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When Disaster Strikes
A round-up of our disaster preparedness and recovery stories
Blog series features resident-led efforts in Flint, Michigan
The Institute’s Top Stories of 2016
A look at our most popular stories of the year
Mapping Tool Provides Data on Equity and Inclusion
Data and mapping tool helps users understand current demographics and the benefits of greater equity.
A Neighborhood's Controversial Return From the Brink
Cincinnati's Over-The-Rhine neighborhood is thriving, but many longtime residents feel left out
A new role for local libraries and museums
A new program is promoting how these neighborhood institutions can join—and even lead—comprehensive community development initiatives.
Community Safety: Implementing
Crime is down and abandoned buildings are being rehabbed in Dudley Square in Boston, thanks to close attention to the details of a public safety campaign.
Mount Washington signs up for more customers
Marketing materials that include graphic signage, a smart phone app and brochures aim to bring customers deeper into the Mount Washington community.
Building homes by building capacity
For Ability Housing in Jacksonville, becoming a stronger organization was key to becoming a bigger developer.
A new era
The Institute is refocusing its commitment to provide resources that allow comprehensive community initiatives to thrive.
Community Kickstart in Chicago
Curated "Kickstart" pages give worthwhile community projects in Chicago an opportunity to appeal directly to supporters for funding.
Southwest Side Purchase Pool Drives Quantity Discounts
“The more you buy, the more you save” (aka ‘spaving’) has to be one of advertising’s most egregious clichés, encouraging shoppers to buy things in quantity that…
Response teamwork
Five big ideas for how CDCs and other local organizations can play a key role in helping their communities recover from disaster.
Washington monument
A new book carefully chronicles what it took to build the community development field in Washington D.C.—and what it has meant for the city.
One small town’s many changes
The residents of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania are finding ways to put their small town’s plan into action.
Massachusetts model
A new tax credit program in the Bay State helps attract private investment to low-income communities.
Perspective from Los Angeles
A Q&A with LISC LA’s Claudia Lima about budget crises, cultural preservation and different kinds of community capital .
Is there a better way to think about scale?
It's easier to grow or replicate a successful program when you have the right resources.
Make plans, build relationships, target support
Laying the right groundwork helped communities in Indianapolis and Duluth seize opportunities and bring in millions in investments.
In Richmond, beautification means business
New spring energy is pouring into the Greater Fulton community in Richmond, Virginia, where careful planning is leading to beautification of the commercial corridor and beyond.
You’ve got a plan. Now how do you fund it?
A collaborative in Indianapolis built a locally supported system to fund dozens of small-scale projects in their quality-of-life plan.
Worth fighting for
“Getting It Done II” culminated with a broad view of comprehensive community development’s accomplishments and potential—and a vow to battle for endangered neighborhood…
Gettin’ down in Chicago
At Day One of “Getting It Done II,” more than 800 pros swapped ideas, including the theory and practice of one-to-one partnerships.
Holding partners accountable
How do you keep a loose local coalition marching forward on a wide array of projects? Try these seven tips from a veteran at a community lead agency.
Getting It Done leads to great advice
With Getting It Done II on the horizon, we revisit the lessons and ideas from the first event, four years ago.

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