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Position Available with Florida Community Loan Fund: Executive Assistant / Office Manager in Orlando

Fri, 2021-06-11 16:54
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Florida Community Loan Fund has an opening for an Executive Assistant to the CEO, with duties including general office management and administrative support for other executives. FCLF is a statewide CDFI in Florida, established in 1994 and operating from a network of offices in Orlando, Tampa, Melbourne, Sarasota, and Fort Lauderdale. This full-time position is in the Orlando office. For a full description and application instructions, visit our website: FCLF Position Available, Executive Assistant-Office [More]

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Decision Making Matrices

Fri, 2021-06-11 12:44
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi folks. The Cooperative Fund of New England wants to develop a decision making matrix to clarify expectations around who makes what decisions, who provides input, etc.  MOCHA is one model, there are others, and I don't have a strong preference. Rather than reinvent the wheel, if anyone has one that works for your CDFI and would share it, I'd be grateful. Particularly, I'm curious what decisions you decided to list. For what it's worth, we have 10 staff members, including a six person small business [More]

RE: Westchester NY NPO/Affordable Housing developer/consultant sought

Thu, 2021-06-10 13:25
From : Communities>>Open Forum
You may also wish to contact Community Capital New York.  CCNY is a Westchester based CDFI that supports affordable housing projects, and they could be a good partner in connecting you with developers. ------------------------------ David Erickson-Pearson Principal Erickson-Pearson Search Highlands Ranch CO 303.703.6165 epdavid@earthlink.net ------------------------------

CDFI Growth And Staff Utilization Metrics

Thu, 2021-06-10 13:21
From : Communities>>Open Forum
The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund is currently experiencing significant growth in capitalization and transaction levels and would like to confer with other affordable housing CDFIs about your experience in the scaling up of operations to support growth, specifically staffing levels based on transaction metrics, use of specialized origination, underwriting and closing positions versus more general loan officer roles for an optimal CDFI staffing structure. We are also potentially interested in engaging [More]

Slow Walk to the Capital Magnet Application and Tool to Vet Your Project

Thu, 2021-06-10 12:28
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Dear Colleagues - the standard " LEARN ABOUT THE FY 2021 CAPITAL MAGNET FUND ROUND: UP TO $380 MILLION AVAILABLE!" webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 30th.  For the uninitiated, it an over of the program (which also can be found in links on the Fund's site from last year) and a reminder to get your mojo going on SAM.gov and grants.gov. However, the webinar is not designed to vet your project ideas.  To do that, just fill out this confidential form , and within 24 hours, we will advise you as [More]

RE: Westchester NY NPO/Affordable Housing developer/consultant sought

Thu, 2021-06-10 10:39
From : Communities>>Open Forum
I would recommend NeighborWorks America, a national intermediary with a network of over 250 organizations working in the affordable housing space. Many of them develop and manage affordable housing and would be able partner with an organization like this to support the redevelopment of the site. Your colleague could search the network directory to find the right organization to reach out to. neighborworks.org ------------------------------ Lynne Wallace Director, Success Measures Partnerships NeighborWorks [More]

RE: Westchester NY NPO/Affordable Housing developer/consultant sought

Thu, 2021-06-10 10:23
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Lea, My firm, Stone Sherick Consulting Group, is a real estate development consulting firm specializing in affordable housing projects and mixed-use projects that incorporate affordable housing. We are based in Philadelphia and work on projects in New York, Maryland, DC and Virginia in addition to Pennsylvania. We have extensive experience in managing all stages of the predevelopment and financing process with nonprofit organizations that are both new and experienced housing developers, including [More]

RE: CDFI's small dollar program

Thu, 2021-06-10 09:13
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hey, We submitted the SF-424 but decided not to apply, even though it's a perfect fit for us, since we are a small dollar personal lender. But the application was so astoundingly onerous, especially in light of how small the maximum award amounts are, that we decided not to apply. I am, however, open to hearing ideas for partnership on an app! Feel free to email me: andy@goodfund.us - Andy ------------------------------ Andrew Posner Founder & CEO Capital Good Fund Providence RI 401.339.5437 --- [More]

Westchester NY NPO/Affordable Housing developer/consultant sought

Wed, 2021-06-09 19:38
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Everyone,  I have been talking to a friend who is board chair of a community center in Westchester, NY.  They would like to enter into a partnership to construct affordable housing on the site and renovate their current facility.  Does anyone know a group or consultant who can help this NPO identify quality partners for this effort and help through the process that maximize benefits to the NPO and the surrounding community?   Community Vision does this type of work in California but I am unfamiliar [More]

RE: CDFI's small dollar program

Wed, 2021-06-09 09:55
From : Communities>>Open Forum
We are in a similar situation and would be interested in partnering with a CDFI in SE PA or serving PA. ------------------------------ Edward Swoyer President Greater Berks Development Fund Reading PA (610) 898-7796 ------------------------------

Consultant RFQ: Reparative Lending

Tue, 2021-06-08 19:52
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi all,  as we work toward becoming an anti-racist CDFI, Community Vision is looking for a consultant to support our lending staff in developing reparative lending policies and practices. Our consultant RFQ is attached here-- please feel free to share this with people or organizations that might be a fit. If anyone would like more information about this project and the consultancy, please get in touch at nschaffran@communityvisionca.org.  Many thanks, Nate Schaffran Co-Director of Lending Community [More]

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RE: Alternative payment predictive mechanism

Tue, 2021-06-08 13:14
From : Communities>>Open Forum
While there have been other opinions expressed, you'll never get to the end of them. Those with a number of years of lending experience to those like me with decades still have to deal with the same challenges on SDL's. Key element has always been cost of providing the service against the value of achievable results. So I wonder if there isn't a view of this type of lending going back to the small dollar Peer or Lending Circle style. the TA can then be partially group based plus one on one. We have [More]

Funding Opportunity Through CBA Fund

Tue, 2021-06-08 12:28
From : Communities>>Open Forum
CBA Fund, CBA's Community Development Financial Institution intermediary, is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for nonprofit lenders. With generous support from Wells Fargo, CBA Fund is providing loan capital, grants, and technical assistance to nonprofits so they can offer affordable small dollar consumer loans in their community. This funding is available for nonprofits, credit unions. and Tribal entities that are currently offering small dollar consumer loans or would like to offer [More]

RE: Tip Tuesday

Tue, 2021-06-08 11:51
From : Communities>>Open Forum
CDFI Connect is a space created to allow CDFI practitioners to network and collaborate to better your local communities. If you wish to find members local to your city & state simply follow these steps! ------------------------------ Elizabeth Specht Membership Engagement Associate Opportunity Finance Network Southwest DC (202) 618-6100 ------------------------------

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RE: Accelerator

Tue, 2021-06-08 10:39
From : Communities>>Open Forum
My pleasure Jeff. Our company participated in gBeta Detroit and we benefitted tremendously. I can also make some warm intros if needed, but looks like you were able to find the right folks. Best luck! Jason Lee , JD/MBA, AWS Certified Developer & Security Specialist Founder & Chief Executive Officer Celant Innovations, LLC 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Tel : (718) 414-2413 | Cell : (917) 331-9965 | jlee@celant.com Admitted to practice law in NY, MA & MI

RE: Alternative payment predictive mechanism

Tue, 2021-06-08 10:24
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Access to credit is often difficult for these SDL clients due to the no credit-no score / no score-no credit paradox. For these clients, the following approach is very effective and are in practice in many developing nations. Through its expensive to administer, we need to price it right.  Assessment based on Behavioural Factors: Who is the entrepreneur? what is the feedback about him/her from supplier and buyers? Has s/he defaulted in the past? How long the entrepreneur is living in the area? [More]

CDFI's small dollar program

Tue, 2021-06-08 09:08
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Has anyone submitted the SF-424 for this award who would be interested in either a partnership with or a sub-award to On the Road Lending? We had not planned to apply, but have changed our mind and have now missed the deadline for the SF-424, but not for the application. -- Michelle Corson Founder+CEO 214.906.7067 (direct) ontheroadcompanies.com ** WE'VE MOVED ** Note our new address in Irving! 1500 North Loop 12 Irving, TX 75061

RE: Accelerator

Tue, 2021-06-08 08:54
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thank you Jason!  I have reached out gBeta to find out more information about their programming. ------------------------------ Jeff Tripp SBDC Project Manager Great Falls Development Authority, Inc. Great Falls MT ------------------------------

RE: Accelerator

Tue, 2021-06-08 08:53
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi there, Thank you for the recommendation! I am familiar with Sistahbiz and I will reconnect. ------------------------------ Jeff Tripp SBDC Project Manager Great Falls Development Authority, Inc. Great Falls MT ------------------------------

RE: Latest KPI industry standards for CDFI's

Mon, 2021-06-07 12:31
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Seth, It's good to hear from you! I trust all is well. I will reach out if I have further questions. Best, Roberta ------------------------------ Roberta McCullough SVP, Operations Institute Capital Durham NC 919.956.2320 ------------------------------

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