A community development periodical for
the Ninth Federal Reserve District

July 2013

Social impact bonds offer promise of savings, profits, and positive outcomes

A performance-based social investment tool being piloted in some communities offers a new model for delivering social services.

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Strengthening the performance of nonprofits: A conversation with Steve Rothschild of Invest in Outcomes

Author and nonprofit leader Steve Rothschild discusses the principles social enterprises should follow to achieve success. More >

Federal tax credit program helps spur Butte business revival

With the help of New Markets Tax Credits, a mixed-use redevelopment project in Uptown Butte, Mont., is catalyzing further revitalization in the area. More >

Eastside Financial Center launches prepaid card with unique perks

A new prepaid card product available to households in the Twin Cities is designed to help manage cardholders' personal finances while keeping fees in check. More >

Rise in smartphones puts more financial tools in the hands of the unbanked

Recent reports suggest that mobile banking's potential to reach unbanked and underbanked individuals is growing quickly More >


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