CDFI Industry Recommendations for CRA Reform

Presenters: Jennifer Vasiloff, Dafina Williams
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 16:00

OFN explored possible recommendations and solicited advice on key CRA reform issues including dollar volume ratio evaluation design, assessment areas, an illustrative CRA eligible activities list, and CDFI specific provisions.

CDFI Friendly Cities: Smaller Communities Helping CDFIs Invest

Presenters: Adina Abramowitz, CDFI Friendly America, Brian Payne, CDFI Friendly Bloomington, Sonja Karnovsky, City of South Bend
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00

Proposed Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

Presenters: Jennifer Vasiloff, Dafina Williams
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 15:45

OFN discussion on changes proposed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

CDFI Partnerships with Hospitals

Presenters: Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP, Senior Investigator, Public Health Institute
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 13:00

2019 Southeast Regional Meeting Planning Webinar

Presenters: Anthony Wilder Puzzuoli
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 17:00

Carsey Master in Community Development

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 15:30

PRO Neighborhoods CDFI Collaborative Competition 2019

Presenters: Colleen Briggs, Head of Community Innovation, Mercedeh Mortazavi, Community Innovation Program Manager
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 14:30

2019 CDFI Policy Update

Presenters: Jennifer A. Vasiloff, Dafina Williams
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 13:00

OFN’s Public Policy team present timely updates on FY 2020 appropriations for the CDFI Fund; Community Reinvestment Act modernization; New Markets Tax Credit program extension; Housing Finance Reform; and more.

Diverse Community Capital Knowledge Network 2019 Kick-Off Webinar

Presenters: OFN, Wells Fargo
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:00

Wells Fargo and OFN provide a summary of the Wells Fargo Works® for Small Business Diverse Community Capital 2018 Social Capital activities and introduce the 2019 Social Capital activities.


Financing Resilience

Presenters: Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, 100 Resilient Cities
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 02:00

Listen to this interactive webinar, where we explored the nexus of community development finance and resilience finance to drive action and impact for our communities. Hear about example projects in US city strategies that look to make cities safer, cleaner, smarter and more inclusive, and find out everything you wanted to know about the resilience movement.


Be Boss Online – Help Your Clients Own Their Digital Presence

Presenters: Amanda Kelly, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 02:00

Small business owners need to understand the online landscape to thrive in today’s market, and they look to you for help. But finding the time and resources to develop this type of training is no simple task. That’s why Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation created Be Boss Online — an always current, turn-key curriculum that allows you to help your members increase profits by owning their presence on the internet.


Proposed Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act Part 2

Presenters: Jennifer Vasiloff
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 02:00

On October 3, 2018, OFN offered a deeper dive into the Office of Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) about proposed changes to the enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). This webinar solicited feedback from participants on CDFI-specific proposals and start to shape our recommendations to the OCC.

Call on Proposed Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

Presenters: Jennifer A. Vasiloff and Dafina Williams
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 02:00

On September 13, OFN sought advice from its members on changes proposed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to how the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is enforced. View additional materials.

The GIIN’s Research on Private Debt Funds

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 01:00

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Symbiotics present the first comprehensive analysis of the financial performance of private debt impact investment funds, The Financial Performance of Impact Investing through Private Debt. The study analyzes the financial returns, risk characteristics, and impact metrics of 102 Community Development Loan Funds (through a partnership with OFN) focused on low-income areas in the United States and 50 Private Debt Impact Funds focused on emerging markets. The GIIN and Symbiotics presented key findings from the study and shared a live demo of an interactive online benchmarking tool.

Creative Places and Businesses Catalyzing Community Growth

Presenters: Laura Callanan, Upstart Co-Lab; Alan Ramirez, Colorado Enterprise Fund; Betsy Biemann, CEI; and Sam Marks, LISC NY
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 01:00

CDFIs have been investing in creative places and businesses for decades as a fundamental part of developing healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities. Now, investable opportunities in the creative economy total more than $1.5 billion. This type of investment has the potential to stabilize threatened communities and benefit regions looking to attract and develop quality jobs. Listen to this webinar exploring creative places and businesses as part of comprehensive community development.

Please also consider completing this optional survey to help us quantify the capital deployed to creative places and creative businesses in low income communities in America today.

CDFI Consumer Marketing Library Toolkit Webinar

Presenters: Mia Mendoza, Mendoza Group Inc., Sarah Marshall, North Side Community Federal Credit Union, Sheila Herrera, TIWA Lending Services, Clifton Williams, Guaranty Bank and Trust
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 01:00

Get the marketing resources you need to connect with your community!

You work hard for the community you serve—from offering classes on how to budget better and manage debt to working with people who need auto, home, and other personal loans to improve their lives. Marketing your services can be a challenge at times.

That’s why the Opportunity Finance Network has created a library of pre-designed marketing materials and guides that are easy for you to customize and use.

PRO Neighborhoods Information Call - 2018

Presenters: Colleen Briggs and Mercedeh Mortazavi, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Noel Poyo, NALCAB; and Scott Kratz, 11th Street Bridge Park
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 14:00

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has launched the fifth Partnerships for Raising Opportunity in Neighborhoods (PRO Neighborhoods) competition to identify strategic Collaboratives that advance inclusive economic growth. This is part of a $125 million, five-year initiative to identify and support custom solutions for the unique challenges facing disadvantaged neighborhoods in U.S. cities. Listen to the information call to learn more about the program and RFP. Proposals are due by Friday, April 20.

The CDFI Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Affordable Housing Program and Transaction Database

Presenters: Jack Crane, Community Investment Corporation; Josh Earn and Natalie Patterson, National Housing Trust; and Yerina Mugica and Bettina Bergoo, Natural Resources Defense Council
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 01:00

Listen to a discussion about the Sustainability in Affordable Housing Lender Learning Network's Program and Transaction Database, a first-of-its-kind repository of information on CDFI energy and water efficiency lending programs. Developed by the Lender Learning Network, the database provides real-life example transactions from successful energy and water efficiency lending programs. During this webinar, presenters from Community Investment Corporation and the National Housing Trust provide of an overview of the database, suggest how CDFIs can use this resource to integrate efficiency into their lending practices, and invite multifamily housing lenders who are already active in efficiency lending to provide feedback on and contribute to this community-driven resource.

Special Preview: Consumer Finance Marketing Toolkit

Presenters: Donna Fabiani and Cheryl Neas, OFN
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 02:00

Does your CDFI offer mortgages, payday alternatives, credit builder loans, savings products, and similar consumer products and services? Reaching consumers requires different marketing strategies, messages, and tactics than targeting other kinds of borrowers. OFN and its partners recognize that CDFIs of all kinds can expand their work in the consumer marketplace with new marketing tools and ideas. With the support of the Prudential Foundation, OFN is building a marketing toolkit that CDFIs will be able to use, customize, and adapt to their markets. The toolkit is in development and will launch in January. We are happy to be able to offer a preview in this webinar. Listen to learn more about the toolkit and about how you can get involved in the project by sending and showcasing your own successes.

  • Consumer Research—Online Quantitative Study Findings—October 2017: View here.

The Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey

Presenters: Karen Leone de Nie and Emily Mitchell, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 02:00

Presenters from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta discuss the purpose of this annual survey, the types of data it collects and how it informs the work of policymakers, researchers, and service providers. Presenters also discuss how CDFIs can get involved as survey partners. The 2017 survey is currently live (through December 31) and survey partners are wanted to help spread the word.


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