OFN Webinars & 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.

OFN webinars


March 28, 2023

OFN Federal Policy Update

Description: Join us on Tuesday, March 28 from 2-3pm EST as we will discuss our 2023 policy priorities including CDFI Fund appropriations, the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and other Inflation Reduction Act programs, changes to CDFI certification and more.

We will also share how you can engage in our advocacy efforts this year.

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March 21, 2023

Connect+ Forums 2023

CONNECT+ Forum: CDFI Operations & Human Capital

Description: On March 21, join fellow CDFI industry peers from across the country for OFN’s 2023 CONNECT+ Forum: CDFI Operations & Human Capital!

During this free, half-day virtual forum, we will consider how CDFIs can most effectively recruit, develop, and retain talent; optimize the efficacy and impact of products and programs; build stronger systems and policies; and invest in operations and technology.



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Exploring the Roots of the CDFI Industry

Watch recordings from OFN’s “50 years later: exploring the roots of the CDFI Industry” webinar. Check out our new toolkit, which includes a CDFI 101 guide, history of the CDFI industry, impact infographic, reading list, YouTube playlist, a brief glossary of organizations and annual industry events, and more.

OFN thanks Citi Foundation for supporting this webinar.

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“Resources for CDFI Growth” Webinar Series

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Watch recordings from OFN’s “Resources for CDFI Growth” webinar series and see the complete toolkit and framework materials on CDFI Connect.

OFN thanks Capital One and Fifth Third Bank for supporting these resources.

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CONNECT+ Webinars

The 2022 CONNECT+ Webinar Series include important policy issues; challenges and opportunities facing CDFIs; and CDFI best practices in business models, operations, and structures.

OFN thanks Wells Fargo for sponsoring our CONNECT+ Webinar series!

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