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2012 National Conference: Getting It Done II

This national conference brought together more than 800 practitioners, funders, researchers, and policy makers from across the nation to learn, share best practices, forge partnerships, and craft solutions.

Held in Chicago on March 5 & 6, 2012, the event covered improving health and nutrition, creating employment opportunities, building strong lead agencies, enhancing quality education, expanding housing choices, developing healthy communities--and much, much more.

Gettin’ down in Chicago
At Day One of Getting It Done II, more than 800 pros swapped ideas, including the theory and practice of one-to-one partnerships.
by John McCarron

Worth fighting for
Getting It Done II culminated with a broad view of comprehensive community development’s accomplishments and potential—and a vow to battle for endangered neighborhood resources.
by John McCarron

Conviction, urgency, pride and hope

The welcoming remarks for GIDII explain why comprehensive community development works and how to keep moving forward.
by Joel Bookman

Around the world at GIDII 

The ingredients are the same but the recipes are different when comprehensive “goes global.”
by John McCarron

Fresh Food + Exercise – Violence = Healthy Communities
Healthy community initiatives can be a part of programs that focus on everything from economic development to recreation.
by Ed Finkel

Community development that fights crime
Seven tips on how to improve community safety, gleaned from police and community partners in two tough neighborhoods in Boston and Philadelphia.
by Elizabeth Duffrin

Thinking through evaluation
Program evaluation can be surprisingly complex. Take the time and effort to figure out the what, why and how you’ll do the measurement.
by Maureen Kelleher

Five steps to revitalization
If your commercial corridor needs more stores, more customers or more energy, consider these tips.
by Elizabeth Duffrin

Putting the neighborhood in neighborhood schools
What lessons can we learn from the community leaders who've knocked on the doors of their local schools to build new partnerships?
by Maureen Kelleher

Make plans, build relationships, target support
Laying the right groundwork helped communities in Indianapolis and Duluth seize opportunities and bring in millions in investments.
by Ed Finkel

Spread the word far and wide
From the big picture to important details, experts from Getting It Done II give advice on how to approach communications for community developers.
by Carl Vogel

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