Publications


CDVCA publications are available for purchase. Below is the payment information as well as excerpts/summaries of the publications for sale.

To pay by CHECK: Print out our Publications Order Form in PDF or Microsoft Word format, complete and fax it to (212) 594-6717 or mail it to CDVCA at 424 West 33rd Street, Suite 320, NY, NY 10001 with a check made payable to Community Development Venture Capital Alliance.

 

 

Longer Publications

Measuring Impacts Toolkit – CDVCA Return on Investment Project

The Measuring Impacts Toolkit is a sophisticated methodology and survey instrument for measuring the social returns of CDVC investments.

$30.00. 74 pages. Click here for an excerpt.

 

A CDVCA Guide to Developing Presentations for Prospective Investors

Through a detailed before and after analysis of two presentations, the guide offers practical tips for developing and improving presentations. While it is particularly geared toward presentations to prospective CDVC investors, the insights and advice it provides are relevant to a broad range of presentations and other communications.

$30.00. 28 pages. Click here for an excerpt.

 

Adding Value to Portfolio Companies by Meeting Human Capital Needs: A Community Development Venture Capital Practitioner’s Handbook

Through program descriptions, practitioner insights, brief case studies, and sample documents Adding Value to Portfolio Companies by Meeting Human Capital Needs: A Community Development Venture Capital Practitioner’s Handbook offers practical insights into how four CDVC funds are making workforce development and human resource assistance an integral part of their investment strategy.

$50.00. 92 pages. Click here for an excerpt.

 

The Equity and Near-Equity Investment Primer: A Tool for Community Development Investors

This primer is designed to provide community development investors, advisors, lenders and other interested parties with a basic understanding of equity and “near-equity” investing. It provides a concise overview intended for those without extensive backgrounds in private equity investing, a glossary of common equity terms and chapters on four specific deal structures that span the spectrum between debt and equity.

$50.00. 116 pages. Click here for an excerpt.

 

Standard Documents for Community Development Venture Capital Transactions

This book contains a collection of boilerplate documents, including a review of model social covenants, designed to provide community development venture capital practitioners with a road map of issues of which one should be aware in making a private equity investment (or soliciting one). These documents are derived from a variety of transactions over the course of decades. Although they represent the lessons of those years of experience, they should not be used as – and are not intended to be – a substitute for the advice of a lawyer familiar with a specific transaction and the state laws that govern that transaction.

$50.00. 158 pages. Click here for an excerpt.

 

Case Studies

Emerald City Ventures II and Trouble in Paradise, two case studies

Two short case studies. Emerald City Ventures goes into the decision-making involved with creating a larger, more successful second fund after learned lessons from establishing a smaller first fund. Trouble in Paradise offers vignettes for three small companies facing different issues in attempting to provide jobs to low-income individuals.

$9.50 

 

SJF Ventures & Ryla Teleservices, a case study

This case develops a number of issues facing Community Development Venture Capital (CDVC) firms today, ranging from round structuring to wage scales. It also presents issues in valuing a service company and judging the scalability of a unique culture. Other topics include various employee stock ownership plans, the benefits and drawbacks of subordinated debt, and CDVC job creation.

$9.50 

 

Boston Community Venture Fund and City Fresh Foods, a case study

This case explores issues facing Boston Community Venture Fund as it plans possible exit options from its investment in City Fresh Foods, a provider of quality services and jobs in several distressed Boston communities. The case addresses big picture issues related to the particular challenges surrounding exits in the community development venture capital field.

$9.50  

 

CEI and NEAR, a case study

This case study provides an opportunity to learn more about valuing a company and negotiating a transaction. The case study focuses on a potential investment by Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a CDVC fund located in Portland, Maine, in New England Audio Resource (NEAR), a manufacturer of high-end speakers located in Lewiston, Maine, an economically distressed community.

$9.50  

 

Acorn Community Ventures, a case study

This case study explores the issues associated with raising a second, larger CDVC fund.

$9.50  

 

DVCRF Ventures, a case study

This case study covers issues related to starting and structuring DVCRF Ventures, a CDVC fund serving distressed urban communities in the Philadelphia region.

$9.50  

 

Kentucky Highlands and Stainless Steel Equipment, a case study

This case study provides a vehicle for analyzing a workout situation. It discusses the challenges Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) (the grandfather of the CDVC industry) encountered as it worked with Stainless Steel Equipment (SSE), a portfolio company in trouble.

$9.50 

 

Community Development Ventures and Ntegrity, a case study

This case deals with an investment in an African American-owned company located in Baltimore’s Empowerment Zone, which provides phone and Internet services to underserved, inner-city markets. This case provides an opportunity to value the company, to propose a structure for the investment, and to negotiate the financial transaction and job creation targets.

$9.50  

 

Silicon Valley Community Ventures, a case study

This case focuses on the innovative initiatives of Silicon Valley Community Ventures for delivering high quality technical assistance to its portfolio companies. Learn more about how this works and the challenges presented as SVCV expands its program.

$9.50  

 

*Immediate electronic delivery and physical copies to be sent via Fedex Ground. 

 

To pay by CHECK: Print out our Publications Order Form in PDF or Microsoft Word format, complete and fax it to (212) 594-6717 or mail it to CDVCA at 424 West 33rd Street, Suite 320, NY, NY 10001 with a check made payable to Community Development Venture Capital Alliance.