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Elevating Lives Series 2019
7:30 AM – Registration and coffee open | 8:00 to 9:30 AM – Breakfast and Program
 
 
 

October 2019

  • Tuesday October 1, 2019 - Friday October 4, 2019

    Placemaking Week

    Location:
    Waterhouse Pavilion (850 Market St., Chattanooga, TN 37402)

    Join activists and leaders from around the world to envision a place-led future for cities.

    Project for Public Spaces’ 3rd International Placemaking Week conference will...

  • Tuesday October 1, 2019

    Fund Development: Cultivation and Solicitation

    9:00am - 3:30pm
    Location:
    The NonProfit Center (89 South Street; West Room, Boston, MA 02111)
    Instructor:
    Jenn Hayslett and Anne Peyton, CPF CFRE

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    A successful fundraising program is as much about knowing your donors as it is about achieving financial goals. The bottom line is that you MUST talk...

  • Tuesday October 1, 2019

    Fall 2019 Commonwealth Seminar Application Deadline

    Do you know anyone who would benefit from our unique program? 

    Then, urge them to apply for the our next Seminar session!  Apply above at the REGISTER button above....

  • Wednesday October 2, 2019

    Housing as History: Columbia Point and Commonwealth

    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location:
    Massachusetts Historical Society (1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215)
    Instructor:
    Lawrence Vale, Jane Roessner

    In 1979, after touring public housing sites with deplorable conditions, Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Paul Garrity ordered the Boston Housing Authority into receivership. Lewis H. (Harry)...

  • Wednesday October 2, 2019

    Webinar: Modernize Your IT to Better Secure Your Data, Improve Collaboration, and Increase Employee Productivity

    10:00am - 11:00am
    Instructor:
    Insource Services

    This webinar will cover using cloud systems as a file server replacement, easily meet compliance requirements, and provide staff the tools they need so they don’t have to use “Shadow IT”....

  • Thursday October 3, 2019

    Development Decoded: Real Estate Basics

    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Location:
    Northeastern University (John D. O’Bryant African American Institute Cabral Center, 40 Leon Street, Boston, MA 02115)
    Instructor:
    Jennifer Gilbert

    Registration for this event is closed. Please contact Fehintola...

  • Friday October 4, 2019

    Resident Leader Training - Natick

    10:00am - 3:30pm
    Location:
    Natick Housing Authority (4 Cottage Street, Natick, MA 01760)

    The Resident Leader Training is a free two-day training for any resident of public housing who would like to enhance their leadership skills, learn about new state regulations, or get involved in...

  • Friday October 4, 2019 - Sunday October 6, 2019

    Undoing Racism Workshop October 2019

    Location:
    TBD, Amherst, MA TBD

    WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT RACISM
    UROC of Western MA is pleased to bring you
    ...

  • Monday October 7, 2019

    RAD for PRAC: How Section 202 Owners Can Take Advantage of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration

    9:00am - 12:30pm
    Location:
    Shillman House: A 2Life Community (49 Edmands Rd., Framingham, MA 01701)

    RAD for PRAC:How Section 202 Owners Can Take Advantage of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration

    HUD is expected to imminently...

  • Tuesday October 8, 2019

    Webcast: The Labyrinth of Leadership - Using Proven Information for Transformation

    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Instructor:
    Debbie Phillips, PhD, CPM & Vinnie Viola, MPA, HCCP

    Webcast Only: $109 per attendee ...

  • Tuesday October 8, 2019

    Think Tank Brown Bag Lunch Series: Criminal Justice Reform in Massachusetts

    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location:
    Draft Kings (222 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116)

    Join The Alliance and UTEC, for the ABL Think Tank Brown Bag Lunch: Criminal Justice Reform in Massachusetts. We will be hosting Sheriff Koutoujian (Middlesex County), Gregg Crouteau, CEO at UTEC...

  • Wednesday October 9, 2019

    Moving Beyond Diversity to Inclusion

    9:00am - 3:30pm
    Location:
    The Link at Kendall Square (255 Main St 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142)
    Instructor:
    Trina Jackson and Jeremy Philips M. ED

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    Nonprofit organizations have worked to diversify their staff and increase representation of people across race, class, gender, sexual orientation,...

  • Wednesday October 9, 2019 - Thursday October 10, 2019

    REI: Racial Equity Institute Phase I Workshops

    8:30am - 5:00pm

    REI’s two-day Phase 1 training is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal...

  • Wednesday October 9, 2019

    Webinar: How Low-Income Entrepreneurs Build Sustainable Communities

    1:00pm Eastern
    Instructor:
    Alex Forrester, Chief Strategy Officer of Rising Tide Capital

    “All communities have the ability to produce successful entrepreneurs,” says Alex Forrester, chief strategy officer of Rising Tide Capital and our webinar guest on October 9 at 1 p.m. Eastern time...

  • Wednesday October 9, 2019

    Introduction to Project and Program Management

    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Location:
    Urban Edge (1542 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02119)
    Instructor:
    Maria Latimore

    Instructor Bio: Maria Latimore

    ...

  • Wednesday October 9, 2019 - Thursday October 10, 2019

    Sharing Innovation 2019

    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Location:
    Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel (918 17th St, Denver, CO 80202)

    In it’s third year, Sharing Innovation has become a national gathering of community change makers. A fast-paced event blends big ideas and concrete tools from your peers across the US and Canada....

  • Friday October 11, 2019

    Disposable Houses: An Ethnography of "Unreal Estate" in Detroit

    12:15pm - 1:15pm
    Location:
    One Bow St. 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Instructor:
    Sharon Cornelissen

    What is it like to own homes in a community of “unreal estate": a place where properties have lost almost all their value and homes often are worth less than a second-hand car? In this talk,...

  • Tuesday October 15, 2019

    Resident Board Member Training - Lynnfield

    10:00am - 3:30pm
    Location:
    Lynnfield Housing Authority (600 Ross Drive, Lynnfield, MA 01940)

    ...

  • Wednesday October 16, 2019

    MNN Annual Conference

    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Location:
    Sheraton Framingham (1657 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701)

    The 2019 Annual Conference will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center.

    The theme of this year's conference is "Building a Better...

  • Wednesday October 16, 2019

    Housing as History: Villa Victoria and the Fenway Community Development Corporation

    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Location:
    Blackstone Community Center (50 W Brookline Street, Boston, MA 02118)
    Instructor:
    Mario Luis Small, Mathew Thall, Mayra I. Negrón-Rivera

    In the 1960s and 1970s Boston struggled to stem urban flight and a landscape of deteriorating housing stock. Massive redevelopment projects, such as the razing of the West End, sent shockwaves...

  • Wednesday October 16, 2019 - Friday October 18, 2019

    Community Development Practitioner Training

    9-5:30 Wed, 9-5:30 Thu, 9-3 Fri

    This training is designed for organizers and community development professionals in civic sectors such as transportation, public health, and economic development who are...

  • Wednesday October 16, 2019

    Change Management

    9:00am - 12:30pm
    Location:
    Urban Edge (1542 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02119)
    Instructor:
    Maria Latimore

    Instructor Bio: ...

  • Wednesday October 16, 2019

    Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation: Creating Inclusive Environments

    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Location:
    Health Resources in Action (2 Boylston Street, 4th floor, Boston, MA 02116)
  • Thursday October 17, 2019 - Friday October 18, 2019

    Chicago Rehab Network: Community Empowerment Workshop Series 2019

    Location:
    Chicago Rehab Network Training Facility (140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1420, Chicago, IL 60603)

    Practical Tools and Real-World Knowledge

    CRN's 2019 series of award-winning community development workshops

    1. ...
  • Friday October 18, 2019

    400 Years of Inequality: Breaking the Cycle of Systemic Racism

    8:30am - 2:30pm; Breakfast (Doors Open) 8:00am
    Location:
    Hiebert Lounge (72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118)

    This day is a part of a national movement by schools of public health to engage in the observance of “400 Years of Inequality,” marking 400 years since a group of 20 Africans were first sold in...

  • Friday October 18, 2019

    Passive House Affordable Multifamily Design Manual Workshop

    2:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location:
    Federal Reserve Plaza (600 Atlantic Avenue, Botson, MA 02210)

    This workshop provides cost-effective strategies and a practical guide for affordable multi-family Passive House projects.

    About this Event...

  • Friday October 18, 2019

    Aging in [a] Place Symposium: Planning, Design & Spatial Justice in Aging Societies

    1:00pm - 5:00pm; Reception to follow
    Location:
    Harvard Graduate School of Design (48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138)

    The United States is an aging society with growing economic inequality and socio-cultural diversity. Age-associated disadvantages, such as declining health, overlap with unequal access to healthy...

  • Saturday October 19, 2019

    Turning Up the Heat: Climate Resilience & Community Engagement

    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Location:
    Raytheon Amphitheater (120 Forsyth St., Boston, MA 02115)

    The Turning Up the Heat conference will bring esteemed community stakeholders together with experts from multiple disciplines, such as community planning, infrastructure...

  • Friday October 18, 2019

    MassSaves 11th Annual Summit

    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Location:
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210)

    The MassSaves Financial Health and Wellness Summit is an annual event for teachers, financial educators, community practitioners and supporters from all backgrounds to network, share and learn to...

  • Saturday October 19, 2019

    History Keynote: Biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location:
    Church of the Covenant (67 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116)

    Boston Book Festival 2019

    We are proud and honored to present historian David W. Blight to speak about his...

  • Saturday October 19, 2019

    Black History Detectives: Discovering Nineteenth-Century Stories Through Documents and Artifacts

    4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Location:
    Old South Guild Room (645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116)

    Boston Book Festival 2019

    In this session, we’ll...

  • Saturday October 19, 2019

    Transforming a City: Honoring Boston’s Visionaries

    1:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location:
    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Boston, MA 02119)

    Join us for a celebration of the lives and legacy of Mel King and Chuck Turner, two Boston visionaries who shaped and empowered coalitions!

    Transforming a City:...

  • Saturday October 19, 2019

    Grassroots Leadership Institute (GLI)

    9:30am - 2:00pm
    Location:
    UMASS Boston Healy Library (100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125)

    Fall Grassroots Leadership Institute (GLI),

    Will be held in Spanish (no English translation will be provided)

    This fall’s 4-session Grassroots Leadership Institute will be...

  • Monday October 21, 2019

    Introduction to Grants Research

    2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location:
    Berkshire Community College (1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201)

    This FREE introductory workshop, presented in partnership with Philanthropy Massachusetts, will...

  • Tuesday October 22, 2019

    CDFA New England Roundtable - Opportunity Zones & Development Finance

    Location:
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210)

    Join the CDFA New England Financing Roundtable on October 22, 2019 for a special one-day conference hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. This event will feature a number of economic...

  • Tuesday October 22, 2019

    Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop

    4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location:
    Goodwin (100 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210)
    Instructor:
    Luke Blackadar, Arts & Business Council; Alyssa Fitzgerald, Goodwin LLP; Anli Jiao, TSNE MissionWorks

    Are you a leader of an existing nonprofit organization or do you have an interest in creating a new one? Do you have questions and concerns about incorporating and/or filing for tax-exempt status...

  • Tuesday October 22, 2019

    Webcast: Understanding LIHTC Partnership Capital Accounts - Concepts and Tools for Tax Credit Project Stakeholders

    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Instructor:
    Vinnie Viola, Principal, Birch Island Real Estate Consulting, LLC

    ​About this Webcast

    Partnership capital accounts might be one of the more esoteric and certainly confusing topics for tax credit partnership stakeholders. Failure to track...

  • Tuesday October 22, 2019 - Wednesday October 23, 2019

    HO255 Effective Approaches to Student Loan Counseling

    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Location:
    Wells Fargo Boston (125 High Street, 14th Floor, Boston, MA 02110)

    Wells Fargo Sponsored Training

    This training is only open to nonprofit housing counseling agencies.

    Courses begin promptly at 9:00 a.m....

  • Wednesday October 23, 2019

    Risk Management

    9:00am - 12:30pm
    Location:
    Urban Edge (1542 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02119)
    Instructor:
    Maria Latimore

    Instructor Bio: ...

  • Wednesday October 23, 2019

    Passive House Symposium 2019

    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Location:
    BSA Space (290 Congress Street #200, Boston, MA 02210)

    PHMA19 is a showcase for the next great leap in sustainable building, from net-zero carbon homes to multi-families, offices, and beyond.

    About this Event...

  • Wednesday October 23, 2019

    10th Annual Massachusetts Jobs and Workforce Summit; A Decade of Progress: Looking Back, Moving Forward

    8:30am - 3:30pm
    Location:
    Devens Common Conference Center (31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434)

    We are pleased to invite you to join us for the 10th Annual Statewide Jobs & Workforce Summit – “A Decade of Progress: Looking Back, Moving Forward.” The Jobs & Workforce Summit is an...

  • Wednesday October 23, 2019 - Friday October 25, 2019

    2019 Capacity Builder's Conference: Facing Power and Privilege in Capacity Building

    Location:
    Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch (2 South 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102)

    If you are a consultant, coach, funder, academic, or executive engaged in capacity building for nonprofits, the Alliance for Nonprofit...

  • Friday October 25, 2019

    MASSCreative’s 6th annual #ArtsMatterDay

    All Day

    Friday, October 25 is MASSCreative’s 6th annual #ArtsMatterDay and we’re excited for you to join this online day of action to celebrate arts, culture, and...

  • Friday October 25, 2019

    Planning 101

    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Location:
    The Link at Kendall Square (255 Main Street, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142)
    Instructor:
    Ralph Willmer, FAICP, Principal Planner for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC); Christian Brandt, Community Engagement Coordinator

    Register for the entire Planning Series:

  • Friday October 25, 2019

    Webinars: MetroCommon 2050 Outreach Mini-Grant

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Funding Available for Community Engagement

    Help your community be part of MetroCommon 2050, Greater Boston’s next regional plan!

    The...

  • Monday October 28, 2019

    Next Level Housing Solutions Discussion Groups

    9:00am - 11:00am

    The Boston Foundation, Bank of America, CHAPA and LISC joined forces last month to host a forum that served as a call to action...

  • Tuesday October 29, 2019

    Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Finance

    9:00am - 1:00pm
    Location:
    MassHousing (1 Beacon St. 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108)
    Instructor:
    Ed Marchant

    This training will focus on affordable housing finance fundamentals and has been designed for affordable housing development process participants with limited or no direct experience in securing...

  • Tuesday October 29, 2019

    Spitfire Strategies’ Communications Webinar: Strategic Storytelling: Harnessing the power of stories!

    1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

    You are invited to participate in JPMorgan Chase’s Strategic Communications Webinar on Strategic Storytelling. JPMorgan Chase is working with the communications experts at...

  • Wednesday October 30, 2019

    Webinar: OPPORTUNITY360 in Action: Stories from the Field

    3:30pm - 4:30pm ET

    As OPPORTUNITY360 celebrates its second anniversary, we’d like to share some of the interesting and unexpected ways that the platform has been used over the last two years. In particular, the...

  • Wednesday October 30, 2019

    Webinar: The Exemplary Board Chair: The Skills, Practices and Principles

    2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
    Instructor:
    Vernetta Walker and Marla Cornelius

    What skills, practices and characteristics does it take for a board chair to truly excel at the role? Two governance experts will answer this question, drawing from research and years of grounded...

  • Wednesday October 30, 2019

    Elevating Lives Series 2019

    7:30 AM – Registration and coffee open | 8:00 to 9:30 AM – Breakfast and Program
    Location:
    UMass Club (One Beacon Street, 32nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108)

    YW Boston’s Elevating Lives Series is a curated event series that focuses on areas relating to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Our series convenes thought leaders from...

  • Thursday October 31, 2019

    Webinar: Getting Your Financial Staffing Right

    2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
    Instructor:
    Hilda Polanco, Founder & CEO, Fiscal Management Associates (FMA)

    Many nonprofit organizations have questions about the staffing of their financial systems and, indeed, those staffing needs are highly dependent on any number of factors – size, and types of...