SEA Corp is determined to offer to its members the opportunity to grow in their effectiveness by
learning from one another and from other experts in Community Development, business and other
nonprofit fields. Through round-table discussions, case studies, problem-solving seminars and
presentations by experts, SEA Corp will give key staff members greater expertise in their
particular areas of concern and work.
One area of particular interest to SEA Corp is the
Social Return on Investment. The ten members of SEA Corp are looking carefully at the investments
made in their work and that they have made in their local communities in an effort to determine how
effective they have been, and how they might be even more effective in the future.
Corp also seeks grant funding from larger foundations/corporations and individuals who might see
the consortium of organizations as having sufficient size and impact to invest in the group, when
they might not choose to invest in the individual organizations. Through the Calvert Foundation,
SEA Corp offers investors the opportunity to support effective community development initiatives by
placing loan capital on softer returns. Investors may choose from interest rates 0%, 1%, 2% and 3%.