What are the benefits received by a MCB Community?
EDUCATION- LEARN HOW TO GET THINGS DONE!
FREE RESOURCES ON OUR WEBSITE 24/7!
NOTE: These are available to communities who participate with MCB. Watch throughout the year as we work to update our website’s design and organization of information to improve your experience even more!
Before You Ask Form – Learn how to best ask for money from donors.
Community Project Summaries – Get ideas for what may work in your community based on what others have accomplished around the state over the last 12 years in the areas of Building Renovation, Celebrations/Special Events, Community Beautification/Clean-Up, Community Involvement/Planning, Community Spirit/Values, Economic Development, Healthy Living, Historic Preservation, Infrastructure/Service Improvements, Parks/Improvements/Trails, and more!
Community Inventory Form – A great first step for comprehensive and inclusive community strategic planning.
Community Planning Guide – A step-by-step guide for developing and implementing a community betterment plan from creating an organization that is equally open to everyone in the community through implementation and evaluation.
Developing a Mission Statement – Guidance on how to craft one of the most important tools you’ll need to communicate with others about your organization.
Presentations – Past conference speakers and webinar presentation.
Survey Samples – When you want to take action, influence policy, change things around, or shake things up, a community survey can be an effective tool for gathering and documenting the thoughts and feelings of a diverse group.
Town Hall Meeting Agenda Sample – Several sample agendas are available to help you get started or move through different phases of your organization.
LINKS TO RESOURCE PARTNERS AND ONLINE RESEARCH
- How-To Resources for creating a non-profit, writing bylaws, linking to the IRS for tax exemption information, write grant applications, media releases, and more!
- Look up your elected officials.
- Find public and private funding and technical assistance resources from more 80+ regional, state and federal agencies, foundations and organizations.
- Partner-funded mini-grants for youth-led projects are also sometimes available on a limited basis following leadership conferences.
CONNECTING - NETWORK WITH YOUR PEERS IN OTHER COMMUNITIES
OPPORTUNITIES to gather, learn and share.
Annual Missouri Community Betterment Conference – MCB’s annual conference and other occasional gatherings are some of the state’s only opportunities for active youth and adult volunteers who may not hold an elected or formal position in their community to come together to specifically discuss their community development challenges and successes.
Peer-To-Peer Network – “Ask Other MCB Communities” online forum opportunity for Participating Communities and other connection opportunities throughout the year.
Youth Advisory Board – Through a competitive application process youth involved in their local MCB efforts can serve on the statewide YAB. They work directly with the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction for the inclusion of youth in MCB’s programming and partnerships.
Statewide Leadership Development Conference – Through focused instruction and application-based sessions, MCB brings leading youth development experts and top motivational speakers together for an annual Youth Civic Leaders Conference in partnership with Missouri 4-H Extension.
The MCB Community fee:
0 - 1,000 population $100
1,001 - 7,499 population $250
7,500 population and above $400
MCB Community Application Form
This fee is for the entire community to participate in MCB.
Fees run on an annual basis from the date paid.
Please forward the MCB community fees to:
Missouri Community Betterment
P.O. Box 842,
Mexico, MO 65265