PACDC’s activities have culminated in $180 million to date in new resources for affordable housing and neighborhood economic development.
Professional Development and Peer Learning Fall 2011 Schedule
Arts and Community Development: Dynamic Partners
Co-sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and PACDC
Want to fill some vacant storefronts? Develop activities for kids? Partner with a neighborhood developer or artist? Learn how community development organizations, artists, and arts organizations are working collaboratively both to advance revitalization strategies and to get needed space; Hear first-hand about innovative best practices; Uncover new sources of funding and partnership-building; See how data can help you tell your community’s story more effectively.
Special Guest: From Massachusetts, Maggie Mailer, co-founder of Pittsfield Storefront Artist Project, a nationally-recognized model using arts as an economic catalyst for a distressed city (http://storefrontartist.org/about/) will be joined by local experts from Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Neighborhood Bikeworks/40th Street Artists in Residence project, Asian Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation.
Don’t miss this opportunity to connect and network with CDCs and community cultural organizations from across the city!
Thursday, September 8th
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
PACDC/GPCA Member Cost: $15 (includes lunch and resource materials)
Non Member Cost: $25 (includes lunch and resource materials)
Growing and Greening: Urban Agriculture and Food Access Resources for Neighborhood Revitalization
Now more than ever, Philadelphians want access to fresh food in their communities, and neighborhood organizations are trying to provide it. In the near future, the challenges may increase. For solutions, join CDCs and neighborhood based organizations to hear up-to-the-minute thought leadership on these issues coupled with practical advice you can use in your community.
Part I: Learn about national and local best practice models for neighborhood food access, and learn how local groups are advancing systemic change to address food insecurity.
Part II: Participants will select one of two break-out sessions:
Getting Started: A workshop primer on starting and maintaining neighborhood-based community gardening which features resources participants can use to launch their goals.
Been there, done that. Now what? A roundtable discussion for groups already engaged in agricultural practices seeking ways to sustain or expand them. Key topics include: How to overcome operational stumbling blocks; Where to access new streams of funding; And, understanding health code issues.
A partial list of workshop panelists include: The Food Trust, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, City of Philadelphia: Office of Sustainability, Health Department, and the Enterprise Center CDC.
Wednesday, September 21st
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Enterprise Center
4548 Market Street
PACDC Member Cost: $25 (includes lunch and resource materials)
Non Member Cost: $35 (includes lunch and resource materials)
Human Resource Management Workshop and Clinic: What Every Non-Profit Needs to Know
If you need a crash course in “HR 101” to manage small to mid-sized staffs, this course is for you. Topics will include: New local employment ordinances; Effective hiring and firing practices; and Performance management. The workshop will culminate with an advanced “Clinic” -- one-on-one advice for organizations facing unique HR issues, led by Alison DiFlorio, President of eXude Human Resources division.
Tuesday, October 4th
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
1315 Walnut Street – Suite 1600
Cost: $10 includes breakfast and resource materials
Please note: This event is for PACDC Members only
Economic Development Finance Professional Certification: ED101
CONTACT PAM BRIDGEFORTH AT PACDC FOR RESCHEDULING
National Development Council, the premier training organization for community developers, will offer the introductory, one-week course of its highly respected Economic Development Finance professional certification. This course, sponsored by the Citi Foundation, features Economic Development and Business Credit Analysis tailored for economic development practitioners. Participants learn tools and techniques to build capacity to successfully create jobs and translate economic development opportunities into results.
Note: This is the first of four, one-week courses leading to National Development Council certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional
A bonus feature special guest speakers sharing updated information on economic development funding opportunities and innovative best practice models.
For additional details on the course, click here.
(9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily)
Monday – Friday, October 24-28th
Temple University Center City
1515 Market Street (enter on Plaza Side)
Cost: $195 for PACDC members;
$395 for non-members (includes breakfast each day, one lunch, and course materials)
**After purchase, please click here to complete your registration: http://results.ndctraining.org/citi/
“Dinner (and a Show) with Friends”
PACDC’s on-going series, “Dinner with Friends,” provides gives us a great chance to socialize informally, meet new friends, and catch-up with old ones. Join us at the Arden Theater’s production of “August: Osage County.” In the play…A father disappears on a hot summer night. A pill-popping mother summons her grown daughters back home. Dinner is served, lies are told, and the battle commences. A great American family story, “August” is a fiercely funny Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play. A vivid portrait of familial dysfunction is brought to life by an all-star Philadelphia cast.
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 13th
The Arden Theater
40 North 2nd Street (just north of Market St.)
Cost: $40 includes theater ticket and a light supper.
Please note: This event is for PACDC Members only
PACDC Annual Membership Meeting
Mark your calendar now for PACDC’s dynamic, year-end Membership Meeting and plan to network with the who’s who of community development in Philadelphia. You’ll hear progress on key policy initiatives, results of member services programs, and the outlook for 2012.
Monday, December 12
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
For additional information, contact Pamela Bridgeforth, Director of Programs, via phone 215/732-5829 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Technical Assistance:
PACDC this fall will launch a new program in partnership with Fairmount Ventures to develop a technical assistance initiative to help small, mid sized and large community development corporations evaluate key funding opportunities and fine tune their fundraising efforts through on-call assessment and support. Look for the program to launch in late September.
Graphic Design, Photography and Print Discounts:
Working with local experts in the field, PACDC is pleased to announce the introduction of special PACDC Members only discount rates for services to help our members better capture and tell the stories of their work. Contact Pamela Bridgeforth at 215/32-5829 or email@example.com for more details to begin accessing these special offers right away.
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