Economic Development Insights: A 2024 Mid-Year Roundup and a Look at What’s Next

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We’ve compiled a recap of the topics we’ve explored in our blog thus far in 2024, offering insights and strategies for economic development professionals navigating an ever-changing landscape. Convergent Nonprofit Solutions dove deep into the heart of issues shaping the economic development landscape, exploring how infrastructure acts as the unsung hero of thriving cities, how […]

Aligning Technology & Human Capabilities for Nonprofits

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Technology has received negative attention of late, particularly with the rise of AI in organizational operations and the ensuing fear of “robots taking over our jobs.” However, it doesn’t have to be all about machines taking over and replacing human workers. In a recent Harvard Business Review article aptly entitled “AI Won’t Replace Humans — […]

Impact of Public Health Crises on Economic Development

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Economic developers are often tasked with addressing limiting circumstances within their communities that extend well beyond economic factors. Public health crises, ranging from global pandemics to more personal yet equally weighty issues like mental health crises, create scenarios with severe implications for their organizations and communities. The unexpected upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic underscored […]

Wealth Screening 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know

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Your nonprofit engages in many fundraising activities to generate the revenue you need to further your mission. With so many opportunities out there—from securing major gifts to starting a membership program—it can be challenging to figure out how your team can best focus its efforts to maximize results. That’s where wealth screening comes into play. […]