The National Asian American Coalition (NAAC) is hosting a Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) Peer Forum. This free forum is open to all CDFIs and will provide an opportunity to learn about CDFI best practices, innovative activities, and case studies. Opening remarks will be provided by special guest, Annie Donovan, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund Director.
The CDFI Peer Forum provides an opportunity for both large/mature and small/emerging CDFIs to hear first-hand experiences from their peers in the industry about CDFI trends and practices. Forum sessions will include:
1. Mature and Established CDFI Activities: Hear how large and mature CDFIs have effectively rown and layered resources to maximize impact across their services areas. Hear examples of how they have successfully grown their capital stacks and leveraged federal, state, local, and private investments.
2. Growing Existing CDFI Capacities: Listen to helpful strategies and examples of how CDFIs have developed sustainable funding strategies to support a range of financial lending and investment activities.
3. Supporting Strategies for Emerging and Prospective CDFIs: This session will provide helpful tools for emerging CDFIs and organizations seeking CDFI Certification, including: effectively defining your target markets, sustainable business planning and development models, board structuring, and developing a capital base.