The NACEDA Summit went on the road again to a city with some of the most mature and innovative community development organizations in the country. We partnered with the Ohio CDC Association
and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
to showcase leading-edge initiatives that improve lives and build prosperity in low- and moderate-income communities.
This year, we welcomed healthcare partners to join us. NACEDA Summit 2016 featured a special one-day symposium on Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health.
The full, three-day summit also had sessions specifically designed for CDC association professionals engaged in policy, fundraising, member management, and communications. Dr. Manuel Pastor, co-author of Equity, Growth and Community
, delivered keynote remarks.
Agenda and PowerPoint Presentations:
MONDAY, AUGUST 29
10:00 – 11:00 am BUILD IT! INSTALLATION EXPERIENCE
Nicole McGee, Upcycle Parts Shop
11:15 am – 12:15 pm EARNED INCOME FOR ASSOCIATIONS
Lee Hall, Open to Business Program, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers; Matt Hull, Texas Association of Community Development Corporations; Andy Fraizer, Indiana Association for Community Economic Development
Fee-for-service work is becoming an increasingly important source of income for associations. This round table discussion featured revenue-generating models – Open To Business small business loans and coaching in Minnesota; solar energy and technical assistance work in Indiana; and a payday lending alternative and other entrepreneurial endeavors in Texas.
11:15 am – 12:15 pm HOW TO GROW YOUR MEMBERSHIP EMERGING LEADERS
Faith Batzinger, Indiana Association for Community Economic Development; Jeremy Brownlee, NACEDA; Gordon Henry, CDC Association of Greater Cincinnati; Brian McGrain, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan; John Paul Shaffer, Community Development Council of Greater Memphis
Emerging leaders have the opportunity to discuss member engagement with seasoned association professionals during this round table session. Learn how to recruit and retain members from a broad cross-section of community development organizations. Find out what member benefits are successful in other states. And, hear what’s working to engage members in policy and advocacy.
12:30 – 2:00 pm LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE REMARKS
FACING FORWARD: DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS, ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, AND THE FUTURE FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California
In the past decade, the U.S. has been buffeted by demographic change and challenged by economic inequality. Yet a look past the short-term political polarization that has resulted suggests some real possibilities. Many leaders are realizing that diversity is a strength not a threat. Economists are increasingly suggesting that tackling inequality is key to growth. And, in many metro regions, civic actors have learned to find solutions by dialoguing across difference. Drawing on one of his most recent book, Equity, Growth, and Community, Pastor explores the implications of these trends for community developers. He suggests that we need new narratives that will stress the centrality of equity, new skills that can bridge gaps by place and race, and new approaches to community development that can insure that the current “comeback” of many of our cities does not result in the displacement of those who most need opportunity.
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2:15 – 3:15 pm FORGING A FUNDRAISING PLAN
Sharon Barker, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey
Learn how to put together a fundraising plan with deliverables and accountability during this interactive workshop. Some of the questions explored: How can you involve board members in your fundraising efforts without competing with their fundraising for their own organizations? How can you get funders to support your needs when they have something else in mind? And, what are some of the avenues for fundraising being used by other community development associations?
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2:15 – 3:15 pm STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
Mark Dessauer, Spitfire Strategies
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4:00 – 6:00 pm CLEVELAND ROCKS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A TOUR
Tour guides: Joel Ratner, Jeff Kipp and Erika Anthony, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress; Michael Flemming, St. Clair Superior Development Corporation
8:00 pm EMERGING LEADERS NIGHT OUT
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30
9:00 – 9:30 am MORNING KEYNOTE
THE DOCTOR IS OUT: HEALTH HAPPENS WHERE YOU LIVE, LEARN, WORK AND PLAY
Dr. Douglas Jutte, Build Healthy Places Network
This session explains what we mean by “social determinants of health,” describe a bit of the biology behind how these factors cause illness, and make the case that community development efforts fundamentally represent investments towards improving neighborhood health and well being.
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9:30 – 10:30 am REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IMPACTING HEALTH, WELLNESS & OPPORTUNITY
Rick Sauer, Philadelphia Association of Community Economic Development Corporations; Steve Dubb, Democracy Collaborative (facilitator); Dr. James Plumb, Thomas Jefferson University Department of Family & Community Medicine
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Valerie Iverson, Arizona Housing Alliance; Marcus Johnson, Vitalyst Health Foundation; Robert Zdenek, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (facilitator)
Lowell Atkinson, South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development; Joy Tobin, The MITRE Corporation; Paige Carlson-Heim, TD Bank (facilitator)
View Joy and Lowell’s presentation and the Healthy Insights South Carolina website
10:30 – 11:15 am DISCUSSIONS WITH KEYNOTE AND REGIONAL PRESENTERS
11:30 am – 12:30 pm LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE REMARKS
GETTING TO CONVERGENCE: EMERGING LESSONS IN EFFORTS TO ALIGN THE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SECTORS
Dr. Kevin Barnett, Public Health Institute
Dr. Barnett shares insights in growing efforts to align the assets and strategies of hospitals and the broader health sector with community development stakeholders, and the opportunities and challenges in the context of national health reform. His talk includes the sharing of emerging lessons from current efforts in the field.
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1:00 – 2:15 pm CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES OF PARTNERSHIP
» Session 1 SHARING INFORMATION, DATA & AGREEING ON DESIRED OUTCOMES
Amy Gillman, LISC (facilitator); Lisa Leighton, United Healthcare myConnections; Vincent Tufo, Charter Oak Communities; Pam Koprowski, Stamford Hospital; Pedro Cons, Chicanos Por la Causa
Community development and health practitioners have a common goal to improve wellbeing, but most often work in silos with different language, culture, operating practices and resources. This session features innovative partnerships that have navigated the use of data, information and communications across these sectors to support shared priorities and objectives. In Stamford, CT, Charter Oak Communities, a housing organization, joined with Stamford Hospital to create the Vita Health & Wellness District to address pressing needs for better housing, transit, economic development and other community services – all driven by a collective impact approach. In Phoenix, AZ, UnitedHealthcare is partnering with Chicanos Por La Causa, a community development corporation, to pilot myCommunity Connect – an integrated referral and service delivery initiative that connects residents with safe housing, transportation, education and job training – in addition to critical clinical support.
View Pedro and Lisa’s presentation and the Vita Health & Wellness District website
» Session 2 PARTNERSHIPS ARE HARD
Harold Simon, National Housing Institute (facilitator); Angela Mingo, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; David Cofer, Community Development for All People; Risa Silverman, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Dave Christopolis, Hilltown CDC
Community developers improve the health of families and individuals by providing healthy homes, access to fresh food, stress-free environments, and more. Health practitioners strengthen communities through education, home care, behavioral interventions, and more. Today these two broad fields are becoming increasingly aware of each other’s work, learning how to align their strengths and goals, and partnering to leverage their effectiveness. But partnerships are hard. Unique lexicons, work styles, timelines, and goals have to be learned. Measurements and analyses have to be aligned. And how the capacities of one can complement the other has to be understood by both. In this session you’ll hear about partnerships at different stages of maturity and learn how each partner became aware of the other, aligned their goals, and developed their activities. Discuss with them your concerns, questions, and hopes for these new opportunities.
2:45 – 4:00 pm LEVERS TO BRING HEALTH AND/OR COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS TO THE TABLE
Dr. Michele Craig, Community Catalyst; Tedd Grain, LISC Indianapolis; Quentin Moore, Trinity Health; Zoila Jennings, Chase; Maria Gonzalez, HACE CDC
When meeting with a decision-maker with an ask, what works? What doesn’t? What do they wish you knew before you came into the meeting with them? And if you are a decision-maker, what attracts you to some partners and not others? This panel discussion allowed participants to hear the perspectives of decision-makers from a bank, a hospital, a Community Development Corporation (CDC), and a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) that have been approached with an “ask” and what they think you should know.
4:00 – 4:45 pm PITCH A PARTNERSHIP
Andy Fraizer, Indiana Association for Community Economic Development; Dan Hodgkins, Community Health Network; Sarida Scott, Community Development Advocates of Detroit; Quentin Moore, Trinity Health
6:00 – 8:00 pm NACEDA ANNUAL MEETING DINNER
Remarks by Courtney Howard Hodapp, Director, National Strategy & Program, Office of Nonprofit Engagement, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
8:45 – 9:45 am ACHIEVING IMPACT WITH NETWORKS
Marty Kooistra, Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County
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10:00 – 11:00 am STATE AND LOCAL POLICY ROUNDTABLES AND WORKSHOP
» Roundtable 1 STRATEGIES TO REMEDIATE BLIGHT & STEM VACANCY
Erika Anthony, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress; Karl Guenther, Community Builders Network of Metropolitan St. Louis; Julia Seward, Independent Consultant
» Roundtable 2 POLICIES IMPACTING GENTRIFICATION & DISPLACEMENT TRENDS IN HOT MARKETS
Daniel LeBlanc, Somerville Community Corporation; Levar Martin, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders; Marty Kooistra, Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County
Find yourself wondering how appropriate it is to subsidize the development of middle income housing? Can you buy existing housing fast enough to keep pace with the market? What should your community’s inclusionary zoning policy be? At last year’s People & Places Conference in DC a number of practitioners working in hot market communities around the country shared experiences and strategies. This session continued and expanded on that dialogue.
» Workshop BUILDING AN ACTIONABLE WORK PLAN EMERGING LEADERS
Sharon Barker, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey
You have a big project. Your organization has a strategic plan. How can you organize that project to efficiently meet high-level goals? This highly-interactive workshop taught how to plan your work and work your plan.
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11:15 am – 12:15 pm MESSAGING FOR A NEW CONGRESS & ADMINISTRATION
Chris Estes, National Housing Conference; Angela Boyd, Enterprise Community Partners; Jim Rokakis, Western Reserve Land Conservancy; Marla Newman, NACEDA Board Member (moderator)
View Angela’s presentation and Chris’s website
12:30 – 2:00 pm LUNCHEON: CLEVELAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ROCK STARS
Patricia Ramsey, Fifth Third Bank (moderator); Mansfield Frazier, Neighborhood Solutions; Michael Fleming, St. Clair Superior Development Corporation; Roslyn Quarto, ESOP
TED-style talks from leaders of three of the most innovative community development nonprofits in Cleveland – and anywhere else! Find out about a real estate brokerage nonprofit that makes it pay better for realtors to get buyers into homes they can afford; a vineyard and biocellar that are providing jobs and training to formerly incarcerated neighborhood residents, and a vibrant business district that’s home to an upcycle artist collective, major ethnic festivals, and 21 sheep and a llama who trim the grass on vacant land.
View Patricia’s presentation, Mansfield’s presentation, Roslyn’s presentation, and Michael’s presentation
UnitedHealthcare Maryvale Clinic Wants to Be National Model, Alexa N. D'Angelo, Arizona Republic
Health Equity and the Role for Community Development, Douglas Jutte and Colby Dailey, Build Healthy Places Network
Under One Roof: Health Care and Social Services in the Same Place, David Adame, Shelterforce Rooflines
From Guard Towers to Gardens, Elizabeth Duffrin, NACEDA People & Places blog
Community Benefit and CRA: A Side-By-Side Comparison of Nonprofit Hospital and Bank Regulation, NACEDA and Community Catalyst
Jargon Buster, Build Healthy Places Network
Staying at Home: The Role of Financial Services in Promoting Aging in Community, Karen Kali and Robert Zdenek, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
The Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health Symposium was sponsored by the New Venture Fund with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.