Issue Papers

The Financial Stability Partnership Group informs their work with community conversations and expert knowledge.  While a complex and dynamic issue, financial stability has been extensively researched by United Way Worldwide and partnering organizations.  They have compiled data and identified five major challenenges to families becoming financially stable, each of which have been outlined in the following issue papers.  Click on the following links to download copies of the United Way Worldwide issue papers:


Additional Resources

The Financial Stability Partner Group is alwasy seeking additional resources that help to move our work forward.  Click on the links below to learn more about these resources.  Have a suggestion?  E-mail

  • The Cliff Effect: A groundbreaking report by the Indiana Institute for Working Families on how our current benefit structure can hinder the drive toward self-sufficiency.
  • Collective Impact: Article by the Huffington Post on the challenge of collective impact in the non-profit sector.
  • Harwood Story Lens: Tool provided by the Harwood Institute that outlines the importance of telling the story of community change.  By telling honest stories the community can begin to think about itself differently.