Make A Community Impact

Grant Writing 201 
Tuesday, June 9, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

As a follow up to the Grant Writing 101 session, Grant Writing 201 will provide participants with an understanding of financial management of grant funds, how to blend funding to support a project or program and the components of grants management and reporting, including evaluating program success. This session is recommended for those who have completed Grant Writing 101 or have prior grant writing experience.

Facilitator: Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Grants Team


Non-Profit Board Development 
Tuesday, June 16, 8:30 a.m.-Noon.

Enhance the overall development of non-profit boards through the exploration of best practices and tools related to overall board governance. During this training session, we’ll explore the benefits of effective boards, roles and responsibilities of board members, recruitment and orientation, the difference between standing and ad hoc committees, and the pros and cons of term limits.

Facilitator: Wanda Stallworth, The Leadership Group
Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required.


Developing Political Leadership in the 21st Century
New date TBD.

Today’s hyper-partisan environments have greatly hampered the ability of elected officials on all levels–federal, state, and local–from working cooperatively on societal problems to develop effective policy solutions that can best respect each other’s true policy interests. Using a more practical example of how resources can be shared, participants will learn first-hand through a Socratic dialogue how interest-based bargaining can develop policy solutions that maximize participants’ utilities and minimize unintended consequences.

Encouraging and developing the next generation of public sector leaders for Flint and the broader Genesee County region is an imperative. For more than 30 years, The Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research has recruited, trained and inspired public policy leaders, offering them the vision, commitment and skills necessary to govern effectively.

Facilitators: Susy Avery & Steve Tobocman, Co-Directors of the Michigan Political Leadership Program
Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required.