The 2012 Indiana Statewide Conference on Housing and Community Economic Development is just around the corner, September 18 and 19 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center. You can register online at http://www.instatewideconference.net.
The conference is excited to welcome Steve Berg from the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Hilary Swab from the National Housing Trust. Steve and Hilary will share insights in the opening plenary on building sustainable communities through collaboration and coordination.
One of the many adaptive learning sessions at the 2012 conference is Strategies for Grappling with a Changing Business Environment and Achieving Excellence. Presenter Kathy Koehler will help participants understand how changes of all kinds may impact their staff and stakeholders. This change management session focuses on why change is important, how and why people respond to change differently, and how you can implement a change effectively in your organization or community. You will leave with tools and techniques to motivate staff and stakeholders to embrace and champion change.
One of IACED’s lobbyist Mark St. John will join IACED member-partner Lucinda Nord, Vice President for Policy at the Indiana Association of United Ways, in a session titled: How to Engage in Policy Advocacy to Achieve Your Goals and Mission. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are advocates for their missions. This advocacy CAN and SHOULD include lobbying to influence public policy which effects communities and clients. You will learn about the importance of working in coalition and association with others to have your voice heard.
An exciting session is Brainstorming: How Comprehensive Community Development Can Aid Working to End Homelessness. Institute for Comprehensive Community Development Senior Fellow, James Capraro will facilitate an interactive session to connect whole person strategies for fighting poverty with comprehensive community development’s whole communities approach.
The session RecycleForce: Raising Capital to Create Green Jobs and Rebuild Lives by Monetizing Passion and Innovation, will inspire you and encourage you to think about new strategies for social justice. RecycleForce is a social enterprise offering comprehensive and innovative recycling services while providing life-changing workforce training to formerly incarcerated individuals.
A session led by NeighborWorks America, Asset Managing Your Portfolio, is a mini-clinic that delineates best practices of asset management at the portfolio level and discusses measures for improving portfolio performance. The 3 part series will present the impact of the utilization of these best practices and tools on an Indiana non-profit organization.
Another session will discuss Best Practices in Bank On Initiatives. Bank On Indiana is a statewide initiative to connect un-banked Hoosiers with local financial institutions. Research has shown six core components that are key to the success of a initiative to expand access to mainstream financial services. Attend this session to learn about best practices to engage local partners, collect useful data, and connect to a larger community asset-building agenda.
Complementary to this Bank On session, What Partners Need to Know about the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The key to engaging banks in your organization’s mission or project is a solid understanding of the financial institution’s responsibilities and motivations as shaped by the Community Reinvestment Act. If you seek philanthropy for your programs or bank lending for real estate acquisition or economic development attend this three-session series with conducted by the national bank regulators. The sessions will explain the basics of the CRA regulation, share the language of community development to interest banks, and showcase partnership strategies.
There will also be a number of detailed sessions to build technical know-how. Just a few of these sessions include:
- New Opportunities for the 4 Percent Low Income Housing Tax Credit: In the Shadows No More
- Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements: What Do They Mean and What Are You Missing?
- Beyond Green: Sustainable Building Practices in Multifamily Housing
- Homelessness: Clarifying Regulations and the HEARTH Act
- Retooling your Transitional Housing Program
- The Nuts and Bolts of Behavioral Economics for Better Program Design
- New Financing Mechanisms for Indiana Communities: the Community Investment Fund for Indiana
These summary is only some of the content which will be available to participants. Review the online agenda and register today at http://www.instatewideconference.net.