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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Nov 24, 2021

In this episode, Jason chats with Rick Kiernan with Convergent Nonprofit Solutions about the scope and variety of fundraising campaigns that can occur in a community.

As an EDO, should you be concerned about being involved in multiple fundraising efforts? If you raise money for a new community building, will that dry up...


Nov 17, 2021

The year is quickly coming to a close, so it is time for that all-important self-reflection.

In this episode, Dennis shares regrets from the year and his plan to address those in 2022.  His analysis may just inspire you to do the same.


Nov 10, 2021

In this episode, Jason interviews economic development magnate Janet Ady with Ady Advantage.

Jason brought Janet on the show to talk about the upcoming Mid-America EDC conference in Chicago (along with the generous scholarship program) but the discussion quickly took a left turn when she began talking about economic...


Nov 3, 2021

In this episode, Dennis and Jason share 5 ways your organization should consider engaging in legislative advocacy.  In addition, they offer 3 do's and 3 don'ts should your organization launch a new advocacy program.

Don't forget to register for the Mid-America EDC Competitiveness Conference in Downtown Chicago the first...


Oct 28, 2021

In this episode, Dean Dziedzic, board president of the Mid-America Economic Development Council, joins Jason to give a preview of the upcoming Competitiveness Conference held in Downtown Chicago December 1-3.

This year's event boasts a new format, a variety of relevant information, the ability to connect with site...