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Author:Zielenbach, Sean 

Working Paper
Collaborators or competitors? Exploring the relationships between community development financial institutions and conventional lenders in small business finance

This study examines the nature of the interaction of banks and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in small business lending. We examine the experience of six different CDFIs that vary by size, corporate structure, and market. We explore how they both collaborate and compete with regulated lenders, and how changes in local and national market dynamics affect their activities. Our case studies are not necessarily representative of the CDFI industry, but they offer insights on the factors that shape CDFIs? interactions with and responses to more mainstream institutions. Our ...
Community Development Working Paper , Paper 2009-02

Journal Article
Measuring the impact of community development

Increasingly, community development organizations are being asked to quantify the impact that they have on low- and moderate-income communities. Sean Zielenbach offers advice about undertaking this daunting and complicated task.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 3-9

Conference Paper
Community development financial institutions: current issues and future prospects

Proceedings , Paper 894