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Investing in What Works: Dallas

April 21, 2014 Dallas Fed

With the U.S. poverty rate at its highest in 50 years, we must focus on new and innovative ideas to build healthy, resilient and sustainable communities. "Investing in What Works: Dallas," a conference highlightedsuccessful community development practices and social impact investing.

With the U.S. poverty rate at its highest in 50 years, we must focus on effective and innovative ideas to build healthy, resilient and sustainable communities. The ground-breaking book Investing in What Works for America’s Communities presents entrepreneurial approaches to community development and calls on leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to build on what we know is working to move the needle on poverty.

The “Investing in What Works: Dallas” forum explored successful practices from the community development field. The event also examined the expanding subject of social impact investing, which leverages and creates capital, resources and opportunities for our communities.

Agenda

11:00–11:30 a.m.

Registration

11:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Lunch

12:15–5:15 p.m.

Sessions

 

Spotlight: People Transforming Communities. For Good.
What does it takes to build vibrant communities?
Angela Blanchard, Neighborhood Centers

 

Spotlight: Social Game Changers
A serial social entrepreneur shares the latest on social sector trends.
Suzanne Smith
, Social Impact Architects

 

What Works
Hear from the senior editors of Investing in What Works for America's Communities and a featured author from the Lone Star State.
Nancy O. Andrews, Low Income Investment Fund
Angela Blanchard, Neighborhood Centers
David Erickson,  Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Moderated by Brandee McHale, Citi Foundation

 

Spotlight: On the Road Lending
A new solution helping people build economic independence.
Michelle Corson, Champion Impact Capital

 

Social Impact Investing
Get the latest on the growing field of social impact investing.
William Burckart, Impact Economy
Introduction by Frank Santoni, Social Venture Partners Dallas

 

Complete Capital 
Learn how financial, intellectual, human and social capital work together to impact our communities.
Victor Elmore,
Texas Mezzanine Fund
William Burckart
, Impact Economy
Ian Galloway, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 

Spotlight: Social Entrepreneurship and Collective Impact
Discover how innovation and entrepreneurship can pave the road to more resilient communities.
Suzi Sosa
, Verb

 

The Way Forward: 21st Century Community Development
Nancy O. Andrews, Low Income Investment Fund
David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Suzi Sosa, Verb

 

Closing Remarks
Debbie Taylor, Citi North America Community Development
Alfreda Norman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

5:15–7 p.m.

Reception