Guest authored by David Lipsetz, CEO of the Housing Assistance Council.
At OFN’s 7th annual Small Business Finance Forum, more than 500 mission-driven small business lenders and partners gathered in Chicago to learn best practices, address challenges, and network with peers. The Forum’s opening plenary focused on worker-owned cooperatives.
An Accion-Opportunity Fund blog post for the Opportunity Finance Network
Woodstock President Dory Rand introduced the honorees who were recognized for their work to expand access to small business capital. They are OFN, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI), and Richard Cordray.
Late last month Reinvestment Fund announced a new place-based impact investment opportunity targeted to the greater Philadelphia region. The fund—PhilaImpact Fund—is believed to be a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a community foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, and a Community Development Financial Institution, Reinvestment Fund.