Resources

8.12.2019 -

Joint Venturing for Nonprofits: the Benefits, the Common Pitfalls and How to Navigate Them

By working together, nonprofits and for-profit developers can make development projects into something more than they could be if either entity acted alone. The LISC Institute spoke to both nonprofit and for-profit developers to explore some of the common advantages and risks of real estate joint ventures.

1.15.2019 -

Letter from the Editor: Spotlight on the State of the CDFI Industry

While the issues CDFIs focus on, such as financing affordable housing, are receiving an unprecedented level of public attention, the industry faces ever-mounting funding threats, particularly at the federal level, and increased competition, both from new entrants and each other.

1.14.2019 -

Q&A: Tim Ferguson and Fran Seegull Offer Insights Into the Future of CDFIs

The LISC Institute spoke recently with two industry experts to get their perspectives on the state of the CDFI industry today.

1.07.2019 -

Facilitator's Guide for Continuous Improvement Conversations with a Racial Equity Lens

This guide from Living Cities has been designed to support facilitators and leaders to advance cross-sector conversations and efforts aimed at population-level impact. How might facilitators effectively use data? How might they ensure a racial equity focus? Often these conversations stall for various reasons including the historical and prevailing culture of both funders and grantees that has focused on compliance rather than continuous improvement.

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