• OFN Names Andrew Givens as COO and Jennifer Vasiloff as CEAO

    Key hires further strengthen OFN’s commitment to bring more capital, capacity, and visibility to community development financial institutions delivering responsible finance

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    Welcome to the Small Business Finance community; a platform for responsible small business lenders to network, collaborate, share resources, and access training opportunities! Thank you to Capital One and Woodforest for your generous support launching ... more

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    We know the value that opportunity finance practitioners put on the networking and educational opportunities OFN provides through our programs and events. To build on that value, we are excited to provide the CDFI industry with another environment to ... more

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  • On November 16, the Community Development Advisory Board (Advisory Board) will meet to swear in new Board Members. The Community Development Advisory Board was established in 1994 to advise the director of the CDFI Fund on policies regarding activities to the Fund.
  • On Wednesday, November 15, cohosts the Urban Institute and the Citi Foundation will offer an exciting line-up of high-impact organizations and visionary thought leaders speaking about innovative programs and strategies that drive positive economic outcomes for low- and moderate-income residents across the country. Registration to “Promoting Economic Opportunity: Models that Work” is not required to watch the webcast.  The event will livestream beginning at 8:45 AM ET.
  • On November 9, the Senate Finance Committee released the Chairman’s mark of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” as well as a  summary of policy highlights . The bill does not include a repeal of the PATH Act authorization of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) for 2018 and 2019.
  • When we talk about CDFI strength, it is often in terms of organizational capacity: capacity to serve the community, capacity to grow, and capacity via access to capital. But what about the capacity of CDFI practitioners themselves? OFN knows that in order to grow a CDFI you have to start with individuals. This means providing employees with access to opportunities to hone skills, learn best practices, and gain valuable insights. CDFI strength is knowledge. OFN has four training opportunities coming up for the remainder of 2017 and into early 2018:
  • OFN announced the appointment of two key executives today. Andrew Givens was named as OFN’s Chief Operating Officer and Jennifer Vasiloff returns to OFN in a new capacity as Chief External Affairs Officer. Givens is responsible for leadership, strategic direction, executive management, and representation of OFN. Vasiloff will lead the organization’s efforts to raise the profile of CDFIs, particularly at the national level. Together they bring  decades of leadership and expertise to their new positions.

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