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Explore topics related to transformational community leadership including economic development, non-profit engagement, organizational management, and policy development. It's a candid conversation with veterans of the economic development profession along with inspiring interviews of today's thought leaders.

Develop This: Economic and Community Development Develop This! Podcast

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    • 4.4 • 30 Ratings

Explore topics related to transformational community leadership including economic development, non-profit engagement, organizational management, and policy development. It's a candid conversation with veterans of the economic development profession along with inspiring interviews of today's thought leaders.

    Get These Things On Your Calendar Now

    Get These Things On Your Calendar Now

    2020 seemed like it would never end.  But this year is going quick.
    If your organization operates on a calendar year, you are running out of time to do some very important things.
    In this episode, Dennis and Jason offer suggestions for things to get on your calendar NOW. Don't wait until tomorrow - get these things on the calendar today to make sure they are done by the end of the year!
    This week's episode sponsored by Convergent Nonprofit Solutions.

    • 25 min
    Preparing for a Leadership Position with Alyssa Byrd

    Preparing for a Leadership Position with Alyssa Byrd

    How do you know when it is time to change positions or take on a larger role?
    In this episode, Dennis is joined by Alyssa Byrd, economic development director for the Town of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
    They talk about building skill sets, life balance, leadership, and public criticism.
    Connect with Alyssa Byrd
    More about Fuquay-Varina

    • 26 min
    Are You Leading?

    Are You Leading?

    As the nation and as your community emerges from the pandemic, are you leading?
    In this episode, Dennis and Jason offer two suggestions for those in the economic and community development space - lead on connectivity and digital marketing.

    • 13 min
    Negotiating for More Wins

    Negotiating for More Wins

    Do those in the economic and community development space get involved in negotiations?
    Only like every day.
    Tune in to this episode as Dennis and Jason discuss strategies for improving your negotiations skills on everything from incentives and regulatory policy to land options and salary negotiations.
    Book: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
    This week's episode sponsored by Convergent Nonprofit Solutions.

    • 32 min
    Raising Money in Uncertain Times

    Raising Money in Uncertain Times

    Can your organization raise money when the future is uncertain?  Should you wait for the 'right time' to launch a capital campaign?
    In this episode, Jason interviews Rod Crider and Carlotta Ungaro about their experience with a campaign in Rowan County, North Carolina during the midst of the pandemic.
    Rod Crider is the CEO of Rowan EDC in Salisbury, North Carolina and Carlotta Ungaro is the Senior Project Direction with Convergent Nonprofit Solutions.
    Together, they led a successful campaign that launched just weeks before the world shut down in 2020.  By the way, this was the first major organizational campaign for Rowan EDC.  Rod and Carlotta  give you all the details of the campaign from start to finish.  Tune in to get insight on assessing your community's readiness for fundraising, go behind-the-scenes to learn about difficult boardroom discussions, and learn the value of having a strong partner do the heavy lifting.
    Connect with Rod Crider
    Rowan EDC
    Connect with Carlotta Ungaro
    Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

    • 47 min
    The Value of an Accountability Partner

    The Value of an Accountability Partner

    It is one of life's simple truths: we work better when someone we trust holds us accountable.
    In this episode, Dennis and Jason pontificate on the value of finding accountability partners - which may differ during various stages of your life.
    Do you have the courage to let someone in?

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Souldrifter02 ,

Excellent Podcast for Those in Economic and Community Development

I recently became aware of this podcast at an IEDC conference and I’m so happy I did. The conversations and topics are very relevant to the work we do and the length of episodes is perfect. I will definitely be sharing it with my colleagues.

Psykoticgman ,

Awesome

Great industry podcast. Kudos to the guys for taking this on and providing the insights that we all benefit from.

Madigan1987 ,

Brilliant!

Extremely insightful podcast from some very knowledgeable and entertaining guys!

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