Together, we will get through this. With that belief firmly in mind, OFN began its 2020 COVID-19 Staying Connected Webinar Series for member CDFIs on March 26. Starting with “COVID-19 First Response 101,” OFN launched the series as an opportunity for member CDFIs to help each other navigate these trying and uncertain times. 

Presented by Donna Fabiani, EVP of Knowledge Sharing at OFN; Beth Lipson, Chief Financial Officer at OFN; Andrea Longton, SVP of Financial Services at OFN; and Sara Razavi, CEO at Working Solutions and OFN board member, this first webinar provided a high-level overview of the elements CDFIs should consider in the first weeks of the crisis, including staff, clients, operations, financial position, and funding.

Since then, OFN has hosted seven webinars, all featuring leaders of OFN member CDFIs sharing their responses to the pandemic and economic aftershocks. Webinars have included:

Next Webinar: 

Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more OFN member Staying Connected webinars! If you're not an OFN member, check out our CDFI Connect online community for additional opportunities to engage in learning and peer exchange.

 

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