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CAMEO Commits to National CDFI Academy; Microlenders Forum-Success

CAMEO Commits to Launch National CDFI Academy Our 2022 Microlenders Forum was a success! Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating Latino Entrepreneurship Industry News: California’s SSBCI application was approved! Join us for SBA Microloan Program Basics 101 on September 28th, 2022 at 12:00pm PT Join us for Centering Women Business Owners in an Economic Recovery on September 29, 2022, at 11:00am PT This week’s Goodie highlight is the

MicroLenders Forum Next Week; SB 972 Passes!

In This Must Know… Our MicroLenders Forum is next week – on September 15 in San Francisco! Also more to come on our CAMEO Calendar! Senate Bill 972 goes to the Governor. Submit a letter of support. CAMEO In The News: Carolina talked about SB 972 passing! This week’s Goodie highlight is congrats to the winners of the 2022 AHEAD Program Grants Upcoming CAMEO Events Check out our thought provoking

2022-23 State Budget; Register for our MicroLenders Forum!

In This Must Know… Final 2022-23 State Budget (AB/SB 178/193) for Small Business  Registration is open for our MicroLenders Forum on September 15, 2022! Join us for our two upcoming professional development opportunities! This week’s Goodie highlight is two easy legislative actions to take on employee ownership and EBTs at farmers markets. MicroLenders Forum This year Governor Newsom and the state legislature

MicroLenders Forum; CAMEO Coming to A Region Near You

In this Must Know… Save The Date: MicroLenders Forum, September 15, 2022 CAMEO Coming to a Region Near You! Join CAMEO and California FarmLink on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00am PT for Growing Successful Agricultural Businesses – Info Session This week’s Goodie highlight is Kudos to Tara Lynn Gray for winning at the inaugural California Diversity Awards! MicroLenders Forum CAMEO will host

A Successful MicroLenders Forum! CAMEO Board Member announced as an advisor to the CFPB!

In This Must Know.. Our 2021 MicroLenders Forum was a success! Louis Caditz-Peck, CAMEO board member, appointed to the CFPB on its Consumer Advisory Board! CAMEO is hosting a Train the Trainer for the California Rebuilding Fund! Our Impact Census deadline has been extended one week! This week’s Goodie highlight is Congrats to CAMEO members NAAC and Inclusive Action in the

Big Policy Win for Small Business Lending | Join us for the 2021 MicroLenders Forum!

In this Must Know…  Big Policy Win for Small Business Lending Join us for the 2021 MicroLenders Forum! September is Preparedness Month – Outsmart Disaster! We’re excited to announce we are a recipient of Kauffman’s Rebuilding Better RFP Grant! More details next week. Fill out our Impact Census by September 29, 2021! This week’s Goodie highlight is Start Small Think Big

Addressing the Capitalization of CDFI Microlenders

Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) loan funds face a common capitalization challenge as they seek to grow—they must raise net assets to enable the additional debt financing needed to support an expanding portfolio. Among CDFIs that focus on microlending—making small dollar loans of up to $50,000 to small businesses—the financial challenges are even greater, as the revenue earned on these small-dollar, relatively short-term loans typically does not cover the cost to originate and service them (Klein & Okagaki, 2018, 12-14). Thus, CDFI microlenders must also raise grant (subsidy) dollars to support the increase in their lending costs as their portfolio grows.

Webinar on Tech Tools for TA | MicroLenders Forum

In this Must Know… Join “Tech Tools for TA” on January 16, 2020 at 2:00pm PST. Join us at the MicroLenders Forum on March 11, 2020 in San Francisco. Start Us Up Coalition This week’s Goodie highlights are two new funding opportunities from Lever For Change and USDA. Webinar: Tech Tools for TA Join us for our Third Thursday Webinar, “Tech

10th MicroLenders Forum – Success!

On April 23, 2019, more than 60 microlenders and other lending stakeholders gathered for one of our favorite events – the MicroLenders Forum – at the Google Foundation. We kicked off the day with a listening session. Steve de Jesus from the FDIC promoted an organizing roundtable (in English) on May 22 in San Jose