An historic amount of resources and attention have been directed at housing and community development by private funders the last two years. New corners of the corporate, and philanthropic sectors are paying attention in ways they haven’t before. Local community developers are feeling new and elevated responsibilities. NACEDA and its members are revamping and scaling their capacity building training and technical assistance to seize a moment we have been calling for for a decade or more. Funders need to follow our lead. Come hear from funders and investors about the needs they are seeing in the field, how those needs have evolved over time, and what they are doing to serve them. This session will include an extensive Q&A, so get your questions ready!
Speakers: Madeline Fraser Cook, LISC; Renee Rattigan, TD Charitable Foundation; David Young, Housing Action Illinois; Frank Woodruff, National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations; Dawn Holden Woods, Generative Consulting Partners
Join us to explore standout capacity-building programs and how they're structured. Learn about a Chicago certificate program that has been providing technical skills to housing and community development leaders along with government and financial leaders for 25 years. Find out how a new South Carolina program is building the organizational capacity of small, minority-led nonprofits through classwork and individual technical assistance. And, hear how the Memphis association is revamping their entire capacity-building program, and specifically how they endeavor to better serve small and minority-led community development organizations. This session will include Q&A, so get your questions ready!
Speakers: Holly Frindell, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (moderator); Chris Jones, BLDG Memphis; Terrhonda Hudson, Chicago Rehab Network; Kate Pratt, South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development
There's more to capacity building than serving one organization at a time. We must work to ensure that the broader ecosystem of capacity-building providers, conveners, and funders are responsive to community needs and aspirations. What does it mean for us to make the capacity building ecosystem more equitable? How can we strengthen community developers to do their work while retaining a strong connection to the community? How can we ensure that funders and partners understand community organizing as a key element of an organization’s capacity? Our speakers will grapple with these questions and more.
Speakers: Marie Beason, Prosperity Indiana; Jeremy Brownlee, National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations; Paul Ettorre, Woodforest National Bank; Maybelyn Rodriguez Laureano, South Florida Community Development Coalition
This session will include the presentation of the Diane Sterner Award to Rick Sauer for Community Development Association Leadership by Paige Carlson-Heim and Bernie Mazyck.