2015 Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou

The 3rd Annual Conference on Community Development and Financing

Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou

March 23 – 24, 2015

Hale Akoakoa, University of Hawaii, Windward Community College, Kaneohe, Hawaii

THE PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE: As the demand for funding developments (i.e. capital improvement and energy projects) increases, traditional methods of capitalizing projects become increasingly inadequate. There are alternatives. By creatively structuring projects, communities, nonprofit organizations and businesses (nonprofit and for-profit) are able to access capital. Capital requires organizational capability and capacity that some entities already have. It sets a goal post for others that can be met by strategically planning their approaches for the next several years.

This Conference will provide information and a road map for communities, nonprofit organizations and businesses to improve their ability to access funding sources including programs like New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) that have been highly successful in Hawaii and in other parts of the county.

This Conference is about building organizational capabilities so that more communities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses are able to secure funding needed to construct projects, create jobs, and provide needed services and products to the State of Hawaii.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

  • Identify and develop financial strategies using tools like New Market Tax Credits if your community, nonprofit organization or business is currently or preparing for or interested in development (i.e. capital improvement and energy projects).
  • Prepare your protential projects for fundraising and capitalization including pre-development planning, fund development strategic planning and maximizing the impact on your community or market.
  • Develop long-term strategies for your organization’s development plans that will build equity that can be used to leverage investments for your project.
  • Identify ideas and policies for policy makers and state agencies that will support community based economic development strategies and projects.
  • Individuals and consultants working with communities and nonprofit and for-profit entities.

WHO WOULD FIND THIS USEFUL

  • Entities that are currently or preparing for or interested in development (i.e. capital improvement and energy projects).
  • Entities seeking a “road map” to community development and financing.
  • Policymakers, legislators and government representatives.
  • Business start-ups and seasoned businesses seeking capital.
  • Volunteers working in community.
  • Consultants working with communities and nonprofit and for-profit entities.