Brian Carnahan

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Brian Carnahan is executive director of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. He is a member of the board of Homes on the Hill, a Community Development Corporation serving west Columbus and western Franklin County, Ohio. He was formerly Director of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency Office of Program Compliance.
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Community Development Field

A View from the Other Side of the Funding Proposal

During my time on a CDC’s board, my expectations and assumptions have been challenged. This change in perspective and experience has offered me some interesting observations and lessons.

Community Development Field

Tips for Getting Your “Innovative” Project Funded

In her July Rooflines post on the idea of “disruptive innovation,” Miriam Axel-Lute addressed how innovation has been over promoted in the nonprofit and public sectors. She focused on the difference […]


Geographic Information Systems

For a long time, questions like “Who lives near this housing development?” were notoriously difficult to answer. The level of data analysis that went into such seemingly simple questions made […]