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March 2017

NACA Tips & Strategies

March 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Oweesta for this exciting webinar focusing on tips and strategies for writing a strong NACA application. Learn more about the process and develop a strategy for your organization!

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OTIS Webinar

March 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, March 28 at 12pm MT Oweesta is excited to announce that it has finished the development of the Opportunity Through Impact System (OTIS), an impact tracking system created specifically for Native CDFIs. During this webinar, you will receive a tour of the system and learn more about best practices of impact tracking. Built on the VistaShare Outcome Tracker platform, OTIS is designed to lessen both the burden and cost of impact tracking. Currently piloting the system with six Native CDFIs, Oweesta…

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Loan Packaging as an Earned Revenue Strategy

March 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, March 31 at 12pm MT Join First Nations Oweesta Corporation for this month's webinar, an informative panel focusing on loan packaging as an earned revenue strategy. Participate and learn the prerequisites of the HUD Section 184 mortgage program, as well as the USDA housing and community facilities programs.  Presenters will cover the requirements pertaining to their respective loan packaging opportunities, as well as opportunities to participate in these programs. Webinar Presenters: Mike Munson, Special Products & HUD-184 Manager, Cherry Creek…

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April 2017

Financial Education Class Evaluations Webinar

April 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Do you have an evaluation system for your financial education class? Listen to evaluation experts as they discuss the importance of evaluation for your clients and your organization, how to develop a new evaluation system or fine-tune an existing system, best practices, and available resources. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9187422786430223105

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July 2017

Train-the-Trainer Workshop – Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families – July 17-19

July 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Tiwa Lending Services and First Nations Development Institute will host a Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families train-the-trainer event in Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico, July 17-19, 2017.  This is a 2.5-day financial education certification workshop featuring in-depth instruction on the 5th Edition Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families curriculum, workbook and related training materials. Sponsored by First Nations Development Institute, this exciting workshop will serve as a forum for financial educators to share resources, ideas and best practices. A…

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Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families 5th Edition Training

July 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

First Nations Oweesta Corporation is pleased to announce our upcoming 5th Edition Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-the-Trainer, in partnership with KeyBank Foundation, on July 25-27 in Anchorage, Alaska. This training will offer a three-day, state-of-the-art instructor training and certification program to help Native CDFIs, tribes and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs in their communities. We will be accepting registration applications to attend this training until June 30, 2017 or until filled. Early and…

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September 2017

2017 OFN Conference

September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington,DC20009United States

Keynote Sessions: The OFN Conference features top industry leaders speaking on our general session stage. Confirmed speakers include Counselor to the Secretary of the US Treasury Craig Phillips and CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan. Industry Awards: The OFN Conference is the place where we recognize leadership, commitment, and innovation in our field. Awards to be presented  include: Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance: Our industry’s highest honor, it is presented annually to an individual who has advanced the…

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2017 Native Convening

September 26, 2017
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington,DC20009United States

We begin the Native Convening with the Pre-Conference Native Gathering Day on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. Hosted by First Nations Oweesta Corporation and Opportunity Finance Network, this full-day Gathering is designed for all professionals interested in learning more about Native CDFIs and their important work in transforming Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. The Native Gathering kicks off a week of learning. We will emphasize sharing innovative organizational designs and development throughout Indian Country. Further, the day will…

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October 2017

Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-The-Trainer Workshop

October 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Join is October 17-19, 2017 in Helena, Montana. This three day training and certification is designed to help Native nonprofits, Native CDFI's, tribes and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs in their communities. Due to the generosity of Northwest Area Foundation, this training has no registration fees. We will accept registration applications to attend this training until October 6, 2017, or until filled. First Nations Oweesta will provide travel information and assist you with planning once your…

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March 2018

Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-the-Trainer

March 20, 2018 - March 22, 2018
Native Learning Center, 6363 Taft Street
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This training will offer a three-day, state-of-the-art instructor training and certification program to help Native CDFIs, tribes and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs in their communities.   This three- day training will address: Effective financial education training techniques and resources An in depth look at the Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families 5th Edition curriculum   Upon completion of the training, participants will be prepared to successfully pass the Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families 5th Edition certification exam, becoming certified financial education trainers. Participants must attend and complete…

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Longmont, CO 80501

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Oweesta is the only existing Native CDFI intermediary offering financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities. Specifically, Oweesta provides training, technical assistance, investments, research, and policy advocacy to help Native communities develop an integrated range of asset-building products and services, including financial education and financial products.

Asset-building tools stimulate reservation economies by providing tribal members the opportunity to acquire financial management skills and build and accumulate assets through small business creation, homeownership, education, and much more.


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