Training and Technical Assistance


Capacity building, or increasing an organization’s ability to operate effectively, is critical to the success of community-based lenders and the people who depend on them. The CDFI Fund’s Capacity Building Initiative offers a variety of training and direct technical assistance opportunities to CDFIs looking to strengthen their organizations and, ultimately, serve distressed communities in new and innovative ways.

The training programs offered through the Capacity Building Initiative target key issues affecting CDFIs and support the development of tailored capacity building plans to meet the unique needs of individual organizations.

With these education and support tools, the CDFI Fund is building the capacity of CDFIs, empowering them to grow, to achieve organizational sustainability, and to contribute to the revitalization of their communities. This translates into real change for communities in need.

Current Training Series:

Below is a list of the current training series offered through the Capacity Building Initiative. Click on the name of a training series to learn more about the assistance being provided, eligibility factors, upcoming events, registration information, and to access supplementary training documents in the Resource Bank.

 Current Trainings



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 Upcoming Trainings



Expansion Strategies for Growth, Part One: Operational Efficiencies Training Events/AllItems.aspx Training Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Expansion Strategies for Growth, Part One: Operational Efficiencies 2015-10-06T18:00:00Z2015-10-06T19:30:00ZWebinar0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D1817010029E4E475FF448F44B2DC4A82BCB716E04
Using Market Analysis for Expansion Training Events/AllItems.aspx Training Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Using Market Analysis for Expansion2015-10-27T18:00:00Z2015-10-27T19:30:00ZWebinar0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D1817010029E4E475FF448F44B2DC4A82BCB716E05
Expansion Strategies for Growth, Part Two: Technology, People, Culture, and Leading Organizational Change Training Events/AllItems.aspx Training Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=6Expansion Strategies for Growth, Part Two: Technology, People, Culture, and Leading Organizational Change2015-11-17T19:00:00Z2015-11-17T20:30:00ZWebinar0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D1817010029E4E475FF448F44B2DC4A82BCB716E06

 Resource Banks



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