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DT #340: Series - Never Have a Board Chair That.....Will Only Tell You What You Want to Hear

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Release Date: 03/10/2021

DT #349: Get These Things On Your Calendar Now show art DT #349: Get These Things On Your Calendar Now

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

2020 seemed like it would never end.  But this year is going quick. If your organization operates on a calendar year, you are running out of time to do some very important things. In this episode, Dennis and Jason offer suggestions for things to get on your calendar NOW. Don't wait until tomorrow - get these things on the calendar today to make sure they are done by the end of the year! This week's episode sponsored by .

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DT #348: Preparing for a Leadership Position with Alyssa Byrd show art DT #348: Preparing for a Leadership Position with Alyssa Byrd

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

How do you know when it is time to change positions or take on a larger role? In this episode, Dennis is joined by Alyssa Byrd, economic development director for the Town of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. They talk about building skill sets, life balance, leadership, and public criticism. Connect with More about

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DT #347: Are You Leading? show art DT #347: Are You Leading?

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

As the nation and as your community emerges from the pandemic, are you leading? In this episode, Dennis and Jason offer two suggestions for those in the economic and community development space - lead on connectivity and digital marketing.

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DT #346: Negotiating for More Wins show art DT #346: Negotiating for More Wins

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Do those in the economic and community development space get involved in negotiations? Only like every day. Tune in to this episode as Dennis and Jason discuss strategies for improving your negotiations skills on everything from incentives and regulatory policy to land options and salary negotiations. Book: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss This week's episode sponsored by .

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DT #345: Raising Money in Uncertain Times show art DT #345: Raising Money in Uncertain Times

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Can your organization raise money when the future is uncertain?  Should you wait for the 'right time' to launch a capital campaign? In this episode, Jason interviews Rod Crider and Carlotta Ungaro about their experience with a campaign in Rowan County, North Carolina during the midst of the pandemic. Rod Crider is the CEO of Rowan EDC in Salisbury, North Carolina and Carlotta Ungaro is the Senior Project Direction with Convergent Nonprofit Solutions. Together, they led a successful campaign that launched just weeks before the world shut down in 2020.  By the way, this was the first...

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DT #344: The Value of an Accountability Partner show art DT #344: The Value of an Accountability Partner

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

It is one of life's simple truths: we work better when someone we trust holds us accountable. In this episode, Dennis and Jason pontificate on the value of finding accountability partners - which may differ during various stages of your life. Do you have the courage to let someone in?

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DT #343: The Role of Planning Organizations in Economic Development with Mike Norris show art DT #343: The Role of Planning Organizations in Economic Development with Mike Norris

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this episode, Dennis chats with his good friend, Mike Norris, Executive Director of the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission. What are planning organizations and what is their role in helping communities thrive? Mike Norris has the answers for those questions and more as they dive into federal programs, organizational structures, and technical expertise. Connect with

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DT #342: Should EDOs Purchase Land? show art DT #342: Should EDOs Purchase Land?

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Should private, non-profit EDOs consider purchasing land or buildings as part of the organizational work plan? In this episode, Jason explores the pros and cons of doing so. 3 Reasons NOT to Purchase Land It could go badly It may tick off private developers in your community The buyer will compete with other businesses in your market 3 Reasons to Consider Purchasing Land It locks in the price of land for deal-making You can be proactive in getting the land ready for sale Sometimes, we have to prime the pump

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DT #341: Startup Ecosystem Mapping with Eli David show art DT #341: Startup Ecosystem Mapping with Eli David

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this episode, Andy interviews Eli David, CEO of StartupBlink.com. StartupBlink is the world's most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center.  They provide dozens of public sector startup ecosystem developers with mapping, analysis, and promotion modules.  Once a year, StartupBlink releases the  Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report with over 1,000 cities and 100 countries ranked.  Their reports have been downloaded by tens of thousands of decision-makers worldwide and received hundreds of mentions in the global and national press. Download your ecosystem...

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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Selecting the right chair of the board for your non-profit organization is very important. This 7 part series is all about selecting the right individual for that position.  Today's episode is #3 in the series....never have a board chair that will only tell you what you want to hear! It is nice to surround ourselves with members of our personal fan club.  As leaders, however, we should welcome feedback that makes us stronger.  Sometimes, we need others to tell us what we need to hear instead of what we want to hear.  A good board chair that do that for us. Tune in for...

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Selecting the right chair of the board for your non-profit organization is very important.

This 7 part series is all about selecting the right individual for that position. 

Today's episode is #3 in the series....never have a board chair that will only tell you what you want to hear!

It is nice to surround ourselves with members of our personal fan club.  As leaders, however, we should welcome feedback that makes us stronger.  Sometimes, we need others to tell us what we need to hear instead of what we want to hear.  A good board chair that do that for us.

Tune in for Jason's methodology and full context.

This week's episode sponsored by Convergent Nonprofit Solutions.