On February 8-9 2017, OFN will lead a two-day intensive training to help your CDFI develop a business plan for growth. The goal of the training is to help your CDFI increase financial stability and deepen the impact in the communities you serve.
In March 2015, the Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire convened the 16th Annual Financial Innovations Roundtable at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.
As part of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI), the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service recently announced they are inviting CDFIs to submit applications to serve as the HFFI National Fund Manager.
The start of a new Administration and Congressional session will usher in many new policies that will be introduced and debated in our nation’s capital over the next four years.
Today, Octavio Blanco of CNN Money took a look at the negative impact that short-term financing—known as merchant cash advances—have on small businesses, and the alternative solutions that CDFIs provide.