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Show Me the Money: Financing Strategies for Facility Projects

Thinking about starting a construction project, building renovations, or capital campaign?

Finding the money to support a nonprofit facility project can be a daunting task, with a mix of funds and technical expertise often needed to help bring a project to fruition.

Whether you are just starting to think about a facility project or you are in mid-stream, this workshop will demystify the various fundraising and financing strategies available to pay for it. Fill your toolbox with great ideas from funding and financing specialists on the wide array of options available to NH nonprofits.


Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of:

  • State and federal grant programs available to support community facility projects:
    • Community Development Investment Program (CDIP)
    • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
    • USDA Community Facility Grant
  • State, local, and federal loan programs:
    • Local banks and credit unions
    • NH Community Loan Fund Community Facility loans
    • USDA Community Facilities loans
    • NH Charitable Foundation Nonprofit Loan Program
  • Ways in which commercial lending can make things run smoothly
  • Things to consider for a successful capital campaign


Panelist Organization Topics
George Hunton, Director of Tax Credit Program Community Development Finance Authority Community Development Block Grants, Community Development Investment Program
Bev Mason, NH Area Director US Department of Agriculture Rural Development USDA Community Development Facility Loans and Grants
Julie McConnell, Director, Child Care and Community Facilities Lending New Hampshire Community Loan Fund Community Facility Loans
Betsy McNamara, Principal Full Circle Consulting Capital Campaigns
Kevin Peterson, Senior Program Officer New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Nonprofit Loan Program
Jamie Thompson, Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Eastern Bank Commercial Lending Process and Options

This program is made possible through collaboration with the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund.

Date/Time: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:30 pm
Location: NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College , Manchester
Fees: Member - $25; Not yet member - $50

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