Monday, January 6, 2014

CDFI Fund Launches 2014 Webinar Series for Small and Emerging CDFIs

As part of its Capacity Building Initiative, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund at the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced its 2014 webinar series designed to strengthen small and emerging CDFIs. The webinars, which kick off on January 8, are free and open to all.

CDFIs provide residents and business owners in underserved communities with access to affordable and responsible financial products and services. The CDFI Fund seeks to promote economic revitalization by providing grants and technical assistance to CDFIs at all stages of development.

The “Strengthening Small and Emerging CDFIs” webinar series, delivered by the Opportunity Finance Network, will provide best practices and tools on a diverse range of topics. Advance registration is required. Upcoming webinars include:

  • The Four Stages of CDFI Growth (Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 1 p.m. EST): This webinar will provide participants with an organizational development framework and help them to identify their organizations’ place within it. It will also identify common organizational issues and offer practical solutions to managing growth.
  • Capitalization: Raising Debt and Equity for CDFIs (Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 1 p.m. EST): This webinar will explore the various sources of capital available to CDFIs and discuss how to develop a plan to access appropriate sources of capital.
  • Leading Organizational Change (Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1 p.m. EST):  This webinar will walk through the steps for successfully leading organizational change as CDFIs prepare for growth. 

Registration can be completed up until the start time listed for each individual session. Click here to register and stay posted to the "Strengthening Small and Emerging CDFIs" webpage for future offerings. All past webinars will be posted to the “Strengthening Small and Emerging CDFIs” Resource Bank, which includes additional training and reference materials.

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