OFN Board Elections

Overview

OFN Board members are passionate about OFN’s core mission, committed to our core values of justice and excellence, and determined to lead the opportunity finance industry in exciting, innovative new directions. Serving on the Board is a unique opportunity to help set the path for the opportunity finance industry’s future.

By requiring that two-thirds of the Board be elected by OFN membership, OFN ensures that diverse perspectives and voices guide the industry.

In 2022, OFN members will cast votes to fill four seats on OFN’s Board of Directors. 

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Voting

Cast your vote on October 20 at OFN’s Annual Membership Meeting during the OFN 2022 Annual Conference.

Proxy

OFN members who will not be attending the Conference can direct their proxy vote to Seth Julyan, Executive Vice President of Network Services. Read our Proxy Voting Process for more information, or email Seth.

Delegates

In accordance with our by-laws, OFN asks members to identify their CDFI’s Voting Delegate in advance of the Conference. The Voting Delegate is responsible for attending the Annual Membership Meeting and casting their vote on behalf of the member organization.

Stay tuned for more information about identifying your organization’s Voting Delegate!

Board Elections Timeline

  • Nominations Open: June 23, 2022
  • Nominations Close: July 22, 2022 (11:59 PM nominator’s time zone)
  • Campaign Begins: September 12, 2022
  • Election Day: October 20, 2022, during the OFN Membership Meeting during the 2022 OFN Conference.

Board Candidate Criteria

Prospective Board candidates must be on the staff or Board of an OFN member organization and receive nominations from at least two different OFN members to qualify as a candidate.

OFN expects Board members to attend all Board meetings. The Board meets in person or virtually four times a year, including once at the Annual Conference. Additionally, Board members participate on at least one—and often two—committees. Each committee meets regularly on a schedule it sets.

OFN seeks a Board with ethnic, racial, and gender diversity that reflects our members’ range of financing types and geographic reach. See our current Board Composition Matrix (coming soon!) with demographic information about OFN’s current Board members and the member organizations represented on the Board.

Nominations

To nominate a candidate for the OFN Board, please complete this form.

Nominees for the OFN Board must be on the Board or staff of an OFN member CDFI and receive nominations from at least two OFN members to qualify as a candidate.

Read our Candidate Profile for more information about what criteria the OFN Board seeks in Board members. See our current Board Composition Matrix and Comparison Chart (coming soon!) with demographic information about OFN’s current Board members and the member organizations represented on the Board.

Email Alba Castillo or Regina Robinson with questions.