Take a deep dive into the latest trends in using tax credits to help finance projects, network with your peers on your challenges and successes, or engage in immersive webinar opportunities. There are plenty of opportunities to deepen your knowledge in the coming months:

June 29 in Los Angeles, CA: The OFN Western Regional Meeting. This meeting offers OFN Members, other CDFIs, banks, foundations, and industry stakeholders the chance to engage in peer exchange and training to improve their effectiveness in increasing low-income and low-wealth communities’ access to responsible financial products and services.

July 13–14 in Washington, DC: Credit Builders Symposium. CBA’s 3rd Annual Credit Building Symposium will explore the linkage between credit building and the broader issues of income inequality, poverty reduction, and asset building. Addressing these issues is of critical importance as wealth inequality has continued to widen along racial and ethnic lines since the end of the Great Recession, according to the Pew Research Center.

July 19, 1:00PM: 2016 CDFI Fund Innovation Challenge Update Webinar. In this special webinar opportunity, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)—the winner of the 2015 Innovation Challenge—will review what they have learned to-date, describe the services and software they are developeing, and answer questions about their solution.

July 29 in Washington, DC: The Divergence in American Life Expectancy workshop, hosted by the Brookings Institution. This policy forum addresses trends in American life expectancy, including the recent life expectancy divergence for certain demographics. Opening remarks will be delivered by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, followed by framing remarks from Nobel Laureate Angus S. Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower professor of international affairs and professor of economics and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; and Anne Case, Alexander Stewart 1886 professor of economics and public affairs and director, Research Program in Development Studies (RPDS), Princeton University.

August 4–6 in Seattle Washington: 2016 Annual AACUC Conference. The 18th annual conference will look at topics like: Beyond Disruption; Creating Profitable Relationships; Mobile Security; CDFI Credit Unions: Philosophy for Good Businesses Through Increased Lending, and more.

September 12–14 in Seattle, WA: OFN’s Fundamentals of the Opportunity Finance Industry course is designed for practitioners who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the basics of the opportunity finance industry which provides financing and financial services to low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities.

September 21–22 in Cleveland, OH: The Novogradac 2016 Historic Tax Credit Conference. Get the latest updated on using the historic tax credit in financing projects.

September 26–29 in Park City, UT: Intersections. This national conference dedicated to permanently affordable housing and the creation and preservation of just, equitable, and inclusive communities across the country and around the globe. The conference expects to draw more than 350 attendees.

September 29–30 in New Orleans, LA: Novogradac 2016 Affordable Housing Tax Credit Conference. Learn how to apply Affordable Housing Tax Credit to your affordable housing projects.

 

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