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Community Development and CRA Master Class - Friday Morning

  • Community-Up 440 Burroughs Street Detroit, MI, 48202 United States (map)

In February 2019, Community-Up conducted an in-depth study with a focus group to discuss community development through the lense of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulation. The focus group consisted of financial institutions of all sizes and community development practitioners, CDFI’s, Affordable Housing Organizations and consultants. Topics ranged from misconceptions and challenges regarding the CRA regulation to how banks felt community partners could align themselves. The data collected was eye-opening for many of the participants as well as the FDIC, Federal Reserve and OCC representatives that attended to take notes for research purposes.

This class will review the data outcomes in the CRA and Community Development Perspectives Vol. 1 report. Each student that enrolls for this class will receive the report for free. That is a $29.00 value for free.

This class will cover the following topics:

  1. How to incorporate an internal CRA Strategy into your programming

  2. How to determine a financial institutions CRA Strategy

  3. How to determine if you mission statement is aligned with CRA Core Principles

  4. The 5 Core Principles of the Community Reinvestment Act Community Development regulatory requirements that every community development organization needs to know.

This class is for community development professionals that want to learn how to engage and leverage their relationships with financial institutions through the CRA regulation. If you are an Executive Directors, Program Managers, Business Development Manager, and Fund Development Managers you should definitely take this class. In today’s world, nonprofits and community organizations are facing challenges everyday accessing funding. By incorporating in an internal CRA Strategy your nonprofit will uncover additional funding resources, while deepening relationships with financial institutions .

No more spending hours of your time creating programming, only to find out they do not qualify for CRA support. No more wondering if your organizations qualifies for CRA consideration. No more questioning how financial institutions can support your organization through the CRA regulation. Upon completion of this course you will be able to do the following:

  1. Take an internal audit to identify where you can enhance your programming to incorporate CRA qualifying concepts.

  2. Build strong relationships with financial institutions that support your mission through CRA

  3. Leverage the CRA to grow your network

  4. Develop CRA qualified deliverables for your financial institutions to use during their CRA performance evaluations

Register Now to secure your spot. Class size is limited to ensure full value.

You must have some familiarity with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to take this course.