CDFI Connect® Community is an online platform for the CDFI industry to network, collaborate and learn.
Much like the Community Development Banking Listserv (CDB-L), CDFI Connect® Community is a free, on-going discussion group for opportunity finance practitioners. Plus, the online community has additional features such as enhanced search capability, a user directory, file sharing, and OFN-produced resources for CDFIs and the industry.
On November 9, 2017, OFN sunset CDB-L and archived and migrated all posts to the CDFI Connect® Community. OFN encourages CDB-L users to participate in CDFI Connect® Community. Newcomers to the CDFI industry can register here for the community.
CDB-L was created in 1994 by Alternatives Federal Credit Union founder, Bill Myers, and acquired by OFN in 2011. In 2014, OFN transitioned the listserv from its longtime home on the Cornell University server to the OFN server.
Now, with the launch of CDFI Connect® Community on October 25, 2017, CDB-L is once again evolving into a new, more dynamic platform that will greatly expand its functionality and reach.