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NBCC Action Plan: 2019-2020

Beyond the Rhetoric

Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow ow contribuor | 6/13/2019, midnight

H.  For corporations conduct a Title VI review (Civil Rights Act of 1964) on an ongoing basis.

I.  Monitor Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) activity per key cities, counties and states. Alert our federation when opportunity or improvements are necessary and coach them for improvement.  Note: CDBG must be compliant with Section 3 of the HUD Act.

J.  Assemble and moderate a 50 nation (at least) International Policy Roundtable.  This organization will officially meet during our Annual Conference beginning in 2020.  Basically, they will comprise of national chapters of Black chambers throughout the African Diaspora. This group will decide on venues for upcoming trade missions which will be held at least once per year.

K.  Form an Annual Conference Selection Committee. This group will set criteria and develop an RFP for localities to compete to become a venue for upcoming conferences.

L.  Formal Board Retreats: The Board of Directors of the NBCC will have one formal retreat each calendar year.  It is here where we will rate our performance and retool our vision for the following year.

M.  Form a Fundraising Committee: This small, select group will develop strategy and work through public relations and sales to generate a stream of revenue for the NBCC to carry out its Mission and reinforce its brand.  The individuals working this committee will be funded through a commission from the proceeds they collect.

The NBCC presents this Action Plan. Our purpose is to ensure that the national office of the National Black Chamber of Commerce is equipped and prepared to execute programs and initiatives that will support the Mission of the NBCC. This is a living document. Suggestions are welcomed and will be considered as they are received.

Harry C. Alford is the co-founder, president/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®. Kay DeBow is the co-Founder, executive vice president of the NBCC, Website: www.nationalbcc.org Emails: halford@nationalbcc.org kdebow@nationalbcc.org

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