OUR MISSION

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, organization development, and trusted guidance.

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

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
21
Thu
Schoolcraft Improvement Association Community Gathering @ Dossin Elementary-Middle School
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Detroiters Speak Winter 2019: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies and Borders in Detroit @ Cass Corridor Commons
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Winter 2019 Detroiters Speak series: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies, and Borders in Detroit.

Each week will feature different Detroit-based speakers and guests who will explore the given topic and engage the students through a combination of formal remarks, presentations, and public discussion.

  • Public welcome and encouraged to attend
  • Light dinner provided
  • Free transportation from Ann Arbor to Detroit
  • Free parking provided in WSU lot 62

Upcoming Dates: Feb 21, 28; March 21, 28, 27; April 4, 11

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Location: Cass Corridor Commons, 4605 Cass Ave.

Sponsors: Semester in Detroit, Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL)/Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights, University of Michigan Detroit Center, Wayne State University Department of African American Studies

Mar
22
Fri
Life Remodeled: Fourth Friday Fundraising @ Durfee Innovation Society
Mar 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

 

The Life Remodeled team, led by Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder, is looking to flip the script and shatter some fundraising myths by hosting an enlightening 10 part lunch and learn series on what it takes to achieve high caliber and effective fund development.

Join LR and hundreds of representatives from non-profits throughout the greater metro-Detroit area on the fourth Friday of the month from 11:30 – 1 p.m. at the Durfee Innovation Society to learn from some of the major players in the philanthropy world– funders, donors, volunteers and non-profit staff, who are looking for insight into creating a strong development strategy.


Schedule:

Session #1 :: Friday, February 22, 2019
My Journey with Fundraising: From Transactional to Transformational
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled

Session #2 :: Friday, March 22, 2019
Developing + Delivering Your Pitch
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled and Dan Zwolak, CEO, seeds marketing+design

Session #3 :: Friday, April 26, 2019
Major Gifts + Making “The Ask”
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Ed Russell, President at Russell Development; and Lisa Payne, Former CFO of Taubman; Additional Speaker TBD

Session #4 :: Friday, May 24, 2019
How to Craft + Share Your Personal Story + Why This is Super Important
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled

Session #5 :: Friday, June 28, 2019
The Art of the Nonprofit Fundraising CEO
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest; Kevin Roach, CEO of Methodist Children’s Home Society; Brett Tillander, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties; and Dr. Darienne B. Driver, President & CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Session #6 :: Friday, July 26, 2019
Fundraising Administration
Featuring Brooke Adams, Fundraising Manager at Life Remodeled and Pat McQueen SVP Education at Salesforce

Session #7 :: Friday, August 23, 2019
Corporate Giving
Featuring Doug Maibach, Executive Vice President at Barton Malow; Rebecca Ndombi, Social Responsibility Manager at Sun Communities; Additional Speakers TBD

Session #8 :: Friday, September 27, 2019
Measuring Impact: Why + What + How
Featuring Romy Kochan, CEO of Gingras Global

Session #9 :: Friday, October 25, 2019
Discussion with Foundation CEOs/EDs
Featuring Tonya Allen, President + CEO at The Skillman Foundation and Additional Speakers TBD

Session #10 :: Friday, November 22, 2019
In-Kind Donations
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Harvey Berman, Construction, Contracts & Real Estate Attorney with Bodman; Terri Rubis, Environmental Account Manager at ARCADIS; Jeff Lane, Connector at Life Remodeled


Tickets

Tickets must be purchased in advance for $15 per person. Lunch will be provided, and $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to one randomly drawn nonprofit organization in attendance each month.

Please note: Tickets must be purchased for each individual session. Please be sure you are purchasing the correct ticket for the session and date you are looking to attend.

Any questions related to the event can be directed to Brooke Adams at brooke@liferemodeled.com.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
21
Thu
Schoolcraft Improvement Association Community Gathering @ Dossin Elementary-Middle School
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Detroiters Speak Winter 2019: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies and Borders in Detroit @ Cass Corridor Commons
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Winter 2019 Detroiters Speak series: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies, and Borders in Detroit.

Each week will feature different Detroit-based speakers and guests who will explore the given topic and engage the students through a combination of formal remarks, presentations, and public discussion.

  • Public welcome and encouraged to attend
  • Light dinner provided
  • Free transportation from Ann Arbor to Detroit
  • Free parking provided in WSU lot 62

Upcoming Dates: Feb 21, 28; March 21, 28, 27; April 4, 11

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Location: Cass Corridor Commons, 4605 Cass Ave.

Sponsors: Semester in Detroit, Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL)/Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights, University of Michigan Detroit Center, Wayne State University Department of African American Studies

Mar
22
Fri
Life Remodeled: Fourth Friday Fundraising @ Durfee Innovation Society
Mar 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

 

The Life Remodeled team, led by Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder, is looking to flip the script and shatter some fundraising myths by hosting an enlightening 10 part lunch and learn series on what it takes to achieve high caliber and effective fund development.

Join LR and hundreds of representatives from non-profits throughout the greater metro-Detroit area on the fourth Friday of the month from 11:30 – 1 p.m. at the Durfee Innovation Society to learn from some of the major players in the philanthropy world– funders, donors, volunteers and non-profit staff, who are looking for insight into creating a strong development strategy.


Schedule:

Session #1 :: Friday, February 22, 2019
My Journey with Fundraising: From Transactional to Transformational
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled

Session #2 :: Friday, March 22, 2019
Developing + Delivering Your Pitch
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled and Dan Zwolak, CEO, seeds marketing+design

Session #3 :: Friday, April 26, 2019
Major Gifts + Making “The Ask”
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Ed Russell, President at Russell Development; and Lisa Payne, Former CFO of Taubman; Additional Speaker TBD

Session #4 :: Friday, May 24, 2019
How to Craft + Share Your Personal Story + Why This is Super Important
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled

Session #5 :: Friday, June 28, 2019
The Art of the Nonprofit Fundraising CEO
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest; Kevin Roach, CEO of Methodist Children’s Home Society; Brett Tillander, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties; and Dr. Darienne B. Driver, President & CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Session #6 :: Friday, July 26, 2019
Fundraising Administration
Featuring Brooke Adams, Fundraising Manager at Life Remodeled and Pat McQueen SVP Education at Salesforce

Session #7 :: Friday, August 23, 2019
Corporate Giving
Featuring Doug Maibach, Executive Vice President at Barton Malow; Rebecca Ndombi, Social Responsibility Manager at Sun Communities; Additional Speakers TBD

Session #8 :: Friday, September 27, 2019
Measuring Impact: Why + What + How
Featuring Romy Kochan, CEO of Gingras Global

Session #9 :: Friday, October 25, 2019
Discussion with Foundation CEOs/EDs
Featuring Tonya Allen, President + CEO at The Skillman Foundation and Additional Speakers TBD

Session #10 :: Friday, November 22, 2019
In-Kind Donations
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Harvey Berman, Construction, Contracts & Real Estate Attorney with Bodman; Terri Rubis, Environmental Account Manager at ARCADIS; Jeff Lane, Connector at Life Remodeled


Tickets

Tickets must be purchased in advance for $15 per person. Lunch will be provided, and $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to one randomly drawn nonprofit organization in attendance each month.

Please note: Tickets must be purchased for each individual session. Please be sure you are purchasing the correct ticket for the session and date you are looking to attend.

Any questions related to the event can be directed to Brooke Adams at brooke@liferemodeled.com.

Get Social with us