The Federal Reserve’s current issue of Consumer & Community Context features three articles that focus on small businesses’ access to capital.
Agility Recovery’s disaster planning guide outlines basic steps any organization should take to build resilience in the face of emergencies.
New Census Data: Income Inequality Widens Among Californians.
SBA Office of Advocacy published Small Business Profiles for Congressional Districts, which provides user-friendly snapshots of small business statistics.
The National CDFI Directory is now available on the Richmond Fed’s website.
CalNonprofits has partnered with human resources expert ThinkHR to provide free tools and trainings to their members.
Cutting Edge Capital just announced the launch of a new impact investing platform, SVX.US.
Prosperity Now has a comprehensive new resource, the “Financial Coaching Program Design Guide: A Participant-Centered Approach.”
CalNonprofits published an open letter to crowdfunding companies, calling for responsible practices in the industry.
West Company is now West Business Development Center.
The Center for Responsible Lending released a documentary on South Dakota’s fight to end triple-digit payday interest rates.
Check out FIELD’s new website filled with reports and data and microbusiness news.
Opportunity Finance Network’s Jennifer Vasiloff wrote a blog post on What New Opportunity Zones Tax Incentives May Mean for CDFIs.
LendingFront explains How Small Business Lenders Can Get the Most From Fintech Innovations in UI and UX.
Prosperity Now has an Advocacy Center where you can find information on your legislators and how they voted on issues that affect small business and the asset building community. 1. Visit their Advocacy Center. 2. Click the “My Legislators” button. (If you are new to the Advocacy Center, enter your contact information on the next page.) 3. Select the legislator from the drop-down menu (state and federal legislators are listed) and explore.
The California Reinvestment Coalition has released a guide for banks on how to better serve immigrant communities.
Credit Builders Alliance released Achieving Credit Strength: A Toolkit for Supporting Returning Citizen Entrepreneurs.
Susan Brown, our microlending expert, created Phase I of a Community Loan Policy Manual Workbook to assist community lenders to create fully developed loan policies manual. Lenders of every stripe that address each topic and answer all the questions will have a complete loan manual that reflects a comprehensive approach to the details of running a high-quality program.
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In June 2016 OFN launched Venturize, a digital public awareness and education campaign designed to inform small business owners about their financing options and help them prepare for the borrowing process. It’s now available in Spanish.
How to Create Awesome Social Media Graphics for Free.
FIELD at the Aspen Institute is thrilled to announce the new microTracker.org, their nationwide database on US microenterprise development organizations. MicroTracker gives you the ability to explore, analyze, and compare data on microenterprise programs across the country. The new site is updated to give flexibility, better navigation, and more ability for downloading analysis.
Take the Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising. By taking this Assessment, a nonprofit will have a better understanding of their fundraising resources and see where they stand in relation to other nonprofits.
The Federal Reserve has two new resources regarding their work in community development – 1) a new community development web portal with information, resources, case studies, research, regional efforts, etc. and 2) Federal Reserve Community Development Perspectives: A summary of activities, insights, and future opportunities.