Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Management
517-796-4750   
 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, Michigan 49202

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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, February 24, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Room 205, 200 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49203

    This full-day session focuses on the skills, knowledge and practices necessary to exceed as an impactful Executive Director at a nonprofit organization. 


    Through the use of assessments, tools, discovery sessions and best practice presentations, participants will explore the balance between the “business side” and the “mission side” of their complex nonprofit position. We will examine key roles in—

    • The elements of leadership
    • Financial stewardship
    • Fundraising
    • Board recruitment
    • Supervising staff
    • Communicating with volunteers. 
    We will provide a planning tool during the presentation and participants will leave with an action plan for personal growth.  To maximize this investment of you time, we strongly encourage attendees to commit to the full day.


    Registration includes a catered lunch.


    Facilitators:


    Tom Williams, Capacity Builder

    Tom has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1996 in roles at the local, state and national levels.  Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Tom served as a statewide capacity building director with Michigan Habitat for Humanity, where he supported 73 separate governing boards through its affiliate structure.  In this role, he assisted organizations in their strategic planning processes, operational standards, policy development and board governance practices.  Before his time at the state level, Tom was involved in developing and implementing national partnerships, including Habitat's long-running relationship with Thrivent Financial.  Tom also served as an Executive Director of a Habitat affiliate.


    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.


    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. 

    Cost (includes catered lunch):

    Nonprofit Network Members - $60.00

    Non-Members - $80.00


    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.

    • Thursday, February 25, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • United Way Conference Room A/B, 536 N. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
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    Join us for this monthly networking and training opportunity to help anyone who is responsible for recruiting, training, managing and thanking volunteers.

     

    Bring your business cards so the networking can continue after the meeting!

     

    Facilitator: Stephanie Schiro


    Stephanie joined the United Way of Jackson County in October of 2013 as the Community Resource Associate. She plans all United Way special events, is a board member on the Women's Leadership Council and maintains the Volunteer Portal. She graduated from Jackson College with her Associates in General Studies and later Spring Arbor University with her Bachelors in Social Work. Stephanie has been happily involved with volunteering her whole life. She has been involved with organizations such as KidsHope USA, 1208 Greenwood Church, and the Jackson County Freedom Coalition. Her work with the United Way's Volunteer Portal allows her to have a distinctive perspective on the relationship between the organization and the volunteer and in turn, ways to develop and maintain a healthy relationship between these two important entities.



    This is a FREE networking opportunity!



    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, March 01, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • United Way of Jackson Conference Room A/B, 536 N. Jackson St, Jackson MI 49201
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    Executive Director Networking is an opportunity for leaders, from all sectors of nonprofit organizations, to gather together, collaborate and share ideas. This provides a unique opportunity for arts, human service, education and environment organizations, as well as any other nonprofit, to learn from one another and receive peer support.

     

     

    Make plans to join Nonprofit Network for this networking opportunity.


    "I was particularly inspired after the Executive Director Morning Networking. I left feeling connected and empowered. A huge gift!  Thank you!!"


    Cost: This is a FREE networking opportunity!


    Please register so we can plan accordingly.

     

    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, March 03, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Room 305, 200 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202
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    Sometimes, the most stressful part of being a board member is being confident with the fiscal oversight of donations, grant funds and the resources of an organization.  


    An annual audit allows a board to fulfill their obligation of due diligence and duty of care.  A audit can be scary, time consuming and stressful – but it doesn’t have to be.  


    Acing an audit isn’t mythical. 


    Come find out how regular, monthly tasks make the annual audit less scary and stressful.  It might even allow you to enjoy the process!




    Facilitators:


    Tony Curtis, CFO at The Cardinal Group


    Tony Curtis has over 30 years of experience in the professional accounting field and currently operates as the CFO of The Cardinal Group, where he is responsible for corporate finance and accounting. He has previously worked with Rehmann, where he specialized in tax and business consulting services.  Tony also serves on multiple nonprofit boards, including Compassionate Ministries and Lily Missions Center.


    Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director of Nonprofit Network

    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


    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, March 10, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk (EDT)
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    This webinar is the second of a three-part series of monthly webinars called Building a Strong Board.


    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: Katena Cain


    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.


    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:

    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.

    • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202
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    Volunteers are one of the great assets that a nonprofit can have.  But what's the best way to manage, motivate and engage your volunteers as they work alongside you in your work for the organization?


    Learn practical strategies for utilizing volunteers, maximizing their engagement and mobilizing them as a group to achieve your mission.  This workshop will provide an overview on recruiting, training, recognizing and managing volunteers.



    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


    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, April 14, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk (EDT)
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    This webinar is the first of a three-part series of monthly webinars called Building a Strong Board.


    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.





    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.

    • Thursday, May 19, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Room 205, 200 Buidling // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202
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    Donors want prompt, personal gift acknowledgements. Is it time to re-think your thank you note?  

    Development professionals who have re-engineered their acknowledgement letters to focus on the needs of the donor are raising more money and improving donor retention. Many have also received immediate and very generous additional gifts from donors who were now reading something they could get excited about. Come find out the 20 things that will make your thank you letters superior.  


    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


    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.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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