Recently Reinvestment Fund President and CEO Donald Hinkle-Brown published an article explaining how CDFIs and other community lenders can use data and research to target investments in ways that create real impact.
The Global Impact Investing Network's (GIIN) 2019 Annual Impact Investor Survey demonstrates the increasing scale and maturity of the impact investing industry.
OFN Member CDFI Loan Funds that completed the FY 2017 Annual Member Survey (thank you!) received their FY 2017 Peer Comparison reports on Monday 11/19. Peer Comparisons use annual survey data to evaluate each CDFI’s key figures related to performance, financial composition, and staffing relative
Data from the Pew Research Center shows that despite a strong labor market (3.9% unemployment as of July, the lowest it has been in nearly two decades), wage growth has lagged such that today's real average wage "has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago."