Funding DEI Initiatives in Your Community
22 Aug 2022
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts take more of a front seat in economic development strategy and growth. We see communities benefit from these efforts, and funders start to expect them when reviewing future plans. Convergent Nonprofit Solutions has managed capital campaigns for EDOs and Chambers of different sizes and scopes that have taken very different approaches to ensure that their area encompasses DEI in its initiatives to improve business retention, talent attraction, workforce development, and overall quality of life in the community itself.
Community theater paves its way to successAug 22 2022
“BrickStreet Theater is a surprisingly good theater,” according to one audience member. This double-edged remark became the motto of Forest City’s community theater that provides local adults and children the opportunity to feed their hunger for performance. The theater produces four shows a year, working nearly year-round. Each summer,...
With no place to store the town’s memorabilia and some locals discarding historical items, Pam Angstman founded the Buffalo Center Historical Society in 2007 to be able to preserve the town’s history. Based at the Heritage Museum located within the Heritage Town Center, the Buffalo Center Historical Society has...
Five Truths About How The Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Small Business And Working FamiliesAug 15 2022
As it was making its way through Congress, I wrote a piece on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that showed economic benefits from economists, policy experts and small business advocates. Last week, the Senate passed the IRA and on Friday, the House of Representatives passed it, sending it to President...