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Nov/Dec 2000

Issue #114


In this issue's collection of articles, we examine leadership from a variety of perspectives. In each, however, we find one key element - the nurturing of what the academics call human capital.


A Homegrown Leader (DSNI’s John Barros)

Twenty-seven year old John Barros came up through the ranks of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston, Massachusetts, working in various capacities at the CDC since his teen […]


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 especially tough in today’s tight job […]


Turning Parents into Strong Community Leaders (COFI)

Late last winter, Nancy Santiago, as a member of the “Parent Policy Committee,” helped convince Chicago Public Schools to involve parents and communities more fully in deciding the distribution of […]


The People Shall Rule

On April 13th, 1999, as the precinct workers brought in their tapes from the voting machines in Chicago’s 15th ward, the first returns for rookie political candidate Ted Thomas did […]


Leadership Training at HANDS

Four years ago, Pat Morrissy, director of the community development corporation HANDS, Inc., and Arnold Rintzler, a business consultant, marched side by side in the Newark St. Patrick’s Day parade. […]


Leadership Training Directory

The desire to learn constantly is a primary characteristic of a good leader. And one of the roles of community organizations is providing new and seasoned leaders with opportunities to […]

Editor’s Note

On Leadership

If you stop learning today, you stop leading tomorrow.              – Dr. Howard Hendricks, theologian. What makes a leader? We all have an image in our mind’s eye. More often […]

Organizing Strategy

Bringing Down the Barriers to Enrollment in Federal Programs

Constance Etheridge went to the Department of Social Services office in South Carolina for a simple reason: she and her children were hungry and they needed food. Constance was told […]


The Executive Director and Development Director Relationship

This article is for development directors (DD) and the executive directors (ED) who supervise them. The executive director can be a development director’s greatest ally or biggest challenge, but rarely […]


Housing in the 106th Congress

As we move into the 107th Congress, looking back at the 106th’s efforts to alleviate the affordable housing crisis can help advocates set their agendas for the coming two years. […]


Raising the LIHTC Cap

Since the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) became effective in 1987, the credit allocation to states has remained fixed at $1.25 per capita. Thirteen years later, increased construction costs […]


Cities Revive, But What About the People?

Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival, by Paul Grogan and Tony Proscio. Westview Press, Boulder, CO 2000. 285 pp. $25. Community developers owe important debts to Paul Grogan. […]


Developing Future Leaders

Leaders Who Make A Difference: Essential Strategies for Meeting the Nonprofit Challenge, by Burt Nanus and Stephen M. Dobbs. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA 1999. 279 pp. $26. As the complexities […]