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.

November 9, 2015

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Trends in the opportunity finance industry making it a good candidate for targeted results-based leadership support.

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    Why community lending institutions are using core RBL concepts to get better results.

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    How CDFIs can target their work more effectively to reduce disparities.

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    How community lending leaders are applying what they learned to the challenge of getting better results for children, families and communities.

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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