America Saves Week

February 23 - 28, 2015 is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

Non-Profits and Government

Each year, hundreds of Non-Profits and Government Agencies reach out and develop new partnerships to encourage people to save automatically and make sure their employees have savings accounts and are saving and investing effectively with the retirement and savings plans they offer. Check out the free resources below to help your customers/employees save and sign up to participate in this nation-wide movement today

Click here to see the full list of participating organizations.

The Week is an Opportunity to: 

  • Partner with VITA and tax preparation sites to promote the week and have them encourage their clients to automatically save part of their tax refund
  • Hold community events and activities to promote saving and wealth building. Learn more.
  • Volunteer to make presentations, host exhibits, and help staff events. Learn more.
  • Communicate with members in person (e.g., at religious services or chapter meetings), through publications (e.g., bulletins and newsletter, ) by email, and through social media to promote saving. Learn more.
  • Feature the products and services you provide to your employees that help people build wealth and encourage employees to Pledge to Save. Learn more.
  • Develop new partnerships to encourage people to save automatically. Learn more.

Ready to Help Others Save?

Step 1:
Sign Up
Step 2:
Download Materials
Step 3:
Track Your Impact

How Non-Profits and Government Agencies Have Participated

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched a workplace savings campaign called CFPB Saves. CFPB Saves encourages CFPB employees to save – and save automatically through payroll deductions. CFPB hopes CFPB Saves will become an example for other employers across the country to promote savings, not only during America Saves Week, but all year long.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) hosted a national webinar to encourage financial institutions to participate in America Saves Week.
  • More than 500 registered, including representatives from more than 400 financial institutions. While the webinar was marketed to financial institutions via the FDIC subscriptions email list, other organizations also registered including other federal regulatory agencies, community groups, state and local governments, non-profits, and researchers. The webinar led to a significant increase in participation by financial institutions in America Saves Week.

Center for Public Policy Priorities

  • Held a Facebook savings tips contest during America Saves Week, encouraging organizations around the state to participate by re-posting their savings tips. Thirteen organizations participated in the contest enabling them to share savings tips with over 2,000 individuals.

Green River Asset Building Coalition

  • Greeters at their tax sites encouraged people to use their tax returns to purchase savings bonds
  • 20% of their tax filers began using savings bonds

Did You Know?

  • Over 300,000 people have made a personal commitment to save $34 Million by joining America Saves.
  • Over 1/5 of all eligible employees do not participate—at all—in their company’s retirement savings plan. (Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute and Mathew Greenwald & Associates, Inc., Retirement Confidence Survey)
  • Employees who learn how to effectively manage their benefits are more empowered, more engaged, and more satisfied with their compensation, benefits and overall jobs. (Source: financialfinesse.com)

 

Together we can encourage people to take financial action through saving, debt reduction, and wealth building!