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Community Development Innovation Forum

Forum releases Phase I and Collaborative Working Group's reports

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June 22, 2008

A year after its first meeting, the Innovation Forum has released its Phase I report documenting the progress achieved by its steering committee and Working Groups. Of particular note is the fact that the Forum has met both of its goals: it has both spurred dialogue about innovation in the community development field by involving over one hundred people in its Working Groups and Stakeholder meetings and created new resources to support innovative practices, such as new financial tools.

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Forum Members receive advice from community development experts

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Forum convened more than 60 community development practitioners from Massachusetts CDCs, public agencies and intermediaries who were engaged by two nationally known community development experts.  

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Getting the Forum Started!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More than 70 people gathered at the headquarters of Boston Private Bank to consider the future of the community development field in Massachusetts.  The first public event of the Community Development Innovation Forum co-sponsored by Boston LISC and the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) drew community development corporation staff and board members, lenders, funders, public agency staff, and academic researchers for a three hour discussion of the central questions facing community developers in 2008.  

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