Organizational Capacity & Professional Development Publications

  • National EDD Leadership Capacity Building Initiative Resource Page

    Posted on: November 8th, 2021 by NADO Admin

    In support of Stronger Districts, Stronger Regions, a National Economic Development District (EDD) Leadership Capacity Building Initiative, the following materials have been gathered on various subjects to assist current and rising executive directors, RDO Board Members, and RDO staff. The...

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  • Leadership & Governance

    Posted on: November 8th, 2021 by NADO Admin

    RDO 101 for Board Members John Metcalf, NADO Annual Training Conference 2018: Being An Effective Board Member Designed for board members and executive directors, this presentation outlines basic elements for a fully engaged and effective board of directors. It examines...

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  • Marketing & Communications

    Posted on: November 8th, 2021 by NADO Admin

    Social Media NADO Professional Development Webinar Series 2018: Social Media Basics for RDOs Social media: just what is it and does it have a place within an RDO’s communications strategy?  Once considered an electronic suite of tools to share information...

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  • Project Development & Management

    Posted on: November 8th, 2021 by NADO Admin

    2 CFR 200 Bob Lloyd, NADO Annual Training Conference 2020: OMB’s Revisions to 2 CFR 200- What’s Changed and What You Need to Do About It The revisions took effect on November 12, 2020. OMB also rolled out the 2020...

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  • Equity Resources for Economic Development & Planning

    Posted on: July 15th, 2020 by Carrie Kissel

    This page represents the collection of resources and practices related to equity and inclusion gathered and shared in response to member requests, as well as other resources shared with NADO by federal agencies and other partners. RDOs, their leadership, their...

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  • Data Deep Dive Webinar Series Recordings

    Posted on: February 20th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    To reach its full potential, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) should be grounded in accurate and accessible data that facilitates a region-wide conversation about economic development.  Without a solid understanding of key metrics, trends, demographics, and more, a region...

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  • “Moving the CEDS Forward: Communication and Collaboration” Webinar Tutorial

    Posted on: August 21st, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    After your organization has put so much time and effort into developing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the last thing you want is for no one to know about it! This 20-minute webinar lecture features key strategies and...

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  • Organizational Leadership Briefs for Executive Directors

    Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

                Regional development organizations are called upon to serve various functions for their constituents, providing communities with a host of services, resources, data, and other information.  They work every day to support prosperous communities, forge...

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  • Webinar Recording, Slides, and Comment Template: “Nuclear Plant Decommissioning: Host Community Engagement”

    Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by NADO Admin

    On December 9, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) hosted a webinar to highlight issues communities face when a nuclear plant closes.  The webinar introduced participants to the closure and decommissioning regulatory process which currently lacks local influence in...

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  • Developing a Brand: Tools for Marketing Your Region

    Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by NADO Admin

    In today’s world of virtual and visual information, regional development organizations (RDOs) have the opportunity to harness technology to better tell their story.  At NADO’s Annual Training Conference, the presenters in this session showcased ways in which RDOs can develop...

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