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...

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...

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...