John Hamilton

John Hamilton

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John Hamilton


John is an innovative Community Development leader, experienced in adding economic pathways that open up prosperity. John values structural solutions that align community voices, market forces and responsive philanthropy.

After two decades as a senior leader at the NH Community Loan Fund, one of the nation’s premier Community Development Funding Institutions (CDFIs), he understands the power of local, bottom-up, demand-driven investment strategies that unleash the potential for people to create solutions that oxygenate the economy and broaden economic success.

John’s past experiences include leading a $175 million, multi-product CDFI Fund in Farm Food, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy and Affordable Housing as well as leading New Hampshire’s statewide Workforce Investment Board. He has started and led organizations in the Community Development space and possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, financial acumen, and strong relationship-building skills.

Today, John is a trusted advisor to entrepreneurial nonprofits and purpose-driven companies, as well as some of the most innovative CDFIs across the US. He specializes in providing strategic consultation that helps his clients get to their next phase of growth. He takes an immersive, hands-on approach to cultivating high-performing teams and optimizing organizational and program design.

John believes in the power of diversity and harnessing the collective wisdom of others. He is passionate about unleashing unrealized potential within the organizations and the communities he serves.


  • Organizational Development for CDFIs to Become Growth-Ready
  • Alternative / Integrated Finance Solutions
  • Low-Wealth Home Ownership Strategies
  • Business Building / Capacity Building for Small Businesses
  • Deal Structuring
  • Royalty / Revenue-Based Financing
  • The Value of Advisory Boards for Small Businesses
  • Job Quality / Quality Workforce Initiatives
  • Building A Local Farm Food Value Chain