Native CDFI Capitalization Strategies
Tuesday, Dec. 8 – 12:00 PM-1:00 PM MT
This webinar will examine a range of capitalization strategies and sources of capital for Native CDFIs and the pros and cons of each of the various sources. Potential sources of capital we will review include investments from banks, program related investments, religious institutions, individuals, and government sources of capital.
Michael Swack will present this webinar. Michael Swack is a professor at the University of New Hampshire where he has appointments at the Carsey School of Public Policy and the Paul College of Business and Economics. He is the faculty director of the Center for Social Innovation and Finance. Dr. Swack has published in the areas of community development finance, community investment and mission related investment. Recent publications include a comprehensive industry analysis of the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) industry for the CDFI Fund and a book, co-written with Charles Tansey entitled Capital Markets, CDFIs and Organizational Credit Risk. In 2000 he founded, and continues to direct, the Financial Innovations Roundtable, a program that promotes new approaches and policies designed to build the field of community development finance and increase access to capital for community development intermediaries.
Dr. Swack received his doctorate from Columbia University, his master’s degree from Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Native CDFI Capital Access Initiative is Supported by Funding Provided by the Northwest Area Foundation.