2017 Annual Conference

The 5th Annual Conference on Community Development and Financing will be held on March 27 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law.

Conference Purpose

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 the federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the State of Hawaii – Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, and private foundations 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 the federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program if your community, nonprofit organization, or business is currently developing or planning to develop a project (i.e. capital improvement projects).
  • Prepare your potential 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.

Who Would Find This Useful

  • Entities are currently engaged in or preparing for a development project (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.
  • Community leaders serving community-based organizations and mission-driven entities.
  • Consultants working with communities, nonprofits, and for-profit entities.

About the Conference

Our annual conferences provide opportunities for participants to engage in peer learning activities; share lessons learned in the course of their own community and organizational development challenges and successes; meet others in the community development arena; and to identify emerging trends and opportunities that will impact their project planning and development.

As the demand for funding developments (i.e. capital improvement, energy projects, nation building) increases, traditional methods of capitalizing projects (i.e. socioeconomic development) 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 the federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the State of Hawaii – Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA), and private foundations 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.

Conference Information

An “early bird” registration fee of $50 is available until February 28.  The registration fee after February 28 is $75.

The conference registration includes lunch.  Any participants requiring vegetarian meals or requesting other dietary considerations must indicate this on the registration form.  We may not be able to accommodate requests for vegetarian meals or other special dietary requests for registrations made after February 28.

Registrations may be transferred to another person but may not be refunded.

Please do not hesitate to call and/or email us, if you have any questions.

General E-mail: hookupaaconference2017@gmail.com

Phone: (808) 386-0435

Location and Parking

We recommend parking in the Lower Campus Parking Structure (Zone 20) next the William S. Richardson School of Law. Parking is $5.00 (Pay at kiosk on entry. Re-entry allowed on same day; must stop and show attendant daily permit. After 4:00pm, Lower Campus visitor permit allows you to park on Upper Campus at no additional charge. Refunds provided within 30-minute grace period). Upon the completion of the conference, please submit your parking receipt for reimbursement.

To reach the Parking Structure, you will turn onto Lower Campus Road from Dole Street. Once parked, you will take the elevator to the top floor of the parking structure (elevator not necessary, if you park on the top floor) and proceed across one of the two short bridge walkways. Once you have crossed the short bridge walkway, you will be at William S. Richardson School of Law.