Carol Steinbach

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Built to Last: Managing CDCs

For most community development corporations, internal management understandably takes a back seat to activities that stimulate community revitalization. But across the CDC field, there’s...

The Leadership Challenge

Managing a community development corporation (CDC) has never been easy. It's even harder today. Competition for resources has intensified. And keeping talented staff is...

Dennis West on ECI’s Rise and Fall

Did ECI push the envelope too far?We did a whole lot of things right for a long time. In spite of what happened, there's...

After the Fall

Twenty-three years ago, Eastside Community Investments, Inc. (ECI) began refurbishing homes in a blighted blue-collar neighborhood near downtown Indianapolis. Like other community development corporations...