OFN Training & Events


Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) training and events inspire, strengthen, and build the capacity of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and their supporters by offering best practices, opportunities for peer learning, and other resources.

Learn about past and future OFN training and events below. You can also access training resources on CDFI Connect.

Interested in sponsoring an OFN event? Contact Laura Silverman.

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Annual OFN Conference

The annual OFN Conference is the largest gathering in the CDFI industry. Each year, thousands of practitioners, investors, policymakers, researchers, students, and more convene to learn, collaborate, and celebrate the work CDFIs do to expand economic opportunity.

Save the date for the 2023 OFN Conference in Washington, D.C. — October 15-18! Registration will open later this summer.*

*OFN will publicly announce registration once it opens. OFN is not affiliated with anyone who calls or emails you individually to solicit your registration.

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2022 OFN Regional Meeting in Kentucky

Regional Meetings

Regional Meetings are one-day meetings offering CDFI practitioners, partners, and other industry supporters around the country the chance to engage in peer exchange and training in person.

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Webinars and Virtual Forums

OFN’s webinars and online forums provide an opportunity for CDFI practitioners, partners, and other industry supporters across the country to learn and connect virtually on issues affecting community-based lenders and the unique communities they each serve.

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Small Business Finance Forum

OFN’s annual Small Business Finance Forum (SBFF) is the premier event for mission-driven small business lenders, partners, and advocates.

Save the date for the 2023 SBFF in Chicago — June 20-21! The Forum has officially sold out! However, you can still join the waitlist and secure your spot if any openings become available.

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Over the last few years, CDFIs have experienced tremendous growth, with many new faces and voices entering the industry.

As a result, one of the biggest needs we’ve heard from OFN members is for materials to help educate new staff and stakeholders on what CDFIs are, how they do what they do, why they exist, and what kind of impact the industry has had.

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Industry Events

Interested in other CDFI industry events? Visit CDFI Connect to see event listings across the industry, or post one yourself.

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