By joining Americans for Community Development you have chosen to be a part of a national movement to create L3Cs and similar international organizational structures which use for profits to achieve socially beneficial objectives. ACD will provide training, support, educational material, certification and assistance to those who have formed L3Cs, those who are contemplating forming one, professionals who are working in the field, economic development officials, educators and students and anyone else interested in L3Cs. Americans for Community Development is a private, non-equity organization.
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A primary objective of ACD is to educate foundations, attorneys, legislators and policy leaders about the L3C. Once this group has a better understanding of the L3C, it will become easier to form and fund L3Cs. By joining ACD, you will provide some of the support needed to fulfill this mission.
We will be organizing Seminars, Training Programs, Certification Programs, and Webinars on many subjects related to the L3C. Members receive discounts for these programs.
Reduced Advertising Rates.
Members can attend the ACD Annual Conference at discounted rates.
Members receive timely and regular updates on key L3C issues.
ACD leaders testify and actively work for passage of state and federal legislation.
Members receive up–to–date information regarding federal Legislation to facilitate organizing and financing L3Cs.
Members have access to model governance documents and Best Practices and Guidelines Publications.
Members can participate in Working Groups.
Members have access to tools for making L3C presentations.
Members will be welcome to use the ACD Member Logo (shown below) on all of their print and web documents.
Welcome to ACD
Welcome to the new Americans for Community Development.
ACD is the professional organization comprised of the individuals and organizations participating in the movement to create L3Cs (Low-profit Limited Liability Companies). ACD provides professional training, support, educational materials, certification and assistance to those who have formed L3Cs, those considering their formation, professionals working in the field, economic development officials, educators and students, government officials, and anyone else interested in L3Cs. In addition, ACD is the prime moving force behind state legislation facilitating L3Cs and federal legislation encouraging their use. ACD also is creating suggested standards and best practices for use of L3Cs.
In addition, ACD will provide continued opportunities for unique, professional quality education and collegial collaboratives. Join to learn. Join to share and provide insight. Join to be on the cutting-edge development of social enterprise empowered with an exciting new tool-- the L3C.
We invite your membership and welcome your feedback.
Karen Woods, Executive Director
About This Group
ACD is the professional organization comprised of the individuals and organizations participating in the movement to create L3Cs (Low-profit Limited Liability Companies).