Michigan Community Resources’ Legal Pro Bono Referral Program connects nonprofit organizations serving low-income communities with volunteer attorneys to address their legal needs. Our legal referral program helps strengthen nonprofits by improving operations and projects, increasing efficiency, and reducing risk, allowing organizations to focus on their core mission. The legal referral program has served over 1,000 nonprofit organizations since 1998, providing about $15 million in free legal assistance.
Michigan Community Resources invites Detroit community-based organizations like block clubs and neighborhood associations to apply for its 2016 Capacity Building Program. Between January and July 2016, selected community-based organizations will receive:
- One-on-one support tailored to your organization’s needs with a Michigan Community Resources staff member
- Networking opportunities with fellow 2016 Capacity Building Program participants
- Priority access to 10 workshops
In January 2016, Michigan Community Resources will launch Community Office Hours. Leaders of community-based organizations will be able to make appointments with MCR 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.
MCR provides services on a fee-basis to community based organizations. Current services include program evaluation, engagement, and strategic planning.