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What’s in Your Technology Toolbox?
Issue Date: 2013-06-30

This report summarizes software-user feedback reported by 206 CDFI Loan Funds, CDFI Intermediaries, and CDFI Credit Unions that responded to OFN’s 2011 Software Survey. The report expands on OFN’s 2008 Loan Management Software Report to include a breakdown of three additional types of software that are frequently used by CDFIs: accounting software, outcomes/outputs tracking software, and client relationship management (CRM) software. This report is meant to provide a brief overview to CDFIs that are exploring new technology options.

Cost:
$25.00

Impact Measurement for CDFI Small Business Lenders
Issue Date: 2013-04-01

This TA Memo discusses the measurement of the positive economic and social impacts CDFI small business lenders are having in the communities they serve. It covers: why measuring impact is important, the types of impact data currently being collected by CDFI small business lenders (as well as indicators CDFIs do not, but would like, to collect), the barriers to collecting such data, and the ways in which impact data can be proactively utilized to advance an institution’s mission.

Cost:
FREE

CDFI Market Conditions 2012 Q4 Report I Results
Issue Date: 2013-04-01

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is a quarterly publication based on quarterly surveys of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on the opportunity finance industry. Each report provides a near-real-time view of market conditions and CDFI responses, analysis of regional and financing sector differences, and analysis of important trends.

Cost:
FREE

CDFI Market Conditions 2012 Q4 Report II Detailed Tables
Issue Date: 2013-04-01

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is a quarterly publication based on quarterly surveys of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on the opportunity finance industry. Each report provides a near-real-time view of market conditions and CDFI responses, analysis of regional and financing sector differences, and analysis of important trends.

Cost:
FREE

CDFIs and the State Small Business Credit Initiative: Status Report
Issue Date: 2013-03-01

The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) was created in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, and implemented by the Obama Administration starting in 2011. The program provided $1.5 billion in funding to strengthen state programs that support lending to small businesses and small manufacturers. In the legislation, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are specifically listed as eligible lenders. Increasingly, state governments are looking to CDFIs as partners to deploy SSBCI funding and increase the amount of credit available to small businesses and small manufacturers in their states.

Cost:
FREE

2012 CDFI Compensation and Benefits Survey Report
Issue Date: 2012-12-31

This is the first comprehensive examination of CDFI industry compensation and benefits since OFN published its 2006 CDFI Compensation Report. More than 150 CDFIs from across the country participated in the survey. This new report is an invaluable resource that can help CDFIs recruit, reward, and retain high-quality employees. For the many CDFIs that are in expansion mode, the report may be helpful in setting compensation levels for new positions.

The 2012 CDFI Compensation and Benefits Survey Report includes summary data for:
Compensation and benefits information for thirteen executive and staff positions

Compensation data for the "top five" compensated positions

A comprehensive view of CDFI benefits practice.

For the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Top Communications and Marketing Executive, Top Development Executive, and the Top Five Highest Paid employees we have also provided data from a special analysis of thirty-six general not-for-profit organizations for reference purposes.

View the Table of Contents
View the Overview of the Report
View the Job Descriptions

There are Member and participant discounts available – email jfox@opportunityfinance.net for a discount code before you order.

Cost:
$300.00

CDFI Market Conditions 2012 Q1&2 Report II Detailed Tables
Issue Date: 2012-11-01

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is a quarterly publication based on quarterly surveys of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on the opportunity finance industry. Each report provides a near-real-time view of market conditions and CDFI responses, analysis of regional and financing sector differences, and analysis of important trends.

Cost:
FREE

CDFI Market Conditions 2012 Q1&2 Report I Results
Issue Date: 2012-11-01

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is a quarterly publication based on quarterly surveys of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on the opportunity finance industry. Each report provides a near-real-time view of market conditions and CDFI responses, analysis of regional and financing sector differences, and analysis of important trends.

Cost:
FREE

Risk Rating Systems for Small Business Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
Issue Date: 2012-05-01

An internal risk rating system is a key component in the overall credit risk management of a CDFI’s small business loan portfolio. This TA Memo summarizes the development, validation, and uses of a risk rating system for a small business loan portfolio. It includes examples of how two OFN Member CDFIs developed and use their risk rating systems for monitoring portfolio risk and for assessing their loan loss reserves. Additionally, the memo discusses the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification literature on loss contingencies and loan impairment.

Cost:
FREE

3rd & 4th Quarter 2011 Market Conditions Report II - Detailed Tables
Issue Date: 2012-04-01

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is a quarterly publication based on quarterly surveys of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on the opportunity finance industry. Each report provides a near-real-time view of market conditions and CDFI responses, analysis of regional and financing sector differences, and analysis of important trends.

Cost:
FREE

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