[ November 26, 2013; ]
Location: The Boston Foundation (75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor Boston, MA 02116)
Facilitators: Shirronda Almeida, Janet Grogan
This interactive session, open to new and experienced managers, will explore the core components of supervising non-profit staff.
During this workshop we will provide tips and tools for providing feedback, motivating staff, and managing expectations.
In addition, we will review the [...]
[ November 21, 2013; ]
The Mel King Institute is hosting an Innovation Forum this October to highlight a new report on CDCs and Academic Partnerships.
How are CDCs and institutions of higher education working together today? How could they be collaborating more to achieve greater impacts? The Mel King Institute recently undertook an assessment of university-CDC collaborations in Massachusetts. We [...]
[ December 5, 2013; ]
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm; 8:30am breakfast and networking
Location: Main South CDC (875 Main St # 1, Worcester, MA 01610)
Instructor: Judy Freiwirth, Psy.D. and Maria Elena Letona, Ph.D.
Registration Deadline: November 28, 2013
This unique training will present different approaches and practices for engaging and including community residents in decision-making. This training will be highly interactive and hands-on, using a variety of practical tools [...]
[ November 9, 2013; November 23, 2013; ]
Location: Urban Edge, Board Room (1542 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA)
Instructor: Mat Thall, Independent Consultant
Registration Deadline: November 2, 2013
This two-daycourse will focus on how CDC Board members and other volunteers can and should engage in the real estate development work of their CDCs. It will provide tools for Board members to understand the CDC’s portfolio [...]
[ November 7, 2013; ]
Location: Boston Private Bank & Trust Company (10 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109)
Instructor: Gena Bean (Mindful Boston)
Since life stressors are varied, and come from all directions, a multi-tiered plan is necessary to navigate the multi-layered nature of burnout. In this four hour workshop participants will discover on-the-spot strategies, mid-length strategies, and long-term strategies to address stress. Using [...]
[ November 19, 2013; ]
Location: Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, Great Room (10 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109)
Instructor: Rachel Bratt, Dept. of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning, Tufts University
Why are community development and community economic development important strategies? What are the political, economic and social forces that have contributed to the need for local, state, and federal governments, [...]
[ October 2, 2013 to November 19, 2013. ]
Date: 8 weeks, Wednesday evenings 5:30 to 8:30, October 2, 2013-November 19, 2013
Location: Wentworth Institute of Technology (550 Huntington Ave, Boston)
Instructors: Howard M. Chandler & Guy Compagnone
Are you looking to hone new skills or better understand project management?
This introductory course has been developed for the Mel King Institute for Community Building to meet the specific [...]
[ November 25, 2013; ]
November 25th, 2013
Location: South End Technology Center (359 Columbus Ave, Boston)
Instructor: Alexandra Barker (U.S. Census Bureau)
Registration Deadline: November 20, 2013
Intended for participants who are already comfortable working with data and statistics (and have possibly taken the MKI “Introduction to Census Data”), this hands-on workshop will dig into the particulars of working with some more challenging (but extremely useful) data from the U.S. [...]
Let’s congratulate Mel on with the first Urban Farming Lifetime Achievement Award!
See Excerpt from Greg Watson’s Facebook page:
“The opportunity to present my dear friend and mentor Mel King with the first Urban Farming Lifetime Achievement Award this past Saturday at the Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference was one of the greatest honors of my life. Mel [...]
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for metropolitan Boston, seeks a Public Health Manager. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment, leading a team of planning and public health specialists to promote healthy living across the region. The Public Health Manager oversees MAPC’s efforts to [...]
The Massachusetts Community and Banking Council seeks its first Executive Director who will charged with leading this reinvigorated nonprofit organization. This dynamic leader will collaborate with an engaged Board of Directors and carry out MCBC’s mission to promote community investment in low and moderate income/underserved neighborhoods. Guided by on an ambitious strategic plan, MCBC is [...]
Excellence in Governance is designed to help responsible community development corporation (CDC) boards become exceptional. Participating organizations explore characteristics of effective board governance and the board’s role in improving organizational health, performance and sustainability. Using a proven, performance-based framework, each participating board will define success and measure its effectiveness in the context of their organization and [...]
Let’s congratulate Mel King on winning the Edward J. Blakely Award!
See the press release below via MIT
Distinguished activist, practitioner, politician, scholar, and long-standing DUSP faculty member Mel King has been named as the inaugural winner of the Edward J. Blakely Award, presented by the Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of [...]
Attention nonprofits, potential donors and sponsors!
Are you interested in philanthropy? Not sure which organization to donate your money too? Want to learn more about the impact an organization is making on a community?
The Giving Common by The Boston Foundation is the program for you.
The Giving Common is a way for individuals to learn more about [...]
Attention Non-Entitlement Communities!
Do you need help with a community, economic or housing development problem or issue?
Do you want to increase your community’s capacity to carry out community, economic, or housing development projects?
The Peer-to-Peer Program Can Help You.
To apply, send a request letter describing your problem or issue.
DHCD’s Division of Community Services will help you locate a colleague [...]
Application Deadline: August 8, 2012 at 5:00pm
Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellows are part of a unique three-year program offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. As integral staff members of their host organizations, fellows gain practical experience in site acquisition, site planning, architectural design, financial pro-formas, financing applications and public approvals. Fellows engage in neighborhood planning, helping their [...]
Third Sector New England’s Better Nonprofit Management Training Series provides ongoing learning opportunities specifically designed by and for those within the non-profit sector. The series includes multiple workshops to help non-profit managers, staff, board members and other key stakeholders strengthen general management skills.
Our workshop trainers are leaders in their field and in the non-profit sector, and include international fund-raising expert Simone P. Joyaux, [...]
Michael P. Johnson Jr., Rachel B. Drew & Jeffrey Keisler, University of Massachusetts Boston
David Turcotte, University of Massachusetts Lowell (2012)
This paper describes and develops a model for calculating location-based strategic values of foreclosed properties considered for acquisition and redevelopment by community development corporations (CDCs). A property’s strategic value refers to its proximity to site-specific neighborhood amenities and [...]