July 2020
Thank you for celebrating 11 years of community building at the Mel King Institute on June 24th! We had an amazing time sharing our accomplishments with you and hearing from our inspirational Keynote Speaker, Dr. Atyia Martin . Check out the word cloud above to see some of the words attendees used to describe the Breakfast!

The Mel King Institute Certificate offers a new way to engage with our programming through a more comprehensive experience culminating in a credential.
Application closes September 14, 2020
Thanks to your support,
the first ever Mel King Institute Virtual Breakfast was a great success! Below are some videos and highlights from the event so you can enjoy a bit of what you missed out on:

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Featured Event
July 22, 2020
9:30am - 12:00pm EST

~ Instructor ~
Stephanie O'Leary
BizOps Chief Financial Officer, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Nonprofit organizations should have a budget plan in place for their programs and activities. Learn what non-accountants need to know from Stephanie O’Leary, BizOps Chief Financial Officer, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, including:

  • Basics of budgeting
  • How to create a budget
  • Best practices related to budgeting 

Upcoming MKI Events


  • People, Power & Place: A History of Organizing and Movement Building Workshop Series - September 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Housing Training Program is focusing on information-sharing and fostering connections among residents to address isolation. We will continue to offer online versions of our Resident Leader and Resident Board Member trainings.

This training helps participants handle challenges unique to their particular role as both a resident and a  Board Member of a public housing authority.  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. 

Upcoming Training Opportunities:
Resident Board Member Online Trainings:
Partner Events
Please check our calendar to see the events specifically marked postponed and check out the events happening online and/or later in the Summer below. As we hear about new program dates, we will update the MKI Calendar.

Community Organizing & Planning

Nonprofit Governance

Racial Equity

Economic Development

Real Estate Development

Application Deadlines

Share Your Programming with Us!
Do you have a training, conference, or program application you'd like us to promote in our next Newsletter? Send it our way to melkinginstitute@macdc.org .
In the subject line please include: MKI Newsletter Programming
Featured Resource
As part of its continued work to support nonprofits as it centers and advances racial equity within its organizations, the Boston Foundation worked with partners to develop a directory of racial equity capacity builders currently serving Greater Boston nonprofit organizations. The directory lists 80 individuals and organizations providing racial equity capacity building services. Please use this as a resource for organizational racial equity goals.
This brief highlights key ideas for how the workforce development system can promote workplace health and safety during the pandemic. Additionally the brief includes ideas for public and philanthropic funders who seek to support the workforce development field to advance workplace health and safety.
~ What We're Reading ~
Check out the YW Boston's 4th Annual Recommended Reading list. The books on this list range in genre but are all books that can inspire you during these difficult times we're experiencing as a nation, provide resources for anti-racism work, and motivate children and adults alike to think more critically about what they can do to make the world a better place. Take a look at the YW's list HERE.