Category FiveFour

Chicago Fed Reports on its 1st CDFI Friendly Communities Meeting

The Community Development & Policy Studies team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is actively exploring the potential for the CDFI Friendly Communities model across its footprint. In a new blog post, the Bank’s Garvester Kelley and Josie Link summarize the need for new strategies to help CDFIs extend coverage to smaller markets despite CDFI […]

It’s No Accident

When I left Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) at the beginning of the summer, several people urged me to take the summer off. I did not know how to do that. I have been working full-time since college. One good friend asked me, “When was the last time you really didn’t work? Not vacations, but not […]

Strategy + Narrative = FiveFour Advisors

FiveFour Advisors takes its name from two sources: First, 5… 4…  then  3… 2… 1. FiveFour Advisors helps organizations establish enduring frameworks for action–whatever they do. We help with the “5” and the “4” so that you will be ready to implement–the 3, 2, and 1. Second, Take Five. All my life, I have loved Dave Brubeck’s Take Five, an […]