Today is the second annual #FinHealthMatters day, a day-long Center for Financial Services (CFSI) campaign to draw nationwide attention to the fact that 57% of Americans struggle financially.
Every day, OFN Members around the country help solve critical financial health issues for consumers and small businesses. (Among them OFN’s awardees of 2015 and 2016 Wells Fargo NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance, with their innovative CDFI consumer financial products and services, as well as the CDFIs who joined us at the 2017 Small Business Finance Forum in Chicago.) To mark #FinHealthMatters day, two CDFI leaders—Gina Harman, CEO of Accion in the U.S., an OFN Ally, and Eric Weaver, Founder and CEO of Opportunity Fund, an OFN Member—co-authored Small Business Financial Stability: What is the Role of Mission-Based Lenders for HuffPost. Harman and Weaver, leading voices on Small Business lending and financial health, look at how mission-based lenders can support small businesses. They also give a shout-out to Venturize, OFN’s online campaign to educate entrepreneurs about responsible small business financing options—check out recent videos that spotlight a few of these small business owners and share how CDFIs have supported them.
Read the full piece here.
Share how #FinHealthMatters to you—participate in CFSI’s campaign today. (They’ve got a toolkit to help you.)