2024 Webinars & Events

2024 Webinars & Events

Featuring a comprehensive slate of webinars, public policy opportunities and trainings, our 2024 event lineup includes:

-NALCAB Webinars
-Advocacy Day
-Summer in the States: At-Home Advocacy
-NALCAB National Conference

View prior recordings:


2024 NALCAB Webinar‌s



CDFI Application Insights Series: Navigating the CDFI FA Application Process

January 11, 2024 | 2PM CT

Unpack the new CDFI Financial Assistance (FA) Application, a resource to increase access to CDFI lending dollars and associated operational support and resources. CDFI expert Lisa Wagner provides strategies to present an effective case for funding, insights on expectations, tools, and resources to amplify your organization’s impact. Funded with support from the Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund.

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CDFI Application Insights Series: Navigating the CDFI TA Application Process

January 16, 2024 | 2PM CT

Gain a comprehensive review and guidance on navigating the CDFI Technical Assistance (TA) application process, including insights on what to expect and how to navigate it effectively. CDFI expert Lisa Wagner delves into the intricacies of the TA application, equipping you with the tools, strategies, and resources necessary to present your organization in the best possible light and increase the likelihood that you will be awarded. Funded with support from the Citi Foundation.

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Public Policy Landscape – 2024, 118th Congress, Second Session

January 25, 2024 | 2PM CT

Our Policy team gives an overview and forecast of this year’s need-to-know policy information and advocacy opportunities that support Latino communities. 

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CDFI Application Insights Series: Navigating the CDFI Certification Process

February 20, 2024 | 2PM CT

This session provides a comprehensive review of the updated certification application, equipping you with crucial insights, tools, and resources to empower your organization to navigate this process confidently and secure your CDFI designation. Funded with support from the Citi Foundation. 

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Webinar resources: PPT Slides, Staff Allocation Worksheet

The President's FY 2025 Budget Request: Overview & Impact on Community Development

March 28, 2024 | 2PM CT

Get an insight into the President’s requested funding levels, the budget calendar for FY25, how to attain funding within the federal budget, and strategic opportunities to engage in advocacy within the budget process.

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-> Webinar resources: PPT Slides

Build Your Nonprofit Impact: How to Select and Optimize Client Relationship Management (CRM) Platforms for a Unified Data System

April 25, 2024 | 2PM CT

Is your organization in the process of selecting a CRM or Lending platform? Do you want to make improvements to your organization’s current data system to unify and standardize efficient use and data integrity?

NALCAB consultants, Marian Doub and Jim Wood, share emerging best practices and facilitate a conversation with NALCAB member guest presenters as they share their insights and tool kit for building or rebuilding a successful data system. Gain knowledge about best practices, tools, and crucial steps to consider before committing to new technology tools. Funded with support from Wells Fargo.

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An Overview of the Community Economic Development (CED) & the CED Planning Grant: Building a Successful Proposal

May 14, 2024 | 2PM CT

The Office of Community Services’ Community Economic Development (CED) Grant Programs offer among the most flexible federal funds available for catalyzing job creation, capitalizing revolving loan pools, and launching social enterprises. This year there are two separate CED grants, the general CED with implementation awards of up to $800,000, and the CED Planning grant with planning awards of up to $150,000.

In this webinar, NALCAB Senior Director of Programs, Jeremy Carter, will provide an overview of both FY 2024 applications and share valuable tips for crafting a successful CED Planning project.

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The Acceso Loan Participation Program

May 16, 2024 | 2PM CT

Learn all about NALCAB’s newest loan initiative: The Acceso Loan Participation Program. The session will give an overview of the program, its requirements as well as the impact and benefits that it provides to our NALCAB small business lender members.

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CDFI Certification Readiness Assessment Tool

June 10, 2024 | 2PM CT

Whether your organization is currently a US Treasury-Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) or an emerging CDFI, gauging your organization’s ability to meet the new CDFI certification requirements is challenging.

Join CDFI expert, Lisa Wagner, as she provides an introduction to NALCAB’s Certification Readiness Assessment tool. The tool is designed to help an organization assess their readiness for applying for CDFI Certification in light of the most critical certification requirements based on requirements and information available as of May 2024.

-> Attendance in this webinar is limited to current NALCAB members, technical assistance recipients, and participants in NALCAB’s CDFI Certification program.

Funded with support from Citi Foundation & TD Bank Charitable Foundation

Beyond the Logo: Elevating Nonprofits through Strategic Branding

June 11, 2024 | 2PM CT

Learn how to define and manage your organization’s brand to ensure more impactful communication. Public relations expert and author, Melissa Vela-Williamson, will share strategies to connect with stakeholders at all levels, develop consistent messaging and tell an authentic brand story.

-> A NALCAB member-only opportunity. Contact for a one-time pass.

Capitalization Readiness for Small and Emerging CDFIs

July 23, 2024 | 2PM CT

Capitalization is a common challenge for small and emerging Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). During this webinar, CDFI expert, Lisa Wagner, will share what is necessary to successfully prepare for, create, and execute a capitalization plan for this critical stage of CDFI development.

-> Attendance in this webinar is limited to current NALCAB members, technical assistance recipients, and participants in NALCAB’s CDFI Certification program.

Funded with support from Citi Foundation & TD Bank Charitable Foundation

Neighborhood Trends Analysis (NTA) Preview

November 5, 2024 | 2PM CT

This webinar will explore NALCAB’s Data/GIS progress on the Neighborhood Trends Analysis dashboard and how this resource can benefit your organization. Made possible with support from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

Advocacy Day

June 5, 2024

Each year, a delegation of NALCAB members from across the US gather in DC to meet with members of Congress and illustrate the important work we are doing to uplift Latino communities. On Advocacy Day we are face-to-face with the very people who decide the fate of funding and resources for programs that are vital to our communities.

This legislative event is open exclusively to NALCAB members. We will provide an in-depth briefing and training to all participants prior to the event.

-> A NALCAB member-only opportunity.

Advocacy Day Attendee Webinar

May 29, 2024 | 3PM CT

This informative webinar will prepare participants with training, briefing materials, and all the necessary tools to help our delegation fully prepare for their congressional meetings.

-> A NALCAB member-only opportunity.

Summer in the States

August 2024

Summer in the States is NALCAB’s yearly effort to advocate for federal funding and happens all month long in August. It aims to link our members with congressional representatives during the month-long Congressional District Recess when they are in their home states. This presents a chance to virtually engage with legislatros throughout August, advocating for funding in the FY 2024 federal budget that supports vital programs for your organization. Stay connected as we unveil further information!

-> A NALCAB member-only opportunity.

Summer in the States: At-Home Advocacy Campaign Launch

July 25, 2024 | 2PM CT

This webinar kicks off Summer in the States – NALCAB’s in-state advocacy event, where you can connect virtually with policymakers and promote federal funding priorities for community and economic development programs as legislators gear up to pass the annual federal budget upon their return to Washington from Summer recess.

-> A NALCAB member-only opportunity.

2024 NALCAB National Conference

September 4-6, 2024

NALCAB’s 2024 National Conference offers a chance to network with funders, industry leaders, and innovators who are working to promote Latino economic advancement and social justice in communities across the US as well as learn from experts in the field, and share best practices with other organizations.

This comprehensive 3-day event will feature targeted training sessions and interactive workshops focused on all aspects of community economic development and organizational capacity building.


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