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CAMEO’s Carrot Fund: Loans to Lenders

The California Association of Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) received funding from Capital One to create the Carrot Fund, which offers loans to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). CAMEO hired me to…

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Spark Lending Platform

Spark Lending Platform I’ve had several meetings with Nick Elders, Vice President of Technology Solutions and Services at Community Reinvestment Fund about their online small business lending platform, Spark. It…

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Business Lending Webinars

This month, I designed and delivered a three-part webinar series for small business community lenders in California. The goal of the series was to provide ongoing staff development and increased…

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Microlending Primer

The Council of Development Finance Agencies asked me to give their membership an introductory webinar on microlending and the Do-It-Yourself economy. CDFA members are state, county and municipal development finance…

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Microlending Forum

I designed and facilitated CAMEO's Microlending Summit this month.  We had a great panel of new online lenders -- Lend Up, Lending Club, Prosper and Accion East -- along with…

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Kiva Zip and Early IQ

Over the past year, I worked with the Kiva team to certify three microenterprise organizations as Kiva Field Partners.  These lending organizations underwrite small loans and post them on Kiva's…

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