Trainings Overview

The Mel King Institute for Community Building sponsors trainings to expand access to high quality education opportunities, including national programs, and create programs to meet specific needs here in Massachusetts.  Trainings fall into four topic areas: Community Organizing and Planning, Economic Development, Nonprofit Governance, and Real Estate Development.

Check our Calendar for upcoming trainings. 


Past trainings include:

Community Organizing & Planning 

Economic Development

  • Introduction to Community Economic Development
  • Best Practices in Evaluation for Small Business Development Programs
  • Economic Development Credit Analysis (National Development Council Curriculum) 
  • Finances for Entrepreneurs and their Families
  • Fostering Entrepreneurship Through Shared Workspace Models
  • Health, Community Development and The Food Economy
  • Introduction to Cooperative and Employee Owned Business Development
  • Minimum Wage (MassBudget)
  • Portfol Software Training
  • Reaching and Engaging Immigrant Businesses (The Immigrant Learning Center & MassINC) 
  • Small Business Financial Analysis
  • Small Business Technical Assistance Seminar (6 session series)
  • State Budget (MassBudget)

Nonprofit Governance 

Real Estate Development

  • Asset Managers Workshop: Insurance and Risk Management
  • Asset Managers Workshop: Real Estate Tax and Utility Management 
  • Breath of Fresh Air: Smoke Free Housing Seminar (Health Resources in Action) 
  • Best Practices for Hiring General Contractors
  • Brownfields Redevelopment 
  • Building a Development Pipeline (MHP) 
  • CDC Real Estate Development for Senior Leadership
  • Community Land Trusts
  • Community Reinvestment Act Today (NCRC)
  • Community-Based Real Estate Development: An Overview for CDC Board Members (B) 
  • Construction Management Series (8 session; Wentworth Institute of Technology)
  • Driving a Closing (MHP) 
  • Exit Strategies for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects (NeighborWorks) 
  • Getting the Most from your LIHTC Award
  • Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Finance
  • High Performance Affordable Housing Seminar
  • How to File for a Real Estate Tax Abatement (webinar)
  • Implementing and Sustaining a Smoke-Free Housing Policy
  • LISC Project Managers Seminar (Greater Boston LISC)
  • Managing Your Multi-Family Portfolio (National Development Council)
  • Mixed-Use Real Estate Finance (National Development Council)
  • New Market Tax Credits (National Development Council)
  • Nonprofit Housing Management Specialist (CHAM) 
  • Nuts & Bolts of Asset Management (CHAM) 
  • Real Estate 101 for Board Members
  • Recapitalizing Affordable Housing (LISC)
  • Redeveloping Foreclosed Properties
  • Rental Housing Development Finance (National Development Council)
  • Retail and Commercial Space in Mixed-Use Affordable Programs
  • Strategies for Building Support for Affordable Housing (MHP) 
  • Strength Matters: Portfolio Strengthening (Co-Sponsored with MHP)
  • Using the Community Preservation Act Funding for Affordable Housing




















* (B) indicates value for Board Members