Education and Trainings

Complete Industry-certified Training Through the Center for Impact Finance!

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.

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Solar Lending Professional Training – Virtual Series


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.

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Fundamentals of the Opportunity Finance Industry Class


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).