Webinar Archives

Webinar Archives

Over a period of five years the SMDP webinars brought together expert practitioners from all over the globe for an hour of learning, discussion and solid ideas for building strong microfinance, Savings Groups, and social enterprise programs. Our archive contains recordings and supporting documents for thirty-seven of these webinars which are free and available for your use as training tools, to refresh your own skills or to share with others. 

Presentation recordings, PDFs and related documents for past webinars can be found here. Please click on "Read more" to view these resources for previous webinars. View a master  list of all SMDP webinars from 2012 to 2016 SMDP here.

The Impact of Savings Groups Plus: What Evidence Do We Need?

Wednesday,  November 16, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. (EDT)

Guest Presenters: John Schiller,  Jennine Carmichael and Megan Gash

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Read SEEP Publication: A Practitioner-Led Research Agenda for Savings Groups

Beyond Savings Groups, Can Income Smoothing Increase School Attendance and Educational Quality? 

Wednesday,  October 5, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. (EDT)

Guest Presenters: John Schiller,  Stuart Cameron and Karen Moore

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Read PLAN Savings Groups and Education Investment Resource Document
Read PLAN Savings Groups and Education Investment Resource Brief 

Advocacy and Savings Groups, Working for Broader Impact

Wednesday,  August 24, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. (EDT)

Guest Presenters: John Schiller,  Leila Asrari, Michel Kanhonou and Stella Tungaraza

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Giving it all away: The Full-Empowerment Model of Traning Savings Groups

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. (EDT)

Guest Presenters: John Schiller and Paul Rippey

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Sustainable Development Goals and Savings Groups: Designing for Impact Beyond Financial Inclusion

Wednesday, May 11, 2016  - 10:00 a.m. (EDT) 

Guest Presenters: John Schiller, Stefanie Conrad and Amanda Lundy

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Equal Rights for All Children - Drivers and Barriers of Change 

Impact Area Overview - The Right to Economic Security 

Banking on Change Youth Savings Group Model

Working with Out-of-School Youth through Savings Groups for Economic Empowerment
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. 
Guest Presenter: John Schiller and Patrick Ssebbowa

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Enterprise Your Life - One Pager

Banking on Change Youth Savings Group Model - March 2016

Celebrating International Women’s Day – Unlocking the Power of Girls
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 10:00 a.m
Guest Presenters: Sulemana Gbana, Shirley Acquah and John Schiller

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We Make the Road by Walking, Using a Systems Approach for Savings Group Program Design

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:00am 
Guest Presenters: Nanci Lee
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The Promise of Social Franchising to meet critical human needs in business savvy ways 
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.  EST (GMT - 5)
Bill Maddocks
Scott Hillstrom, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of The HealthStore Foundation
Julie McBride, Senior Consultant for Michael H. Seid & Associates, LLC (MSA)

Designing for Impact
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:30 a.m.  EST (GMT - 5)
Jessie Tientcheu, Deputy Programs, Freedom from Hunger

The Business of Doing Good, Book Discussion
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. 
Anton Simanowitz, Co-Author of The Business of Doing Good

Microfinance Transparency, Its Orgin, Impact and the Future
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. 
Chuck Waterfield, Microfinance Transparency

Understanding and Adapting to Complex Markets
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. 
Mary Morgan

Savings Groups: Building Scale and Impact through Adaptation and Experimentation
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. 
Nanci Lee


Raising Capital for Good Ideas in Development
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EST (GMT - 5)
Drew Tulchin, Social Enterprise Associates

Shariah-compliant microfinance.What and where is it, and what can it teach the rest of us?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EST (GMT -5)
Malcolm Harper, Carsey Fellow and Cranfield School of Management

Processes and Tools for Implementing a Private Service Provider (PSP) Project
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT (GMT -5)
marc bavois, Catholic Relief Services

The Business Solution to Poverty
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Mal Warwick, Co-author, The Business Solution to Poverty, and former chair, Social Venture Network

Deepening our Understanding of Markets: Informal Regulations in the BEE (Business Enabling Environment)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT (GMT -5)
Mary Morgan, MMorgan Consulting

Unraveling the Mysteries of Microfinance Interest Rates
Thursday, June  19, 2014 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST (GMT - 5)
Churck Waterfield, CEO Mifrofinance Transparency (MFT)

Social Enteprise and the Quadruple Bottom Line
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST (GMT -5)
Drew Tulchin, Social Enterprise Associates

What's Next for Savings Groups?
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST (GMT -5)
Paul Rippey, SavingsRevolution.org

Unraveling the Mysteries of Microfinance Interest Rates
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT -5)
Chuck Waterfield, Microfinance Transparency

MEDA's Approach to Pro-Poo Value Chain and Enterprise Development
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT -5)
Ann Gordon, Senior Consultant/Project Manager, MEDA

Microconsignment: Enterprise Development and Good Living at Your Door Step
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT -5)
Greg Van Kirk, Community Enterprise Solutions
Fiona Wilson, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability, Paul School of Business, University of New Hampshire

Savings Groups at the Frontier Book Conversation
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT -4)
Candace Nelson
Jeffrey Ashe
Kim Wilson

Vulnerability: the State of Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2013
Wednesday, February 26, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST (GMT -5)
Larry R. Reed
Chandra Ghosh
Luisa Brunori

Everything You've Always Wanted To Know About Savings Groups Web-Based Management Information Systems (but were afraid to ask)
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST (GMT -5)
Hugh Allen, Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program Ghana, VSL Associates

Bringing Back Balanced Performance Management to Microfinance 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST (GMT -5)
Kinfemichel Yibkaw Abraha, Senior Social Performance Management Officer, Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMI)


Predictions on the Future of Microfinance
November, 2012
Michael Swack, Director, The Center for Impact  Finance, The Carsey School of Public Policy

Financial Education on the Pathway to Financial Inclusion
October, 2012
Candace Nelson, Senior Technical Advisor, Microfinance Opportunities

Savings Groups as a Platform for Other Development Interventions
August, 2012
Paul Rippey, SavingsRevolution.org

Principles for Successfully Engaging with Lead Firms in Value Chain Development
July, 2012
Katie Turner, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

Successful Strategies for Reaching the Very Poorest
May, 2012
Jan Maes, SEEP Poverty Outreach Working Group

Mircofinance Interest Rates: What's 'reasonsable' and does it matter?
April, 2012
Malcolm Harper, Cranfield School of Management

Self Financed Communities: Exploring Innovative Models for Building Assets and Social Capital
March, 2012
Dr. Jean Claude Rodriguez-Ferra, Association for Self-Financed Communities (ACAF)

A Primer on Youth-Inclusive Financial Services
January, 2012
Veronica Torres, Making Cents International



Bill Maddocks