Neighborhood Development Corporations Association of Cincinnati : one stop community development online electronic clearinghouse

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Southern New Hampshire University
The Neighborhood Development Corporations Association (NDC Association/NDCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Association in Cincinnati, Ohio. It serves 59 member organizations. Nineteen of these members are located in the nine Empowerment Zones (EZ) "with a poverty rate of 46.8% that is nearly twice the rate of the City of Cincinnati (24.3%). The NDC Association proposes a One-stop Online Community Development Clearinghouse. It will facilitate improved communications, increase consultation and peer to peer problem solving, increase specialized training, provide a minimum of six templates each for social and economic impact measurements, and feature the first area online economies of scale and comprehensive development models. Although centrally located and maintained at the NDC Association's office, it can be accessed anywhere at anytime with a touch of a fingertip. The community development virtual reference library presents interactive opportunities for forums and training. The Clearinghouse is a tool that promotes partnerships. The flexibility and convenience of the Clearinghouse supports efficiency of operations and collaborative efforts. (Author abstract)