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Scaling Up Microfinance

Supported by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund

In January and February 2013, OFN hosted Scaling Up Microfinance trainings in New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta. Over 80 participants from Microfinance CDFIs attended the advanced two-day trainings which are a part of the CDFI Fund’s Capacity Building Initiative. The trainings allowed loan funds and community development credit unions involved in microfinance to explore creative ways to build innovative business models, create new products, use cutting-edge technology to improve efficiency and performance, and develop human capital resources to effectively meet the financial needs of more individuals in the US.

Technical Assistance Webinars

OFN is offering a series of ten free technical assistance webinars from April to October 2013. All CDFIs and CDFI partners interested in scaling microfinance are invited to attend. The technical assistance webinars will provide microfinance CDFIs with best practices and tools they can use to analyze their own business practices and determine appropriate strategies to scale.

Register for upcoming Scaling Up Microfinance webinars.

Additional Resources


Materials from the training will be available on the CDFI Fund’s Virtual Resource Bank along with other key resources related to scaling microfinance in the United States.

All webinars will also be archived on the CDFI Fund’s Virtual Resource Bank.

Partners


The training and technical assistance provided through the Scaling Up Microfinance initiative are done in partnership with the following organizations:
  • National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions
  • FIELD at The Aspen Institute
  • Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)
  • Resources for Leadership, Inc.

Learn More

To learn more about Scaling Up Microfinance, contact Alexandra Jaskula, associate, Strategic Consulting, at ajaskula@opportunityfinance.net or 215.320.4325.

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