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Building on the success of previous events, the Intentional Endowments Network will host a Community Impact Investing Roundtable focused on opportunities for place-based investing. The Roundtable will convene endowment decision-makers and stakeholders from institutions interested in enhancing their leadership on sustainable investing.
As colleges, universities are often anchor institutions in their communities, the concept of place-based, community impact investing is a compelling prospect. In addition to generating acceptable financial returns for the endowment, such investments have the potential for many ancillary benefits. Because they support a more prosperous and thriving local community they can help improve “town-gown” relationships, lower crime rates, enhance safety, and attract students, faculty, and staff.
All Dorchester residents, providers, organizations, and community members are invited to join the Dorchester CARES Coalition to be a voice of change in the community. It provides to the opportunity to network with neighbors, exchange resources, and build partnerships. Free dinner and childcare is provided if RSVP to Tara Register.
For a limited time, the Mel King Institute and Operation ABLE are offering Excel Intermediate Training for users already familiar with the basic Excel program. Skilled Excel users are among the most sought after. If you are looking to take your Excel skills to the next level, sign up for one of the two full-day training sessions now.
You will learn to:
- Work with multiple sheets
- Utilize pivot tables
- Use Excel’s data features
- Build Excel charts
- Create advanced formula
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent decisions for your organization. Space is limited for this special offer, so sign up today.
Are you a leader of an existing nonprofit organization or have an interest in creating a new one? Do you have questions and concerns about incorporating and/or filing for tax-exempt status? All nonprofit start-ups are invited to attend this legal seminar for nonprofits, led by experienced nonprofit attorneys. At this group session, we will assist your organization in understanding the complicated processes of formalizing a nonprofit in Massachusetts by addressing questions regarding:
- For-Profit or Not-for-Profit?
- What is a Not-for-Profit?
- Incorporating & Structuring the Not-for-Profit
- The option of Fiscal Sponsorship
- State Reporting & Regulation
- Federal Tax Exemption
- Ongoing IRS Reporting & Regulations
This workshop will include a presentation on the comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy undertaken in the Point neighborhood in Salem by North Shore Community Development Coalition, Inc. along with key allies in the neighborhood, in city government and with a host of partner agencies. The presentation will include the background, theory, and detail on the launch of the Punto Urban Art Museum, an open-air street art museum launched by NSCDC in 2017 to break down the divide between the Point neighborhood and the rest of the community.
The workshop will be followed by lunch at 96 Lafayette Street, NSCDC’s main office, then followed by a walking tour of the Punto Urban Art Museum.
Topics discussed will include:
- Planning for neighborhood revitalization
- Creative Placemaking
- Public art as a tool for community development
Please join the Mel King Institute for Community Building and Keynote speaker Karilyn Crockett to celebrate our 9th year of learning, innovating, and networking across the Massachusetts community development field.
During the breakfast, learn about our programs, partnerships, and accomplishments over the past year. As we continue to grow, your support is critical to help us provide the programming community development professionals need to build thriving and equitable communities.
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