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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 ------------------------------

RE: Next Week: Expert Webinar on CDFI Fund Certification

Tue, 2019-10-15 11:49
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Richard, You'll have to share your new contact info with me. ------------------------------ Bob Porter Managing Director Pacific Community Ventures Oakland, CA 415-442-4319 ------------------------------

RE: Small Business Lending

Mon, 2019-10-14 12:20
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Steve, Thanks for the post. ------------------------------ Bob Porter Managing Director Pacific Community Ventures Oakland, CA 415-442-4319 ------------------------------

RE: Investment Note Survey and Meetups

Fri, 2019-10-11 18:33
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Elizabeth! I would love to receive the summary findings, as we are planning to launch an individual investor fund in 2020. I'd also love to join for your breakfast on 10/23. Feel free to email me the details: nowen@medasf.org. Thanks! ------------------------------ Nathaniel Owen Community Loan Fund Director Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco CA (415) 282-3334 ------------------------------

Investment Note Survey and Meetups

Thu, 2019-10-10 16:30
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thanks to all who expressed interest in the results of CEI's investment note survey. I am ready to share the summary findings. Please email me, elizabeth.rogers@ceimaine.org , if you would like to see them. Also, I'm leading a session about connecting with individual investors at 4:15 on Monday, October 21 at the OFN Conference with Maggie Kirby, Craft3; Rick Larson, NCIFund; Liz Sessler, CapShift; and Jamie Nicholson, The Family Office at Synovus. Finally, Maggie, Rick and I are getting together [More]

RE: CDFI Research Working Group Call on 10/2 at 2PM EST -

Thu, 2019-10-10 10:10
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thanks to everyone who joined last week's call, as well as those who reached out directly with ideas for the CDFI research working group.  We clearly have enough interest to make this a formal group with scheduled calls and events. Our next meeting will be at the OFN Conference on Monday 10/21 at 11 am in the Washington Hilton's Piscataway room.  We have the room until noon so stop by any time.  No formal agenda, just a chance for us to meet, update the group on current research, and share ideas [More]

Registration Now Open: "Expanding the Capacity of CDFIs to Serve People with Disabilities" In-Person Training in New Orleans, LA - November 6-7, 2019

Wed, 2019-10-09 17:26
From : Communities>>Open Forum
On behalf of the National Disability Finance Coalition (NDFC) Board and in conjunction with BCT Partners, I'm sharing registration information concerning an important training program sponsored by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). This is a new Capacity Building Initiative training series for CDFIs interested in expanding their financial services and products to reach individuals with disabilities. The "Access for All: Expanding CDFI Impact in the Disability Community" [More]

11/5/19:

Wed, 2019-10-09 14:45
From : Communities>>Open Forum
On November 5th, Inclusiv and Community Development Bankers Association will host a webinar for CDFI credit unions on Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) deposits.  The CDFI Fund's Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) Program can be a resource for non-member deposits for CDFI credit unions serving distressed communities. The BEA Program helps to build businesses, create jobs, develop affordable housing, and promote homeownership in low-income communities throughout the country. Last year, 18 CDFI banks and 11 CDFI [More]

Seeking OFN Registration Sponsor

Tue, 2019-10-08 16:42
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi everyone, We are in our infancy developing a new CDFI. It would be greatly beneficial to attend the upcoming conference. (I attended in Chicago while working for another CDFI.) Is anyone willing sponsor one registration? Or if anyone is unable to attend please let me know. Thanks, Sheree 843-580-1588 Sheree E. Darien Executive Director & Founder Second Chance Community Outreach, Inc. a Division of Second Chance CDFI (Startup CDFI) ------------------------------ [More]

RE: Loan Accounting / Servicing Software - Recommendations?

Tue, 2019-10-08 00:16
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thanks @Cindy Mittlestadt .  I look forward to seeing you in DC!​ ------------------------------ Caprice Pratt Small Business Lending Outreach / Underwriter Spruce Root, Inc., Southeast Alaska ------------------------------

CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group - kickoff meeting and brief survey

Mon, 2019-10-07 16:01
From : Communities>>Open Forum
As the climate crisis has captured international attention and demands immediate action in all sectors, a new CDFI Working Group on the Climate Crisis has formed to look at incorporating climate crisis considerations in our everyday work, especially as low income, people of color, and vulnerable groups are some of the first impacted. The climate crisis is already requiring a change to our economy and way of life, and the CDFI industry is a natural leader in building and financing equitable and sustainable [More]

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