According to a report commissioned by the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) in 2012, Philadelphia’s community development corporations (CDCs) have contributed more than $3.3 billion to Philadelphia’s economy in the last 20 years. The report confirmed what we had already suspected—the work of Philadelphia’s CDCs has consistently added to the tax base, increased household wealth and created jobs throughout the city. The organization relied on Sage to distribute this news to their audiences, including funders, elected officials, neighborhood activists and others. We helped PACDC develop materials, draft a widely shared op-ed, and pitch media outlets on this first-ever study of its economic impact. Our push resulted in coverage by key regional news outlets and blogs, including several editorials on the need to pay more attention to their work.
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations