Episode 08 – Innovations in Impact Measurement

Measuring and tracking impact is one of the persistent challenges of impact lending.  We all want to know what our work is really accomplishing, both to improve our programs and to effectively report out to investors and donors.  Community Housing Capital is innovating how they measure impact by adopting the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals as their baseline for impact and building an impact database that can be used for their own needs and is flexible enough to be adapted to help fellow CDFIs, their borrowers, or other stakeholders in impact.  Listen to the episode below or on iTunes to learn more about this exciting work.

Today’s Guests:

Deborah Campbell has 25 years of experience in community development and affordable housing finance. Deb has extensive experience in capital development and secondary markets. She currently serves as VP of Capital Initiatives for Community Housing Capital (CHC), one of America’s largest national CDFIs, and is considered a national thought leader and innovator in sustainable capital strategies that support affordable housing finance.  Deb serves on the Board of Directors of Native Partnership for Housing and has special expertise in addressing the capital challenges that face rural communities and tribal jurisdiction lands. She is also a member of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders Specialized Banks Committee and the Annual Conference Planning Committee.

Angie Waddell leads CHC’s comprehensive impact measurement and management system to clearly articulate how its lending activity contributes to its desired social impacts. With 12 years of experience in construction administration, project management, and construction funding, Angie also manages CHC’s multifamily construction and single family acquisition and construction funding disbursements. Angie brings an additional 14 years of nonprofit experience in both public health and child wellness. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University.

Resources Related to This Episode:

Community Housing Capital: https://communityhousingcapital.org/

Sustainable Development Goals: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment

Pacific Community Ventures: https://www.pacificcommunityventures.org

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