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An invitation, from our executive director

On behalf of the Ohio CDC Association, I want to invite you to join us at our 32nd annual conference, Passion for Progress: Redefining Community Development, in Athens this October 13-14, 2016.

Come network, share best practices, and learn from over 250 peers from around the state. Below is a brief breakdown of what we have in store, but register soon.

The deadlines for early bird registration and hotel booking are September 16 and 18 respectively.

Register today!

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This year’s event features more local tours, ample workshops, and a keynote by Dan Pallotta. We hope to see you this October in Athens.

Thank you,

Nate

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Welfare reform turns 20 this week

Monday marked the 20th anniversary of former President Bill Clinton signing the  Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act – Welfare Reform.

Focuses shifted and a lot changed from that. But did it work?

On Monday, Ohio Governor John Kasich penned an op-ed for The New York Times: “20 Years After Reform, Welfare Is Still Broken.”

He certainly makes some excellent points, noting frustration many caseworkers and participants can feel, especially as many recipients are treated as numbers. However, the idea that “a job is the best anti-poverty program” overlooks the very real problem that many of our jobs are too low wage for Ohio’s families to really accrue any savings or assets – get ahead at all. Additionally, the evidence doesn’t necessarily back up the job conviction.

Interestingly enough, many states can choose not to spend their welfare dollars on education or job programs.

Recently, NPR’s Marketplace has ran the first season of their new podcast: The Uncertain Hour. It’s an in-depth look in seven episodes of welfare reform. A highly recommended podcast, it features lots of information about an incredibly divisive topic in the United States – one that few people, quite actually, really understand.

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IFF: A newer financing option in Ohio

IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps Midwest communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income populations and individuals with disabilities.

In Ohio, IFF offers affordable, flexible financing from $10,000 to $2 million and works closely with clients from every sector, including arts and culture, charter schools, community development, special needs services, and supportive housing.

Join Tara Campbell of IFF in two weeks as she provides an overview of IFF’s lending products.

Who is IFF?
September 6, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Webinar
Register Here!

Since 2014, they have provided over $34 million in loans and new markets tax credits for projects in major cities across the state, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton.

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We hope you can join us for this exciting webinar opportunity.

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What is an individual development account?

Join OCDCA in mid September as we discuss the nutz & boltz of starting an Individual Development Account (IDA) Program through OCDCA’s Assets Ohio Project. IDAs are matched savings account for low-to-moderate income individuals to save for a first time home purchase, post-secondary education, or small business.

Who Should Attend?

  • Organizations considering or developing an IDA Program
  • Organizations that have an IDA program but have new hires
  • New IDA subsites

Agenda:

  • IDAs as a Strategy for Asset Building: Why and How do IDAs Work
  • The Building Blocks of Program Design
  • Assessing your Community’s Needs: Defining your Target Population
  • Funding Resources and Opportunities Explained
  • IDA Program Management
  • Integration of IDAs into Other Agency Programs

This training will be facilitated by Jerolyn Barbee, former Assets Ohio Program Manager.

Nutz & Boltz of IDAs
September 14, 2016
10 AM – 4 PM
Chase Building
6th Floor Board Room
100 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Register Here!

Cost: $35 for OCDCA members, $45 for non-members, OCDCA AmeriCorps VISTAs are free
Lunch is provided.

You may remit your payment as a check to:
Ohio CDC Association
100 E Broad Street Suite 500
Columbus, Ohio 43227
Refunds will be given for registrations canceled at least three business days before a workshop session.

Questions? Contact Suzanne Parks at sparks@ohiocdc.org or (614) 461-6392 ext. 206.

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Don’t miss Dan Pallotta at the OCDCA annual conference

Join OCDCA this October to hear conference keynote Dan Pallotta

Dan Pallotta invented the multi- day charitable event industry. He created the Breast Cancer 3-Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides, which raised in excess of half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of one of the first HarPallotta headshotvard Business School case studies on social enterprise. The model and methods he created are now employed by dozens of charities and have raised in excess of $1.5 billion more for important causes from pediatric leukemia to AIDS to suicide prevention and many others.

Dan’s iconic TED 2013 Talk, “The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong,” has been viewed more than 3.9 million times. It is one of the 100 most viewed TED Talks of all time. It generated tremendous conversation, and is one of the twenty most-commented TED Talks of all time. It is one of the featured talks in the book, “TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking,” by Chris Anderson, Head of TED.

Dan is the author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press. The Stanford Social Innovation Review said that the book “deserves to become the nonprofit sector’s new manifesto.” His newest book is Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has described it as “An Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.” Dan is a featured regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review online.

He is the founder and President of the Charity Defense Council, a national leadership movement dedicated to transforming the way the donating public thinks about charity and change. Dan is the Chief Humanity officer for Advertising for Humanity, a bold agency of ideas committed to strengthening the fundraising power of some of America’s most innovative humanitarian organizations.

“I believe deeply in the potential of people and the potential of our society. And I don’t think we’ve come anywhere close to tapping that potential. Nowhere close.” – Dan Pallotta

Register now to hear Dan Pallotta at the luncheon, sponsored by PNC Bank, and enjoy the early bird discount.

Early-Bird Conference Rates until September 16
Members: $180
Non-Members: $230
Students & Young Professionals: $100

Members – Additional Staff: $100
Non-Members – Additional Staff: $180
Register and pay via check to be invoiced or credit card to pay now.

Students & young professionals can apply for one of a limited number of registration scholarships until Sept. 1.

These early-bird rates disappear September 16th. The hotel room rate only lasts until September 18.

Ohio University Inn & Conference Center
331 Richland Avenue
Athens, Ohio 45701

Rate: $114.95/night until September 18
Call (740) 593-6661 to book

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Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

The economic resources in Ohio are working together to increase economic growth in the rural areas by providing small businesses the opportunity to increase their knowledge.

Adams Brown Community Action Partnership (ABCAP), an OCDCA member, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration is offering an Entrepreneurship Seminar to small business owners.

This educational event will instruct entrepreneurs on the skills and information they need to effectively operate a small business.

The Entrepreneurship Seminar will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 8:00 to 3:00 at ABCAP’s main office located at 406 West Plum Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.

More information available here.

 

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Lots of trainings & opportunities coming up

These next couple months are full of trainings and deadlines. What’s on your calendar?

This Week

Wednesday, August 10 – OCDCA Member Award Nominations Due
Let us know just a bit about the CDC of the year. Who is the best partner of the year? What is the best project? Nominate someone here.

Friday, August 12 – Tony Wells Executive Leadership Training Scholarship Deadline
Apply for an 85% off scholarship to the Tony Wells Foundation 3-day social impact investing executive education course on August 23-25. Check out the course flyer.

Next Week

Tuesday, August 16 – Universal Design = Good Design – ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT
Join OCDCA and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency as we learn the principles of universal design.

Universal Design = Good Design
August 16, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Ohio Department of Transportation
1980 W. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223

Register Here!

Friday, August 19 – Ohio Microbusiness Development Program RFP Released
Check your inbox next Friday for the release of the next round of the funding for the Ohio Microbusiness Development Program.

Tuesday, August 30 – Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health
The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations is hosting Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health on August 30 in Cleveland, Ohio. The symposium features concrete, successful community development examples that improve health outcomes in low and moderate-income communities. And, it explores regional and national partnerships that are providing infrastructure and awareness to support the work of building healthy places. Register here.

Next Month

Thursday, September 1 – YPS Annual Conference Scholarship Applications Due
Students and young professionals may apply for one of a limited number of OCDCA 2016 Annual Conference registration scholarships by September 1.

Tuesday, September 6 – Who is IFF?
IFF is a mission driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income populations and individuals with disabilities. Join Tara Campbell of IFF as she provides an overview of IFF’s lending products.

Who is IFF?
September 6, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Webinar

Register Here!

Thursday, September 15 – Making the Real Estate Deal in the Neighborhood
Join OCDCA and Mark Barbash for the next phase of the Art of the Deal.

Making the Real Estate Deal in the Neighborhood
September 15, 2016
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Chase Building
100 E. Broad Street
6th Floor Board Room
Columbus, OH 43215

Register Here!
This training is sponsored by Citizens Bank.

Friday, September 16 – Early Bird Rates for OCDCA 32nd Annual Conference
Don’t miss the deadline for the early-bird rates for the annual conference, Passion for Progress: Redefining Community Development in Athens, October 13-14, 2016.

Members: $180
Non-Members: $230
Students & Young Professionals: $100
Members – Additional Staff: $100
Non-Members – Additional Staff: $180

Register here.

Monday, September 18 – Special Room Rates for Annual Conference Ends
When registering for the annual conference at the OU Inn & Conference Center, make sure you book a room at the special room rate, $114.95/night. Call (740) 593-6661 to book.

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Making the real estate deal in the neighborhood

Join OCDCA and Mark Barbash for the next phase of the Art of the Deal.

The goal of the session is to provide participants with a basic framework that enables a CDC to play a role in development.

Using a few representative case studies, the course will walk through the development components, identifying key information to obtain and questions to ask.

The course would be taught from the perspective of a CDC, while also trying to “get into the heads” of the project stakeholders.

Event and Date Location Registration
Making the Real Estate Deal in the Neighborhood
September 15, 2016
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Chase Building
100 E. Broad Street
6th Floor Board Room
Columbus, OH 43215
Register Here!

This is sponsored by Citizen’s Bank and will include a round table lunch discussion with Citizens that will focus on two main things:

How a Bank Makes a Decision: This primarily covers the credit factors in a real estate development deal including value determination, cash flow analysis, market analysis, cash flow coverage, collateral coverage, etc.

Rules of the Game: This focuses on some of the non-credit factors: how a bank evaluates the experience of a developer, how banks look at neighborhood deals, what’s the difference between a community bank and a larger regional bank (from the perspective of a neighborhood developer), and how banks look at working with public programs.

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Student & young professional scholarships available for annual conference

Registration is now open for the 32nd Annual Conference in Athens!

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Enjoy the early bird discount for just a few weeks, until September 16:

Early-Bird Conference Rates until September 16
Members: $180
Non-Members: $230
Students & Young Professionals: $100

BUT WAIT! Why not apply for a student and young professional scholarship? Applications are due September 1.

Members – Additional Staff: $100
Non-Members – Additional Staff: $180
Click here to register.

Check out the schedule of the conference.