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Stakeholder Community Development

Community development has much to celebrate from its thirty or so years of existence. The field has achieved a solid level of national respect...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

On Leadership

If you stop learning today, you stop leading tomorrow.              - Dr. Howard Hendricks, theologian. What makes a leader? We all have an image...

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...