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- New Funding Mechanisms
Approaches in Social Investing
by Ronald L. Phillips,
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
If asset managers provided
more information on community development finance
vehicles to socially responsible investors, many
more people would choose to earn returns while helping
- Matchmaking for Communities
Afshar, Federal Reserve Bank
By expanding both scale and scope, community
development financial institutions are starting to
interest more investors.
- Benefiting Both Nonprofits
by John H. Clymer and Sarah T. Connolly,
Nixon Peabody LLP
New estate-planning and charitable-giving
instruments can make resources available to community
development groups and other nonprofits immediately.
Have your donors heard?
- Mapping New England: High
Concentrations of Brazilians in Southern New England
Borgos, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
- Reaching Immigrant Communities
First Person with
Jório S. Gama, Consul General of Brazil
Brazilians making up a large percentage of the immigrant
community in New England, Communities & Banking
decided to seek the Consul General’s views
on a variety of topics, including how to encourage
more of the undocumented to use banks.
by Sally Swenson and
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development
After community groups rescue a troubled
neighborhood, the area may attract many newcomers—and
become expensive. One community shows how to help activists
retain the diversity of the towns they work so hard
- Helping the Poor Accumulate Assets
Levere, Corporation for Enterprise Development, CFED
Having assets (a bank account, a car, an insured
home, a good credit rating) does more than help families
weather a crisis. It can move them out of poverty
permanently, with benefits to individuals, government,
corporations, and society as a whole.
- Asset-Based Community Development
by John E.Walker,
Northeast Assets Leadership Project
on a community development effort, consider making
a list of local strengths instead of just problems.
A new assessment technique encourages all residents
to participate in mapping community assets and helps
generate the can-do attitude needed to move mountains.
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