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.

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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.

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OFN’s training resources and tools aim to help CDFI practitioners and partners expand the knowledge and skills they need to achieve the greatest impact in the communities they serve.

OFN offers training opportunities at our in-person events, and hybrid options are also available.

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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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OFN Membership

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CDFI Connect

Connect with peers through the CDFI Connect online community.

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OFN Blog

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