OFN launched the Small Business Finance Forum (SBFF) six years ago. Every year since, we’ve topped the one before in attendance numbers and interest—and we expect the trend to continue well into the future.
As the buzz around impact investing grew over the past decade, multiple initiatives and collaboratives emerged to examine how government could play a role in unlocking private capital for social good. Groups like the U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing (NAB), the Accelerating Impact Investing Initiative (AI3), and US SIF have engaged in policy research and advocacy efforts to encourage federal action in support of impact investing.
Nominations for candidates for OFN’s 2017 Board Elections are open and run through Friday, July 7.
Healthcare Georgia Foundation and OFN have launched a new grant opportunity for CDFIs providing financial services related to social determinants of health in Georgia.
The CDFI Fund recently issued the following call for community and economic development practitioners to serve as New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program reviewers: