Membership

Benefits of Membership

 

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is the leading voice of innovation in microfinance and microbusiness in the United States. By joining AEO, you become part of an active and diverse network of organizations and individuals working together to create economic opportunity for entrepreneurs in low-wealth communities. Through AEO resources and benefits, you’ll stay on top of the latest news, trends and insights, and be connected to the policymakers, philanthropists and other influencers that can support and impact your work.

Benefits of joining AEO include:

 

  • Discounted registration to the AEO National Conference.
  • Participation in the TILT Forward Network, the largest and most diverse network of CDFIs and non-profits committed to innovation, testing and learning in order to create solutions that better serve Main Street businesses. TILT Forward Network members have access to Project CUE's referral marketplace, DreamFund's capital portfolio, and Reimagining Technical Assistance's resources.
  • Help with your funding efforts, including relevant market data and industry insights to help inform your proposals, introductions to potential funders and letters of support from AEO. 
  • Policy support, including advocacy alerts and training, as well as help arranging meetings with Administration and Congressional offices.
  • Subscription to the AEO Weekly Update e-newsletter, alerting you to the latest news from AEO, members and partners, as well as stories of interest to industry leaders in the field of microbusiness.
  • Opportunities to write articles for the AEO website, participate on AEO webinars, or submit items for inclusion in the AEO Weekly Updatee-newsletter.
  • The chance to engage and collaborate with AEO's extensive member and partner network. 

For a complete list of member benefits click here.

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AEO offers a tiered membership structure with benefits and value designed to meet your organization's needs.

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Featured Member

Bankable

Member Since: June 2017

Bankable is a nonprofit lender that seeks to create opportunities for all entrepreneurs in Indiana by providing access to capital, financial education, and economic resources to build healthy small businesses. Bankable, formerly known as the Flagship Enterprise Center’s Loan Program, is a brand under Flagship Enterprise Center, a nonprofit incubator dedicated to starting and growing local businesses in areas where economic downturn has impacted families and communities harshly. Bankable was launched in 2010, is a certified SBA microlender, SBA Community Advantage Lender, and CDFI that has made more than 600 loans totaling over $19 million to businesses.

 

For more information on how Bankable is serving small businesses, visit bankable.org