Join your CU peers at League hosted webinar: Exploring the building blocks of community finance

on "November 19, 2020 11:05 am"

Hawaii Credit Union League’s contribution to the CUNA-League System Small CU Webinar Series comes to a desktop near you on January 12, 2021. Your League brings Exploring the Building Blocks of Community Finance, a webinar presented by Pablo DeFilippi, Inclusiv SVP of Membership and Network Engagement, and Terry Ratigan, Inclusiv Senior Consultant.

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Exploring the building blocks of community finance
January 12, 2021 • 10:00  am - 11:00 am HST
CUNA Zoom Webinar


2020 has exposed the ugly truth of a financial system that doesn’t work for everyone. More than ever, mission driven credit unions play a critical role providing asset building opportunities and helping strengthen rural and minority communities that have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic and economic slowdown. Over the last 20 years, several tools have become available to credit unions serving financially underserved populations. NCUA’s low income designation provides  a valuable regulatory framework that allows among other benefits, raise secondary capital to help them grow and manage risk; the Minority Depository designation, also given by NCUA will become increasingly important as the nation attempts to address systemic racism. The CDFI Certification provided by the US Treasury Department is another valuable building block that provides access to funding opportunities. In fact, the CDFI Fund has become the single most important source of external funding for credit unions. Since its inception 25 years ago, it has provided over $400 million in technical and financial assistance grants. Together, these credentials provide a formidable set of tools that can be effectively leveraged to amplify your credit union impact on your community and do well by doing good.

final pablo defillipiPablo DeFilippi, Inclusiv SVP of Membership and Network Engagement 
Leads Inclusiv’s membership development and engagement strategies and manages Inclusiv/Network, a network of community development finance practitioners that provide valuable consulting services to CDCUs. Pablo has more than 20 years of experience in community finance, working with regulated financial institutions both in the domestic and international arena. Originally from Chile, he came to the US in the early 90s and almost immediately became involved in credit unions.



final terry ratiganTerry Ratigan, Inclusiv Senior Consultant 
Serves Inclusiv as a Senior Consultant and is a leading analyst of credit union performance and impact in low-income and underserved communities. In 2010 he developed a statistical methodology to evaluate credit union activities in CDFI Target Markets and eligibility for CDFI certification that has been used for hundreds of credit union certifications to date. An adapted version of this methodology served as the basis for the 2011 revision of the NCUA Final Rule on Low-Income Designation and CDFI Fund guidance on target market analysis. In 2013 he developed the Capacity and Community Development Index to help credit unions increase their impact through the targeted expansion of products and services that are highly valued in low-income and emerging markets.