Publications

2017 CDFI Loan Fund Compensation and Benefits Survey
Issue Date: 2017-12-13

Our new report is an invaluable resource that can help CDFIs recruit, reward, and retain high-quality employees. It is a comprehensive examination of CDFI loan fund compensation and benefits data from more than 140 CDFIs from across the country. For CDFIs that are in expansion mode or those now budgeting for 2018, this report will be helpful in setting compensation levels for new positions.

The report includes:

  • Compensation and benefits information for 21 executive and staff positions
  • Compensation data for the top five compensated executives
  • A comprehensive view of CDFI staff benefits

In addition, with permission from the American Bankers Association, we have included the most relevant cuts of data from their 2016 Compensation & Benefits Survey for each position in this survey, to provide mainstream bank data for reference.

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Cost:
$750.00

Inside the Membership: Statistical Highlights from OFN Membership: 2016
Issue Date: 2017-12-07

This report provides information on 222 CDFIs in the OFN membership. The vast majority (197) of these institutions are community development loan funds with the balance being 22 community development credit unions, two community development banks, and a single community development venture capital fund.

Cost:
FREE

Opportunity Finance Institutions: Side by Side, Fiscal Year 2016 Nineteenth Edition
Issue Date: 2017-12-05

We are excited to announce the availability of OFN's annual Opportunity Finance Institutions: Side by Side publication for fiscal year 2016—Nineteenth Edition. Side by Side is OFN's annual reference guide for industry practitioners, investors, and others interested in assessing the CDFI industry's activity and performance. It presents data from OFN Member financial institutions and includes peer group analyses for primary financing sectors. This data is an invaluable resource to CDFIs, funders, and investors, in addition to its critical role in OFN's advocacy efforts on behalf of the entire industry.

The Side by Side report defines 29 core peer groups and 12 additional groups. For each peer group, we present data in support of the following topics: institution size, sectoral composition of financing, staff and board composition, efficiency and operations ratios, sources and composition of capital, financing activity and performance, and markets served.

OFN Members and Allies, please contact Jacki Fox at jfox@ofn.org for the purchase code.

Cost:
$175.00

CDFI Loan Fund Technology Landscape: User Survey Results
Issue Date: 2017-06-28

Cost:
FREE

20 Years of CDFI Banks and Credit Unions, 1996-2015: An Analysis of Trends and Growth
Issue Date: 2017-03-01

This analysis of CDFI banks and credit unions is a companion piece to OFN’s 2015 longitudinal analysis of CDFI loan funds, “20 Years of Opportunity Finance, 1994-2013: An Analysis of Trends and Growth.” Using several data sources on regulated financial institutions, this study shows that CDFI banks and credit unions grew dramatically and demonstrated strong performance throughout the 20-year period, even during the Great Recession. Findings also show that CDFI banks and credit unions offer financial services benefitting low/moderate-income communities at substantially higher rates than conventional banks and credit unions.

Cost:
FREE

Opportunity Finance Institutions: Side-by-Side, Fiscal Year 2015 Eighteenth Edition Infographic
Issue Date: 2017-01-24

Download a printable 8.5"x11" Infographic of the 18th Edition of Side by Side.

Cost:
FREE

Expanding Employer-Based Small Dollar Loan Programs and the CDFI Industry: Learnings from the Knowledge Network
Issue Date: 2017-01-24

In 2016, OFN convened an Employer-Based Small Dollar Loan Knowledge Network to focus on expanding and replicating employer-based small dollar loans. This paper summarizes the strategies of the lenders in various aspects of offering employer-based small dollar loans, highlighting common themes and challenges as well as noting areas in which participants diverged. It is intended to present the learnings from the Knowledge Network and provide partners, researchers, and funders with understanding of the programs.

Cost:
FREE

Reducing Income Inequality: How CDFIs Promote Job Quality
Issue Date: 2017-01-12

Since the Great Recession, income inequality has emerged as one of the leading economic development issues in the United States. CDFIs that support job creation can help bridge this income gap by working with businesses to create quality jobs that offer fair wages, good benefits, meaningful advancement, and wealth-building opportunities. Today, there are just a few CDFI small business lenders are focused on this critical issue. OFN interviewed five of them, along with five of their borrowers, to gain an understanding of the practical approaches and tools they use to promote quality job creation. Based on interviews with five CDFIs who are on the cutting edge of quality job promotion, and five of their borrowers, Reducing Income Inequality: How CDFIs Promote Job Quality, provides an understanding of the practical approaches and tools CDFIs can use to promote quality job creation.

Cost:
FREE

Opportunity Finance Institutions: Side by Side, Fiscal Year 2015 Eighteenth Edition
Issue Date: 2016-10-19

The 18th 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 2015. 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:
$150.00

Inside the Membership: Statistical Highlights from OFN Membership: 2015
Issue Date: 2016-10-18

This report provides information on 221 OFN Member CDFIs. The vast majority (195) of these institutions are community development loan funds with the balance being 23 community development credit unions, two community development banks, and a single community development venture capital fund.

Cost:
FREE

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