Building Native CDFIs' Sustainability and Impact Training Webinar

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released the details of an upcoming webinar that will be provided as part of the Capacity Building Initiative's "Building Native CDFIs' Sustainability and Impact" training series.

The "Is a CDFI Credit Union Right for Your Native Community?" webinar will be held on November 19, 2015. Participants will learn what makes a credit union unique and hear about key considerations to assist with their decision making process. The webinar will provide an overview of the start-up process, focusing on common challenges, resources, and how a credit union might impact the operations of an existing CDFI loan fund serving the Native community. Throughout the webinar, representatives from two Native credit unions Lakota Federal Credit Union and Northern Eagle Federal Credit Union will share their experiences and perspectives. Representatives of the National Credit Union Administration will also be available to assist with questions.

The CDFI Fund launched the "Building Native CDFIs' Sustainability and Impact" series to provide a wide range of specialized training, technical assistance, and peer learning opportunities designed to meet the unique needs of Native CDFIs at all stages of growth. The CDFI Fund will provide additional information about two other upcoming webinar opportunities for this series, as well as additional in-person training events, as they are confirmed.


The webinar is free and open to the general public, but advanced registration is required to access the presentation. Registration may be completed up until the start time listed for the session. Click here to register.

To learn more about "Building Native CDFIs' Sustainability and Impact" series and the other training series available under the Capacity Building Initiative, please visit

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