What We Are About

Michigan Community Resources is uniquely positioned to drive policy change, connect and improve systems that impact quality of life and the economy in low income communities, and bring a voice to those who have not been heard. We are qualified to provide holistic technical and legal services to individual organizations, helping them complete projects and achieve organizational goals.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
11
Thu
Grant Writing 101 @ University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grant Writing 101

This free workshop will review key elements of a strong grant application. Through small group sessions, you will learn how to: communicate the value of your work, clearly describe your project’s goals and activities, present a sound budget, and avoid common mistakes. You will also learn and share tips and strategies with other attendees and advanced users.

Learn about

  • Telling your organization’s story
  • Describing the project
  • Defining the impact.
  • Budget basics
  • An evaluator’s perspective

Light refreshments will be served. Free parking lot available in front of the School of Architecture Building off Livernois and Florence (enter through the guard station).

RSVP to Janai Gilmore
313.969.7156   JGilmore@mi-community.org

NEX Grant Writing Flyer 2016 Jan 27

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Mar
10
Thu
Accounting & Budgeting @ University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Accounting & Budgeting @ University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture | Detroit | Michigan | United States

what is the goal of this workshop series?

Members and leaders of block clubs and other community-based organizations in Detroit will enhance their skills in key organizational areas through interactive activities, informative presentations, guest speakers, peer networking, learning, and much more. Participation in all ten workshops is encouraged, but not required, as each workshop builds on
the previous session.

schedule

All workshops will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at
the University of Detroit Mercy – School of Architecture located
at 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221.
*Some sessions may run 30 minutes longer.*

  • 1/14/2016 Effective Marketing & Media Strategies
  • 1/28/2016 Fundraising & Fund Development
  • 2/11/2016 Grant Writing 101
  • 3/10/2016 Accounting & Budgeting
  • 3/24/2016 Evaluation 101
  • 4/14/2016 Community Organizing & Resident Engagement
  • 4/28/2016 Volunteer Management & Recruitment
  • 5/12/2016 Project Management
  • 6/9/2016 Creating Effective Collaborations
  • 6/23/2016 Succession Planning & Transitional Leadership

coming soon – office hours

In January 2016, Michigan Community Resources will launch Community Office Hours. Leaders of community-based organizations will be able to make appointments with Michigan Community Resources staff members to address a variety of organizational needs including grant writing, project management, and more. Office Hours will take place monthly at rotating locations across the city.
For more information or questions contact Alisha Opperman at 313.600.1117 or aopperman@mi-community.org

 Download Workshop Schedule

Mar
24
Thu
Evaluation 101 @ University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evaluation 101 @ University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture | Detroit | Michigan | United States

what is the goal of this workshop series?

Members and leaders of block clubs and other community-based organizations in Detroit will enhance their skills in key organizational areas through interactive activities, informative presentations, guest speakers, peer networking, learning, and much more. Participation in all ten workshops is encouraged, but not required, as each workshop builds on
the previous session.

schedule

All workshops will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at
the University of Detroit Mercy – School of Architecture located
at 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221.
*Some sessions may run 30 minutes longer.*

  • 1/14/2016 Effective Marketing & Media Strategies
  • 1/28/2016 Fundraising & Fund Development
  • 2/11/2016 Grant Writing 101
  • 3/10/2016 Accounting & Budgeting
  • 3/24/2016 Evaluation 101
  • 4/14/2016 Community Organizing & Resident Engagement
  • 4/28/2016 Volunteer Management & Recruitment
  • 5/12/2016 Project Management
  • 6/9/2016 Creating Effective Collaborations
  • 6/23/2016 Succession Planning & Transitional Leadership

coming soon – office hours

In January 2016, Michigan Community Resources will launch Community Office Hours. Leaders of community-based organizations will be able to make appointments with Michigan Community Resources staff members to address a variety of organizational needs including grant writing, project management, and more. Office Hours will take place monthly at rotating locations across the city.
For more information or questions contact Alisha Opperman at 313.600.1117 or aopperman@mi-community.org

 Download Workshop Schedule

By the Numbers

16

education workshops taught in 2014

82

community based organizations assisted in 2014

$15M

value of pro bono legal services provided since 1998

MCR NEWS

Feature 1

GREENFILL DEVELOPMENT: A Guide to Repurposing Vacant Lots for Flower Farming Enterprises

The Guide is the first of its kind, and helps identify how community groups can grow crops on vacant land and generate revenue!

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Feature 2

Grantwriting 101

Through small group sessions, you will learn how to: communicate the value of your work, clearly describe your project’s goals and activities, present a sound budget, and avoid common mistakes.

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Feature 3

We're hiring!

We are currently seeking a full-time Development Associate to play a major role in our fundraising efforts! Please send cover letter and resume to Jill Ferrari, at jferrari@mi-community.org by January 29th. Please put “Application for Development Associate” in the email subject line.

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Neighborhood-exchange-logo

 

Upcoming Events

Feb
11
Thu
Grant Writing 101 @ University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grant Writing 101

This free workshop will review key elements of a strong grant application. Through small group sessions, you will learn how to: communicate the value of your work, clearly describe your project’s goals and activities, present a sound budget, and avoid common mistakes. You will also learn and share tips and strategies with other attendees and advanced users.

Learn about

  • Telling your organization’s story
  • Describing the project
  • Defining the impact.
  • Budget basics
  • An evaluator’s perspective

Light refreshments will be served. Free parking lot available in front of the School of Architecture Building off Livernois and Florence (enter through the guard station).

RSVP to Janai Gilmore
313.969.7156   JGilmore@mi-community.org

NEX Grant Writing Flyer 2016 Jan 27

Download Grant Writing Flyer

Mar
10
Thu
Accounting & Budgeting @ University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Accounting & Budgeting @ University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture | Detroit | Michigan | United States

what is the goal of this workshop series?

Members and leaders of block clubs and other community-based organizations in Detroit will enhance their skills in key organizational areas through interactive activities, informative presentations, guest speakers, peer networking, learning, and much more. Participation in all ten workshops is encouraged, but not required, as each workshop builds on
the previous session.

schedule

All workshops will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at
the University of Detroit Mercy – School of Architecture located
at 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221.
*Some sessions may run 30 minutes longer.*

  • 1/14/2016 Effective Marketing & Media Strategies
  • 1/28/2016 Fundraising & Fund Development
  • 2/11/2016 Grant Writing 101
  • 3/10/2016 Accounting & Budgeting
  • 3/24/2016 Evaluation 101
  • 4/14/2016 Community Organizing & Resident Engagement
  • 4/28/2016 Volunteer Management & Recruitment
  • 5/12/2016 Project Management
  • 6/9/2016 Creating Effective Collaborations
  • 6/23/2016 Succession Planning & Transitional Leadership

coming soon – office hours

In January 2016, Michigan Community Resources will launch Community Office Hours. Leaders of community-based organizations will be able to make appointments with Michigan Community Resources staff members to address a variety of organizational needs including grant writing, project management, and more. Office Hours will take place monthly at rotating locations across the city.
For more information or questions contact Alisha Opperman at 313.600.1117 or aopperman@mi-community.org

 Download Workshop Schedule

Mar
24
Thu
Evaluation 101 @ University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evaluation 101 @ University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture | Detroit | Michigan | United States

what is the goal of this workshop series?

Members and leaders of block clubs and other community-based organizations in Detroit will enhance their skills in key organizational areas through interactive activities, informative presentations, guest speakers, peer networking, learning, and much more. Participation in all ten workshops is encouraged, but not required, as each workshop builds on
the previous session.

schedule

All workshops will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at
the University of Detroit Mercy – School of Architecture located
at 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221.
*Some sessions may run 30 minutes longer.*

  • 1/14/2016 Effective Marketing & Media Strategies
  • 1/28/2016 Fundraising & Fund Development
  • 2/11/2016 Grant Writing 101
  • 3/10/2016 Accounting & Budgeting
  • 3/24/2016 Evaluation 101
  • 4/14/2016 Community Organizing & Resident Engagement
  • 4/28/2016 Volunteer Management & Recruitment
  • 5/12/2016 Project Management
  • 6/9/2016 Creating Effective Collaborations
  • 6/23/2016 Succession Planning & Transitional Leadership

coming soon – office hours

In January 2016, Michigan Community Resources will launch Community Office Hours. Leaders of community-based organizations will be able to make appointments with Michigan Community Resources staff members to address a variety of organizational needs including grant writing, project management, and more. Office Hours will take place monthly at rotating locations across the city.
For more information or questions contact Alisha Opperman at 313.600.1117 or aopperman@mi-community.org

 Download Workshop Schedule

By the Numbers

16

education workshops taught in 2014

82

community based organizations assisted in 2014

$15M

value of pro bono legal services provided since 1998