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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 02, 2014
    • Monday, October 01, 2018
    • Customized
    Are you interested in more information about how you might bring Bridges Out of Poverty training to your staff, organization or community? 


    Trainings range from $250 - $2000.  Mileage and other expenses are additional. 
    • Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    • Saturday, December 31, 2016
    • Purchase the Guide

    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization? 

    Starting a nonprofit takes a considerable amount of time, understanding of financial management, leadership and managerial skills and fundraising. This Guide will help you identify what you need to consider before forming your organization as well as how to prioritize, plan and complete the process.

     

      

    Cost:  


    Printed copy (available for pick-up at our office) - $50.00 

    PDF copy (e-mailed directly to you)- $50.00

    Printed copy (to be shipped to your address) - $54.50


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Saturday, December 31, 2016
    • 11:30 PM
    • At Your Desk
    • 29

    WEBINAR ON-DEMAND - Available Anytime! Click on "Show Details" to access


    Board 101: The Basic Legal Obligations, Responsibilities and Duties Every Nonprofit Board Member Should Know

     

    Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead.   

    Does every member of your board understand their legal obligations, basic responsibilities, and duties?

    It doesn't matter if you have served on a board for years or if you are serving on a board for the first time, this one hour course will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization.  The following will be addressed:


     •3 legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    •10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    •Key tasks the board should undertake


    Past workshop participant comment: "It is a great overview of responsibilities of board members. For newcomers, it's enlightening; for experienced board members, it's a reminder of all their responsibilities."


    About the presenter:  Regina Funkhouser has been the executive director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. Previously she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, a Jackson, MI firm specializing in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She had a wide and diverse client base including the Center for Family Health, Family Service & Children's Aid, Community Action Agency, Child and Parent Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson School of the Arts and many more.  Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio.  Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio. 


    Cost:
    Nonprofit Network Member - No Charge (Member Benefit)
    Non-member - $10.00 


    This workshop is made possible thanks to funding from

    The Jackson Community Foundation!



     

     

    • Friday, January 01, 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Saturday, December 31, 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk (EDT)
    • 24
    This webinar is the second of a three-part series of monthly webinars called Building a Strong Board.


    Part 1: Recruitment & Orientation (available now)

    Part 3: Structure (Apr. 14, 2016)



    When was the last time you evaluated your board's culture?


    A board that is engaged and embraces diverse thought is better equipped to have crucial conversations and govern the organization with efficiency and success.


    This webinar will explore:

    • Board and Executive Director relationships
    • Appropriate roles and responsibilities
    • How to build space for crucial, strategic conversations
    • Embracing diverse thought

    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.





    About the presenter: Regina Funkhouser


    Regina Funkhouser has been the Executive Director of Nonprofit Network since June 2009. Previously she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, a Jackson, MI firm specializing in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She had a wide and diverse client base including the Center for Family Health, Family Service & Children's Aid, Community Action Agency, Child and Parent Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson School of the Arts and many more.  Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio.  Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio.


    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - FREE

    Non-Members - $10.00 


     


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Friday, January 01, 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Saturday, December 31, 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk (EDT)
    • 22


    This webinar is the first of a three-part series of monthly webinars called Building a Strong Board.


    Part 2: Culture (available on-demand now)

    Part 3: Structure (available on-demand now)


    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.



    A fully engaged, active board does not happen organically.  It takes deliberate acts and concentrated efforts, and that often starts with recruitment, orientation and and training for new board members.


    This interactive webinar will explore the foundation for recruiting the right people for your board and ensuring that the orientation and training experience sets them up for productive and successful terms strengthen your nonprofit organization.




    About the presenter: Regina Funkhouser


    Regina Funkhouser has been the Executive Director of Nonprofit Network since June 2009. Previously she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, a Jackson, MI firm specializing in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She had a wide and diverse client base including the Center for Family Health, Family Service & Children's Aid, Community Action Agency, Child and Parent Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson School of the Arts and many more.  Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio.  Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio.


    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - FREE

    Non-Members - $10.00 


     


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Friday, January 01, 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Saturday, December 31, 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk (EDT)
    • 25
    This webinar is the third of a three-part series of monthly webinars called Building a Strong Board.


    Parts 1 and 2 available now on-demand.

    Part 1: Recruitment & Orientation

    Part 2: Culture


    The structure of a board plays a critical role in allowing an organization to grow.  Is your structure an intentional, well-planned element?


    Here are some questions to consider:

    • Do your committees serve their purpose? Do they have the right people on them?
    • Do your policies and procedures help your board make decisions?
    • Do your bylaws enhance your board or do they tie your hands?

    If you are stuck in "today," then your board cannot plan for tomorrow.  Structure allows you to be the board that your organization needs.


    This webinar will explore the following:

    • Committee management
    • How to critically review bylaws, policies and procedures
    • Holding yourself accountable to processes
    • Strategic Planning Conversations
    • Succession Planning


    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.





    Facilitator: Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director



    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - FREE

    Non-Members - $10.00 


     


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Room 101, Morris Lawrence Building // Washtenaw Community College // 4800 E. Huron River Dr. // Ann Arbor, MI 48105

    Poverty is a complex social, economic and political issue that a "one-size-fits-all" approach fails to resolve. Investing the time to explore the research, listen to stories of those living in poverty, and discover new ways of thinking about policies and systems will create better outcomes.

     

    Bridges out of Poverty Framework aims to achieve the following:

    • Help you identify how your work can have a significant and lasting impact on addressing poverty.  
    • Learn how to use policies and systems to create better outcomes instead of barriers to moving out of poverty.
    • Provide you with a family of concepts designed to help employers, communities, policy-makers, social service agencies, and individuals attend to poverty in a comprehensive way.

    This is an abridged overview of the Bridges Out of Poverty model and framework. Please click here if you'd like more information on comprehensive training  opportunities.


    Presenter: 

    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance. At Nonprofit Network, Katena has established the L.E.A.D (Leadership Exploration Achieving Diversity) leadership program with the goal of training diverse leaders to provide meaningful representation in service to the community. Additionally, Katena has developed a diversity, inclusion and equity toolkit and curriculum to be utilized across the State.


    Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Katena was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color, at Jackson College. While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. Katena serves on the board of daVinci Institute and is a board committee member at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University and is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.




    Cost: $60.00 (includes a light breakfast)

    FREE Option to stay for additional conversation: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    We are offering a discounts for the following groups:
    • Groups comprised of five (5) or more people from the same organization
    • $40.00 - Current college students with a valid ID (must show ID day of event to receive admission at discounted rate). Only 10 discounted slots available.  
    Please call at 517-796-4750 or email Carrie@nonprofnetwork.org to take advantage of the discounted rates. 


    Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.  Two certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.
     
    • Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Community Room // Marshall Street Armory // 330 Marshall Street // Lansing, MI 48912
    • 23

    This seminar is an A to Z exploration of the grant writing process – do' and don’ts, how to use your strategic planning process to guide your grant applications, key policies and practices that every organization should deploy, how to get key players involved in the development process, how to collaborate with other organizations, and what makes a good application great. 


    Your takeaways will be your customized to-do list, a step by step workbook and key strategies to get your program staff and finance people in the same room to ensure you find the funding you need.


    Join us for a fast-paced workshop filled with practical applications and a few friendly reminders about some frequent bad behaviors.  



    Presenter: Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director


    Regina Funkhouser has been the Executive Director of Nonprofit Network since June 2009. Previously she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, a Jackson, MI firm specializing in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She had a wide and diverse client base including the Center for Family Health, Family Service & Children's Aid, Community Action Agency, Child and Parent Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson School of the Arts and many more.  Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio.  Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio.



    Cost: Nonprofit Network Members - $35.00 (Additional registrants from same organization - $25.00)

     

    Nonmembers - $50.00



    This workshop is sponsored by


    Schmidt Grant Consulting

     



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Thursday, July 07, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    • 29

    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization? 

    Starting a nonprofit takes a considerable amount of time, understanding of financial management, leadership and managerial skills and fundraising. This workshop will help you identify what you need to consider before forming your organization as well as how to prioritize, plan and complete the process.

     

    BONUS: Guide to Starting a Nonprofit

     

    Session goals:

    • Understand the basic steps and legal requirements
    • Explore all the options including, a 501c3, L3C and a "B" Corporation
    • Learn about alternatives to starting a nonprofit
    • Find out if you are eligible for the new streamlined 1023ez application 

    Facilitator


    Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director


    Cost:  $50.00/person


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    • 90

    Calling all Grant Writers!


    The Mid Michigan Grant Writers Network is about promoting best practices of grant writing and providing an opportunity for individuals to share ideas and be a resource for one another.


    Topic: Finding, writing, and planning for federal grants. Featuring Terry Langston, the Development Officer for the Center for Family Health.


    This is a great NETWORKING and learning opportunity, although you will learn a lot,  it is not a traditional workshop. 


    Facilitators:  Regina Funkhouser & Terry Langston


    There is no charge for this networking meeting 



    This networking opportunity is sponsored by


    Schmidt Grant Consulting

     

    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

     

    • Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Jackson, MI (Venue TBA)

    We are also offering this workshop in Ann Arbor and Jackson:


    June 14 - Ann Arbor


    August 24 - Jackson




    Poverty is a complex social, economic and political issue that a "one-size-fits-all" approach fails to resolve. Investing the time to explore the research, listen to stories of those living in poverty, and discover new ways of thinking about policies and systems will create better outcomes.

     

    Bridges out of Poverty Framework aims to achieve the following:

    • Help you identify how your work can have a significant and lasting impact on addressing poverty.  
    • Learn how to use policies and systems to create better outcomes instead of barriers to moving out of poverty.
    • Provide you with a family of concepts designed to help employers, communities, policy-makers, social service agencies, and individuals attend to poverty in a comprehensive way.

    This is an abridged overview of the Bridges Out of Poverty model and framework. Please click here if you'd like more information on comprehensive training  opportunities.


    Presenter: 

    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance. At Nonprofit Network, Katena has established the L.E.A.D (Leadership Exploration Achieving Diversity) leadership program with the goal of training diverse leaders to provide meaningful representation in service to the community. Additionally, Katena has developed a diversity, inclusion and equity toolkit and curriculum to be utilized across the State.


    Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Katena was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color, at Jackson College. While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. Katena serves on the board of daVinci Institute and is a board committee member at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University and is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.




    Cost: $60.00 (includes a light breakfast)

    FREE Option to stay for additional conversation: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.  Two certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.
     
    • Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Lansing, MI

    We are also offering this workshop in Ann Arbor and Jackson:


    June 14 - Ann Arbor


    August 24 - Jackson



    Poverty is a complex social, economic and political issue that a "one-size-fits-all" approach fails to resolve. Investing the time to explore the research, listen to stories of those living in poverty, and discover new ways of thinking about policies and systems will create better outcomes.

     

    Bridges out of Poverty Framework aims to achieve the following:

    • Help you identify how your work can have a significant and lasting impact on addressing poverty.  
    • Learn how to use policies and systems to create better outcomes instead of barriers to moving out of poverty.
    • Provide you with a family of concepts designed to help employers, communities, policy-makers, social service agencies, and individuals attend to poverty in a comprehensive way.

    This is an abridged overview of the Bridges Out of Poverty model and framework. Please click here if you'd like more information on comprehensive training  opportunities.


    Presenter: 

    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance. At Nonprofit Network, Katena has established the L.E.A.D (Leadership Exploration Achieving Diversity) leadership program with the goal of training diverse leaders to provide meaningful representation in service to the community. Additionally, Katena has developed a diversity, inclusion and equity toolkit and curriculum to be utilized across the State.


    Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Katena was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color, at Jackson College. While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. Katena serves on the board of daVinci Institute and is a board committee member at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University and is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.




    Cost: $60.00 (includes a light breakfast)

    FREE Option to stay for additional conversation: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.  Two certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.
     

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