Welcome to the CDFI Climate Crisis Working Group. We created this CDFI Connect Community as a platform for sharing information, cross-pollination of ideas, and organization around the topics of clean energy, efficiency, and climate resilience. Several overlapping groups wanted to be able to share their ongoing conversations and bring in new ideas and new voices. Participants will be able to find background documents, ask questions, and collaborate around events and shared goals. We hope members will recruit others who are working to build a resilient future to participate. You’ll notice posts from people who have been working together in some specific issue areas: • The Commercial Energy Lenders (focused on financial products, underwriting, and lending specifics) • Sustainability in Affordable Housing Lender Learning Network (SAHLLN) – mostly multifamily• Climate Crisis CDFI working group • Precovery Labs screening framework
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This is an invitation-only community for CDFI Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), other CDFI staff, and CDFIs' professional advisors such as accountants and consultants. To request access please email Elizabeth Specht firstname.lastname@example.org
This space is designed to be the main communication platform and work space for CDFIs to discuss and develop industry standards and best practices around financial statements and financial management, and will serve as an industry forum for sharing information, documents, and ideas on these topics. The goals of this Forum are to:• Achieve greater consensus within the CDFI industry around financial metrics, financial statements, financial reporting, and financial management;• Lead to streamlined financial reporting and clearer messaging by CDFIs; and• Enable increased access to capital sources as it becomes easier for current and prospective investors to better understand CDFI financial statements, financial performance, and financial wherewithal.
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The CDFI Marketing and Communications Community is a space for marketing, public relations, communications, and social media professionals to share our expertise, tips, and best practices for telling our CDFI stories. CDFIs create meaningful and impactful change for people and communities that need it most. Our CDFI Connect Community gives us an opportunity to strengthen our storytelling and communications, better engage with our audiences, and elevate CDFI presence in mainstream and social media
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The CDFI Research community is intended to foster research collaborations and share analyses that objectively evaluate CDFIs’ social impact, financial performance, and capitalization structures, among other relevant topics. We seek to discus, conduct, and promote research that can help CDFIs further their programmatic goals, attract new sources of capital, and increase visibility to a broader stakeholder audience
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.
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Please use this community exclusively for jobs related to the CDFI Industry.
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This is an open community for OFN Members, Allies, and anyone interested in networking, collaborating, and learning about OFN and the industry.
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The purpose of this community is to build the capacity of responsible small business lenders by providing networking, collaboration, resources, and training opportunities.
The Technology in CDFIs community is a space for OFN Members to exchange best practices, resources, tips and expertise around the utilization of technology within their organizations. We seek to discuss CRM, fintech and other ways your team advances operations through technology.