Home

Announcements

  • 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 Philadelphia, PA & Washington, D.C., November 8—Opportunity Finance Network ... more
  • Welcome to the Small Business Finance community

    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
  • Welcome to CDFI Connect Community!

    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

Latest Discussions

Upcoming Events


Job Bank Feed

  • Loan Asset Manager

    GMHF is Minnesota's largest non-profit certified community development finance institution (CDFI) serving housing development organizations, local governments and builders & developers with loans & grants, permanent financing, tax credit equity, technical assistance, research and policy analysis. Concentrations in affordable rental housing, home ownership, sustainable development, supportive housing with services, housing preservation, neighborhood revitalization, and the preservation of naturally occurring affordable housing.
  • Northern Initiatives (NI) is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution that provides access to capital, information and markets to advance and connect small businesses and their communities.  Northern Initiatives supports entrepreneurs, businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations in a common effort to strengthen the economy of Michigan and Northeastern Wisconsin.
  • Northern Initiatives’ (NI) is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution that provides access to capital, information and markets to advance and connect small businesses and their communities.  Northern Initiatives supports entrepreneurs, businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations in a common effort to strengthen the economy of Michigan and Northeastern Wisconsin.

Twitter

Facebook

CDFI Connect Blog

  • Today OFN announced eight recipients of the Building Capacity of CDFIs in Georgia program, developed in support with Healthcare Georgia Foundation. The program awards capital and technical assistance to CDFIs providing financial and development services to improve the health and well-being of rural Georgians.
  • OFN’s newest report, CDFI Loan Fund Compensation and Benefits Survey, is an invaluable resource that can help CDFIs recruit, reward, and retain high-quality employees. More than 140 CDFIs from across the country answered a detailed survey to give us this comprehensive examination of compensation and benefits data from across the industry. For CDFIs that are in expansion mode or those budgeting for 2018, this report will be helpful in setting salary levels for new positions. The CDFI Loan Fund Compensation and Benefits Survey includes summary data for:
  • In November, OFN’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to move OFN's headquarters to Washington, D.C. by 2019. This is historic news. For more than 30 years OFN has been headquartered in Philadelphia. The decision to move marks a next phase in OFN’s history as a membership network dedicated to increasing the success of the CDFI field. CDFI Connect spoke to Lisa Mensah, OFN’s President and CEO, about the announcement. Q: Why Washington, D.C.?
  • On Thursday, December 7, Congress passed a short-term spending bill that will extend the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Continuing Resolution (CR) from December 8 to December 22, 2017. The House passed the bill by a 235-193 vote while the Senate passed the bill by an 81-14 vote. The President is signed the bill into law on Friday. This two-week CR averts a government shutdown.
  • "A new white paper from LISC offers an overview and analysis of the CDFI industry and its trajectory of social impact investing. The field of community development financing is changing radically, and as pools of funding shift and contract, it is more important than ever that CDFIs diversify their resources and develop new tools to carry on their important work. Not only do CDFI investments help strengthen communities, the paper contends, they also provide a robust rate of return and fuel the larger economy."

Most Active Members