The NAST Foundation is dedicated to enhancing government officials’ understanding of public financial management and providing educational materials and opportunities to all individuals and/or parties interested in understanding public and personal financial management. Programs and services of the foundation include:
The Symposium brings together newly-elected state treasurers with veteran state treasurers for a comprehensive training focusing on all aspects of treasury management, preparing the participants for success as treasurer. During the peer-to-peer discussions provided at the Symposium, the newly elected officials become better informed about proven programs and practices that will enhance the office of state treasurer in their state.
Since 1995, NAST and the foundation have provided a forum for the education of public finance officials by sponsoring the National Institute for Public Finance. The institute brings together state treasurers and other finance officials for an intensive five-day public finance curriculum, providing crucial insight into current public finance issues and developing the skills required for the future, free from commercial influence. Experienced academicians, state treasurers, and other leaders in public finance form the distinguished faculty for the institute, which is held every two years.
The foundation provides a forum for the exchange of ideas related to state treasury financial literacy initiatives. It also builds partnerships with other organizations in order to make state treasurers aware of resources that can be employed in their personal finance programs for the public.
For more information on NAST’s Financial Literacy Efforts, click here.
State Treasurers and the NAST Foundation began assisting Mexican public finance officials through a cooperative agreement with the United States Agency for International Development in 2005. The foundation will continue this work with an eye towards fostering professional relationships among U.S. state treasurers and Mexican public finance officials; supporting innovation by Mexican public finance officials; exposing Mexican public finance officials to best practices by U.S. state treasurers; and developing a resource bank of U.S. state treasurers and staff for Mexican public finance officials to tap into.