Using Social Media for Entrepreneurship

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Using Social Media for Entrepreneurship

Date: December 13, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM EDT
Registration: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/tgpbsrc9a50e&eom

Rural Development Leadership Network (RDLN) in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) invites you to participate in “Using Social Media for Entrepreneurship”; the second webinar of the two-part series on Entrepreneurship for Community Leaders.

Social Media, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, are great new tools that can help in many aspects of Entrepreneurship. Specifically, this webinar will focus on using social media for three important activities to start and sustain your enterprise:

  • Research
  • Marketing, and
  • Growing your Business

About Rural Development Leadership Network (RDLN)

RDLN is a national multicultural social change organization that supports community-based development in poor rural areas through hands-on projects, education and skills building, leadership development and networking. Through RDLN, emerging leaders from poor rural areas spearhead development projects and design related study through which they may earn a certificate or academic credential. Participants attend RDLN’s month-long Rural Development Institute at the University of California, lead development projects in their communities under the umbrella of a Sponsoring Organization, engage in ongoing peer support and exchange, and have the option of earning an accredited academic degree.

RDLN’s webinars on Entrepreneurship are being provided as part of a Commitment-to-Action with the Clinton Global Initiative. RDLN is currently accepting applications for its month-long Institute at UCDavis this spring and for its master’s degree program with Antioch University Midwest.

Rural Development Leadership Network
P.O. Box 98
Prince St. Station
New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212)777-9137
Fax: (212)477-0367
Email: rdln@ruraldevelopment.org
Web: www.ruraldevelopment.org

About the Presenter
G. David Singleton, Program Analyst
California Native American Heritage Commission

Dave is the founder of Native Entrepreneur Opportunity Fund and organizes and offers native entrepreneurship training with the California Indian Manpower Consortium and the Rural Development Leadership Network, among others. David has more than thirty years of experience with, planning, implementation and evaluation of rural development projects; including tribal, small city economic development, small farm, cultural and education projects, with a strong focus on Native American projects.

David currently serves as Program Analyst for the State of California Native American Heritage Commission and has worked directly with many tribes on business development. He is a founding Board member of the Rural Development Leadership Network.

An Introduction to Entrepreneurship – Webinar

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Attn: Dan Stern
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Washington, DC 20005

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*Calendar Posting Guidelines:

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An Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Date: November 8, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM EDT
Materials: Webinar Recording, Presentation, About RDLN

Rural Development Leadership Network (RDLN) in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) invites you to participate in “An Introduction to Entrepreneurship”; the first webinar of a two-part series on Entrepreneurship for Community Leaders.

Specifically designed for community leaders or novice entrepreneurs who are starting a new business or looking to grow and or further expand an existing business. This webinar will focus on:

  • Why Entrepreneurship is an Attractive Option
  • How to decide if you have a good idea for a Business
  • Building a Team
  • Legal considerations


About Rural Development Leadership Network (RDLN)

RDLN is a national multicultural social change organization that supports community-based development in poor rural areas through hands-on projects, education and skills building, leadership development and networking. Through RDLN, emerging leaders from poor rural areas spearhead development projects and design related study through which they may earn a certificate or academic credential. Participants attend RDLN’s month-long Rural Development Institute at the University of California, lead development projects in their communities under the umbrella of a Sponsoring Organization, engage in ongoing peer support and exchange, and have the option of earning an accredited academic degree.

RDLN’s webinars on Entrepreneurship are being provided as part of a Commitment-to-Action with the Clinton Global Initiative. RDLN is currently accepting applications for its month-long Institute at UCDavis this spring and for its master’s degree program with Antioch University Midwest.

Rural Development Leadership Network
P.O. Box 98
Prince St. Station
New York, NY 10012

Accessing Capital for Tribal Communities – A Roundtable Discussion

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Accessing Capital for Tribal Communities – A Roundtable Discussion

Date: November 4, 2013
Registrationhttps://www.regonline.com/TribalFundingRT
Location:
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Boulevard, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Join the Housing Assistance Council for Accessing Capital for Tribal Communities – A Roundtable Discussion; a half-day discussion with various private, state and federal funding sources available to Tribal Housing Development entities.

Represented agencies include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (USDA-RD), New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (NMFA), Native Community Finance (NCF), The Loan Fund (TLF) and the Housing Assistance Council (HAC). This roundtable discussion aims to assist Tribal organizations with understanding, accessing and navigating the complexities of various funding agency requirements. The roundtable discussion will also feature Zuni Pueblo, who will discuss their Self-Help Program, which utilized Rural Development 502 Direct Loans.

This roundtable discussion is FREE; however advance registration is requested.

Register Now! https://www.regonline.com/TribalFundingRT

Questions? Contact Shonterria Charleston at (404) 892-4824 or shonterria@ruralhome.org.

RDLN Webinars

The Rural Development Leadership Network (RDLN), in partnership with HAC, is conducting a two-part series on Entrepreneurship for Community Leaders. For more information, click on the following links:


Rental Housing Preservation for Rural Seniors – Webinar

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Rental Housing Preservation for Rural Seniors – Webinar

Date: October 2, 2013
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time
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The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar on rental housing for rural seniors. With a rapidly aging population, the development and preservation of affordable apartment buildings plays an important role in the continuum of housing options for seniors. Apartments allow older residents to remain in their home communities, close to family and friends. Resources exist that support this housing option.

Join us for this webinar to learn more about the resources that support multi-family affordable housing for seniors. The agenda will feature discussions on using USDA’s Section 515 Rental Housing Loans, Section 521 Rental Assistance, Multi-family Preservation and Revitalization (MPR), and Section 542 Vouchers; and HAC’s Preservation Revolving Loan Fund.

This webinar is supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies. For more information, please email Janice Clark at Janice@ruralhome.org.

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Presenters include:
Obediah Baker, Housing Assistance Council, Washington DC
Leslie Strauss, Housing Assistance Council, Washington DC

Introduction to the Rural Data Portal

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Introducing the New RURAL DATA PORTAL

Date: September 18, 2013
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time
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Join HAC for an overview and explanation of the newly redesigned and improved RURAL DATA PORTAL. The RURAL DATA PORTAL is a simple, easy to use, on-line resource that provides essential information on the social, economic, and housing characteristics of communities in the United States.

The RURAL DATA PORTAL provides over 350 data indictors for your community. Most of the information provided in the RURAL DATA PORTAL comes from HAC tabulations of the 2010 Census of Population and Housing, the American Community Survey (ACS) and Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data. Learn how you can use this resource to improve your understanding of housing and demographic conditions in rural communities. We invite you to visit www.ruraldataportal.org and start “Taking Stock” of you community.

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Sign Up to become a RURAL DATA PORTAL beta tester

Housing Seniors and Veterans in Rural America: Preservation, Development and Services

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Housing Seniors and Veterans in Rural America: Preservation, Development and Services

Start Date: August 28, 2013
End Date: August 29, 2013
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Registration: https://www.regonline.com/SeniorCouncilBluffs

Agenda and Materials:
All of the presentations from this event can be viewed on Slideshare by searching for the event code, HACCB13

Day One: August 28

1:00 – 2:00 pm Welcome

Moises Loza, Housing Assistance Council
Shannon Strickler, LeadingAge Iowa

Opening Address
U.S. Representative Tom Latham (R-Iowa )

2:00 – 2:45 pm Housing Vulnerable Populations

  • Demographics of Seniors and Veterans in Rural Areas
    Keith Wiley, Housing Assistance Council – Presentation

3:00 –4:45 pm Resources and Outlook for Senior and Veteran Housing Programs

Moderator, Nicole Opfer, Housing Assistance Council

Shannon Chase, Housing Program Director, USDA Rural Development
Steve Eggleston, Iowa Field Office Director, HUD and Earl Redrick, Nebraska Field Office Director, HUD – Presentation
Stacy Snyder, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines – Presentation

Day Two: August 29

9:00–11:20 Programs for Senior and Veteran Homeowners

  • Case Study: Using USDA Section 504 and Other Home Repair Programs – Overview

Rozann Downing, Community Action Network – Presentation

  • Services for Seniors at Home

Jane Erickson, Iowa Department of Aging – Presentation
Barbara Morrison, Connections Area Agency on Aging – Presentation

  • Case Study: Building a Community for Veterans

Retha Patton, Eastern Eight CDC – Presentation

11:20–12:00 PM Serving Homeless Veterans

Baylee Crone, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans – Presentation

1:00 – 2:20 pm Multifamily Housing: Developing and Preserving Rental Housing in Rural Communities

  • Case Study: USDA Section 515 Rental Preservation
  • Mel Maeder, Maeder Enterprises – Presentation
  • Multifamily Resources: Tax Credits, HUD Section 202, and HOME
  • Jerry Floyd, Iowa Finance Authority – Presentation

Questions? Contact Shonterria Charleston at (404) 892-4824 or registration@ruralhome.org.

Strategic Planning – Webinar

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Strategic Planning

Date: August 21, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM EDT
Registration: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/iicy9bd4tw2s&eom

Whether sparked by a desire to have a greater impact or by an immediate change in the operating environment, effective strategic planning is crucial for the survival of any organization. This webinar introduces participants to proven approaches to strategic planning for nonprofit organizations, community groups, and/or coalitions. Participants will be provided with step-by-step methods and instructions on implementing a successful strategic plan as well as identifying critical issues to address when undertaking organizational planning.

Community Building the 'Buy Local' Way – Webinar

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*Calendar Posting Guidelines:

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Community Building the ‘Buy Local’ Way – Webinar

Date: July 23, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM EDT
Registrationhttps://nw.webex.com/nw/onstage/g.php?d=687763440

Join NeighborWorks Umpqua as they share five years experience building community through their ‘buy local’ campaign. Over the years, Think Local Umpqua held a series of benefit concerts, public speaking engagements and farm tours to build awareness and engagement.

Communities for a Lifetime – Webinar

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*Calendar Posting Guidelines:

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Communities for a Lifetime – Webinar

Date: July 18, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM EDT
Registration: https://nw.webex.com/nw/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=686552699

Pathfinder Services in Huntington, IN showcases their Communities for a Lifetime Project: Planning livable places for all ages and abilities. We will focus on some of the challenges of doing this in rural settings.