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RE: Examples of CDFI Anniversary Communications

Thu, 2019-11-21 10:48
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Jason - thank YOU for posting this. Next year will be Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs' (ACE) 20th year celebration and we are just beginning to brainstorm ideas and discuss. These responses will serve as a resource for our team. We don't have a person dedicated to Marketing and Communication, so gleaning all knowledge. Best to you! Martina Edwards ------------------------------ Martina Edwards Chief of Strategic Partnerships Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) Atlanta GA (678) 335-5600 [More]

African American Female Loan Fund (??)

Wed, 2019-11-20 19:10
From : Communities>>Open Forum
My organization - CEDS Finance - has partnered with a business incubator for female, African American entrepreneurs. As a CDFI, we'll be managing all aspects of the fund and the respective loans for this partnership. Does anyone know of other American American female specific loan funds in the country? We've found dedicated loan funds to women of color and African Americans (but none that are specific our target population).  Please do share of any loan fund that you are aware of, and we're open [More]

RE: Community Development Credit Union

Wed, 2019-11-20 14:35
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thank you! Jodi K. Rathbun-Briggs Senior Vice President Chief Lending Officer NMLS# 864062 413-236-4191 150 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 Fax: 413-442-0292 NOTICE: The information in this email message is legally privileged and confidential and is intended only for the use of the addressee(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you should not further disseminate, distribute, or forward this email message. If you have received this email in error, [More]

RE: Examples of CDFI Anniversary Communications

Wed, 2019-11-20 14:32
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thank you! ------------------------------ Jason Anderson Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications Capital Impact Partners Arlington VA (703) 647-2308 ------------------------------

RE: Examples of CDFI Anniversary Communications

Wed, 2019-11-20 14:32
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thank you! ------------------------------ Jason Anderson Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications Capital Impact Partners Arlington VA (703) 647-2308 ------------------------------

RE: Community Development Credit Union

Wed, 2019-11-20 13:39
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Sharon Hall was the Executive Director of Express Advantage ( now the National Council of Financial Opportunities). It was Express Credit Union's non-profit foundation. She was also the credit union CEO who managed the build-out of the foundation with funding from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Medina Foundation and Ford Foundation. I highly recommend you connect with Sharon. Her contact is: Sharon@CreditUnionStrategicPlanning.com (253) 200-0418 x110 ------------------------------ Jamie (Chase) [More]

RE: Community Development Credit Union

Wed, 2019-11-20 11:11
From : Communities>>Open Forum
@Jamie Strayer ​​ ------------------------------ Crystal Martin Executive Assistant CU Strategic Planning Tacoma wA 253-200-0418 ------------------------------

Community Impact Investing

Wed, 2019-11-20 08:46
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hello,  The new  "Community Impact Investing"  issue from the award-winning  GreenMoney Journal  is now online. The Nov 19 issue features articles by Self-Help Credit Union, Gurtin Municipal Bond Mgmt, LOCUS Impact Investing, Capital Good Fund, and CDC Deposits.  In many ways Community Investing is the most personally impactful part of SRI. From affordable housing to financial literacy to small business funding   – community investing changes people's lives . All at-   https://GreenMoney.com ------------------------------ [More]

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Community Development Credit Union

Tue, 2019-11-19 20:01
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hello!    My organization is a community development credit union (CDCU) and we are a CDFI.  We are still learning to use our CDFI muscle and I was happy to connect with this group.   We are considering the formation of a foundation to further support our financial literacy and lending work.  I am interested in resources (consultants, discussion groups, conferences) that could help me assess this possibility and/or help me execute.   I am already well connected with Inclusiv (the former Federation [More]

RE: Innovations in Underwriting

Tue, 2019-11-19 19:38
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Wow!  Thank you for sharing.  I wasn't looking for it, but it was a nice surprise! ------------------------------ Jodi Rathbun-Briggs Senior Vice President Greylock Federal Credit Union Pittsfield MA 4132364191 ------------------------------

New CRA research suggests incremental approach to reform

Tue, 2019-11-19 12:07
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Dear Colleagues: Just wanted to share this with you as we gear up for CRA reform proposals...likely in December. New Penn Institute CRA Research Compendium Suggests Incremental Change Is Best Path For CRA Reform https://ncrc.org/new-penn-institute-cra-research-compendium-suggests-incremental-change-is-best-path-for-cra-reform/ Josh Silver Josh Silver Senior Advisor National Community Reinvestment Coalition 202.464.2733 202.628.9800 (fax) jsilver@ncrc.org Pronouns: He/Him/His 740 15th Street [More]

RE: CDFI FA Award announcement date?

Tue, 2019-11-19 12:06
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Emily - it was announced today   https://www.cdfifund.gov/news-events/Pages/news-detail.aspx?NewsID=362&Category=Press%20Releases  Congrats to our clients for a fantastic year! ------------------------------ Jason Friedman Principal Friedman Associates 319-341-3556 jasonj@friedmanassociates.net www.friedmanassociates.net ------------------------------

RE: CDFI FA Award announcement date?

Tue, 2019-11-19 11:57
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thank you! It looks like it was just announced today actually - just received an email from CDFI.  Another question on this - does anyone know if feedback is provided for FA applicants? ------------------------------ Emily Olsen Administrative Assistant to the VP of Accounting and Finance University of Michigan Credit Union Ann Arbor MI 734-662-8200 ------------------------------

RE: CDFI FA Award announcement date?

Tue, 2019-11-19 10:21
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Emily and Tara, In a September announcement, the CDFI Fund indicated that they would announce the awards before December 31, 2019. " The CDFI Fund anticipates announcing the FY 2019 awards before December 31, 2019. " This is certainly substantially later than previous years. https://www.cdfifund.gov/news-events/news/Pages/news-detail.aspx?NewsID=353&Category=Updates ------------------------------ Peder Wiegner VP, Strategic Expansion Finanta Philadelphia PA 267-236-7007 ---------------------- [More]

RE: CDFI FA Award announcement date?

Tue, 2019-11-19 09:57
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Great question! It's usually been announced by now.  During the OFN conference, I recall hearing that the announcements were going to be delayed  - but unfortunately there was no date given, unless I missed it.  Certainly curious to know when we should expect to hear though... ------------------------------ Tara Campbell Manager, Lending Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation Raleigh NC 919.645.9811 ------------------------------ ------------------------------------------- Original Message: [More]

RE: Examples of CDFI Anniversary Communications

Tue, 2019-11-19 09:43
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Jason, Congratulations on 40 years! CPC celebrated a major milestone last year with a partner reception. To celebrate our history, we created a rotating PowerPoint and stand-up photo banners with some of our key projects from different periods of our history, and presented some of our partners with awards as a thank you for their partnership and contribution to our success. I've seen other organizations who are celebrating major milestones make temporary variations of their logos or email signatures [More]

RE: Examples of CDFI Anniversary Communications

Mon, 2019-11-18 18:32
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hello Jason, There are not many 40-year old CDFI's that provide small business lending in Los Angeles. However, I remember one who celebrated 2 years ago, and you can see from this link, some of the activities that were conducted on their special evening. https://www.pcrcorp.org/pcr-40th-anniversary ------------------------------ Richard Pallay Director, Loan Services Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation Los Angeles CA 3237532335 ------------------------------

CDFI FA Award announcement date?

Mon, 2019-11-18 13:23
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi all,  Does anyone have any insight as far as when the FA Awards will be announced? I noticed that in previous years they have been released in November (this was our first year applying.) Since we are now approaching the end of November I was wondering if any more experienced applicants might know what the status is. ------------------------------ Emily Olsen Administrative Assistant to the VP of Accounting and Finance University of Michigan Credit Union Ann Arbor MI 734-662-8200 ------------ [More]

Webinar: Education for Change Leaders

Mon, 2019-11-18 09:09
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Register Now! The Carsey School of Public Policy invites you to our upcoming webinar, the Carsey School Master's Degrees: Education for Change Leaders , to learn about the Carsey School of Public Policy's three master's degrees: the Master in Public Policy (MPP) , the Master in Community Development (MCD) , and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) . During this live webinar, Dan Bromberg will share with you what makes each of Carsey's three master's programs unique. You'll learn about the capstone [More]

RE: Innovations in Underwriting

Mon, 2019-11-18 08:22
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi @Amy Collins ,  The recording of the webinar is below: Innovations in Underwriting webinar . We also produced a publication .   Thanks​! ------------------------------ Seth Julyan Executive Vice President, Membership Opportunity Finance Network Philadelphia PA 215-320-4342 ------------------------------ ------------------------------------------- Original Message: Sent: 11-18-2019 05:40 From: Amy Collins Subject: Innovations in Underwriting Hi everyone, This is a long shot, but worth a try! Does [More]

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