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Vol. I - Issue 17

2020 NYS CDFI Conference Series 

Instead of rescheduling our 11th annual CDFI Conference that we postponed in March, we're hosting a series of webinars and panel discussions called #CDFIFridays - and there's one next week!

If you've already purchased a ticket for the conference - please be sure to follow the link we emailed you to register for the Zoom event next Friday at noon! 

Don't have a ticket? Don't worry - you can sign up for events one at a time (scroll down and select "A LA CARTE" on the ticket options list), or subscribe to the entire #CDFIFriday conference series. 

Save the dates for our upcoming events, a la carte tickets will be available soon.

  • Legacy Business to Worker Cooperative - 10/30/20 
  • Cybersecurity for CDFIs - 11/6/20 
  • Creating Community Wealth Through Community-Controlled Investment - 11/13/20

Watch your inbox for more events being scheduled this fall!

In Case You Missed It ...

Marla Blow, Senior Vice President, Social Impact, for the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth kicked off the NYS CDFI Coalition’s 2020 Conference with a presentation titled “Focus on Sustainable Economic & Equitable Growth.”

The talk was tailored to members and supporters of the Coalition, a nonprofit association that provides advocacy and resources for New York’s community development financial institutions.

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is the company’s philanthropic hub. Marla build’s strategies, partnerships and programs that advance the Center’s priorities to promote financial security; make economic development more inclusive; support the economic mobility of workers; and leverage the power of data for good.

You can watch the video with the link above, and be sure to sign up for our next webinar to be a part of the conversation! 

NYS Small Business Truth in Lending Act

Thanks to broad support from around the state, the New York State Legislature passed the Small Business Truth in Lending Act in July. Governor Cuomo has not yet signed the bill into law, so we need to make sure that he hears from all of us about how this bill will empower New York small businesses with the information they need to make good business decisions.

Here's a social media toolkit with sample text and images that you can use for tweets and posts on your channels.

We need your help getting this bill over the finish line. Here's a primer on the bill with more information and links to media coverage of the topic - including this letter that ran in the New York Times last week

Please be in touch if you have any questions - or if you know of someone who was harmed by deceptive lending practices. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to position CDFIs as the most effective strategy and policy tool to address issues of financial inclusion, housing access and economic opportunity in New York State. Please visit our website to learn more.
New York State Community Development Financial Institutions Coalition
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