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Topic Snapshot: Partners (Non-lending)


  • Suggestions for Partnering (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is a summary of the discussion about strategies for partnering with the key groups - VR, Agrability, ILC, WIPa, Business Development Groups. It discussed the messages and means to communicate with these potential partners.


  • MicroLenders (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes the microlender programs in the country, the typical lenders and their services. It also looks a the demographics of the borrowers of micro lenders. 


  • Telework Top Performers on Partnerships - December 14, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This call focuses on the partnerships that programs have established that have enabled them to increase the number of applicants seeking Telework loans, develop applicant loan readiness, and foster borrowers' eventual success, including: Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living, agricultural contacts such as AgrAbility projects, Small Business Development Centers other employment-related organizations, and more.
  • Setting Up Borrower Support Services with Partners - February 25, 2008 - PowerPoint (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation explores the services of external partners that can be provided to borrowers. Determining the services needed and potential partners are discussed.
  • Individual Development Accounts - Partnering with Existing IDAs - February 20, 2007 (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    Megan O'Neil from the World Institute on Disability (WID) provides a thorough overview of individual development accounts (IDAs) - what they are, how they work, and what federal rules guide and limit IDAs. She gives guidance on how loan programs can partner with existing IDAs to blend funding sources so that people with disabilities can obtain the AT they need.

Organizational Resources

  • (2010) -- Available formats: external - A resource that connects microentrepreneurs with mentors with experience appropriate to their business. Microenterprise development organizations can become an affiliate, and receive additional services such as outcome tracking.
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