Articles by: Carrie Kissel

  • AICP CM Credits Available for NADO Annual Training Conference

    Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference, held October 24 – 27 in New Orleans, who are certified through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) can now log Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for attending many of the sessions. ...

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  • Regional Renaissance in Action: Re-building, Re-branding, Re-energizing the Gulf Coast

    Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Throughout the past 10 years, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast have experienced major hurricanes, a devastating oil spill, and the impacts of a lagging national economy.  But the city and communities along the coast and across the Greater New...

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  • Strategies for Exceptional Board Governance

    Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Today’s RDO board member typically wears many hats. In addition to serving as an elected official, running a local business, leading a nonprofit organization, overseeing an educational institution, or a combination of some of these vocations, they are also charged...

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  • Preparing for the Future: Early Career Executive Directors/Assistant Directors

    Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    NADO’s research has shown a trend in executive director retirements, which is not too surprising given the sheer number of baby boomers that are considering retirement in the near future. As today’s executive directors start to plan for their departure...

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  • EDA’s Streamlined Application Process

    Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference, Angela Belden Martinez and Nathan Ohle of the U.S. Economic Development Administration reviewed proposed changes to streamline the agency’s grant application process.  These changes are incorporated in the 2016 Federal Funding Opportunity...

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  • Transportation Safety: Moving the Nation Toward Zero Deaths

    Posted on: November 4th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Although traffic fatalities have significantly decreased in recent decades, crashes are still  responsible for causing over 32,000 deaths in the United States each year.  This session contained applicable lessons from local, regional, and national-level efforts to decrease fatalities in this...

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  • Economic Gardening: A New Tool Heping Businesses Grow and Expand

    Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference, attendees spent an afternoon learning about the concepts of Economic Gardening: a “grow from within” strategy that targets existing growth companies and helps them grow to the next level by providing vital...

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  • A Primer on OMB’s “Uniform Guidance” for Federal Awards

    Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    New Office of Management and Budget guidelines will impact every organization that receives U.S. federal grant funds. This presentation by Bob Lloyd of Robert Lloyd Consulting Services during the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference walks through the major components of...

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  • Preparing for Your Annual Audit

    Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During NADO’s 2015 Annual Training Conference, Bob Lloyd of Robert Lloyd Consulting Services delivered the presentation “Preparing for Your Annual Audit.” Your annual audit doesn’t have to be the most dreaded event of the year. Get a sense of...

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  • The Entrepreneurial RDO: Alternative Funding Strategies for Your Organization

    Posted on: November 2nd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During NADO’s 2015 Annual Training Conference, three presenters offered models of revenue diversification in the session “The Entrepreneurial RDO: Alternative Funding Strategies for Your Organization.” View the presentations below. Laura Mathis, Middle Georgia Regional Commission: Revenue Diversification from nado-web Ryan...

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