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The community investment enterprise : uniting the for-profit and nonprofit worlds

A new kind of partnership is benefiting both nonprofits and for-profits by tapping the scale of investment and depth of data available in the for-profit world and applying 50 percent of returns to underserved communities.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 29-30

Discussion Paper
The case for the community partner in economic development

Community-based organizations promote economic development by assembling investments in affordable housing, mixed-use real estate, community facilities, and small business in specific geographies. A principal way that community-based organizations tap institutional investors for deals is by partnering with investment intermediaries who manage the risk of these transactions by pooling assets, spreading risk across investors, and pricing the transaction up to the associated risk. Such a partnership allows an investment intermediary, or what the industry calls an ?investment vehicle,? to use its ...
Public and Community Affairs Discussion Papers , Paper 2007-5

Journal Article
New pathways to scale for community development finance

The Economic Opportunities Program (EOP) of the Aspen Institute advances strategies (primarily in the areas of workforce development, microenterprise, community-based forestry, and access to capital and credit) that connect the poor and underemployed to the mainstream economy. The EOP facilitates participatory learning among practitioners using applied research to stimulate dialogue and action among funders, policymakers, nonprofit, and community leaders. This paper is one in a series focusing on issues of scale and sustainability in the not-for-profit and community development field. For ...
Profitwise , Issue Dec , Pages 2-24

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When Chicken Little is wrong

Despite fears, the sky didn't fall on Michigan's Upper Peninsula when Sawyer Air Force Base closed.
Fedgazette , Volume 19 , Issue Jan , Pages 12-14

Journal Article
An overview of the CDFI industry

The community development financial institutions (CDFI) industry is at a crossroads in terms of identifying strategies for increasing overall sustainability and scale, and ultimately, impact. This article presents an overview of the CDFI industry in the United States and New England and identifies the changes and challenges facing CDFIs and what they indicate for the sector?s future.
New England Community Developments

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Connecting public schools to community development

In neighborhoods across the country, public schools and community groups are beginning to work together in new and innovative ways. Connie Chung explores the wide variety of roles that public schools can play in community development efforts.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 10-16

Working Paper
Building a robust anti-poverty network in the Bay Area

The geography of race and class in the San Francisco Bay Area has shifted dramatically over the last decade, and suburban poverty is on the rise. The need for social services has grown in communities outside of the urban core, outpacing the abilities of anti-poverty organizations to provide assistance. Using eastern Contra Costa County as a case study, this paper outlines some of the challenges for the current anti-poverty network in suburban locales, and lays out a framework for building capacity to better meet the needs in these urban fringe areas.
Community Development Working Paper , Paper 2012-03

Journal Article
Community development needs and resources

Community Investments , Volume 17 , Issue Jan.

The Fed's role in community development

Presentation to the Rays of Hope: A New Day for America's Distressed Urban Areas Conference, East St. Louis, IL- Oct. 22-23, 2002
Speech , Paper 41

Journal Article
Unconventional wisdom

District convention centers reported surprisingly steady activity during the recession, but a building boom and stiff competition could eventually take a toll.
Fedgazette , Volume 17 , Issue Jan , Pages 9-11



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