10 Tips for Effective Community Partnerships

This article was originally written for and published in the International Economic Development Council’s “ED Now” newsletter. We are excited to make it available to non-IEDC members here for the first time. Economic development organizations are increasingly joining forces with like-minded organizations to tackle complex economic issues. Nurturing collaboration with community partners helps stimulate job creation, boost […]

Trends In Economic Development Funding

EDO Funding Trends | Convergent Nonprofit Solutions Recently I had the opportunity to present at the Tennessee Economic Development Council’s Spring Conference.  I was asked to speak about current trends that I am seeing in the Economic Development Organization (EDO) funding… what follows is a brief summary of key points in my presentation. Public Funding: […]

Listening Is Key To Community-Wide Engagement

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recently released a study titled “Raising the Bar Together: Successful Strategies for Workforce and Economic Development Collaboration.” It is certainly worth a read for anyone involved with Chambers of Commerce or Economic Development Organizations. Of particular interest to the team here at Convergent is the following statement: “Such partnerships […]