Be Part of This Pivotal Field-Building Event

The NACEDA Summit is the place where community development association professionals share strategies to advance prosperity in lower-income communities. We're partnering with Georgia Advancing Communities Together (Georgia ACT) to bring the summit to Atlanta on October 23-25. Together we will explore:

  • How community development associations are increasing the capacity of community development nonprofits — and what we can we learn from each others’ successes and challenges;
  • Federal policies and programs, including the EPA’s Environmental Justice Grant Programs — and how community developers can maximize the benefits to historically disadvantaged communities;
  • State and local policies and programs that improve community prosperity — and what associations can learn from them to serve their states or regions;
  • The results of the 3-year study of community-based development organizations by NACEDA and the Urban Institute — and how we can use the results to increase the resources, capability, and adaptability of these local nonprofits;
  • Atlanta’s community development story — and the projects and people that bring it to life.
Shown above: Atlanta mural by Ashley Dopson.

The following sessions are in the works!

Engage with Experts and Cross-Sector Partners

  • Grounding Values in Research: Study Results & the State of the Field
  • Permeating the Field With Actionable Research
  • Environmental Justice Resources & the Vital Role of Community Developers
  • Federal Policy Updates & Advocacy Priorities
  • New Community Reinvestment Act Rulemaking (if announced)
  • Equity Within the Community Development Field
  • Capacity Building for Community-Based Development Organizations
  • Community Development: Movement or Industry?

Learn How to Be a More Effective Association

  • Environmental Justice
  • State & Local Policy
  • Economic Development Strategies
  • Communications
  • Member Engagement
  • Community Development 101

Explore Innovative Ideas and Connect with Each Other

  • Immersive Workshop — "Storied Communities, Community Stories"
  • Community Development Tours in Atlanta Neighborhoods
  • Abundant Networking Opportunities
  • Presentation of Community Development Association Leadership Award

Announcing our Premier Sponsor!


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Suzanne Gunther at for more information.

Register for NACEDA Summit 2023

If you have any difficulty registering for the summit, please contact Ha Nguyen at

  • Date: 10/23/2023 01:00 PM - 10/25/2023 03:00 PM
  • Location: Loews Atlanta Hotel (Map)
  • More Info: To reserve a hotel room for the discounted rate of $235 per night, go to

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