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Lindsay Li / October 19, 2017 / Events

OFN Conference 2017 was the largest ever gathering of CDFI practitioners, funders, investors, students, and more. More than 1,400 individuals gathered in Washington, D.C.

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/ October 18, 2017 / Newswire

OFN Member Marla Bilonick, executive director of the Latino Economic Development Center, was interviewed by American Banker about the potential dangers that arise when small businesses combine personal and business finance.

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Pam Porter / October 18, 2017 / Events

OFN is pleased to announce the following training opportunities for CDFI staff and partners.  We encourage you to review, share with your colleagues, and register for these upcoming events. Let us know what other topics you would like OFN to offer.

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Lindsay Li / October 11, 2017 / Events

Our Closing Plenary, CDFIs: How Far We’ve Come, How Far Can We Go? was moderated by Donna Gambrell, President and CEO, Appalachian Community Capital.

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Lindsay Li / October 11, 2017 / Events

Our Opening Plenary panel, Closing the Gap in Communities Left Behind, provided a rousing, in-depth conversation that explored what it will take for CDFIs to generate macro-level impact in our nation’s most economically challenged areas.

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