South Los Angeles CDFI Consortium

Impact Stories

South Los Angeles Community Development
Financial Institutions Consortium

Creating a robust alliance to provide essential resources

The Situation

Through its thirteen local member organizations, the South LA Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Consortium provides essential business and financial resources to those living and working in South LA.  Its members sought a knowledgeable partner to efficiently facilitate a process that defined common goals and opportunities to work better together.

The Engagement

Over several months, CNM worked with the thirteen local member organizations to create the South LA CDFI Consortium, a group focused on promoting economic opportunity for that geographic area. By working to build a network based on mutual trust and collaboration to meet community needs, CNM provided the guidance and structure for the group to construct an organizational structure and plan for moving forward, connecting residents and small business owners to resources.

CNM provided the guidance and structure for the [South LA CDFI Consortium] to construct an organizational structure and plan for moving forward.

CNM Services Provided

The Results

  • Through CNM’s partnership with South LA CDFI Consortium, LA’s small businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents have a coordinated network of trusted sources to turn to.
 
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Maura Harrington Ph.D., MBA

Executive Vice President
Center for Nonprofit Management

Maura is known for her expertise in organizational development and strategy and in all aspects of organizational development with a focus on strategic planning, assessment, and evaluation. At CNM, she oversees the client services team and provides consulting, training, and coaching services to a broad range of organizations. Much of her consulting and capacity-building work has been with community-based organizations and public health departments related to effective organizational operations, evaluation practices, and the use of logic models and other assessment tools to support planning, evaluation, and management. A BoardSource Trainer, a certified Advanced Associate, and a Trainer for the Connective Leadership Institute; Maura has completed certification as an executive coach under the International Coaching Federation. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Claremont Graduate School, an MBA from the Peter Drucker Graduate Management Center, a BS in Psychology from Georgetown University, and serves as an adjunct professor at USC’s School of Social Work and Department of Psychology. 

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