2024 MCL Calendar of Events

Mark your calendar for these important dates.

January

Racial Equity Fund applications open and are accepted on a rolling basis.

• Update your organization’s wishes for the Community Wish List.

Microgrants Fund applications open Jan. 9

February

Microgrants Fund applications close Feb. 1

• Nominations are open for the Do Something Great Awards! 2024 Nomination Form.

The 2nd Lilly School of Philanthropy fundraising course for the 2023 cohort participants, Developing Major Gifts, will be held from February 27-29 at the RCC Sequestration Center from 8:30AM-5PM.

March

Microgrants recipients announced March 12.

April

• Update your organization’s wishes for the Community Wish List.

• MCL full-page advertisement in Decatur Magazine.

CommunityWorks grant application portal opens April 9.

Board Governance course held April 11, 13 and 15.

May

• Nominate a nonprofit staff member for a fully funded $650 scholarship to the Decatur Leadership Institute. Two scholarships available annually for MCL members.

Board Governance course held May 2, 4 and 6.

CommunityWorks grant application portal closes May 7.

Do Something Great Awards nominations are due by May 24. A great opportunity to nominate donors, volunteers and staff for recognition and stewardship.

June

MCL After Hours event on June 10 from 5-7PM at Richland Community College.

CommunityWorks grant recipients announced June 11.

July

• Update your organization’s wishes for the Community Wish List.

August

Impact100 grant application portal opens August 6.

Do Something Great Awards held on August 7. Representatives from MCL member organizations invited to attend at no cost.

September

Impact100 grant application portal closes September 13.

Board Governance course held September 12, 14 and 16.

• Renew MCL membership for 2025. $200 annual membership fee.

October

Impact100 grants announced October 8.

Board Governance course held October 24, 26, and 28.

• Update your organization’s wishes for the Community Wish List.

The 3rd Lilly School of Philanthropy fundraising course for the 2023 cohort participants, Developing Annual Sustainability, will be held. TBD on exact dates and location.

December

• MCL Holiday After Hours event TBD.