Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Conference on Community Development & Financing

Hookupaa is happy to announce that registration is now open for the 4th Annual Conference on Community Development & Financing: Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou.  This year our conference will be held March 23 & 24, 2016 at the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law.
Please register with the attached Conference Registration form. Also, take advantage of early registration postmarked no later than February 19, 2016Hookupaa will accept registration up to and including at the Conference.
Should you have any questions regarding Conference registration please feel free to contact me.
I look forward to seeing you March 23 – 24, 2016.

2015 Presentations

March 23, 2015

March 24, 2015

Registration Now Open!

Registration Fees: Registrations made prior to March 9 are $150 per person. Registrations made after March 9 are $175 per person. Limited same day registrations will be available at the door at $200 per person.

Meals: Two continental breakfasts and two lunches are included in the registration fee. Guests requiring vegetarian meals must notify us on the registration form. If the no selection is made, a regular (non-vegetarian) meal will be provided. Late and same day registrations will not be provided a vegetarian option.

Cancellation/Refund: Cancellations must be made in writing and must be received in our office no later than 10 business days prior to the conference. A $100 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Confirmed registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel will be charged the entire registration fee. Registrations can be transferred.


PO Box 23180
Honolulu, HI 96823-3180
(Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou)

Make checks and money orders payable to: Hookupaa (reference: Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou)

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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.