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/ December 3, 2019 / Voices

The latest blog article from Joe Neri, CEO of OFN member IFF, highlights the CDFI's Stronger Nonprofits Initiative (SNI) designed to support Chicago nonprofit leaders of color.

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/ November 13, 2019 / Voices

This post was written by OFN Blog Guest Author Juliana Eades, President, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund.

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Sacha Adorno / October 25, 2019 / Voices

On Tuesday, October 22 — day two of OFN’s Annual Conference — OFN awarded the 2019 Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance to Michael Swack, a highly i

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Lina Page / October 24, 2019 / Voices

“President Clinton dreamed big …but I’m not sure even President Clinton could have predicted this day,” said OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah as she introduced the 42nd President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton to deliver the keynote address on October 21 at the OFN Con

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/ October 1, 2019 / Voices

Recently honored as one of Women in Housing & Finance’s “40 under 40,” OFN Vice President of Public Policy Dafina Williams has been quietly driving transformational change in communities across the country over her past 13 years at OFN. 

An industry veteran, Dafina is brimming with valuable insights on CDFI challenges, opportunities, and impact. The OFN team recently caught up with Dafina to capture some of her knowledge and perspectives, including her thoughts on OFN’s relocation from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. 

“For CDFIs, the community is not an afterthought. They’re the priority.”  

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