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Community Development Banking Seminar

Do you fund or work in the credit union or CDFI industry?

Are you interested in the nuts and bolts of community banking?

Is your organization exploring a program or geographic expansion and looking for some perspective?

If so, please join us on March 19–20 for Self-Help's 2019 Community Development Banking Seminar. 


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This two-day gathering is a chance to engage with industry peers and to learn from Self-Help senior staff. We'll share information on Self-Help's community development banking model and discuss how it has evolved over time in scope, scale and strategy. You'll get a chance to reflect on lessons learned from Self-Help's experiences while exploring the opportunities and challenges facing your own organization and exchanging ideas with fellow seminar participants.


Community Development Banking Seminar participants

Seminar Topics

  • Commercial lending and underwriting
  • Home mortgage lending and underwriting
  • Bridging the financial services gap for low-wealth and immigrant families
  • Consumer lending
  • Financial management and fundraising
  • Tracking and communicating impact
  • Evaluating opportunities to achieve scale or reach new markets
  • Connecting our work to larger social change movements

Have a specific topic you'd like to learn about? Let us know! Key Self-Help staff will be available for individual or small group appointments, and the agenda has built-in flexibility to allow us to cover topics attendees are most interested in.



When: Tuesday, March 19–Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Where: 302 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701. Affordable lodging available at multiple hotels within walking distance. 

Cost: $400 per person. Includes meals but not lodging. Limited scholarships and group discounts available. Contact Neill Goslin for more information. 


Community Development Banking Seminar small group

See what last year's attendees had to say about their experience:

“Overall it was a great learning experience and I will recommend it to others! Great job, Self-Help!”

“I liked the early staff introductions and the ability to meet with experts depending on our needs and interests.”

“Very informative and inspirational! Thank you!”

“A life-changing experience. Self-Help is a model and innovative organization."

“This is an invaluable seminar! Self-Help is tithing to the movement! Thank you!!”



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