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The Power of Financial Institution and CDFI Partnerships

The Power of Financial Institution and CDFI Partnerships

Are you ready to partner with a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve talked a lot about the value and power of CDFI partnerships over the last few weeks, and I know it can be overwhelming to get started. Today I’m...

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Equity Equivalent Investments-Multiplying Future Impact

Equity Equivalent Investments-Multiplying Future Impact

Ever wish you could find a way to multiply your financial institution’s impact on the community and improve your CRA performance?  Equity Equivalent Investments might be just what you’re looking for! Equity Equivalent Investments, or EQ2s, are investment tools your...

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Spotlight on CDFIs-Your Partners in Community Development

Spotlight on CDFIs-Your Partners in Community Development

Struggling to find ways to bring affordable, flexible capital into your community while creating net income for your bank? A partnership with a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) might be the answer you’re looking for!    As you know, your bank is...

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