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INVITATION: Learn about coEvolve - Advanced Data Insights for Small Business Lenders

4 hours 29 min ago
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Members of the CDFI Connect Community are invited to learn about coEvolve, our advanced data analytics platform for small business lenders. coEvolve provides lenders insights into current and historical financial performance of their small business borrowers and uses predictive analytics to evaluate stress and growth opportunities. coEvolve gives every lender the advanced data tools previously available only to the largest financial institutions. This webinar will introduce coEvolve, how it works, [More]

Thursday, Sept. 23: Webinar on myfinalytics for small business

4 hours 34 min ago
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Members of the CDFI Connect Community are invited to learn about myfinalytics, our online platform providing best-in-class financial management tools for small business owners. Myfinalytics is a valuable resource to enhance your small business technical assistance. Use myfinalytics to help your clients understand their financial situation and make the right decisions. This webinar will introduce myfinalytics, how it works, and how you can incorporate it into your Technical Assistance program. [More]

2 Different Events in September

4 hours 36 min ago
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Everyone, I'm pleased to be hosting 2 separate webinars this month for CDFIs.  They have different topics, so to prevent any confusion: This Thursday, Sept. 23, we are discussing myfinalytics: financial tools for small business owners Introducing myfinalytics for small business Next Thursday, Sept. 30, we will present coEvolve: Data and Insights for Lenders Introducing coEvolve I look forward to seeing you at these events! - James ------------------------------ James Yagley Founder and CEO [More]

RE: Pandemic CDFI Partnership Loan Fund - RISE Miami Dade Loan Fund

7 hours 4 min ago
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hello Sanjiv, I would love to connect and yes I was apart of the Rainier Valley Community Development family for a while.  Shoot me an email @ michaeljohn.green@dcfcu.org and we can find a time to talk. Best, Mj ​ ------------------------------ Michaeljohn Green Fund Director Dade County Federal Credit Union Miami FL 3145879830 ------------------------------

RE: Pandemic CDFI Partnership Loan Fund - RISE Miami Dade Loan Fund

7 hours 10 min ago
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Hi Micheal John! I would love to connect with you. I also hear that you are an alumnus of the Rainier Valley Community Development Loan Fund.  Thanks, Sanjiv ------------------------------ Sanjiv Doreswamy Executive Director Rainier Valley Community Development Fund Atlanta GA 206-722-5281 ------------------------------

RE: good examples of financing multi-site tourism trails as economic development?

7 hours 13 min ago
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hello, The "Blues Trail" in the Mississippi Delta has done an excellent job with this type of tourism. I have done the tour, and I met folks from all around the world.  Southern Virginia has some kind of Civil war trial as well.  That is the extent of my knowledge! ------------------------------ Sanjiv Doreswamy Executive Director Rainier Valley Community Development Fund Atlanta GA 206-722-5281 ------------------------------

RE: Tip Tuesday

8 hours 33 min ago
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In this week's Tip Tuesday, we show you how tp upload a profile picture to your account! ------------------------------ Elizabeth Specht Membership Engagement Associate Opportunity Finance Network Southwest DC (202) 618-6100 ------------------------------

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RE: good examples of financing multi-site tourism trails as economic development?

9 hours 43 min ago
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Hi Robin: I recommend you connect with David Kahley at The Progress Fund. They have been very successful at this type of place-based lending. Good luck! Ruth Barber FUND Community Institute Sent from my iPhone

RE: good examples of financing multi-site tourism trails as economic development?

9 hours 45 min ago
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hello Robin, You should look into the Beltline in Atlanta. It is a walking trail that has created a host of economic development.  Best,  Mj Green Fund Director  DCFCU ------------------------------ Michaeljohn Green Fund Director Dade County Federal Credit Union Miami FL 3145879830 ------------------------------

good examples of financing multi-site tourism trails as economic development?

Mon, 2021-09-20 15:00
From : Communities>>Open Forum
We are working with a community that has some sites of major historic interest and they would like to create an economic development strategy that finances tourist infrastructure and related services along a tourist trail or district. Does anyone have good examples of where this has been done successfully? We'd love to learn from the experiences and challenges of others. Please share directly to me rhacke@centerforcommunityinvestment.org or to the list. Thanks! Robin HackeExecutive DirectorCenter [More]

RE: Member Monday

Mon, 2021-09-20 10:20
From : Communities>>Open Forum
In this week's Member Monday, we will take a look at African Development Center of Minnesota. ADC champions African immigrants and refugees, helping them overcome barriers to financial security and success. According to a recent report by The Minneapolis Foundation, 13 percent of Minnesota's foreign born residents in the 2000 Census were from Africa – a higher percentage than in any other US state. Most Africans have come to Minnesota over the past generation as refugees fleeing civil strife in [More]

Pandemic CDFI Partnership Loan Fund - RISE Miami Dade Loan Fund

Fri, 2021-09-17 16:12
From : Communities>>Open Forum
During the Pandemic, a group of CDFIs, Government and local non-profits gathered to find a solution for overlooked and struggling small businesses in Miami-Dade County. Over a period of six months, the Miami-Dade Fund (RISE) grew from an idea to a diverse coalition working to establish an effective team to deliver technical assistance, advice, and much-needed capital to Miami-Dade County's hard-to reach small businesses. RISE emerged in a time of great need, but the coalition's lenders, funders [More]

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RE: INVITATION Learn about myfinalytics: tools for small business

Fri, 2021-09-17 09:43
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thanks, Amber.  Looking forward to talk to you next week. - James ------------------------------ James Yagley Founder and CEO Fafnir Detroit MI ------------------------------

Spruce Root is hiring a Lending Outreach Specialist to serve small businesses in Southeast Alaska

Thu, 2021-09-16 15:07
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hello to the CDFI community! We are excited to share the following job opportunity at Spruce Root, a non-profit, Native CDFI in Southeast Alaska: Are you looking to join a dynamic team working to build strong, localized economies and resilient communities in Southeast Alaska? Do you have experience in finance and/or lending, and a passion for community and economic development? Spruce Root is hiring a Lending Outreach Specialist to lead our loan program and assist Southeast Alaska's entrepreneurs [More]

RE: INVITATION Learn about myfinalytics: tools for small business

Thu, 2021-09-16 09:51
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Thank you for sharing this. We need more tools in TA. I signed up for the webinar. ------------------------------ Amber Cordoba Director of Business Education and Consulting Services PRESTAMOS CDFI Amber.cordoba@cplc.org ------------------------------

Sample RFP for technology services

Thu, 2021-09-16 09:28
From : Communities>>Open Forum
We are a small rural CDFI with diverse lending in auto, business, consumer, and single family housing. We are seeking technology services to help with customer relations management, data tracking, and some loan processing. Does anyone have a sample RFP for Technology Services that can be shared? I've been keeping notes on previous conversation threads about platforms and vendors for these services but will take any new comments or recommendation you want to share. Laura West-Kralcik, Vice President [More]

RE: University Affiliated CDFIs

Thu, 2021-09-16 09:15
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Thanks Mary for this information, and everyone for this thread topic. Mary, what does strong university participation look like for the CDFI? Robin Pointer Senior Development Manager The Enterprise Center Philadelphia, PA ------------------------------ Robin Pointer Development Manager The Enterprise Center Capital Corporation Philadelphia PA 215-895-4099 ------------------------------

What did 75 affordable housing CDFIs do today?

Wed, 2021-09-15 16:35
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Dear Colleagues - they participated in our webinar "Are you attracted to the CDFI Fund Capital Magnet Fund Program?"  Here is the link to the recording. Good luck! ------------------------------ Jason Friedman President and CEO Friedman Associates 319.341.3556 jasonj@friedmanassociates.net New website! www.friedmanassociates.net ------------------------------

RE: University Affiliated CDFIs

Wed, 2021-09-15 11:12
From : Communities>>Open Forum
Hi Mark - there are two CDFI credit unions that are affiliated with universities: the University of Louisiana Federal Credit Union and the University of Michigan Credit Union. I believe that the University of Michigan Credit Union was CDFI certified in the last few years. ------------------------------ Jennifer Weitzel Managing Consultant FUND Consulting, LLC Chicago IL ------------------------------

Alignment with investors on racial equity

Wed, 2021-09-15 10:56
From : Communities>>Open Forum
IFF is beginning to look at how we can explore alignment around equity and inclusion with our investors.  If you are a CDFI striving to be anti-racist, how do you engage in conversations with investors about your organizational journey?  Do you invite investors to share their learnings and experiences?  Do you use a set of principles or any tools to guide these conversations?  If you are an investor, how do you engage in discussions like these with your investees?  ------------------------------ [More]

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