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Pre-conference Workshop: Community Development Financing Programs

Posted By John M. Mueller, Monday, January 9, 2017
Updated: Monday, January 9, 2017

The Venture Financing SIG is sponsoring a workshop on Thursday, January 19th, which is before the USASBE conference starts in Philly.  Come join us in learning about community development financing programs.  More information is provided below.


Pre-conference workshop: #2

Community Development Financing Programs - National, Regional, & Local

Time:  Thursday, January 19th, 8:00 am - 11:30am       Room: Regency C2


Purpose: To introduce USASBE members to a category of programs for entrepreneurial financing which is often overlooked in the academic literature that serves large numbers of enterprises annually.  USASBE members that teach entrepreneurial financing will learn about non-traditional options.  All attendees will gain a better understanding of the financing options and the potential for research and collaboration. This will involve a panel discussion of the types of funding sources and who the organizations serve and how, as well as current research within the industry and opportunities for collaboration.  Panelists are leaders in community-based financing.  Depending upon the weather, a short walking tour to visit funded organizations will be included.


Topics Include:

  • Introduction to CDFI’s
  • Funding sources and policy environment
  • Statistics and measurement of performance
  • Research topics – now and future
  • Profiles individual organizations
  • Potential mutual opportunities
  • Funded organizations


  • Moderator - Caroline Glackin - UNC - Fayetteville State University, VF SIG

  • Opportunity Finance NetworkNational Association – Amanda Joseph
  • The Reinvestment FundRegional – Donald Hinkle-Brown (invited)
  • Community First FundLancaster – Daniel Betancourt 
  • Entrepreneur WorksPhiladelphia – Leslie Benoliel 
  • First State Community Loan FundWilmington, DE – Van Hampton  

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