Benefits of Being a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

Explore the CDFI designation, its benefits, and how to navigate the certification process

FREE On-Demand Webcast Available Until January 25, 2018

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Many credit unions have discovered, just in the past few years, that being recognized as a Low-Income Credit Union (LICU) provided new and untapped benefits, such as an exemption from the MBL cap. More recently, many LICUs are discovering another designation can provide even more opportunities for strategic growth: the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certification. Obtaining a CDFI designation can provide benefits such as grant funding, awards, and exclusion from certain rules, like the QM/ATR rule. This webcast will provide you with an overview of the certification process and specific examples of CDFI designation benefits.

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Key Takeaways

  • Determine whether your credit union could be certified as a CDFI
  • Review the CDFI application process
  • Discover whether a CDFI designation could help your members
  • Hear real world benefits of CDFI certification from credit union leaders and experts

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Who Should Attend?

  • CEOs representing asset sizes under $50 million
  • COOs representing asset sizes under $50 million
  • Board Chairs representing asset sizes under $50 million
  • Marketing VPs and Managers representing asset sizes under $50 million
  • Open to all credit unions, regardless of membership or charter type!

Your Instructors

Pamela Williams
Pamela Williams
Partnership and Outreach Analyst, NCUA

Terry Ratigan
Terry Ratigan
Senior Development Consultant, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions

Dave Prosser
Dave Prosser
Senior Vice President, Community Development at Freedom First Credit Union (FFCU)

Registration Fees

This webcast is free, but you must register to attend (if you do not have an active Online Training Center subscription).

On-demand webcast expiration date: January 25, 2018.

*On-demand webcasts are available for up to 12 months after the live broadcast, and are included in your registration price.

Education Credits

This webcast does not qualify for any education credits recognized by NAFCU.

About Our Webcasts

Our webcasts are streamed live from NAFCU headquarters near Washington, D.C. Your audio/video feed of the presenters includes presentation slides and downloadable handouts. You can easily submit your questions to the presenters at any time during the live broadcast, with no dialing over the phone! The audio and video stream directly through your computer.

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