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Dear CDS Members:
The CDS is your professional organization, and we are dedicated to finding the most effective ways we can support you in CD practice, teaching, and research activities. In our membership survey last spring you suggested ways to improve CDS services and during the past six months, we have been implementing positive changes to expand services for CDS members.
- Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, published quarterly since 2006, will offer five issues per year beginning in 2012. The Journal continues to enrich its content, with more articles in each issue, and it is now archived on-line, making it easier to search. A book series on innovative practices in community development has been launched this year to help CD practitioners remain current with the literature.
- A regular Webinar series offered by CDS, and often in partnership with other organizations, is drawing ever-increasing participation from members (who receive special membership savings) and non-members alike.
- The expanded monthly Vanguard e-newsletter informs members of current happenings, and provides a direct link to related activities and valuable information sources.
- The CD Practice Series is active again and will provide information about promising practices for use in the day-to-day activities of community development professionals.
- The CDS Endowment, thanks to the efforts of the Roots and Wings Campaign, will provide three scholarships in 2011 for members and students to participate in our annual international conference. Continued growth in the Endowment will provide more scholarships and other benefits to our members in the coming years.
- The 2010 and 2011 annual international conferences have been co-sponsored with sister organizations opening new professional opportunities and networks – both domestic and international – to CDS members. Our conference is in Boise, Idaho in 2011 and Cincinnati, Ohio in 2012.
- Social networking by CDS is expanding, with access to Facebook, Twitter, blogging, and other emerging venues, making it easier for our members to access and share information needed in their daily practices.
The value of your membership has increased and we recognize how important it is to justify costs in these difficult budget times. While expanding and updating services, the CDS Board also reduced organizational costs where possible. Cost-saving steps include finding lower-cost conference venues, renegotiating the administrative management and Journal publishing contracts, and taking fuller advantage of electronic rather than print communications for members and the public. The Board of Directors has assumed more personal responsibility for costs of attending meetings, conference calls, and related board activities.
CDS has not raised dues for the past four years but we have to adjust them for 2011 to cover the costs of expanded services. Discounts are offered to students, retirees, households, and now any member who chooses to receive electronic-only versions of the CDS Journal. The dues schedule for 2011 is shown below, and is also posted on the CDS web site (www.comm-dev.org). The revised schedule provides members with a money-saving option to subscribe to the Journal on an on-line basis only or to continue to receive print copies. CDS dues are competitive with other professional associations and we provide more member benefits.
Maintaining CDS as a high quality and useful professional organization requires adapting to changing circumstances. As first and second generation members retire, CDS must be an organization that offers services relevant to the next generations of community developers, and one that offers up-to-date resources and support to the field of community development. We would like to hear your ideas about ways to enhance the Society and encourage your active involvement – as a member, presenter, author, reviewer, committee member, or board officer – while we move forward into the next decade.
CDS 2011 Dues, by Membership Category
Dues Effective July 2011
Dues Effective July 2011
Regular - E
Regular - P
Student - E
Student - P
Household - E
Household - P
Retiree - E
Retiree - P
E-Members can read and/or download the CDS Journal copies from the CDS web site, but will not receive printed copies of theJournal.
P-Members can read and/or download the CDS Journal copies from the CDS web site, plus they receive printed copies of the Journal
Celebrating Community: Sustaining Community
Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship
July 21-25, 2012
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Kingsgate Marriott - University of Cincinnati
CDS 2012 Conference Presentations - PDFs
- Creating Vibrant Regional Economies An Assessment of the SET Initiative
- Cuba Today...And Tomorrow
- Do Communities That Plan for the Future Actually Prepare for the Future?
- Econ Growth
- Economic Growth in a Sustainable Development Context
- Enriching the Youth in Our Community
- Extension-Led Economic Development Organizations
- Home-Grown Energy Using Service Learning for an Analysis of Renewable Energy Opportunites in Southwestern Wisconsin
- Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
- Renewable Energy: A Rural Economic Development Strategy
- A Comprehensive Community Investment Strategy for Greater Cincinnati
- A Focus on Self-Directed Extension Teams In Missouri
- Civic Engagement
- Community Planning
- Reflections on Coaching Entrepreneurial Communities
- Strategic Doing as a Development Tool: Transform Your Community, Change Your World
- The Community Capitals Framework: A Systemic Approach to Environmental Leadership
- A Community-Designed Healthy Food System
- Connecting Communities and Schools to Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
- Evaluating the Impact of Community Entertainment Districts on Business Development in Urban Neighborhoods in Ohio
- Food Access in Duluth's Lincoln Park Neighborhood
- Fostering Healthier Communities through Locality-based Farm to School Programs and Policies
- Health Care Access in the Community Perspectives of Immigrant and Refugees
- Healthy Communities
- Plate It Up Kentucky Proud: Promoting Local Food Sustainability Through Classroom-Community Interaction
- Principles and Practices in Launching the Community Arts Pilot Program
- University of Missouri Extension's Healthy Lifestyle Initiative
- Building Sustainable Communities through Comprehensive Planning
- Civic Tinkering Marginal Inclusion Lessons from the Small Cities Movement
- Faith Communities Advocates for Healthy Public Policy
- Miami Hamilton Downtown
- Neighborhood Food Feast
- Pasolini en Medellin
- Processes & Best Practice for Positive Community Change in Wisconsin
- Reenrolling WVs Adult Learners: Engaging Campuses and Communities
- Striving for Success: Promoting K-12 Success through Research, Community and Action
- Be All That You Can Dream
- Beginning Farmer Programs as Catalysts for Community Development in African Immigrant and Refugee Communities
- Creating Vibrant Communities
- Case Study: Honduras
- Latino Farming Enterprises: Exploring Barriers to Growth & Access to Resources
- LDRC Smart
- Social Entrepreneurs: What Do We Know About Them?
- Strengths Based Local Government Leadership Academy
- The Regional Cuisines Model as a Basis for Regional Collaboration
- Using Quality of Life Indicators
- Building Community Development Portals On-Line
- Building Sustainable Community Dharavi, Mumbai
- Business Starts & Microenterprises in the Midwest
- Collaborating Along the Lower Mississippi River Region to Assist Communities in Recovery from 2011 Flooding
- Every Citizen Online: A New Model for Citizen Inclusion
- Finding Focus in the Occupy Movement
- For Benefit Businesses and Community Economic Development Considerations
- Holding Our Community Together
- Indiana's Stellar Communities
- Innovating the Organizing Process for Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Toward Environmental Protection
- Local Processes for Independent Broadband Development
- Making a Difference: Promising Community Economic Development Strategies from Missouri
- New Horizens Building Development Plans Among Native American Communities
- Using the Pipeline of Entrepreneurs and Enterprises to 'Map' Business Assets and Develop an Entrepreneurship Assistance Policy in Saskatchewan
Thank you CDS 2012 International
Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Foundation Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
National Cooperatives Business Association
Printing and Opening Keynote
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Miami University Hamilton
Regional Rural Development Center
Grand Canyon University
University of Missouri Extension
Anne H. Silvis
Book Review Editor Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society
- CDS 2017 Budget Summary
- CDS 2017 January Balance Sheet
- CDS 2017 February Balance Sheet
- CDS 2017 March Balance Sheet
- CDS 2017 April Balance Sheet
We have only a little over a week before the call for papers is due for the Annual Conference of the Community Development Society. The meetings are scheduled for July 21-25, 2012 at the Kingsgate Marriott in Cincinnati, OH. The theme of the conference is Sustaining Community Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. At this year's conference, we will be joined by Co-ops USA. This dynamic organization will share presentations and a track at the conference. It is expected that their contribution will tie beautifully with that of CDS members' research, outreach, and practice.
The ever changing world needs community development. The Community Development Society stands ready to fill a void left by shrinking budget cuts to services once covered by government programs, global political shifts, and global economic instability. As a member of the CDS, members stay abreast of the research and outreach activities and innovations through the journals, conferences, webinar series, and continued professional development opportunities.
We invite you to not only renew your membership and join us in Cincinnati for the 2012 conference, we encourage you to engage in the Principles of Good Practice the undergird all that CDS stands for and works towards. We urge you to become involved in your communities and to reach out to the underserved. Together, the members of CDS, its partnering organizations, and the communities that we serve can make a difference, not only today, but well into the future. We can do so by actively seeking equitably beneficial and sustainable solutions to local and global issues. We can find solutions to the social issue not by focusing on development to and for communities but with communities.
Please click on the Vanguard Tab to view past "President's Updates."
July 21-25, 2012
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Kingsgate Marriott - University of Cincinnati
About our Conference...
The CDS has a long tradition of dynamic and enlightening conferences. We are excited to travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for our annual conference. The conference schedule will include the same great highlights like plenary speakers, mobile learning workshops, and numerous presentations. In addition, the local host committee has been busy planning a great local event for your enjoyment.
Conference Costs Forthcoming
2012 Sleeping Room Rate ONLY $104.00 per night (taxes not included).
This conference rate will be honored three days pre/post conference (based on availability).
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati
151 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
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