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LISC Institute Presents: Navigating Community Development


In this webinar, the presenters discuss their new book, Navigating Community Development. The book describes the evolution of the community development sector over the past 50 years and presents a framework and road map for how community development organizations can advance their mission through strategic partnerships that utilize their core competencies. The authors describe the current community development ecosystem, define a range of essential community development competencies, and demonstrate through seven case studies how using comparative advantages built on core competencies can improve outcomes for communities. 


  • Steve Hall, Senior Director for Economic Development, Lending, LISC


  • Bob Zdenek, co-author, Navigating Community Development 
  • Dee Walsh, co-author, Navigating Community Development 


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