Opportunity SC

Opportunity SC: 2017 Agenda at a Glance Released*

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Wednesday, September 13 - Capital & Finance (Click for more details)
12:00 - 1:30 Keynote Lunch: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Speaker (invited: Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
 2:00 - 3:30 Panel Discussions
 - Banks and CDFIs: Financing Community Development through Partnership
 - Tax Credits: An Effective Tool for Leveraging Private Capital
3:45 - 5:00 Concurrent Workshops on Capital & Finance
- Attracting Capital and Measuring Success - Underwriting CDFIs - Board Engagement for Successful Fundraising
5:30 - 6:30 SCACED Member and Sponsor Reception

Thursday, September 14 - Asset Building & Wealth Creation (Click for more details)
9:00 - 11:45 am Breakout Session I  & II
- CRA for Community Based Organizations - Investing in Rural Communities - Asset Development and Healthcare Costs
12:00 - 1:30 Keynote Lunch:
Andrea Levere, President & CEO, Prosperity Now (formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development)
Legislators of the Year Awards Presentation
1:45 - 4:45 Breakout Sessions III & IV
- Alternatives to Payday Lending - Small Business Ownership - Workforce Development Programming
6:00 - 8:00 Reception on Beach Lawn

Friday, September 15 - Housing & Community Development (click for more details)
9:00 - 12:00 Breakout Session V & VI
- Using Data to Show the Pathway out of Poverty - Community Development Funders Panel - Housing Industry Transition  
12:00 - 1:30 Closing Luncheon:
Paul Weech, President & CEO, NeighborWorks America
Mother Emanuel and Ike Williams Award Presentation

*Subject to change


Member Survey

Local, regional and national corporations and foundations are looking to SCACED and its members to form strategic and ongoing partnerships within the Community Economic Development (CED) industry which provide innovative and sustainable solutions for low-wealth communities in South Carolina. As such, we often receive inquiries regarding our member organizations’ programs, services and geographic areas.

Access to capital and increasing organizational capacity are benefits of SCACED membership, and we are actively working to foster collaboration between our members and strategic partners. Therefore, we have created a member survey which will help us to more accurately define your work, the services you provide and your geographic area. Our hope is that this will result in more opportunities for you to build sustainable relationships with financial partners.

In order to provide the most accurate data for what categories your organization fits, we ask that all members complete the following survey with your up-to-date organization information. Even better, those who complete the survey will be eligible to win one (1) of two (2) complimentary registrations for the Opportunity SC 2017 Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC, from September 13-15th (a $275 value)*.

Start the Survey
The survey should take no more than 8 minutes.

*Two (2) complimentary registrations are available. Only one (1) entry per active SCACED member organization. Prizes cover only the Opportunity SC 2017 Conference registration. Winners are responsible for both travel to and from the Opportunity SC 2017 Conference and accommodations at the Opportunity SC 2017 Conference. Must complete the Member Program Data Survey and Survey Registration to be eligible. Completed surveys and entries must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 26. Winners will be announce on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Winning prizes have no cash value. Prizes are transferable. Good luck!

Please email Kenley@scaced.org if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your participation. Not a SCACED member? Learn more about member benefits.

Opportunity SC Recap

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Our 2016 Community Economic Development Conference, Opportunity SC, was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who attended the event in Greenville on September 14-16. We truly appreciate your support and involvement.

The goal of Opportunity SC was to bring together a diverse group of public, nonprofit and private sector leaders who are working collaboratively to build wealth and create opportunity for all South Carolinians. We connected communities with one another and to valuable resources by providing a series of forums, networking events, seminars and training sessions.

Through this event recap, both conference attendees and those who missed it can gain access to a nice selection of event photos, documentation from the informative training sessions and the #opportunitysc Twitter feed...

Event Photos

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