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2018 Building Michigan Communities Conference_The session proposal form deadline is September 21
September 21, 2017Free
The BMCC Planning Committee is seeking proposals for the 2018 Building Michigan Communities Conference. At the 2018 event we will be looking for sessions that relate to the following areas of interest. Please note that the areas of interest have changed as well as the specific types of sessions. Please take the time to read through the descriptions and submit your session.
- Organizational Growth:
Examples include; Nonprofit Fundraising, Assembling Successful Boards for Nonprofits, Marketing and Promoting your Nonprofit on a Budget, Financial Strategies and Bookkeeping for Nonprofits, Organizational Structures for Nonprofits, Grant Writing Workshop, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (as it relates to organizations and working with internal and external customers. Also, ways to retain a diverse talented workforce, etc.), Stress Free Working and Job Satisfaction
- Multifamily Housing Finance, Development, Rehabilitation, and Management:
Development, finance, syndication, management, rehabilitation, and marketing of affordable rental housing; compliance training for rental management professionals; policy updates/trends that impact affordable rental housing.
- Policy and Innovation:
The Policy and Innovation track is seeking proposals that focus on the following themes; Advanced Food Systems and Sustainability, Improving Community Infrastructure (Green/Again/Access), Improving Health Outcomes, Arts/Culture/Music/Performance, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Innovative Local Economic Solutions, Housing and Community Economic Development Policy, Emerging Provocative Ideas and Trends
- Preventing and Ending Homelessness:
Developing responsive, coordinated community-wide programs to address the needs of those in housing crisis. The Preventing and Ending Homelessness track is seeking presentation proposals that align with the Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessless Action Plan, focusing on the five themes:
- Increasing Access to Affordable and Stable Housing
- Leadership, Collaboration and Civic Engagement
- Increasing Economic Security
- Improving Health and Stability
- Retooling the Homeless Crisis System
With these themes in mind as our focus, presentations that provide replicable strategies, changes in process, or new tools and resources to integrate into programs are highly encouraged. The track is also very interested in sessions that target on assisting those we serve, as well as the service providers, with tools and resources that focus on goal setting and moving towards greater self-sufficiency after the immediate housing need is met.
- Single-Family Housing Development:
Examples include spec writing, design, sustainable development, rural home development, energy efficiency, building equity and other ownership strategies, homeownership counseling, continuing education for realtors, neighborhood strategies, etc.
The session proposal form deadline is September 21.
Proposals for all audience levels are welcomed, from introductory to advanced level materials, and in a variety of formats. Sessions that are interactive and dynamic are encouraged.