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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Jul 31, 2019

As is customary, the month of July concludes with your favorite podcast co-hosts sharing their updates from the month, providing some podcast news, and discussing some key takeaways from the interview shows.  In this episode, they also tease a big upcoming...

Jul 29, 2019

How often should a non-profit organization's financial statements be audited?

If you serve on the managment team or on the board of directors for a non-profit organization, this should be a topic of discussion at least annually.

In this episode, Dennis and Jason discuss the merits of a financial audit inclduing the...

Jul 26, 2019

Effective strategies for a community are not created in a vacuum.  They require people to come together in conversation, but the nature of the conversation is very important.

Don't shortchange the conversation.

The questions you should consider are: What could we do? What should we do? What will we do?  What is our...

Jul 24, 2019

Strategic planning helps us determine the best way to expend our limited resources and works best in a command and control hierarchy.

How do we effectively deploy strategic planning in communities when we can't actually tell people what to do?

Enter strategic doing.  This is a set of disciplines which enables people to...

Jul 22, 2019

In a podcast first, Dennis recorded on-site at the MidAmerican EDC best practices conference last week.

This episode features 9 quick interviews and you will hear everything from talent to opportunity zones and from professional football to landing the Foxconn deal.

Jennifer Hackman, EMSI

Rebekah Kowalski, Manpower...