OFN Webinar Recap — Tech it Up: Leveraging Technology for Impact, Growth & Collaboration

On February 23, OFN held its first CONNECT+ Webinar of 2022 — Tech it Up: Leveraging Technology for Impact, Growth & Collaboration. Led by Jenny Lee and Priscilla Woo from Working Solutions CDFI and Jennifer Hayes from Invest Detroit, the webinar offered valuable insights to more than 125 attendees about how CDFIs can effectively leverage technology to increase their impact in communities they serve. 

The panelists discussed lessons learned about how their organizations have streamlined, changed, or integrated their technology strategy during the pandemic, with an eye to the future of remote and hybrid work. They also reviewed opportunities and limitations of platforms that promote better staff collaboration and project management, as well as platforms for simplifying and speeding up program deployment from pipeline development to loan underwriting. 

Following the panel, OFN shared announcements about the new CDFI Connect Technology in CDFIs community for OFN members, as well as the OFN CDFI Technology Grant Program supported by Google.org, which is accepting applications from OFN member CDFIs until March 31. The webinar concluded with an interactive Q&A for attendees and panelists. 

Missed “Tech it Up: Leveraging Technology for Impact, Growth & Collaboration” or there’s something you want to revisit? Watch the webinar on-demand! 

Also, mark your calendars for our next two webinars: 

  • Resourcing the Child Care Sector: How TA and Partnerships Can Support Financing in Your Local Market – March 3 at 1 pm ET 
  • Economic Justice Partnership Fund for Affordable Housing and Community Facilities CDFIs – March 9 at 1 pm ET 

We thank Wells Fargo for supporting our 2022 CONNECT+ Webinars! 

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