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3rd & 4th Quarter 2011 Market Conditions Report I - Reports and Analysis
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

What’s in Your Technology Toolbox?
Issue Date: 2012-02-01

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

2012 State Legislation and Advocacy Report
Issue Date: 2012-01-01

Opportunity Finance Network is pleased to publish its 2012 State Legislation and Advocacy Report. Though OFN’s policy work focuses 
primarily on the federal level, this report provides a snapshot of CDFI-related policy activity in the state level during the 2012 legislative 
session. As in previous years, in spite of numerous fiscal challenges, CDFIs remain valuable partners for state government in channeling 
community development resources to underserved communities.
Cost:
FREE

Opportunity Finance Institutions: Side by Side, Fiscal Year 2012 Fifteenth Edition
Issue Date: 2012-01-01

The 15th Edition of Side by Side highlights essential peer groups and key statistics of the over 200 Opportunity Finance Network Member institutions with data from FY 2012. This reference guide - FREE to OFN Members and Allies - is essential for practitioners, investors, funders, and others who assess the activity and performance of the opportunity finance industry. It is also a valuable tool for CDFIs and can help to plan and better understand their organization’s performance relative to their peers. OFN Members and Allies, please contact Jacki Fox at jfox@ofn.org for the purchase code.

Cost:
$25.00

Inside the Membership: Statistical Highlights from OFN Membership: 2011
Issue Date: 2011-12-31

The data presented are for 196 CDFIs representing 193 OFN Members. Nearly all (182) of the CDFIs in the sample are community development loan funds; eleven are community development credit unions, two are community development venture capital funds, and one is a community development bank.

Cost:
FREE

Aligning Capital With Social, Economic & Political Justice: Opportunity Finance Network’s Strategic Plan 2011-2025
Issue Date: 2011-01-01

OFN's strategy centers around our mission of leading CDFIs and their partners to ensure that low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities have access to responsible, affordable financial products and services.

Well more than half of OFN Members contributed their ideas, views, and recommendations to the development of this plan. Responsibility for the plan and the decisions that went into it falls to the OFN Board.

The 2011-2025 plan turns the lens on what OFN leadership should achieve. Individual CDFIs, not OFN, produce the impact that we aspire to. OFN is focused on leading the dynamic and diverse CDFI industry forward.

Cost:
FREE

Opportunity Finance Institutions: Side by Side, Fiscal Year 2011 Fourteenth Edition
Issue Date: 2011-01-01

The 14th Edition of Side by Side highlights essential peer groups and key statistics nearly 200 Opportunity Finance Network Member institutions with data from FY 2011. This reference guide - FREE to OFN Members and Allies - is essential for practitioners, investors, funders, and others who assess the activity and performance of the opportunity finance industry. It is also a valuable tool for opportunity finance institutions and CDFIs and can help to plan and better understand their organization’s performance relative to their peers. OFN Members and Allies, please contact Jacki Fox a jfox@ofn.org for the purchase code.

Cost:
$25.00

Inside the Membership: Statistical Highlights from OFN Membership: 2010
Issue Date: 2010-12-31

Inside the Membership is an overview of fiscal year Member data obtained through the annual OFN Member survey. The data presented are for 155 CDFIs representing 151 OFN Members. Nearly all (92.3%) of the CDFIs in the sample are community development loan funds; eight are community development credit unions, three are community development venture capital funds, and one is a community development bank.

Cost:
FREE

Side by Side, 14th Edition
Issue Date: 2010-09-01

The thirteenth edition of Side by Side highlights essential peer groups and key statistics for 155 Opportunity Finance Network Member institutions with data from FY 2010. This reference guide is essential for practitioners, investors, funders, and others who assess the activity and performance of the opportunity finance industry. It is also a valuable tool for opportunity finance institutions and CDFIs and can help to plan and better understand their organization’s performance relative to their peers. Opportunity Finance Network Members receive one free download using the discount code sent to them. If you need the code please contact Jacki Fox at jfox@opportunityfinance.net.

Cost:
$25.00

Opportunity Finance Institutions: Side by Side, Fiscal Year 2010 Thirteenth Edition
Issue Date: 2010-01-01

The thirteenth edition of Side by Side highlights essential peer groups and key statistics for 155 Opportunity Finance Network Member institutions with data from FY 2010. This reference guide is essential for practitioners, investors, funders, and others who assess the activity and performance of the opportunity finance industry. It is also a valuable tool for opportunity finance institutions and CDFIs and can help to plan and better understand their organization’s performance relative to their peers. Opportunity Finance Network Members receive one free download using the discount code sent to them. If you need the code please contact Jacki Fox at jfox@ofn.org.

Cost:
$25.00

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