Future Here Now December 22
Go Team Go And Take My Money edition
Hi, and welcome to Future Here Now, where we explore how the world around us is changing, how that’s directly affecting our communities, and what we can do to help the places we care about thrive into the future.
This last FHN of 2021 gives us a detailed (although not detailed enough) understanding of our recent past, as well as two exciting strategies for our future. That future starts in just over a week, so it’s a good time to get ready.
In this edition:
How resilient were small businesses during the first year or the COVID pandemic?
This summary from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City gives us some of the first good insight I’ve seen on how the first phase of the COVID pandemic actually played out for small businesses.
Can your community benefit from an impact fund?
This article highlights a couple of strategies for getting around that, while also giving us some hope that our ability to put our money where our mouths are (and gain some return on our investment) may increase in the new future.
Paying for a community asset the old/new way (Vince would be proud)
I don’t know why this doesn’t happen more often. I’m not a soccer fan, but give me a chance to help bring something exciting to a place I care about? Don’t underestimate me. Sign me up!
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