STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEIGHBORHOOD FUNDERS GROUP WEBINAR ON OPPORTUNITY ZONES

Join Neighborhood Funders Group for the second installment of their conversation on Opportunity Zones to hear how community, philanthropy, and the public sector can work together to prioritize investments in projects that yield equitable growth, benefits, development without displacement, and economic opportunity for low-income communities and communities of color.

Development Without Displacement in Opportunity Zones

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

10 - 11:30 am PT / 11 - 12:30 pm MT / 12 - 1:30 pm CT / 1 - 2:30 pm ET

Speakers:

Charles Rutheiser, Senior Associate, Center for Community and Economic Opportunity, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Christopher M. Brown, Director, PolicyLink

Register here: https://www.nfg.org/events/development-without-displacement-opportunity-zones

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DETROIT MAYOR’S OFFICE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

There is one week left to apply to participate in the Mayor's Office Summer Internship Program. Please spread the word widely!! Students will be interviewed and get to work in a variety of departments in the City. Anyone interested in working for the City should apply as they are really looking to build their pipeline of talent. Please circulate this widely to smart, innovative students especially those that live in Detroit or are from Detroit!

Here are the links to apply :

https://www.detroitmi.gov/government/mayors-office/graduate-summer-internship-program

https://www.detroitmi.gov/government/mayors-office/undergraduate-summer-internship-program


MICHIGAN COMMUNITY RESOURCES’ FREE LEGAL CLINIC

DO YOU KNOW OF A NONPROFIT THAT NEEDS A FINANCIAL COMPLIANCE CHECK-UP?

(990's, Internal Controls, Fund Allocation, Recording Keeping & More...)

Michigan Community Resources is excited to announce a FREE LEGAL CLINIC for nonprofits focused on children and families on financial reporting and compliance in partnership with Co. Act Detroit.

On January 24, 2019 - volunteer attorneys from major corporations like Ford and GM as well as leading law firms throughout the city will be providing valuable legal assistance to all participants.

Advanced registration is required.

Contact apak@mi-community.org if you are interested.


DETROIT ACTION STRATEGIST POSITION AT ioby

ioby mobilizes neighbors across the country to become powerful leaders who plan and crowdfund for positive change in their neighborhoods. They are creating a future in which neighborhoods are shaped by the powerful good ideas of their own neighbors.

ioby seeks an Action Strategist based in Detroit, MI. The Action Strategist will play a critical role in cultivating and supporting ioby’s resident leaders in Detroit. The Detroit Action Strategist will report to the City Strategist Manager, Jennifer Allen, based in Brooklyn, NY, and work with a team of Action Strategists around the country including the current Action Strategist in Detroit.

Your job will be to support and grow the existing network of Detroit leaders working at the neighborhood scale by sharing ioby’s platform and resources as helpful tools for community change. Your mandate is to find, foster, and amplify trust and positive change that comes from neighbors working together.

Find out more here: https://ioby.workable.com/j/86DD6CD4DB


COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN’S OPPORTUNITY ZONE TRAINING

The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is proud to offer an in-depth training on Opportunity Zones March 13, 2019 from 9:30am - 5:00pm at The Kellogg Center at Michigan State University 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

This training is for you if you are a:

- For-profit developer
- Rising Tide Community 
- Nonprofit developer
- Fund 
- Banking industry professional 
- Redevelopment Ready Community

This conference includes the following topics:

- Marketing the Opportunity Zones in your community. 
- How to work effectively with MSHDA and the MEDC
- How to secure funding for projects
- Partnering with community advocates and nonprofit organizations
- How to determine the best projects for your community
- Reasons to develop a fund
- Reasons to join forces with other funds in your region
- A structured networking session to connect with the partners you need to make your Opportunity Zone projects successful.

Register here: https://members-cedam.wildapricot.org/event-3194246


GRANDMONT ROSEDALE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS LOOKING FOR A DEPUTY DIRECTOR

The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Director.    The GRDC is a well-established non-profit community development corporation working to preserve and improve the Grandmont Rosedale communities of northwest Detroit.

Primary responsibilities of the Deputy Director will include:

  • Financial Management: Prepare and monitor budgets; supervise Bookkeeper; prepare regular financial reports; oversee grant reporting and compliance; coordinate annual audit with outside auditor.

  • Fund Development: Manage organizational efforts to raise funds from individuals, corporations, foundations and government entities.  Work with program staff to prepare grant proposals for submittal.

  • Real Estate Development:  Ensure the successful implementation of a variety of residential and commercial real estate development projects.  

  • Office Management: Coordinate office functions including human resources, payroll, data management and tech support; oversee hiring and orientation of new employees and program interns.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in non-profit program management and/or fundraising;

  • Bachelor’s Degree or advance degree, preferably in a related discipline;

  • Experience with budgeting and financial report preparation; basic knowledge of QuickBooks or similar accounting software;

  • Experience with real estate development and finance;

  • Successful track record of raising money for non-profit causes from foundations, businesses, individuals and/or government entities, familiarity with funding sources for affordable housing programs;

  • Experience with office management practices, data management, and human resources;

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Experience working with community-based organizations preferred;

  • Must be well-organized, self-motivated, hard-working and committed to neighborhood development within Detroit;

  • Must have own means of transportation and a valid driver’s license.

Salary and Benefits

GRDC offers a competitive salary and benefit package, commensurate with experience.  

To Apply

To apply, mail or email your resume, a cover letter (including salary expectations) and the names of three references to:

Sherita Smith, Executive Director

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation

19800 Grand River

Detroit, MI 48223

ED@grandmontrosedale.com

Deadline

Friday, January 4, 2019

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. GRDC is an equal opportunity employe


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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

Workshop Topics:

-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 

Training Details
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. 

Training Overview
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


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