Development Organizations

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In rural America, the bank, like the school, the church, and the town hall, is a sacred institution. The role and responsibility which banks must shoulder in the life and health of small towns is...
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A dramatic expansion of its for-profit side ended disastrously for Eastside Community Investments of Indianapolis. Are community development corporations cut out for highly competitive sectors? Or...
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The higher purpose with which CALDECH imbues its enterprise is a socio-cultural one: the preservation and promotion of the French-speaking community on the eastern reaches of Georgian Bay, Ontario.
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Just how entrepreneurial can a nonprofit get? Pioneer exemplifies the integration of the enterprise spirit with services to assist the marginalized, in this case, counselling, housing, and employment...
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To create an active and constructive role for the federal government in community economic development, the Canadian CED Network proposes programs and legislation to support three critical functions...
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Touted as a sterling example of CED in action, Revelstoke urges other small towns to go one better - affiliate with a national organization that can link you to the best information and assistance...
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The revitalization of Lac La Loche, Saskatchewan, made its debut with a construction company. But community economic development is hinged on the continued success of efforts to improve local justice...
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CÉECQ, a CDC in a low-income neighbourhood of Québec City, has created its own Performance Monitoring System to provide feedback on its work. To make this system work requires striking a balance...
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Community groups can undertake a tremendous range of activities in the service of their constituents and communities. Here's how one group clarified the outcomes they desired from a particularly...
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Community groups can get better results from their evaluation efforts - and have an easier time - if they put in some extra time up front to clarify what it is they want to an evaluation accomplish...