word on the street | october 2018
Next Street and Deutsche Bank convene CDFIs to explore Balance Sheet Innovation
Next Street and Deutsche Bank co-hosted a convening of CDFIs titled Beyond the Balance Sheet. The convening was a step towards developing solutions and capabilities by connecting CDFIs to experts from Wall Street, ratings agencies, and the FinTech industry. Read more.
Next Street to lead panel on strategic planning for CDFIs at next week’s OFN Conference
Are you attending the Opportunity Finance Network annual conference in Chicago next week? Next Street Founder Tim Ferguson will lead a panel titled Strategic Planning for CDFIs and the Clients They Support. Panelists will include leaders from CEI, Accion Chicago, IFF, and University of Chicago Civic Engagement. We hope to see you there!
In the mean time, catch up on the insights from our CDFI interview series from earlier this year, Next Up: CDFI Leaders Thinking Ahead and Acting Now. In a recent article, Tim Ferguson revisits the conversations and shares key learnings and trends.
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Unlock the potential of women-owned businesses to unleash more economic growth
According to the recently released American Express 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, growing and supporting women entrepreneurs “can yield big gains” for the economy at large. Providing support and resources for women-owned businesses is a key aspect of Next Street’s mission to create a more inclusive economy. Read more.