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    In this week's Member Monday , we would like to highlight the work of Shared Capital Cooperative. Their mission is to build a just, equitable and democratic economy by investing in cooperative enterprises. Shared Capital Cooperative's financing has ... read more

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    Hello all. I am interested in connecting with CDFI's that are using Workday Adaptive Planning, FKA, Adaptive Insights. Please let me know if you or any one you know is using this enterprise planning software. Thanks BJS ------------------------------ ... read more

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    Hello Colleagues,  We are considering transitioning loan officers from fixed salaries to salaries tied to loan production. I am interested to hear from others who do this. What does your salary/bonus structure look like in general or in detail? Do you ... read more


  • 2020 OFN Virtual Conference—Two Weeks to Register!

    We’re just two weeks away from the 2020 OFN Conference, coming to you virtually November 9–12. Don’t miss the amazing — and truly unprecedented — lineup of national and global leaders across the public and private sectors. They will share reflections ... more
  • OFN Conference Featured Speakers Announced

    Taking place just one week after the national election, the 2020 OFN Conference will cover topics critical to the future of community development finance: the post-election landscape, racial justice, and attracting new capital to our fight to broaden economic opportunity ... more
  • Announcing OFN Virtual Conference Session Tracks

    The 2020 OFN Virtual Conference will offer more than 40 breakout sessions across seven tracks: Capitalization & Fundraising, CDFI Sustainability, Financing, Native CDFIs, Public Policy, Racial Equity, and Resilience & Climate. We’re excited about the breadth of session ... more

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  • At Amalgamated, we don’t just have a mission; we’re on a mission: to be America’s socially responsible bank. When you deposit your money at Amalgamated, it supports sustainable organizations, progressive causes, and social justice. We are committed to environmental and social responsibility. Were net-zero and powered by 100% renewable energy, and we have a long, proud history of providing affordable access to the banking system, supporting immigrants and affordable housing, and being a champion of workers rights.
  • Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.
  • The NC Rural Center manages several lending and investment programs that promote economic growth and job creation and retention in two primary geographic areas, 1.) All 100 North Carolina counties, with an emphasis on rural North Carolina; and, 2.) within a 17-state footprint across the Southeastern United States. The suite of programs is expected to grow to approximately $200 million in assets under management over the next five years. To learn more about the Rural Center’s lending and investment programs, visit ncruralcenter.org/lending.



CDFI Connect Blog

  • In Alaska, Cook Inlet Lending Center has developed a business stabilization strategy—Survive-Adapt-Thrive—to help Anchorage small businesses survive economic crisis, in this case the COVID-19 economic fallout. 
  • OFN is proud to announce the latest recipients of Grow with Google Small Business Fund loans and Google.org grants. Launched earlier this year in partnership with Google and Google.org, the financing programs support the short-term recovery and long-term needs of America’s small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19. To date, including the CDFIs listed below, 17 CDFIs have received loans  and 14 have received grants .
  • At the OFN Annual Conference, OFN awarded financial crusader Inez Long with the 2020 Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance. Presented annually, the Gramlich Award is the CDFI industry’s highest individual honor.
  • From November 9–12, the 2020 OFN Virtual Conference: Finance Justice brought together 2,500 CDFI practitioners, investors and funders, students, and other supporters to talk about the post-election landscape, racial justice, and the fight to broaden economic opportunity for people and places across America. 
  • Did you know you may be eligible for a $2,500 education award to pursue a Master in Community Development (MCD) degree at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy if you are an OFN employee, board member, or member CDFI employee? 

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