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  • Annie Donovan Steps Down as Director of the CDFI Fund

    Annie Donovan announced she is stepping down from her role as Director of the CDFI Fund effective January 4, 2019. She will be succeeded by Jodie Harris who served as Director of the office of Small Business, Community Development. Read her full announcement here. more
  • Call for CDFI Women's Network Volunteers

    The CDFI Women's Network is seeking volunteers to serve on its Programming, Local Chapters, Communications, and Technology Committees. We invite you to take advantage of this great leadership opportunity to meet the brilliant women of the CDFI industry, ... more
  • Welcome Two New Financial Services SVPs to OFN!

    We are delighted to share the news of two new additions to the OFN team. Andrea Longton and Lisa Wright are joining OFN as Senior Vice Presidents (SVP) for Financial Services. Andrea will focus on the OFN CDFI Bond Guarantee Program (BGP) and started ... more

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    Thanks. This is helpful. Linda Salmonson Economic Development Manager East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. Rural Electric Economic Development, Inc. P.O. Box 227, 211 S. Harth Ave. , Madison, SD 57042 Office: 605.256-8015 | Cell: ... read more

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    RE: Liquidity Policy

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    Thanks, David.   Linda - below is a link to the Performance Counts publication on CDFI Liquidity and Cash Management.     ------------------------------ Seth Julyan Senior Vice President, Membership Opportunity Finance Network Philadelphia PA 215-320-4342 ... read more

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    Linda, In November 2015, the Performance Counts working group prepared a white paper on Liquidity and Cash Management.  I think you can still get a copy on the OFN website.  If it's not listed there, I am sure if you give them a call they can help you ... read more

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  • Annie Donovan announced she is stepping down from her role as Director of the CDFI Fund effective January 4, 2019. She will be succeeded by Jodie Harris who served as Director of the office of Small Business, Community Development. Read her full announcement here .    
  • With leadership elections  for the incoming 116th Congress nearly complete–with the exception of Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) bid for House Speaker which requires a floor vote in early January—attention has now turned to the structure of House and Senate committees. Committee assignments are one of the most important aspects of seating a new Congress. Before Members are assigned to Committees, each Committee’s size and the proportion of Democrats to Republicans must be decided by party leaders.
  • New York State continues making strides to improve access to clean energy sources like solar and wind for low-and-moderate (LMI) New Yorkers. Last month, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and NY Green Bank (NYGB) took a step to help improve access to clean energy sources like community solar for LMI New Yorkers by issuing a request for information (RFI) to gain a greater sense of market barriers and challenges facing stakeholders who specifically focus on the LMI sector in the state.  Through this request, the state will solicit feedback from solar developers, project sponsors, financial institutions, and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) like many of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) members. 
  • City First celebrated its 25th Anniversary on December 7 with an afternoon forum titled The Future of Urban Resilience followed by an evening Resilience Awards event. The forum was the fourth in a series of Impact Forums City First hosted in 2018. The Resilience Awards capped off the evening with a ceremony to recognize the collective work and impact of community-focused investments in small businesses and nonprofits who have strengthened Washington, D.C.  
  • Registration is now open for the April 10-12, 2019 Fundamentals of Opportunity Finance course in Durham, NC.  

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