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Ask Congress to Include CDFIs in Infrastructure Legislation!

Mon, 2021-07-19 14:43
From : Communities>>Open Forum
As Congress is putting together their infrastructure bills, they need to hear from you about why it is essential that CDFIs are included! Use OFN's Policy Action Center to share how CDFIs are already leading the way in improving infrastructure in low income and minority communities, by financing quality, affordable housing, and state of the art community facilities. Read more in our recent blog post and reach out today to remind your Members of Congress to include CDFIs in infrastructure legislation! [More]

New analytics and reporting tool for CDFIs

Mon, 2021-07-19 13:34
From : Communities>>Open Forum
We are excited to announce the launch of a new data analytics and reporting platform for CDFIs, High Impact Portfolio Analytics.  We all know that producing portfolio analytics and investor reporting can be a labor-intensive process, so we designed this platform to do the heavy lifting for you, allowing you to spend your time analyzing data rather than generating reports.  Our cloud-based platform is engineered in Microsoft Power BI and was designed based on the needs our 60+ CDFI clients have expressed [More]

RE: Member Monday

Mon, 2021-07-19 12:28
From : Communities>>Open Forum
In this week's Member Monday, we will be taking a look at NACDC! Located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation Montana, NACDC works towards removing the barriers that exist in Indian Country that prohibit the flow of capital and credit.  NACDC has been putting Native Artists at the forefront of their work, providing lines of credit to thriving artists and hosting artwork at Western Art Week that has over 100,000 visitors each year. In 2020, NACDC expanded their homeownership program to 4 loans totaling [More]

RE: Opportunity Youth and the impact on community economics

Mon, 2021-07-19 12:16
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Shirley, Lets set up a call sometime later this week or early next?  Thanks! Looking forward to connecting on this very important topic! ------------------------------ Mel Litter CEO Elementalimpactsolutions.com Frederick MD (443)617-8804 ------------------------------

RE: Opportunity Youth and the impact on community economics

Mon, 2021-07-19 11:44
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Mel, I would be happy to chat with you.  I have done some research in this area Thanks Shirley ------------------------------ Shirley Senn Owner/Chief Social Impact Engineer CU Strategic Planning Tacoma, WA 904-861-4477 ------------------------------

Opportunity Youth and the impact on community economics

Sun, 2021-07-18 15:48
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Who in our Community has done work both on the research side and the solution side of the Opportunity Youth challenge?  What have you been finding as statistics and solutions? Thanks Mel Litter ------------------------------ Mel Litter CEO Mel Litter Frederick MD 4436178804 ------------------------------

RE: Equity Audit

Fri, 2021-07-16 14:44
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Les,  Here are some resources: Frontline Solutions: https://frontlinesol.com/  - and their Equity Footprint tool: https://equityfootprint.org/ J Aduke Consulting: https://www.jadukeconsults.com/ Racial Equity Tools: https://www.racialequitytools.org/  I've come across these tools and consultants in my collaborative work with the Racial Equity Asset Lab (REAL) to assess investment practices and policies of foundations. We use the REAL Framework as the assessment tool, and then provide a very detailed [More]

NLS (Nortridge)

Thu, 2021-07-15 16:42
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi All, OppFund is seeking a Nortridge consultant (expert) we can engage to assist with some programming functions and adapting/playing nicely with other software programs. Anyone have a recommendation? Many thanks in advance, Christi Coady Narayanan President/CEO Opportunity Resource Fund Lansing MI 517.372.6001 ------------------------------

RE: Equity Audit

Thu, 2021-07-15 13:32
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Les. Checking back in on your audit plans. Did you hire a company and have you gone forward with your audit? Steve ------------------------------ Steve Varnum Director of Communications and Marketing New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Inc. Concord NH (603) 224-6669 svarnum@communityloanfund.org ------------------------------

We would love participation in our CDFI survey!

Wed, 2021-07-14 15:52
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi all: FUND Community Institute is conducting a research project on community development strategies. We welcome all CDFIs to participate in our survey at the link below. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and thanks in advance for your participation. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YBJXMZG Ruth Barber FUND Community Institute ruthbarber@fundci.org

Revenue Treatment of CDFI Fund RRP Awards

Wed, 2021-07-14 14:43
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi everyone, For those of us who have been fortunate enough to receive a recently-awarded CDFI Fund Rapid Response Program (RRP) grant, and have been part of the industry-debate of how CDFI Fund FA award revenue is to be treated within the new ASU 2018-18 (ASC 958-605) within the context of the CDFI Fund's intent for these funds, or are wondering about industry-accepted treatment, how have you treated your CDFI Fund RRP Award, and why? - Restricted Contribution, with no conditions? - Restricted [More]

RE: Native American Bank Hiring - Credit Analyst & Commercial Lender

Wed, 2021-07-14 12:06
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi there Joel! A great place to share job listings is OFN's Job Board, the only cdfi-centric industry job bank! For more information feel free to visit to learn more about posting! : https://ofn.org/job-bank     ------------------------------ Elizabeth Specht Membership Engagement Associate Opportunity Finance Network Southwest DC (202) 618-6100 ------------------------------

Native American Bank Hiring - Credit Analyst & Commercial Lender

Wed, 2021-07-14 10:26
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Native American Bank is a CDFI bank headquartered in Denver, CO that provides commercial lending across our the US to Native American and Tribally owned businesses and organizations.  We are growing and seeking to expand the team with mission aligned professionals.  Experience or familiarity with Indian Country preferred but not required.  We are seeking a Credit Analyst and a Commercial Lender.  Please see our website employment page for further details.  www.nativeamericanbank.com    A'ho (Thanks) [More]

Improving Communities with Healthy Buildings & Renewable Energy

Wed, 2021-07-14 09:36
From : Communities>>Open Forum
The 'Healthy Buildings and Renewable Energy' issue of GreenMoney is now online. Articles include Clean Energy Financing; Aligning Sustainability with Health & Wellbeing in Buildings; State of the Green Building Industry; and Making a Positive Impact & Positive Returns. And ' What does a Better World look like?". Find all the Articles & videos at- GreenMoney Journal ------------------------------ Cliff Feigenbaum Founder & Managing Editor GreenMoney Journal ------------------------------

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NCALL Seeks a Chief Lending Officer

Tue, 2021-07-13 12:59
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day? NCALL, located in Delaware, serves the Delmarva Peninsula as a community development financial institution and a charter member of NeighborWorks America.  We are hiring a dynamic Chief Lending Officer to provide strategy and direction for our expanding Loan Fund.  Please visit NCALL's website for a complete job description and to apply.  Diversity and inclusion apply to both our staff and the communities we [More]

National Disability Finance Coalition Welcomes Lisa Mensah -- Join Us!

Mon, 2021-07-12 20:50
From : Communities>>Open Forum
There's still time to register for this Thursday's event!  Join the National Disability Finance Coalition  for a  virtual peer learning event   as we welcome Lisa Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity Finance Network (OFN),  to discuss CDFIs serving People with Disabilities ("PWD").  The event will be held via zoom on July 15, 2021 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm ET.   Click here to Register now.     People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the United States, comprising 13-20 percent [More]

RE: CDFI Certification Revisions

Mon, 2021-07-12 17:02
From : Communities>>Open Forum
I have heard the same - Fall or Winter of 2022. ------------------------------ Alice Veenstra Canterbury NH 6037834536 ------------------------------

Impact Measurement Research

Mon, 2021-07-12 16:30
From : Communities>>Open Forum
ATX Advisory Services is interested in hearing different perspectives on how organizations manage their impact data. We're gathering market research for a new module on our CDFI Analytics platform and your input will help shape the end product!   Our summer intern, @Kylie DeFeo , is a data science major at a local university and is currently focusing on creating impact dashboards for CDFIs. She is looking to speak with CDFIs about their dashboard and messaging needs. Kylie is seeking specific [More]

RE: CDFI Certification Revisions

Mon, 2021-07-12 13:29
From : Communities>>Open Forum
I do know they are taking the comments seriously, that's it. Thanks. Jason Friedman Chief Executive Officer, Friedman Associates A 1 Knollwood Lane, Iowa City, IA 52245 O 319-321-5884 E jasonj@friedmanassociates.net W New website! www.friedmanassociates.net Book a meeting

RE: CDFI Certification Revisions

Mon, 2021-07-12 12:27
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Have they indicated what elements of the proposed rule are likely or unlikely to be retained? Thanks, Julia Nelmark ------------------------------ Julia Nelmark, President Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) Detroit Lakes, MN (218) 844-7019 ------------------------------

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