All Communities

10 total

CDFI Women's Network  

The CDFI Women's Network (CWN) is an independent, women-led, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women who work for CDFIs or for organizations that support the Community Development Finance industry. CWN creates opportunities for members to connect, share, and learn from each other to foster their professional success. We seek to mentor emerging practitioners and commit to being a diverse and inclusive organization that reflects the industry and the communities and people we serve.

  last person joined 2 days ago

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Climate Mitigation & Adaptation  

This community is a space for discussion, cross-pollination of ideas, and organizing around climate issues as they relate to CDFIs’ work. Building the collective capacity of CDFIs to support the implementation of climate mitigation and adaptation solutions in the communities they serve is an urgent imperative. Here, members can share questions, insights, and leading practices from their climate lending efforts. Members of the CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group can also find and share notes and related resources here.

  last person joined 2 days ago

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Consultant Connections  

This is a pilot community. The forum is a space for community members seeking recommendations and information on products and consulting services to connect directly with industry consultants.

  last person joined 8 days ago

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Job Board  

Please use this community exclusively for jobs related to the CDFI Industry.

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Marketing & Communications  

The Marketing and Communications community is a space for marketing, public relations, communications, and social media professionals to share expertise, tips, and leading practices for telling CDFI stories. CDFIs create meaningful and impactful change for people and communities that need it most. This forum provides an opportunity to strengthen our storytelling and communications, better engage with our audiences, and elevate CDFI presence in mainstream and social media.

  last person joined 2 days ago

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Open Forum  

This is an open community for anyone interested in networking, collaborating, and learning about the CDFI industry.

  last person joined 21 hours ago

Operations & Technology  

This forum is intended for the exchange of leading practices, resources, and expertise on topics surrounding operations and technology at CDFIs. These back-office functions and capabilities are critical for CDFIs to succeed in achieving their mission. Topics of discussion might range from process improvements and data security/management to CRM, fintech, AI, and other ways teams are advancing operations through human intervention and use of technology.

  last person joined 9 days ago

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Public Policy  

This is a space for conversations and calls to action on public policy priorities that impact the strength and efficacy of CDFIs. In this forum, members can share resources, stay up to date on advocacy opportunities, and engage in discussions on policies and programs that support financial inclusion.

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Racial Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility  

This is a pilot community for dedicated discussions on efforts to deepen and accelerate practices that advance racial equity, accessibility and inclusion within CDFIs. CDFIs across the country are working to better understand and address the legacies of discrimination and institutional racism that continue to underpin inequities in the communities we serve daily. This is a space for learning and sharing insights and challenges on this journey and to operationalize equity and accessibility into our work.

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Research & Impact Measurement  

This community is intended to foster collaboration around impact measurement and research to strengthen our ability to understand and communicate CDFIs’ value, strategies, and impact and to help build knowledge for and about the industry. We seek to discuss, conduct, and promote research, impact measurement, program evaluation, and related topics. We aim to help CDFIs further their programmatic goals, attract new sources of capital, enhance organizational and industrywide learning, and increase their visibility to a broader stakeholder audience.

  last person joined 2 days ago

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