When we talk about CDFI strength, it is often in terms of organizational capacity: capacity to serve the community, capacity to grow, and capacity via access to capital. But what about the capacity of CDFI practitioners themselves?
After intense competition and a rigorous selection process, we have chosen the 25 outstanding individuals who will join the inaugural class of Opportunity Fellows, our innovative leadership program for the CDFI industry.
Effective board leadership and governance help ensure a CDFI can operate to its fullest capacity.
More than 300 CDFI and mission-driven small business lenders, and their partners, will converge in Chicago June 8 and 9 to learn and network at the 5th annual OFN Small Business Finance Forum. This year, the U.S.