BUILDING THE ENGINE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN DETROIT 2018 ANNUAL SUMMIT
APPLY TO JOIN THE FIRST COHORT OF DISTRICT 6 LEADERS!
Calling all District 6 neighborhood leaders! Council Member Castañeda-López invites you to apply for the 2019 District 6 Leadership Series, a training bringing together 30 existing or aspiring neighborhood leaders who want to learn practical tools to improve their communities.
What: Each session will incorporate interactive workshops, hands-on activities and allow you to see different parts of District 6. You will learn about a variety of topics to help you become a better neighborhood advocate, from how to use your network to fundraise to how you can work with elected officials to get stuff done. You'll also work on a project to help launch or grow your community group!
When: Saturday, Feb 16, 2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
For more information, click here.
Applications Due: December 3, 2018
To apply, click here or visit our office at 1927 Rosa Parks Blvd Suite 110A.
PUBLIC ALLIES METRO DETROIT: TEAM SERVICE PROJECT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Public Allies Metro Detroit is an AmeriCorps program operating out of the Office of Metropolitan Impact at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. They believe that "Everyone Leads" and they recruit "Homegrown" Leaders to join their movement. PA Metro Detroit is currently looking for Proposals for their Team Service Project (TSP).
Through small work groups of 4-6 members, Allies (AmeriCorps Members) engage in intensive capacity building projects for a period of 5 months. To be considered as a Team Service Project Host Site, please complete the attached RFP and return by November 30, 2018.
UM DEARBORN’S INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BECDD’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
UM Dearborn's Institute For Local Government is partnering with us to offer a series of 4 professional development workshops to help employees, board members, and volunteers for community development organizations and other nonprofits enhance their expertise in critical areas.
All workshops are free, but seating is limited so you must register to attend: https://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/iflg_registration
-Fundraising: Building a Rock Solid Development Plan: Tues., Nov. 13, 2018
-Accessing Foundation and Corporate Grants: Tues., Nov. 27, 2018
-Commercial Development Fundamentals: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
-Implementing Your Strategic Plan: January, 2019, date TBD
All workshops will be held at the UM-Detroit Center at 3662 Woodward Ave.
Free parking is available in DSO Garage behind the Detroit Center (off Parsons Street). Bring your parking ticket for validation. Light refreshments will be provided.
CEDAM’S REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT BOOT CAMP 2019
Registration is open for CEDAM's Real Estate Development Boot Camp!
During this five-day training you'll have the opportunity to:
- Learn the fundamentals of the affordable housing industry
- Network with fellow developers and others in the field
- Present to a funding panel comprised of professionals from MSHDA and several banks who review and fund projects
Date: June 3-7, 2019
Location: Kettunen Center in Tustin, MI
Early-bird cost: $899/members, $1,399/nonmembers
Cost includes training, lodging and all meals.
Day 1-3: Curriculum (including site selection, pro forma development, market analysis, legal structures, tax credits, property management, layered financing and more!)
Day 3-4: Group Work
Day 5: Formal Presentations to Funding Panel
Register here: https://members-cedam.wildapricot.org/event-3099339
CO-DIRECTORS BEING HIRED FOR THE TRANSFORMING POWER FUND
The Transforming Power Fund (TPF) is a new Detroit-based social justice fund committed to transformative systems change. The fund is being developed as a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects,
The Transforming Power Fund is an attempt to put into practice the 12 Recommendations for Detroit Funders produced in 2015 by Allied Media Projects and Detroit Peoples’ Platform. It is also informed by the research of the 2017 report, Changing the Conversation: Philanthropic Funding and Community Organizing in Detroit.
Through community-led grantmaking and donor organizing the TPF aims to model a more equitable approach to traditional philanthropy. The TPF is rooted in the following values: inclusion, equity, justice (racial, economic, gender, disability, environmental), personal transformation, structural transformation, intergenerational relationships, cooperation, collaboration, continual learning, creativity, audacity, healing, and working across boundaries.
The TPF is seeking two visionary, talented, and dedicated leaders to serve as co-directors of the fund. The role of the co-directors will be to work from the strong framework that has been developed over three years of community engagement. The ideal co-director team will bring a mix of audacious vision for how philanthropy can be transformed and pragmatic implementation skills to ultimately bring that vision to life through Transforming Power Fund.
Joint applications from people with existing track records of collaborative work are strongly encouraged. Individuals may also apply. The positions will be housed at Allied Media Projects in Detroit. Starting salary for each Co-Director is $65,000 plus benefits. The ideal start date is December 1, 2018.