Seedco Publications

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Seedco Mid-South Brochure


This informational brochure describes Seedco’s work in the Mid-South region of the United States.

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Annual Report 2010


Our 2010 annual report is the most recent and describes our achievements and progress for the previous calendar year. Look for our 2012 annual report here this summer.

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Five Ways to Jumpstart Small Business Job Creation

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This policy brief recommends specific approaches to ensure that small-business hiring plays a big role in solving our nation’s unemployment problem.

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Lessons from the Field: Supporting Fathers

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As part of its Learnings from the Field series, Seedco released “Supporting Fathers.” The brief describes insights from a new wave of programs designed to help low-income, noncustodial fathers and their families.

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TANF Faith-Based Community Partnerships


As an intermediary organization, Seedco partners with community organizations, like Henry Street Settlement, to provide technical assistance, share best practices and conduct federal, state and local advocacy so the local partner can focus on direct service delivery.

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EarnBenefits: Increasing Access to Economic Stability


This informational brochure discusses the EarnBenefits program, which is the centerpiece of Seedco’s approach to work and family supports.

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Seedco’s New York State 2011 Budget Priorities


Seedco highlights two fiscal priorities to the New York State Legislature, urging it to fully restore $5 million to the Career Pathways program, which gives low-income young adults and public assistance recipients the educational and training credentials necessary to compete for careers in high-demand fields. Additionally, Seedco urges the Legislature to fully restore $2.764 million to the Strengthening Families through Stronger Fathers Initiative, which focuses on serving non-custodial fathers.

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Seedco’s Dads at Work Initiative


This policy brief was developed to share a practitioner’s perspective on Seedco’s three-year Dads at Work pilot workforce development program in New York.

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Annual Report 2009


Seedco is pleased to release its 2009 Annual Report detailing our achievements and progress over the past year to advance economic opportunity for people, businesses and communities in need.

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Service Integration: Delivering Economic Strengthening Services to Low Wage Workers


In 2010, with funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Seedco developed Service Integration: Delivering Economic Strengthening Services to Low-Wage Workers. This extensive guide and toolkit provides concrete recommendations on integrating workforce development, work supports, and asset building services using an economic strengthening approach to service delivery.

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Coalition to Promote Access and Opportunity Comments


Seedco is a Steering Committee member of the Coalition to Promote Access and Opportunity, a group formed to alleviate poverty for millions of families by promoting federal, state and local policy agendas that facilitate comprehensive, coordinated access to underutilized public benefits and related resources.

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Housing Help Program Homelessness Prevention Pilot Final Report


An evaluation by Seedco documents the success of the Housing Help pilot program in New York City to help families avoid eviction and homelessness.

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Increasing Support for Programs that Provide Technical Assistance to Small Businesses


Francine Delgado, senior vice president for New York City programs, testified to the New York City Council Small Business Committee about increasing support for programs that provide technical assistance to small businesses, such as the Seedco-operated NYC Business Solutions centers in Upper and Lower Manhattan. New York City Council Small Business CommitteeIncreasing Support for Programs [...]

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A Tale of Two Systems: Linking Economic Development and Workforce Development


This policy brief analyzes efforts in three states to detail opportunities and pitfalls encountered by linking economic and workforce development systems.

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Crisis on Main Street: Recommendations for Small Business Recovery


This policy brief analyzes the impact of the recession’s credit crunch on small business and provides recommendations for a recovery of the small business capital market.

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From ‘Work First’ to ‘Worker Mobility’: A Critical Review of Career Advancement Strategies


This report analyzes career advancement programs targeted to low-wage workers and contrasts those models with Seedco’s career advancement program, EarnMore.

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Project Reach Out: Building Effective Partnerships between the Public Workforce System and Faith-based and Community Organizations


This product by Seedco’s Consulting and Technical Assistance team, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, outlines how to build effective partnerships between the public workforce system and community-based organizations.

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The Limits of Social Enterprise: A Field Study & Case Analysis


This policy brief provides a fresh perspective on social enterprise through a detailed assessment of a Seedco childcare initiative.

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“Step Up” Career Planning Guide


In 2006, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development provided funding to Seedco to update the In-School Youth Work Readiness Curriculum. The curriculum was designed to prepare youth to enter the workforce with the tools and skills needed to make good work-related decisions and to build successful careers.

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New Orleans Small Business Resource Guide


The New Orleans Small Business Resource Guide is designed to help New Orleans-area businesses access valuable resources in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This site currently lists 51 services, provided by 39 different government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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Assessing Seedco’s Lower Manhattan Small Business & Workforce Retention Program


This report, prepared for Seedco by the National Community Capital Association (NCCA), describes Seedco’s activities in Lower Manhattan after the terror attacks of September 11, 2011. The report highlights how a multi-pronged strategy can be effective in meeting the needs of small businesses.

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Report to the Community on Seedco’s Alabama Activities


This report details nearly $5 million in nvestments leveraged for Seedco’s important statewide Alabama initiatives in economic development, workforce development, and affordable homeownership since 2002.

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Partners on the Path to Self-Sufficiency


This report offers a detailed examination of how Seedco and the community organization members of the EarnFair Alliance worked together to create opportunities for disadvantaged jobseekers and low-wage workers.

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The Transformation of Social Services Management in New York City: “CompStating Welfare”


A report on the reform in New York City’s social service agencies since the early 1990s, which was achieved using principles of performance management similar to those used by the New York City Police Department in the 1990s to effect a well-known reduction in crime.

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The Double Bottom Line


Published with support from the MetLife Foundation, The Double Bottom Line: Lessons on Social Enterprise from Seedco’s Nonprofit Venture Network 2001-2004 offers a summary of Seedco’s experience in social enterprise.

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Profiting from Purpose


Published with support from the MetLife Foundation, Profiting from Purpose: Profiles of Success and Challenge in Eight Social Purpose Businesses offers an in-depth analysis of eight nonprofits operating social purpose businesses.

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Performance-Based Contracting


This report provides background on the development of performance management and measurement practices in New York City and discusses their implications for nonprofit social service providers.

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A Support Strategy for Small Businesses


This report illustrates best practices and lessons learned from providing technical assistance to small businesses as part of Seedco’s Lower Manhattan Initiative.

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A Toolkit for Developing a Social Purpose Business Plan


The Nonprofit Venture Network announces its new ‘Toolkit for Developing a Social Purpose Business Plan,’ a resource for nonprofits that are considering starting a revenue-generating activity or a business venture. Includes comprehensive organizational assessment tools and details for developing each part of a social purpose business plan.

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Benefits and Low Wage Work


A groundbreaking study that finds employer-based benefits and government subsidized income enhancements, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, Food Stamps and childcare subsidies, can provide important avenues for low wage workers to achieve long-term job stability and growth.

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