• karen sullivan & saul ettlin Karen Sullivan & Saul Ettlin Promoted to Co-Directors of ConsultingBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | November 11, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting
    Community Vision is thrilled to announce that Karen Sullivan and Saul Ettlin have been promoted to Co-Directors of Consulting. Together, they will lead Community Vision’s Consulting department through a shared leadership model, which leverages the diverse skill sets of the two leaders. Read More
  • Ask a Community Vision Consultant: Fall EditionBy: Ernesto Vilchis, Real Estate Consultant | November 5, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting
    We launched a new feature last month called Ask a Community Vision Consultant and we are so pleased to have heard from so many of you. Read More
  • Supporting Communities: SpacesforGood.orgBy: Saul Ettlin, Director of Consulting | November 5, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting
    At Community Vision we have worked with hundreds of nonprofits around the Bay Area and across California to solve real estate questions and find space solutions that best allow organizations to meet their missions. Through these partnerships, we have seen that there is a dearth of readily accessible commercial real estate information available to nonprofit… Read More
  • Ask a Community Vision ConsultantBy: Community Vision | October 8, 2019
    Category: Consulting
    Real estate and finance can be tough to navigate – especially for a busy nonprofit! Maybe you have questions about how to develop an organizational budget? Or you want to learn more about negotiating a lease for your organization? We launched the Ask a Community Vision Consultant feature to answer your questions around financial management… Read More
  • Space Planning for Arts & Culture in Downtown OaklandBy: Luba Yusim | August 19, 2019
    Category: Oakland
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  • Investing in Regional Resilience & Public InfrastructureBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | July 18, 2019
    Category: Blog Central Valley Community Facilities New Markets Tax Credits
    The deterioration of public infrastructure in the United States, particularly our transportation systems, tends to receive headline news only when an environmental disaster affects a region. During an emergency, public transportation systems can provide vital services including evacuations, transporting emergency response professionals, and maintaining mobility during and after an extreme weather event. Read More
  • Community Foods Market, Community Vision, NCCLF Building Power: Aligning Capital with JusticeBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | May 30, 2019
    Category: Blog Healthy Foods Oakland
    June 1st, 2019 marks the official opening of Community Foods Market (CFM) at 3105 San Pablo Avenue in West Oakland. This article celebrates CFM’s grand opening as a moment years in the making and only possible because of the work and dedication of many people. It also celebrates CFM as a model of what it… Read More
  • Stabilizing Nonprofit Space: San Francisco AchieversBy: Luba Yusim | February 28, 2019
    Category: Consulting San Francisco Youth
    Enabling the preservation of valued community space is central to Community Vision’s work. We mitigate nonprofit displacement and provide stability that build and anchor organizations in communities on the margins of opportunity. For more than a decade, our consulting team has been a leader in offering innovative real estate and financial guidance to community-based organizations.… Read More
  • PRO Oakland: Outcomes, Learnings, & What’s Next Along International Blvd. in East OaklandBy: Luba Yusim | February 20, 2019
    Category: Oakland
    In 2015, Community Vision joined forces with fellow small-business-focused CDFI, Main Street Launch, to mitigate East Oakland nonprofit and small business service disruptions caused by the proposed multi-year installation of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. The AC Transit project is creating a dedicated BRT line through 9.5 miles of International Boulevard, some of the… Read More
  • A Permanent Place for the Arts: the ImaginistsBy: Community Vision | June 11, 2018
    Category: Arts Community Facilities Consulting
    Working at the convergence of art, social justice, and community-building, the Imaginists create new pathways for inclusion within the arts. Co-founded in 2001 by artistic directors Brent Lindsay and Amy Pinto, this experimental nonprofit theater company engages youth and adults alike to write and produce original and reworked theatrical productions. Read More