The Business of Community Information (September 2012)

September 14, 2012 -
10:15am to 11:45am
Jeff Matson (Chair), Andrew Bramson, Gustavo Rotondaro, Holly St. Clair

This session has two parts.

1) Top 10 Grant Writing Mistakes: Andrew Bramson from The Providence Plan shares his wisdom from many years of writing successful federal grants.

2) Strategies at the Regional, State, And Federal Levels:  Gustavo Rotondaro from Community Research Partners discussses how strategic planning has shifted their business model and how their statewide plans with fellow partner Data Driven Detroit, has strengthened their organization. Holly St. Clair from the Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Council will discuss the evolution of her business plan to support data development and use in the Boston region – from establishing regional indicators as an integral part of the regional plan, to including the work as a component in their federal Sustainable Communities proposal, and then leveraging the Sustainable Communities work to win other federal grants like the CDC’s Community Transformation Grant.