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Open Mic #3: Activating and Advocating for CDFIs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What role can Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) play in aiding small business owners and nonprofits during the COVID-19 crisis? Join MIE and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to learn how LISC is responding to community need, how CDFIs are able to access Small Business Administration loans funding, and what foundations can do to support the rapid activation of the CDFI network.
Open Mics are lightly structured calls for MIE members to come together and discuss ideas and opportunities to create impact. Intended to be flexible, Open Mics embody the goal of mobilizing with urgency, employing a simple concept:
  • What ideas, projects, or resources exist within the MIE community — and how can we help eachother respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis?
  • How can we work quickly to bring together a variety of voices, investment opportunities, and best practices in an action-oriented conversation?

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