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Examining the Importance of Storytelling in Analyzing Economic Impacts

Posted by Nasera Kaouss on July 23, 2018

The Value of Storytelling in Business

If you have kids or if you ever were a child (so everyone), you inherently understand the value of storytelling. Storytelling has been used as a very effective learning device for years. From teaching children social and language skills to formal education for adults, storytelling is used as a means to communicate all ranges of ideas.

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Topics: Data, Economics, Nonprofit, Funding, Methodology

A Look at Procuring New Markets Tax Credit Funding, Pt. 2

Posted by Sarah K. M. Gross on May 4, 2018

Two weeks ago, I published a post about the New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) Program in the spirit of this year’s tax season coming to a close. Continuing on the topic, I sat down with our Marketing Design Director, and author of our newest Case Study “Of Curds & Whey”, Tim French, to pick his brain a little on the company he chose to interview and highlight as an exemplar of NMTC allocations done right.  

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Topics: Funding, New Market Tax Credit

A Look at Procuring New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Funding

Posted by Sarah K. M. Gross on April 20, 2018

In the spirit of Tax Season ending this week, and the new tax year ahead, let’s revisit the topic of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program. Across the country, low income communities lack much needed investment, funding, and care as is apparent by the state of disrepair many of them have fallen into. Enter the New Markets Tax Credit Program. As stated by the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI Fund’s) website, “the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) aims to break [the] cycle of disinvestment” in low income communities “by attracting the private investment necessary to reinvigorate struggling local economies”. The NMTC Program is jointly administered by the CDFI Fund and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). While many communities and initiatives attempt to secure this elusive funding, only few are granted it due to the rigorous process that must be undergone to qualify.

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Topics: Data, Funding, New Market Tax Credit

The Fight for Funding

Posted by Phil Cheney on January 12, 2017
Small to medium-sized nonprofit organizations across the country are struggling each day just to survive.

With funding becoming more and more difficult to secure each year, nonprofits are finding that communicating their value to stakeholders is more important than ever.
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Topics: Nonprofit, Funding

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