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RE: Building the Capacity of White-Led CDFIs to Reach BIPOC Markets

Wed, 2020-10-07 11:40
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Jason, it's great to hear of continued interest in equity and inclusion in the industry! We've been doing this work for over a year now, starting with research conducted in 2019 by our nonprofit FUND CI, " Advancing Equity: Diversity and Inclusion at CDFIs " which can be found on our website. Manjima Bose Partner FUND Consulting, LLC 1165 N. Clark St, Suite 608 Chicago, IL 60610 P: 773.281.8845 F: 773.442.0492 www.fundconsulting.com

RE: Building the Capacity of White-Led CDFIs to Reach BIPOC Markets

Wed, 2020-10-07 10:01
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thanks, Jason, for stepping forward on this. While I dislike the term "interrogation" (especially, its prevalence in academic circle), I am now engaged in an exercise of self-interrogation based on my 40 years of working for, and much of the time leading, organiations composed of predominantly minority institutions. I wonder whether my generational peers--i.e., those who were among the first generation of CDFIs--have been engaged in similar exercises. I wonder, too, about how generational differences [More]

Building the Capacity of White-Led CDFIs to Reach BIPOC Markets

Tue, 2020-10-06 17:10
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Dear Colleagues - in our round of end-of-the-year calls with our clients, one particular theme has emerged from those led and staffed by largely White professionals:  how do we respond to dire needs for economic inclusion and access to capital when we don't resemble the community we serve?  Each time, my response was the same: silence.  As gut-wrenching as these conversations are, they must be aired, both at the local and national level. I will take the opportunity to share my own experiences and [More]

RE: Tip Tuesday

Tue, 2020-10-06 10:56
From : Communities>>Open Forum
In this week's Tip Tuesday , we invite you to join our new Native CDFI Community ! This community is meant to connect Native CDFIs across the country to exchange best practices, funding opportunities, research studies and events. We are still in the process of looking for Native CDFIs to collaborate to share their resources . If you are interested please reach out to Elizabeth Specht at especht@ofn.org! ------------------------------ Elizabeth Specht Member Engagement Associate Opportunity Finance [More]

RE: Member Monday

Mon, 2020-10-05 10:59
From : Communities>>Open Forum
In this week's Member Monday, we would like to highlight the work of BCL Texas. BCL Texas is a statewide CDFI that focuses on helping individuals buy home, finances small businesses and financial management. Their financial literacy program provides homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention counseling, and other various community programs. Their Thrive Small Business Grant team was able to answer over a combined 10,000 phone calls and emails for technical support to make the application prices [More]

Job Posting - Loan Associate

Mon, 2020-10-05 10:11
From : Communities>>Open Forum
The Housing Partnership Network is looking to fill the position of Loan Associate. A qualified applicant will have 2-5 years of professional experience as an underwriter or financial analyst and/or experience in portfolio or asset management, preferably with a CDFI or similar organization. HPN is a great place to work, with a growing lending business focused on affordable housing nonprofits. Please check out the link below and forward it to potential candidates: https://housingpartnership.net/about/staff/open-positions/loan-associate [More]

RE: Native CDFIs Outputs and Actions Dashboards

Fri, 2020-10-02 11:28
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thanks for reaching out Cortney. The Native CDFIs we work with do collect data related to gender. For next year's data update, we may very well add gender as a variable to filter to the dashboards. Good idea! Some of the organizations we work with have benefited immensely by being able to document COVID-related and other emergency lending to female Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. We have prepared an updated COVID loan dashboard that has gender in it, though you will not be [More]

RE: CDFI Application in AMIS

Thu, 2020-10-01 09:18
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Daniel - I'd be happy to chat with you re: the AMIS system and CIMS mapping. I've been using it long enough that I know most of its quirks. Please feel free to email me at amy@friedmanassociates.net . Amy Szabo Chief Client Services Officer Friedman Associates, LLC (c) 614.316.0145 The information transmitted in this e-mail is intended solely for the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or [More]

RE: Native CDFIs Outputs and Actions Dashboards

Wed, 2020-09-30 12:29
From : Communities>>Open Forum
These are great, Michael! Do you by chance have the capacity and enough survey responses to disaggregate data by gender? My experience has been that it's extremely hard to find data about rural women. I've been interested in gender gaps in wealth building and COVID impacts in particular. ------------------------------ Cortney Copeland Fund Developer Rural Community Assistance Corporation West Sacramento CA 916 809 3984 ------------------------------

CDFI Application in AMIS

Wed, 2020-09-30 10:38
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Does anyone have any experience setting up the new CDFI application in AMIS that would be willing to chat for 30 minutes? We have had little luck connecting with the tech support people, and have had trouble allocating our maps in the system. Thank you Daniel -- Daniel Rogers Co-Founder & CEO www.chicagostudentloans.com 202-355-5241

RE: Tip Tuesday

Tue, 2020-09-29 13:43
From : Communities>>Open Forum
In this week's Tip Tuesday , we urge you to visit our Conference event site ! Explore our agenda overview, sponsors, twitter feed and keep up to date on our featured speakers! Discounts apply to our members, allies and students are able to register for free! We look forward to seeing you on November 9th-12th! ------------------------------ Elizabeth Specht Member Engagement Associate Opportunity Finance Network Washington (202) 618-6100 ------------------------------

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