Lending, Learning, Leading

Developing Results-Based Leaders in Opportunity Finance

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

November 9, 2015


This report tells the story of the CDFI Leadership Learning Network, a Casey Foundation initiative to equip leaders of community development finance institutions with the tools of results-based leadership (RBL). The Foundation shares lessons learned from the network, core RBL concepts and profiles of CDFI leaders as they apply RBL skills and tools to the work of their organizations.

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Key Takeaway

CDFI Leaders Are Using Results-Based Leadership Tools to Strengthen Their Impact

Community development financial institutions have played a critical and expanding role in efforts to create opportunity for disadvantaged communities in the United States for nearly four decades. After years of industry growth and with leadership transitions looming, a core group of mid-career industry leaders are thinking differently about how to get better results for children and families. Using the tools of results-based leadership, they are taking action in their organizations and communities to broaden social impact.

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