On February 8-9 2017, OFN will lead a two-day intensive training to help your CDFI develop a business plan for growth. The goal of the training is to help your CDFI increase financial stability and deepen the impact in the communities you serve.
During the two-day session, CDFI participants will learn:
- Critical trends in the CDFI industry, including growth in on-line lending, the role of technology in supporting growth and increasing efficiencies, and strategies to increase capitalization
- Key steps to building a strategic business plan for growth that captures growth opportunities in the marketplace
- And more!
This small training setting will allow you to personally compare your strategies with your peers, and provide you with action steps to immediately begin when you return to your home office. The training also takes place just in time for you to learn valuable insights into your business before annual CDFI certification and other awards deadlines begin to take shape.
What people who have attended the training say:
“The highlights of OFN’s Business Model for Growth workshop included meeting a valuable network of peers; hearing from local small business borrowers; leaving with tactical tools that could be implemented back at the office; and learning from seasoned leaders in the CDFI industry.”
“We persevered with the coaching (and sometimes coaxing) of the OFN folks and now we have a business plan for growth that we are determined to use as a blueprint for our ambitious plans.”