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Crowdfunding Opening New Savings Channel

Research shows that low-to-moderate income households have limited access to savings for short-term needs and often rely on their social networks when a financial emergency hits. Crowdfunding sites are increasingly being used for pressing financial needs and can be used to expand one’s social networks to raise funds.

House Committee on Financial Services Holds Hearing on American Savings Promotion Act

On Tuesday July 15, the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing on the American Savings Promotion Act (H.R. 3774)

New Save to Win Briefs Released

D2D has released five new briefs outlining the impact of the Save to Win (STW) program from 2009 – 2013.

Prize-linked Savings Featured as an Innovative Solution by Spent: Looking for Change Documentary

Prize-linked savings (PLS) is featured as an action item on the website of Spent: Looking for Change, a documentary about the financially underserved that was released on June 4.

Mobile Apps Team Launches SmallBizDev Hackathons

Small businesses employ tens of millions of Americans and are an engine of economic growth, but they face a number of challenges that threaten their financial stability.

Prize-Linked Savings Named “Top Impact Innovation” By CFSI

The Center for Financial Services Innovations (CFSI) recently named prize-linked savings (PLS) one of the “top impact innovations” as a part of their 10-year anniversary celebration.

Save To Win And Prize-Linked Savings Featured In Bipartisan Policy Center Article

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s recent article “Prize-Linked Savings Accounts are Lotteries with No Losers” features prize-linked savings (PLS) legislation and innovations, including D2D’s Save to Win™.

SaveYourRefund Announces $25K Grand Prize Winner!

At D2D, the tax season ended with the thrilling announcement of the SaveYourRefund $25K winner, Sharon Jones of Austin, TX. Sharon is a mother of two, and plans to use her winnings to for tuition and to transition into her new home.

D2D's Gamification Team Recently Published A New Paper

The Gamification Team at D2D just released a new report:

Timothy Flacke Discusses SaveYourRefund on MSNBC

Doorways to Dreams Executive Director Tim Flacke was recently invited to speak on MSNBC about D2D’s tax-time savings promotion SaveYourRefund. During his interview with Craig Melvin, Flacke explains how SaveYourRefund especially helps low-to-moderate income individuals build financial security at tax time by changing their initial attitudes towards saving money.

Prize-Linked Savings and SaveYourRefund Promotion Featured on NPR

Correspondent for NPR’s All Things Considered, Pam Fessler, recently discussed how D2D’s tax-time prize-linked savings-based promotion, SaveYourRefund, has inspired low-to-moderate income individuals to build their savings.Encouraging people to grow their

Save to Win 2013 Grand Prize Winners Announced!

Save to Win™ has awarded $115,000 in grand prizes to ten lucky individuals this year: six in Michigan, three in Nebraska, and one in North Carolina!

D2D’s SaveYourRefund is Highlighted in MassLive

Robert Rizzuto of The Republican recently featured D2D’s tax-time savings program, SaveYourRefund, in an article on MassLive. Timothy Flacke, D2D’s Executive Director, discussed the impact SaveYourRefund has on its participants.

Now Hiring: Innovation Intern (DC)

Now Hiring: Innovation Intern (DC)

President Obama's State of the Union myRA proposal Builds On D2D's Savings Bond Work

D2D applauds President Obama for announcing a retirement savings product for all Americans, the myRA.  D2D has long recognized the unique power of the US Treasury Department to offer all Americans universally accessible, safe, high value savings tools to build financial security.

Kate McKee Joins D2D Board

We are delighted to announce that veteran financial innovator, policymaker, investor and researcher Kate McKee has joined the D2D Board of Directors, effective immediately.

D2D's Prep for Change Team Publishes New Paper

D2D’s Prep for Change Team has just released a report, The Impact of Prep for Change on Financially Vulnerable Students.

Prize-Linked Savings Featured in The New York Times, CNN, and The Deseret News

The New York Times, CNN Money, and The Deseret News recently featured articles on D2D’s work on prize-linked savings (PLS).  As Americans work to implement resolutions to save more, D2D is excited that the national media attention can share a fun and exciting way to reach those goals.

D2D Co-hosts Panel on Innovative Solutions to Increase Financial Security

On January 14, D2D co-hosted a panel with The Pew Charitable Trusts in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.