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It Takes A Village To Create Sustained Institutional Change Article It Takes A Village To Create Sustained Institutional Change In this HuffingtonPost article, President & CEO Mike Wilson shares his thoughts on how community leaders and businesses can take an active role in building a diverse and inclusive community for all. 2019 Leadership Summit Materials Leadership Summit Series 2019 Leadership Summit Materials If speakers from the 2019 Leadership Summit have elected to share their materials, you can access them here. Annual Mortgage Conference Offers Something for Everyone Article Annual Mortgage Conference Offers Something for Everyone After each year's conference we ask our attendees a number of questions to help us move towards continuous improvement. We usually keep these results to ourselves, but this year we thought it would be fun to share them with everyone. Q2 2019 Economic Update Article Q2 2019 Economic Update Each quarter our Member Strategies Team takes an in-depth look at the economic issues facing the nation while providing a unique commentary on the effects they may have on our members. Quick Reference Guide for Completing your Community Investment Advance (CIA) Application Article Quick Reference Guide for Completing your Community Investment Advance (CIA) Application Three key things to remember when completing a Community Investment Application. Material Adverse Events: When and How to Report Article Material Adverse Events: When and How to Report Natural  disasters like flooding, tornados and hurricanes, and other material adverse events can happen without a moment's notice. If such an occurrence impacts a member's pledged collateral or ability to repay outstanding exposure, it is required to notify FHLB Des Moines in a timely manner. Succeeding Through Servicing: Mitigating Risk with the MPF Program Case Study Succeeding Through Servicing: Mitigating Risk with the MPF Program By selling mortgages through the FHLB Des Moines Mortgage Partnership Finance® (MPF®) Xtra® Program, Hawaii State FCU is able to retain servicing and improve customers' experience. Making Mortgages Your New Niche Case Study Making Mortgages Your New Niche Farmers State Bank identified a core need for a strong mortgage lender in Northwest Missouri and made the strategic decision to fill that need. In the mid-to-late 1990s, Farmers State Bank became more highly invested in mortgage lending. “Blend and Extend” Funding Strategies: An Effective Means of Decreasing Future Funding Costs, Customizing Balance Sheet Duration and Pre-Funding Article “Blend and Extend” Funding Strategies: An Effective Means of Decreasing Future Funding Costs, Customizing Balance Sheet Duration and Pre-Funding While most financial institutions typically make the decision to roll the maturity at the time the advance matures, in certain circumstances, members of FHLB Des Moines have the ability to extend the advance prior to the maturity date. Home$tart Reservation and Disbursement Approval Assistance Article Home$tart Reservation and Disbursement Approval Assistance Avoid these common challenges to obtaining Home$tart grant funding. 2019 Regional Member Meeting Materials List 2019 Regional Member Meeting Materials Download the presentation materials from the 2019 Regional Member Meetings here. Q1 2019 Economic Update Article Q1 2019 Economic Update Each quarter our Member Strategies Team takes an in-depth look at the economic issues facing the nation while providing a unique commentary on the effects they may have on our members.