use the CFPB’s Financial Empowerment Toolkit.
  • June 13, 2017 - Midas Member Meeting - Midas convened member organizations from across the state to connect, learn, and collaborate. Members heard from the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office highlighted best practices and tips to purchase a car safely and avoid falling into the predatory car loan trap. The United Way Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley also shared information about their upcoming event, Project Homeless Connect, addressing family homelessness.  
  • April 28, 2017 - Building & Safeguarding Your Financial Future - Statewide Summit hosted by MassSaves, a program of Midas, focused on improving the quality and delivery of financial education at every stage of life. 
  • March 23, 2017 - Financial Planning & Asset Building - Midas led at a statewide training hosted by the United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley as part of the Financial Empowerment Learning Institute series, with support from Citizens Bank
  • March 1 & 2, 2017 - Midas hosted four focus groups on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) financial education tools. Financial educators from various backgrounds reviewed the auto lending tool and financial well-being scale, sharing their insight on improvements needed and how they could utilize the tools to serve their clients
  • February 23, 2017 - Policy Round Table - Midas convened a discussion with nonprofits, higher education institutions, and faith leaders on policy priorities, various levels of engagement, and next steps to broadening our support and impact for low and moderate income families
  • December 13, 2016 - Midas presented a training of trainers at Boston Private Bank on Best Practices in Designing & Delivering Financial Education Workshops. 40+ trainers, direct service providers, and others learned how to combine adult learning research, methodology, and curriculum in a learner-centered design. Sponsored by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Citizens Bank
  • October 18, 2016 - Integrating the "Your Money, Your Goals" Toolkit Into Your Work - Introductory training by Midas that provided essential information, practice, and tips on how to integrate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau toolkit for the use of financial coaches, case workers, and other human service professionals in various roles to support integrating financial education into their one-on-one work with clients
  • April 13, 2016 - “Financial Planning & Asset Building.” Midas presented at a statewide training hosted by the United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley as part of the Financial Empowerment Learning Institute series, with support from Citizens Bank
  • March 18, 2016 - "Building Financial Foundations - A Financial Capability Summit for K-College Educators, Practitioners and Supporters." Statewide summit hosted by MassSaves, a program of Midas, focused on a broad multi-generational approach to understanding the context for financial capability and improving financial capabilities in diverse communities
  • March 15, 2016 -  “Providing Financial Capability Services to Special Populations & Targeted Resources to Help.” Midas presented at a statewide training hosted by the United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley as part of the Financial Empowerment Learning Institute series, with support from Citizens Bank
  • March 3, 2016 -  “Game of Life, Money Edition: Foundation of Personal Finance” – Midas led Part 2 of a MBHP training
  • January 21, 2016 - New Partnership Meeting & Training for Planners - Midas convened a meeting and training with the Financial Planning Association of Mass. focused on providing access to quality financial planning services for Mass. families
  • Archived Information on Convenings Prior to 2016