CommunityDevelopmentBanking-L is an active, free, ongoing e-mail discussion
resource. Since 1994, this list has served community development practitioners
including Credit Unions, Banks, CDCs, Loan Funds, trade associations,
regulators, governments and partner non-profits. The discussions have ranged
from the practical (construction, mortgage, and small business lending; job
opportunities, conferences, fundraising) to legislative (CRA, HMDA, and CDFI) to
the cutting edge (micro-loan funds, peer lending, local currency, targeting
"The best Community Development Banking resource in Cyberspace."
2009 at CDB-L
Original message from: Bill@RunontheBank.net
Today is the 15th anniversary of the Community Development Banking
list. From its modest beginnings on 12/26/1994, the list now has
Who are we? The most subscribed top-level domains are .com with
1794 subscribers, .org 1424, .net 324, .edu 239, .gov 178, .us
84, .coop 63, .fr 60, .ca 37, .co 33, .uk 32, and . jp 11. There
were ten or fewer subscribers from sites all over the world: ab ac ac
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In 2009 there were 812 postings including 74 job postings and 56
conference, seminars or training announcements. The liveliest
discussions were on the stimulus package, savings and asset building,
foreclosure, reforming financial systems, financial literacy,
overdraft, CRA, Bank On and the decline in credit scores.
Thank you to the Community and Rural Development Institute
www.cardi.cornell.edu for sponsoring the CDB List on Cornell's
And thanks to Louis Coppola and Hank Boerner of the Governance &
Accountability Institute www.ga-institute.com for ably managing the
list archive, http://www.communityinvestmentnetwork.org/CDB-L/
In 2010 the list will establish a social media presence, starting
with a LinkedIn Group,
If you have suggestions for list improvement, please contact me.
CDB List Moderator
Re: 2009 at CDB-L
Original message from: Bill@RunontheBank.net
Congratulations Bill. This has been a great service for so many people.
Congratulations! for 15 years of providing a
valuable forum for us all. I look forward to the
new social networking feature and more lively discussions in the future.
S J Adams Consulting
Bill, thanks for the summary and, as always,
thanks for the long time effort on the list and
other activities. It (and you) certainly helped
me on my personal and professional path over the
years in the community development world and, if
nothing else, allowed me to 'observe' some very
interesting conversations. Congrats on 15 years, may there be 15 years more.
Nimble Chameleon Consulting
Happy Anniversary and thanks for all you do. The information is excellent.
Cynthia La Croix, CEO
East Bay Postal CU
Oakland, Ca. USA
You the Man! Great job – hope you have a fabulous 2010.
President & CEO
National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)
Thank you, Bill, for your years of service in
maintaining this informative list.
Community Investment Associates
My name is Tyler Condon and I am from
Charleston, SC. I wanted to send you a quick
email and tell you how much I enjoy being a
part of this listserve. I only recently
joined, but have been enthralled ever since. I
am continually intrigued by the ideas,
comments, arguments, and discussions that take
place within. But more impressive, is the
passion that each participant demonstrates through their writing.
As I try to begin a career in community
development, I have found this listserve to be
a fantastic resource. I graduated from Wake
Forest University in '07 with a degree in
Economics, trying to focus on developmental
Econ. After completing college I joined the
Peace Corps and served in Bolivia as a small
business volunteer. I am now unemployed and
searching for an opportunity. The listserve
has given me the ability to study current
issues and learn the language of community development.
So, I wanted to thank you for your help
in organizing this forum and to encourage you
as you continue making this possible. Thank you and Happy New Year.
Charleston, SC 29401
Happy New Year greetings! The report (here) is a
great testimonial to your staying power and
oversight of the CDB-List. There are many
wonderful ideas that get tossed about, but
seizing one and keeping things going, and
reaching the level of success that this resource
has, is due to your determination. Well done!
We are happy to be on board with you, and thank you for the mention!
Lou and I are looking forward to working
with you in the New Year. Adding LinkedIn should
add considerable dimension to an already-great
networking and information sharing tool.
Henry (Hank) Boerner
c/o Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Thanks for report and your work on the The list.
It is much appreciated here at cedac.
Bradley J. Day, Supported Housing Program Manager
Boston, MA 02108
I'm always glad to see what's coming across the
list serve. Thanks so much for managing it.
Bill, Thanks for making this listnet such an
important institution for so many who do so much.