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Understand the CDFI Certification Application

Understand the CDFI Certification Application


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Do you want to better understand the revised CDFI Certification Application, including updates to the FAQ, important dates and deadlines?

Please join CAMEO on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 10:00am PT for a comprehensive course on navigating the revised CDFI Certification Application process, whether you are seeking certification for the first time or are currently certified and in need of re-certification. Gain valuable insights into the revised application, including updated FAQs, important dates, and timelines.

Who should attend this course?
Given our intending funding and audience for these classes, the basic requirement is that you represent a nonprofit organization who is intending to make loans, a CDFI, or mission-based lender. We unfortunately are not able to accommodate for profit companies.To ensure a focused and interactive learning environment, we encourage no more than 3 or 4 participants per organization.Questions Regarding Course Content?
Please contact Douglas Craven: Senior Program Manager, CDFI Programs at
No Fee to Participate
A very special thank you to the SBA PRIME Grant for funding this series!
“Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration,” there is NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE!
About the Instructor
This course being offered from CAMEO’s National CDFI Academy will be presented by Donna Fabiani. Donna Fabiani, Founder of Fabiani Advisors LLC, with 30+ years in community development finance, specializes in consulting for CDFIs and stakeholders. She designs and manages capacity-building programs, leads strategic planning, aids CDFI certification, offers fundraising support, and educates about CDFIs. Previously, she directed OFN’s Capacity Building and Research for 14 years, overseeing programs, conferences, forums, and research. Before joining OFN, she spent eight years at the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund, managing research, leading data collection initiative development, and underwriting CDFIs. Donna holds a B.A. from Colby College and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton.