CDFI Fund Certification Basics 101

CDFI Fund Certification Basics 101 will provide you with practical information to guide your decision on seeking CDFI certification.
Learn the basics about the CDFI Fund including an overview of the CDFI industry and a deep dive into CDFI Fund certification requirements, benefits of becoming certified, CDFI grants and awards opportunities, and compliance and reporting.
Barbara Eckblad of The Eckblad Group will lead the training. She has an extensive background in CDFI consulting as well as practitioner expertise as the former head of lending for a state-wide microloan CDFI.
*Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement
with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Questions about this class? Please contact me: 

Emily Gasner

VP, Strategic Initiatives and CDFI Incubator Director

Prior to joining CAMEO, Emily spent the last 20 years as co-founder and leader of Working Solutions, an award-winning nonprofit microlender and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Emily led all aspects of social impact and investing. Her work resulted in $18MM+ in microloans, small business loans and micro-equity grants made to 650+ entrepreneurs. This changed thousands of lives by providing safe and affordable access to loans and equity which created economic opportunities and local jobs. 
Emily joined the Board of Directors of Working Solutions in 2020. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and delivering equitable financial products that increase economic growth and address systemic issues like income and wealth inequality.
Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her family and her highly energetic sons Gabriel and Francis.

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