Podcasts

Market Conditions Q1 2010
Issue Date: 2010-06-09

Following a brief presentation of the findings from OFN's First Quarter 2010 CDFI Market Conditions Survey, Donna Fabiani and Lori Glass, Chair, OFN Board Market Conditions Committee, led a discussion on what CDFIs are experiencing under current market conditions and how they are responding.

CDFIs and the Future of the GSEs
Issue Date: 2010-05-20

Participants shared ideas about the role of government support for the nation’s housing finance system, and the particular role of CDFIs. This call kicked off OFN’s ongoing work to participate in the dialogue around GSE reform and related issues.

Loan Review
Issue Date: 2010-05-19

Donna Nails, author of the new OFN TA Memo Loan Review: A Critical Element of Effective Portfolio Risk Management lead this discussion and explained what a loan review is, why it is important, how a CDFI can use a loan review, and the steps involved in conducting a loan review.

OFN Conference Session Planning
Issue Date: 2010-05-05

Listen to a discussion on plans for the 2010 OFN Conference. Learn what we have in the works, including ideas for a new CDFI Exchange, and thoughts on session topics and breakouts. We are currently accepting proposals for sessions.

Healthy Food Financing Initiative
Issue Date: 2010-04-08

OFN Member The Reinvestment Fund, along with its partners PolicyLink and The Food Trust, provide an overview of PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative, the status of other healthy food initiatives around the country, and the federal legislation for a Healthy Food Financing Initiative. View the PowerPoint presentation that was used during the call.

Capital Magnet Fund
Issue Date: 2010-03-18

The Capital Magnet Fund is an important new resource for CDFIs. Participants discussed the current funding rounds and offered suggestions to make the program and application process work better for CDFIs.

Market Conditions Q4 '09
Issue Date: 2010-03-10

Following a brief presentation of the findings from OFN's Fourth Quarter 2009 CDFI Market Conditions Survey, Donna Fabiani and Lori Glass, Chair, OFN Board Market Conditions Committee, led a discussion on what CDFIs are experiencing under current market conditions and how they are responding.

CDFIs and FHLB Membership
Issue Date: 2010-02-24

Participants got the details on President Obama’s budget request for the CDFI Fund and OFN’s advocacy around it. CDFIs on the call shared information about membership conversations with Federal Home Loan Banks, and discussed strategies for working with the FHLB system to implement the new membership regulations.

Update on OFN’s Strategic Planning Process
Issue Date: 2010-02-04

Listen as Mark Pinsky and Alex Moss, Praxis Consulting, update Members on OFN’s Strategic Planning Process. Praxis Consulting has been gathering input from Members at regional meetings and through surveys. They have also been conducting interviews with industry stakeholders. Get an update on their progress, what they are hearing, and hear Member suggestions and the next opportunities for your input.

Staying Connected on Policy: OFN's 2009 State Legislative Guide
Issue Date: 2010-01-21

Participants heard about the outlook for CDFI-related issues in the second session of the 111th Congress, and about the recently-released Federal Home Loan Bank regulations, then held discussion on the 2009 edition of OFN’s CDFI State Legislation and Advocacy Guide. CDFIs learned about the findings in the guide and trends in state legislation, and offered suggestions for future versions.

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