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Lindsay Li / June 7, 2018 / Events

OFN's Small Business Finance Forum kicks off in just a few weeks—June 26–27 at the JW Marriott Chicago. The Forum is the only event of its kind that digs deep into the challenges and opportunities unique to mission-driven small business lending. With sessions...

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Alexandra Jaskula / April 19, 2018 / Events

Join Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) for a webinar series that will introduce new staff to the CDFI industry. The series will also help board members and staff unfamiliar with the overall industry become oriented to the latest resources and industry data.

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Lindsay Li / March 8, 2018 / Events

On March 15, Lisa Mensah, OFN president and CEO, will deliver a keynote address to a gathering of foundations, investment managers and advisors, resource experts, and asset owners at Confluence Philanthropy’s 8th Annual Practitioners...

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Jennifer A. Vasiloff / January 11, 2018 / Policy

With tax reform recently passed into law and a new year upon us, 2018 will be a year of change and opportunity. The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal is expected to be released the first week of February, and Congress will begin its FY19 appropriations cycle.

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Lindsay Li / November 20, 2017 / Newswire

Earlier this month the Washington Post reported on the state of small business lending, highlighting findings that come as no surprise to CDFI industry practitioners, “Small black-owned businesses are significantly more likely to face financial challenges than white-owned firms and have...

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