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  • Lending Where it Counts: An OFN Conference for the Record Books

    By the numbers, the 2019 OFN Conference will go down in CDFI history: 1 President William Jefferson Clinton; more than 1,600 attendees (the most yet!); 119 sessions across 11 tracks; special policymaker and industry guests; 5 CDFI-led tours through D.C. and Baltimore; 60 ... more
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    Hello friends! 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 ... more
  • 2019 Small Business Finance Forum Registration is Open

    OFN's 2019 Small Business Finance Forum will bring more than 350 representatives of CDFIs, other mission-driven small business lenders, and their partners together for a day and a half of valuable learning and networking that supports their mutual business ... more

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  • Senior Accountant

    Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological and family resilience throughout Oregon and Washington communities. We do this by providing loans to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, individuals, including those without access to traditional financing. We then complement these financial resources with our expertise, professional connections and other advocacy for our clients. Learn more at www.craft3.org
  • Senior Accountant

    Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological and family resilience throughout Oregon and Washington communities. We do this by providing loans to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, individuals, including those without access to traditional financing. We then complement these financial resources with our expertise, professional connections and other advocacy for our clients. Learn more at www.craft3.org
  • Senior Accountant

    Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological and family resilience throughout Oregon and Washington communities. We do this by providing loans to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, individuals, including those without access to traditional financing. We then complement these financial resources with our expertise, professional connections and other advocacy for our clients. Learn more at www.craft3.org

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  • Powered by the Sorenson Impact Center , Forbes debuted the "Forbes OZ 20: The Top Opportunity Zone Catalysts" on December 12. Comprised of ten trailblazing community organizations and ten innovative OZ funds—including Opportunity Appalachia spearheaded by OFN Board of Directors Vice Chair and former CDFI Fund Director Donna Gambrell as well as Woodforest National Bank's Opportunity Fund partnership with OFN member CEI—the Forbes OZ 20 shines a light on the players harne
  • On October 22, First Nations Oweesta Corporation held “NEDTalks” (Native Economic Development Talks) as part of their day-long Native CDFI Convening  at the OFN Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • For the first time in nearly 25 years, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are moving closer to overhauling the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulatory framework. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency kicked off the current debate over the future of CRA in September 2018 with the release of its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR).
  • On December 5, CDFIs from around the Mid-Atlantic region gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Baltimore Branch for a day of peer-learning. During the convening, industry practitioners representing CDFIs based in communities from New York to Maryland discussed their unique challenges and opportunities and heard from a range of speakers, including CDFI Fund Director Jodie Harris. 
  • On December 4, the Rural Health Monitor —a publication of the Rural Health Information Hub that focuses on healthcare and population health in rural communities—published an article entitled "CDFIs ‘Make Dreams Come True’ by Creating Opportunity in Rural Spaces."

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