As the year 2020 brings the advent of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), rent control and a host of other real estate related items here in California, Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) will introduce Know the Rules of the GameⓇ in full swing. To help people achieve their dreams of financial security and growth, NAWRB will be joining forces with Faith & Community Empowerment (FACE) in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to empower the next generation to manage their assets and build their wealth. The official signing will take place on January 18th, 2020, during the 8th Annual OC Home Fair at Chapman University, hosted by NAWRB Certified Delegate Angie Weeks.
The vision of FACE, formerly KCCD, is to advance the Asian American community’s participation, contribution, and influence through faith-based and community partnerships. Together, the organizations will help each other achieve the individual missions and shared goals of realizing women’s economic growth and increasing diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the housing ecosystem.
Collaboration for the Future
Effective collaboration is a not so secret but underused crucial tool for individuals and communities for economic sustainability. Economic sustainability and sustainable economic growth is essential for the progression of our society and the safeguard for its people.
It is essential that organizations like FACE and NAWRB learn to work together effectively to maximize impact, as opposed to being focused on potential accolades or perceiving organizations with similar goals as competition. As the ultimate goal is encouraging women’s independence and advancement overall, leveraging each other’s resources is the most effective way to get there.
One Mission, One Voice
To produce results as a team, it’s important that organizations identify similar values and goals.
A leading voice for women in the housing ecosystem, NAWRB’s mission is “advancing gender equality, raising the utilization of women-owned businesses and providing women the tools for economic security, stability and sanctuary. We provide one of the most thorough resources for women in the industry, covering a wide-range of topics and issues affecting women in the housing ecosystem from poverty and homeownership to C-suite opportunities and family offices.”
FACE serves as a light and bridge between the Asian American community and the greater community at large by connecting and creating private and public collaboration, maximizing the capacities of faith-based organizations and other community non-profits, increasing access to resources and funds, and assisting low-income individuals and revitalizing neighborhoods.FACE’s mission aligns with NAWRB ’s mission which is to provide women the tools and opportunities for economic growth and expansion, and to promote women-owned businesses. As both organizations hold integral roles in a shared ecosystem, working in a collaborative manner will amplify the voice for women’s issues.
Working Together to Make It Happen
NAWRB and FACE will identify a specific, shared common goals and desired impacts. Both organizations can work together to address economic independence, highlighting the main issues that need to be addressed through conversation, articles, events, and present actionable solutions.
Sharing Marketing Platforms and Resources
NAWRB and FACE can multiply the strength of their voices by joining forces on social media. This will include cross-promotion of social-media campaigns and conferences, for example. Both organizations will leverage resources to amplify messages. When appropriate, they will share access to resources such as training programs and research.
Highlight Thought Leaders
Both organizations will identify thought leaders and outstanding women and highlight their personal stories and achievements through articles, leadership panels, videos, and social media.
Trust is Key
Collaboration is a group, not a singular effort. To make sure shared goals are achieved efficiently and honestly, NAWRB and FACE will ensure that trust is established so that everyone involved feels comfortable sharing resources and information to reach the common goal. NAWRB and FACE will openly and honestly communicate what can and cannot be done, and delegate tasks accordingly.
In addition, the two organizations will establish an appropriate bandwidth for sharing information, being thoughtful about with whom to most effectively share resources and information, while also avoiding being unfairly selective.
Assess the Impact
NAWRB and FACE will review the impact of collaborative efforts on a scheduled basis—bi-annually or annually. Together, the organizations will answer the following questions in their assessment:
- Was the goal met?
- How can we better work together in the future?
- What is the next step going forward?
- How can we build on this?
- Is there another organization we can bring on board?
Upcoming Events & Monthly Education Programs
FACE and NAWRB both provide monthly events with invaluable information that will answer all of your financial literacy and homeownership questions. FACE offers Homebuyer Education Classes, both in-person and online, twice a month in English and Korean. NAWRB has monthly calls for its Consortium members. Stay tuned for special events taking place in March for Women’s History Month and in May for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM).
Register for the OC Home Fair at Chapman University Today!