The Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy offers educational and training events and activities. These include the Solar Lending Professional Training - Virtual Series – presented in partnership with Inclusiv – and the Fundamentals of the Opportunity Finance Industry course – offered in collaboration with the Opportunity Finance Network. Additionally, the Center is frequently adding more programs and courses – including continuing education courses offered through the Carsey School and the University of New Hampshire.
The Solar Lending Professional Training - Virtual Series is designed for community-based lending practitioners who want to expand their knowledge of solar financing and increase their organization’s activities in financing solar projects. This two-class training results in a Solar Finance Professional Certificate and offers technical assistance in creating and deploying solar lending projects.
This three-day, in-person course is designed for practitioners who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the basics of the opportunity finance industry, which provides financing and financial services to low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities. This is a non-credit, certificate course jointly offered by UNH's Carsey School of Public Policy and Opportunity Finance Network (OFN).