CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

You are cordially invited to join Michigan Community Resources in celebrating its 20th Anniversary building strong communities through strong organizations, strong leaders, and a strong nonprofit network. Our Homecoming & Community Reunion will take place at The Eastern in Eastern Market on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 7 to 11 p.m. The evening will feature a strolling dinner provided by local food trucks, live entertainment, and a community bonfire. Visit http://mcr20.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets. Contact 313.949.6837 or events@mi-community.org with questions or for sponsorship opportunities.

WHAT WE ARE ABOUT

Michigan Community Resources advances the missions of Michigan nonprofit organizations that serve low income individuals and communities through pro bono and low cost legal and other professional services, organizational development, and trusted guidance.

We envision strong Michigan communities built on strong organizations, strong leaders, and a strong nonprofit network.

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Upcoming Events

Oct
4
Thu
MCR’s 20th Anniversary Homecoming & Community Reunion @ The Eastern
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
17
Wed
Insurance Basics for Nonprofit Webinar
Oct 17 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Insurance Basics for Nonprofit Webinar

Nonprofit organizations need protection from risks and accidents, both expected and unexpected. It’s important to be able to focus on your mission, knowing that you have the right insurance policies in place. This seminar will present legal and practical issues confronting nonprofits when they seek insurance coverage and assert claims under their insurance policies. The panelists’ practices include advising and representing nonprofits and other policyholders on a variety of insurance claims. They will discuss how to assess what risks insurance will cover, and will review basic differences among various types of insurance policies. They also will cover common pitfalls in choosing insurance policies that are appropriate for community-based organizations.

Speakers will include Scott Konrad of Hub International, and Teresa Lewi and Russell Squire of Covington & Burling LLP.

Program (all times are Eastern Time)

12:30 p.m.     Registration and Networking (for New York City live location)

12:45 p.m.     Opening Remarks (for New York City and WebEx participants)

12:50 p.m.     Start of Program Presentation

3:15 p.m.       Q&A

3:30 p.m.       Adjournment

 To register for NYC live location only, please email your name and contact information by noon on October 9, 2018 to nfpseminar@lawyersalliance.org with “October 17 Insurance Basics for Nonprofits” in the subject line.

 To register for the video cast outside New York City, please go to:  https://comms.dlapiper.com/16/2564/landing-pages/accept-blank-standard.asp?sid=b75a7fb5-4b99-4fbf-9895-56635e1d8e51

Oct
20
Sat
Brush Park Community Day @ John R./Watson Park
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Brush Park Community Day @ John R./Watson Park

Help us clean up John R./Watson Park and the alley! In addition to general cleanup, we’ll be doing light landscaping and replacing the dilapidated benches. We need volunteers, equipment and donations.

The CDC will host a picnic after the clean up efforts. We’ll provide food and water. Please bring a lawn chair and beverages.

Learn more and register to volunteer and/or bring equipment that we can use for the day (e.g rakes, edgers, blowers, shop brooms) at: http://www.brushparkcdc.org/park/

Donate to our Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/brushpark

By the Numbers

12

education workshops taught in 2016

49

community based organizations assisted in 2016

$16M

value of pro bono legal services provided since 1998

MCR NEWS

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Michigan Community Resources Announces Shamyle Dobbs as New CEO

Michigan Community Resources is proud to announce Shamyle Dobbs as our new CEO!

With over 17 years of experience in nonprofit management, Shamyle brings to the CEO position a deep institutional understanding of MCR as well as an unparalleled passion for the good work done by organizations and community leaders MCR serves.

Formerly the Chief Program Officer, Shamyle has played an integral role in shaping the work at MCR since 2008. A native New Yorker and graduate of New York University, Shamyle moved to Michigan in 2001 to complete her Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan and went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School.

With her core philosophy being that of servant leadership, she embodies practices that enrich the lives of individuals, build stronger organizations, and ultimately create a more just and caring world.

Read more

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Upcoming Events

Oct
4
Thu
MCR’s 20th Anniversary Homecoming & Community Reunion @ The Eastern
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
17
Wed
Insurance Basics for Nonprofit Webinar
Oct 17 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Insurance Basics for Nonprofit Webinar

Nonprofit organizations need protection from risks and accidents, both expected and unexpected. It’s important to be able to focus on your mission, knowing that you have the right insurance policies in place. This seminar will present legal and practical issues confronting nonprofits when they seek insurance coverage and assert claims under their insurance policies. The panelists’ practices include advising and representing nonprofits and other policyholders on a variety of insurance claims. They will discuss how to assess what risks insurance will cover, and will review basic differences among various types of insurance policies. They also will cover common pitfalls in choosing insurance policies that are appropriate for community-based organizations.

Speakers will include Scott Konrad of Hub International, and Teresa Lewi and Russell Squire of Covington & Burling LLP.

Program (all times are Eastern Time)

12:30 p.m.     Registration and Networking (for New York City live location)

12:45 p.m.     Opening Remarks (for New York City and WebEx participants)

12:50 p.m.     Start of Program Presentation

3:15 p.m.       Q&A

3:30 p.m.       Adjournment

 To register for NYC live location only, please email your name and contact information by noon on October 9, 2018 to nfpseminar@lawyersalliance.org with “October 17 Insurance Basics for Nonprofits” in the subject line.

 To register for the video cast outside New York City, please go to:  https://comms.dlapiper.com/16/2564/landing-pages/accept-blank-standard.asp?sid=b75a7fb5-4b99-4fbf-9895-56635e1d8e51

Oct
20
Sat
Brush Park Community Day @ John R./Watson Park
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Brush Park Community Day @ John R./Watson Park

Help us clean up John R./Watson Park and the alley! In addition to general cleanup, we’ll be doing light landscaping and replacing the dilapidated benches. We need volunteers, equipment and donations.

The CDC will host a picnic after the clean up efforts. We’ll provide food and water. Please bring a lawn chair and beverages.

Learn more and register to volunteer and/or bring equipment that we can use for the day (e.g rakes, edgers, blowers, shop brooms) at: http://www.brushparkcdc.org/park/

Donate to our Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/brushpark

By the Numbers

12

education workshops taught in 2016

49

community based organizations assisted in 2016

$16M

value of pro bono legal services provided since 1998