CAMEO Goes Virtual: MicroLending Essentials and Advocacy Day

It is with sadness that we write this news: Robert Gnaizda passed on July 11, 2020. Our hearts go out to Claudia Viek, CAMEO’s former CEO, and Robert’s family. Bob, as friends knew him, was an exceptional man: a fighter for justice, an advocate for the underdog, a family man, and an insatiable lover of chocolate. Visit Robert Gnaizda – GatheringUs Online Memorial to leave a memory or photo of Bob for his family.

To learn more about his work as a crusader for social justice, read Greenlining’s and NAAC’s tributes to Bob.

In this Must Know…

MicroLending Essentials: Virtual 2020

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For the first time, CAMEO is offering the successful MicroLending Essentials training in an online format. Join our six two-hour online classes from August 11 to September 15, 2020.

Developed by Susan Brown, CAMEO’s VP of Capacity Building, this introductory training covers multiple analyses: global cash, credit history, debt-to-income, and bank statements. Participants also underwrite and write credit memos for three actual microloan applications.

Susan developed this introductory training with input from some of the strongest lenders in the field today.

This class is normally offered at $500. We are pleased to offer it to you at a subsidized rate courtesy of the SBA PRIME program.

Advocacy Day Next Week

Join us next Tuesday, July 21, 2020 for Advocacy Day: Virtual Edition.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with Isabel Guzman from GO-Biz, Assemblymembers Monique Limon and Shirley Weber, and other state officials to stand up for small business.

The online prep session will provide talking points and tips on meeting with legislators. It takes place TODAY at 2:00pm.

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FY2021 Federal Appropriations

The FY2021 appropriations bills have passed out of the House Appropriations Committee. A full House vote is the next stop.

Check out our MicroBiz Blog for the proposed funding levels for small business programs at Treasury, SBA, and USDA. Please note that for every SBA program that CAMEO asked for an increase received one. Thanks to Madison Services Group for working hard on appropriations on behalf of our sector.

The Goodies

Funding Opportunities

New Research

Webinars and Other Training

Other Goodies

  • Member in the News: The Ukiah Daily Journal published an article on EDFC and the work that they do to help small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic.
  • Jobs: California Reinvestment Coalition, the Northern California Land Trust, and Women’s Economic Ventures announced new jobs recently. See who else is hiring!