Events Calendar 

Filter the events calendar with the categories and tags tabs below! We understand the importance of supporting community residents and leaders in gaining the skills to be well-informed and successful advocates for systemic change. To encourage diverse representation at workshops and trainings, we offer scholarships and daily stipends to our resident members. To learn more, please go to Scholarships & Grants


The Road to an Effective Grant Proposal: Corporation and Foundation Grant Writing
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Writing an effective grant is all about connecting the dots: what is the funder seeking and how do I  demonstrate my organization’s link to their specific interests? Learn to write a compelling and competitive grant in this lively and fun introduction to nonprofit grant writing.

2018 Annual Management Conference By New England Society of Association Executives
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm


Managing Up and Down to Intentionally Transform Culture – Eric Curtis, Curtis Strategy

The Eight Rings of Association Leadership – Ron Rosenberg, Quality Talk

Re-Engaging and Re-Energizing Your Board of Directors 
– Susan NichollMetroWest Visitors Bureau

The Art of Connecting Volunteers 
– Jessica Levin, Seven Degrees Communications 

Bridging Distance in Remote Workers
 – Stefanie Heiter, Bridging Distance

Research, Race and Trust Symposium
Jan 18 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Boston BRI…DGE and CCHERS invite you to a Community Symposium on Research, Race, and Trust.

Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Nancy Krieger and her presentation titled Scientific Racism, Embodiment & Fighting for Health Equity: Black Health Matters. Dr. Krieger’s presentation is followed by a panel of Researchers, Community Members, Patients, and other Stakeholders responding to this important topic.

We will end with small group discussions and a networking reception.

Questions? email Project Coordinator, Yareliz Diaz, at

Data Storytelling
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This day-long data storytelling workshop will build data and information literacy, mapping, and data visualization skills for people looking to get started in using data, or more-experienced users looking to brush-up on their skills. The workshop will have two parts:

Session 1: Back to Basics

The ability to tell a good story with data is a powerful skill. Yet, it can be overwhelming to know where to start or how to finish. A single dataset can contain many different stories depending on the values of the storyteller and the context of their experiences. This workshop will introduce the typical kinds of stories that can be found in data and give you practice in finding your own data-stories. Going back to basics, this first session will be paper-only. No prerequisites and no technology required.

Session 2: Visualizing your Data Story

Now that you have the skills to find a data-story worth telling, this workshop will help you bring it to life through visualization. We will provide some guidance on visualization do’s and don’ts, and introduce some free and easy to use web-based tools to show your information spatially on a map, or find insight through a chart. Computers will be available, but feel free to bring your laptop.

English for Advancement Program
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
English for Advancement Program @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Attend the free program to help people improve their English and get a job presented by JVS. This is an opportunity for people who want to improve their English language skills, can attend weekly classes, and have a social security number.

Local Housing Authority (LHA) Resident Board Member Training
Jan 20 all-day

This free two-day training is part of MKI’s Public Housing Training Program for residents of public housing. It is only open to residents who serve on the Board of their Local Housing Authority.

The training helps participants handle challenges unique to their particular role as both a resident and a Board Member. Participants learn about the role of the Board Member, take an in-depth look at budgets and capital improvement plans, and receive a free resource binder. They get a chance to network with each other to discuss experiences and share stories in order build confidence to perform their duties and contribute to a thriving Housing Authority.

Quotes from Past Participants and Stakeholders:

“This Resident Board Member Training was the best I ever took. I have been talking all types of classes for 25 years now. My resource binder is now my Bible for questions and answers.” – Phyllis May, Resident Board Member, Framingham Housing Authority

“I enjoyed this training immensely. The role-playing activities brought the examples home to us and aided us in understanding Board and resident issues. I would recommend this course to anyone who is a Resident Board Member.” – Susan Stanek, Resident Board Member, Ludlow Housing Authority

“I wanted to heap some well-deserved praise on the Mel King Institute’s Resident Board Member training. The Tenant Commissioner of the Halifax Board is a fine example of what the training can do. She is a confident, informed commissioner that brings great perspective and enthusiasm to every meeting. This example is ‘Proof of Concept’ that the program works!” – John McKeown, Executive Director, Halifax Housing Authority

Youth Work Supervisor Training
Jan 23 – Feb 13 all-day

This four-session, 16-hour training focuses on supervision and program management in youth work.  It addresses the roles and responsibilities of supervisors, communication, work relationships, program management and the specific supervision of youth workers within a youth development framework.

4 Tuesdays 9:30AM-2: 00 PM

Jan.23rd – Feb.13th 

Training Fee: $300pp**

(no scholarships available)

Organizational Sustainability Planning Workshop
Jan 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

This workshop is sponsored by the Kuehn Charitable Foundation for nonprofits working in affordable housing. It will be led by Stewart Lanier (Senior Associate, TSNE MissionWorks).

Participants will be introduced to a comprehensive model and time frame for assessing and managing Organizational Sustainability and Executive Succession Planning.

Through this workshop attendees will gain:

Familiarity with the Sustainability and Succession planning frame, with attention to leadership and staff development

Understanding of key trends affecting sustainability

Initial assessment of your organizational readiness using the “Sustainability Assessment Checklist”

Actionable next steps

There will be a 30-minute facilitated discussion following the workshop around potential opportunities for going deeper in learning and applying the Sustainability and Succession Planning frame.

Optimizing Your Board with Skills, Talent, & Passion
Jan 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A well-functioning Board doesn’t just happen; it is brought together deliberately. This practical and interactive workshop helps nonprofit and Board leadership identify opportunities for adding specific skills, talent, and passion to their Boards and addresses specific steps to take to make that happen. This workshop is ideal for those seeking to build a Board that both work well together and in concert with nonprofit leadership to drive long-term organizational growth and sustainability through a variety of business and market cycles.

Learning Objectives: This workshop gives attendees the tools and materials to evaluate and address their own Board needs in several important areas, including:

Skill, knowledge, and talent inventories for identifying new Board members
Position description development and formats
Board structure options including size, committees, fiduciary boards and volunteer boards
Evaluating and understanding fundraising skills in prospective Board members

Who should attend: Nonprofit staff and/or leaders who are responsible for managing board recruitment and relations; Board members

English for Advancement Program
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
English for Advancement Program @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Attend the free program to help people improve their English and get a job presented by JVS. This is an opportunity for people who want to improve their English language skills, can attend weekly classes, and have a social security number.

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