NCN Institute Training: Understanding and Complying with the new Native CDFI Re-Certification Requirements

This training is designed for Native CDFIs that are already certified. Learn about the new Native CDFI Re-Certification requirements, what they are, when existing CDFIs must be in compliance and how the changes impact reporting requirements.

Key Objectives

  1. Learn about the new annual CDFI Fund e-certification requirements for certified Native CDFIs.
  2. Understand the timeline for complying with new certification requirements.
  3. Understand the changes in ACER and other related reporting requirements.

Meet the Trainers

Lisa Wagner
Bluestem Consulting

Lisa Wagner is the owner of Bluestem Consulting, Inc. She is a community development consultant and trainer based in Buffalo, Wyoming.  Lisa has worked in small business and economic development for 26 years and in the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) industry for 22 years. Over the last 14 years, Lisa has worked with CDFIs across the nation as a consultant and trainer. Her work has focused on providing capacity building services including CDFI certification and application support, board development, financial projections and analysis, sustainability and strategic planning, business planning, and capitalization planning. She has served as a trainer and facilitator for national, regional and local events in the CDFI arena. Lisa has taught lending courses for NeighborWorks America at their quarterly National Training Institutes. She has also served as facilitator for several CDFI Fund collaborative training initiatives through First Nations Oweesta and Opportunity Finance Network. She was the founding Executive Director of the Wind River Development Fund, a successful Native CDFI on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, from 2001 until 2009. Lisa has served on the board of directors of both non-profit and for-profit organizations, including sitting on the loan committee of a state-wide loan fund. She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas.

Blaine Rasmuson
Bluestem Consulting

Blaine Rasmuson serves as a consultant loan officer for the intermediary lending arm of Native CDFI Network. Mr. Rasmuson helps our members through the loan process and ensures that NCN’s lending standards are of the highest caliber.

Rasmuson graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Finance. Before entering the CDFI industry, Mr. Rasmuson worked as a Registered Investment Advisor and as a Finance Manager. His experience in the finance industry will serve NCN as its lending capacity grows.


July 13, 2023
2:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
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