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CAMEL Analysis for Emerging CDFI

Tue, 2019-10-22 12:46
From : Communities>>Open Forum
I would like to find others who are emerging CDFI's that have completed a CAMEL analysis. Sydni D. Hair CDFI Development Specialist P.O. Box 306 Fort Hall, ID 83202 208-478-3914 "No voice is too soft when that voice speaks for others." -Janna Cachola

Finance/Accounting/Admin Discussion Group

Tue, 2019-10-22 08:47
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hello Everyone, I'm new to CDFI Connect and to my Finance/Admin role at Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore.  I'd like to join any discussion groups around Finance/Admin/CFO/Accounting.  Can anyone recommend good groups? Thanks, ------------------------------ John Godwin Deputy Director for Finance and Administration Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore Baltimore MD 410-327-1200 Ext. 147 ------------------------------

RE: FA CDFI Application Consultant

Mon, 2019-10-21 21:10
From : Communities>>Open Forum
We've used Julie Gould (who's based on out VA). She's fantastic....we'd be happy to furnish her contact info. Creating thriving communities through strategic investments and knowledge. Watch "Fighting for Equity: 30 Years of Transformative Impact " Jorge Cruz | Chief External Affairs Officer P: 732.640.2061 x412| E: jscruz@njclf.com | C: 732.979.8274 New Jersey Community Capital | 108 Church Street | New Brunswick, NJ 08901 www.newjerseycommunitycapital.org | Facebook | Twitter (@NJCLF) [More]

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Mon, 2019-10-21 17:12
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Please add me to email group. Thanks. Jeff Merkowitz Senior Advisor Community Development Financial Institutions Fund U.S. Department of the Treasury 202-653-0329 www.cdfifund.gov

RE: FA CDFI Application Consultant

Mon, 2019-10-21 14:55
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Victoria: My firm only writes applications for credit unions, as a result, my guidance is non-biased. The following firms/writers are exceptional in the loan fund grant writing space: @Manjima Bose  of The Fund Consulting @Barbara Eckblad of The Eckblad Group @Alice Veenstra of Veenstra Consulting  @Leslie Hoffman of LEH Consulting Group @Vikki Frank of Lanier Place Consulting They are dedicated to their practice, have award-winning track records and collaborate with other experts in the industry. [More]

RE: FA CDFI Application Consultant

Mon, 2019-10-21 12:55
From : Communities>>Open Forum
@Jamie Strayer ​ ------------------------------ Crystal Martin Executive Assistant CU Strategic Planning Tacoma wA 253-200-0418 ------------------------------

FA CDFI Application Consultant

Fri, 2019-10-18 17:16
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hello CDFI Community – Have you worked with a consultant on your FA application to the CDFI Fund in the past that you would recommend? We are exploring engaging an individual/firm in the coming year, and would welcome suggestions of folks you've worked with to successfully submit a competitive application to the CDFI Fund.  Victoria ------------------------------ Victoria Richardson Director of Development & Communications Accion East, Inc New York NY ------------------------------

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Fri, 2019-10-18 11:38
From : Communities>>Open Forum
I would like to be part of the OFN Connect Community. Environmental justice is on our radar as an equity issue but we have not yet determined what that means for our lending. I would be very interested in following and contributing to the discussion as we figure it out. ------------------------------ Sarah Greenberg Regional Director, Southeast Wisconsin Forward Community Investments Madison WI sarahg@forwardci.org ------------------------------

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Fri, 2019-10-18 11:26
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Melissa We're very interested. We've added resiliency to our project underwriting review, and now we're working on defining what this means for our markets. Cal Calvin B. Vinal President & CEO Capital for Change (C4C): NMLS# 276717 10 Alexander Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492 O 860.586.2028 C 203.910.0130 T 800.992-3665 F 860.920.2022 E cvinal@capitalforchange.org www.capitalforchange.org This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Please consider the environment [More]

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Fri, 2019-10-18 11:15
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Those working on this topic or just learning about it are invited to join the brand new OFN Connect Community "Lenders for a Resilient Future".  Drop me a note or reply to this thread and I'll send you an invitation to join! I'm excited about what we can do together. Melissa ------------------------------ Melissa Malkin-Weber Sustainability Director Self-Help Credit Union & Ventures Fund Melissama@self-help.org www.self-help.org/green ------------------------------

RE: Next Week: Expert Webinar on CDFI Fund Certification

Thu, 2019-10-17 21:11
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Robert, Here it is... Richard Pallay Jr. Director, Loan Services Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation 1130 W Slauson Ave Los Angeles Ca. 90044 rpallay@vsedc.org - email 323-753-2335 phone 323-753-6710 fax www.vsedc.org ------------------------------ Richard Pallay Director, Loan Services Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation Los Angeles CA 3237532335 ------------------------------

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Thu, 2019-10-17 20:28
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi - Survey's done. Let know what you think. Cal Vinal Capital For Change, Inc. 860-586-2028 (direct) 203-910-0130 (cell)

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Thu, 2019-10-17 19:40
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Cal, we'd love to have one of your staff there, and looking forward to learning about your energy lending program.  If you haven't yet, it  would be great if you could complete our brief working group survey so that the work your CDFI is doing can be included in the survey summary. Thank you! - Jen ------------------------------ Jen Leybovich Main Street Launch Oakland CA ------------------------------

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Thu, 2019-10-17 19:36
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Michael, I'm in SF so I'll definitely attend the Roundtable, looking forward to it! When you have the details I'm happy to spread the word of the event. If you haven't yet, it  would be great if you could complete our brief working group survey so that your responses and ideas can be included in the survey summary. Thank you! -- Jen ------------------------------ Jen Leybovich Main Street Launch Oakland CA ------------------------------

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Thu, 2019-10-17 19:28
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Great to hear of the work your organization is doing, Romona! If you'd like to stay updated on the CDFI working group effort or join the strategy conversations, it would be great if you could complete the brief survey so that your responses can be included. Looking forward to learning from your insights and experience! ------------------------------ Jen Leybovich Main Street Launch Oakland CA ------------------------------

Lending Where It Counts. Passion Where It Is Needed

Thu, 2019-10-17 13:08
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Everyone, Can't believe the OFN Conference is next week!  While trying to decide which sessions to attend I was inspired to write this blog: Lending Where It Counts.  Passion Where It Is Needed .   So excited, and looking forward to seeing many of you next week!  Cheers, Lily ------------------------------ Lily Leavitt Community Development Practice Lead Craftsman Technology Group Boston MA lily@craftsmantech.com 857 289-2472 ------------------------------

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Thu, 2019-10-17 09:40
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Michael - Please keep me apprised about the April event.  We'd love to participate.   Jen - I cannot attend the Monday meeting at OFN, but will try to have one of my staff there.  We do lot of energy lending and are focused on how to advance social equity, so would appreciate understanding others' experience in this space.      Cal Vinal, President & CEO Capital For Change 10 Alexander Drive Wallingford, CT 06492 cvinal@capitalforchange.org 860-586-2028 www.capitalforchange.org ------------------------------ [More]

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Thu, 2019-10-17 09:18
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Jen, Thanks for pulling this together.  I have a conflict at the scheduled time on Monday, but will try to make one of the other sessions.  We are putting together a Financial Innovations Roundtable on this topic to be held at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank on April 20-21 next year - to include banks, CDFIs, regulators and more. ------------------------------ Michael Swack The Carsey Institute Durham NH (603) 862-3201 ------------------------------

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Wed, 2019-10-16 17:09
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Jen! We're not a CDFI but have a robust climate change focus working in vulnerable communities in the central and the MS Delta The focus is to work w/residents, business, clergy and jurisdictions create adaptation and resiliency action plans. I'm thrilled to see CDFIs moving into the climate change space. Best, Romona Taylor Williams Executive Director Montgomery Citizens United for Prosperity(MCUP) POB 141 Duck Hill, MS 38925 www.mcupms.org (coming soon) "Achieving Sustainabilty through Education [More]

RE: CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Wed, 2019-10-16 14:39
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thanks for catalyzing this group, Jen. This is so important for our country, world and for our CDFI field. I look forward to joining in the discussion. ------------------------------ Keith Bisson President Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) Brunswick ME 207-882-7552 ------------------------------

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