Scholarship Opportunities


Microlending and Training Opportunities

National Association For Latino Community Asset Builders, San Antonio, Texas
NALCAB‘s National Training serves as a platform to discuss and share innovative and culturally-relevant best practices for immediate application in the communities that they serve. Engage with a diverse group of network experts who have made it work and firmly believe that Juntos Somos Más.
October 1-4, 2018
Program Fee: $395 Early Bird; $495 Regular Registration

NeighborWorks America
NeighborWorks offers a variety of classes designed to foster professional development and growth, including courses on Small Business Lending and Community Economic Development.

Opportunity Finance Network
OFN offers training opportunities to build capacity for CDFIs. Here are their upcoming events:

  • Executive Training for CDFI Board Members
  • Business Plan for Growth Training
  • CDFI Fundamentals

National Development Council EDFP Certification Program, Los Angeles, CA
ED101: Economic Development Finance
August 20-24, 2018
Program Fee: $1,375


Harvard Executive Education Program, Cambridge, MA
Governing for Nonprofit Excellence
Program Sessions:
September 4-7, 2018
Program Fee: $4,750

Stanford Executive Training Program, Palo Alto, CA
LEAD: Personal Leadership Certificate
Program Sessions:
September 12, 2018 – August 8, 2019
Application Deadline: August 8, 2018
Program Fee: $19,000


CALED’s 38th Annual Training Conference
March 14-16, 2018
Monterey, CA
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with the leaders in California’s economic development industry while learning new tools.

Milken Institute, Global Conference
April 29 – May 2, 2018
Beverly Hills, CA
The Milken Institute Global Conference is an event like no other. It is where leading thinkers in disparate disciplines gather to exchange ideas and solve some of the world’s toughest challenges.

Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) National Conference
April 30 – May 2, 2018
Detroit, MI
The AEO National Conference is uniquely positioned to harness the innovation, the cross sector of players, and a policy platform that can foster tangible economic opportunity that is inclusive and equitable for solo, micro, and Main Street business owners.  Advocates from communities across America gather to learn explore and share at AEO’s National Conference.

2018 BALLE Shift Capital Summit
November 14-16, 2018
Pacific Grove, CA
At the BALLE Shift Capital Summit, we will strategize together on how to accelerate the flow of financial and social capital to the visionary leaders who are doing critical work on the ground across North America.