Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Management
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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    • 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:  $50.00/book


    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 05, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • United Way of Jackson Conference Room A/B 536 N. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201

    Get it done! Learn which technological tools, tips and tricks you need to be more organized and efficient. Discover how to strengthen your collaboration efforts by using e-mail and electronic calendars and tasks to manage projects.


    This workshop will explore how you might use technology to be more organized while channeling efficiency experts like Steven Covey (Habits of Highly Successful People) and David Allen (Getting Things Done). 

    Presenters:

     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 University.


    Andy Wolber helps organizations leverage technology for social impact.His experience includes staff positions with Michigan Nonprofit Association & NPower Michigan, the Dallas Historical Society, Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and volunteer leadership of the Dallas Arts District Friends. Andy has an MBA/MA in Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University. He is a contributing writer for the TechRepublic Google in the Enterprise blog and teaches a course in Public Sector Information Technology at Grand Valley State University. Andy lives in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife Liz and daughter Katie.

    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - $40.00

    Nonmembers - $55.00


    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 11, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lansing Community College - 5708 Cornerstone, Lansing, MI 48917 - Room M119

    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 introduction to the Bridges Out of Poverty model and framework.


    Presenter: Patrice Martin, Nonprofit Leadership Coach

    Originally from Chicago, Patrice became a permanent resident of the great State of Michigan in 1984, settling in Hillsdale County. She parlayed her administrative and human resource skills from the private, for-profit sector into a long term commitment to the nonprofit sector. She has held positions as diverse as Legal Advocate for Domestic Harmony to Strategic Grants Officer for South Central Michigan Works! She is also a former Hillsdale County Director for Community Action Agency and the inaugural director of the Economic Development Partnership of Hillsdale County.

    Along the way, Patrice has acquired a wealth of training, facilitation and consulting experience. She has been certified as a trainer for the Bridges Out of Poverty model, the Community Leadership Development program of the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute, and is an authorized facilitator for the Stewards of Children, sexual assault awareness training through Darkness to Light. She also holds a Business Solutions Professional certificate through the Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations and a completion certificate for the Strategic Foresight system from the University of Houston.

    Cost: $125.00
    Bonus: 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Stay for lunch and discuss strategies for your organization - $15.00
       
    Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.  Three certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.
     
    • Thursday, March 12, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At You Desk

    Do you know who your next board member is? The key to effective governance is the right mix of talent and expertise. However, recruiting board members can be a daunting task. Learn the steps that will make board recruitment more productive and lead to better results.

     

    In this workshop you will learn:

    • How to identify the skills your board needs to accomplish the organization's mission (and the importance of recruiting board members based on their skills)
    • Where to look for the best board members (you won’t have to look too far)
    • How to communicate expectations
    • How to keep board members engaged and effective

    Past workshop participant comment:


    "It gave me a clear picture of things our organization should be doing to recruit and train new board members."


    Suggested Prerequisite: Board 101 – Basic Responsibilities


    About the presenter: 

    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 Member - No Charge (Member Benefit)

    Non-Member - $10.00


    This workshop is made possible thanks to funding from

    The Jackson Community Foundation!


     

     

    • Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Baker College of Jackson, Building 100, Room 107, 2800 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202
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    There is much more to grant writing than completing an application. Gathering information, researching potential funders and building a calendar are key elements for success. These essential parts of grant writing are often bypassed or slighted. This workshop makes the case for a systematic approach to grant application development. You will walk away with an understanding of the following elements:
    • How to identify and prioritize your organization’s funding needs.
    • How to develop a measurement tool to determine which applications make the most sense for your organization.
    • How to streamline the grant writing process to improve your chances for success.
    • How to develop grant calendar that establishes a timeline and outlines a funding strategy for your organization

    This workshop is appropriate for the beginner or intermediate  grantwriter.


    Presenter: Diane McDonald, Education and Training Director


    Upon graduation from Michigan State University, Diane began a career in merchandising and retail buying with R.H. Macy & Co, Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri. After two years she was promoted on to Davidson’s, a Macy's division in Atlanta, Georgia, as department store group manager. A relocation to the Detroit area provided the opportunity for Diane to join Manufacturers Bank as branch manager. Her introduction to the nonprofit sector came through the Jackson Community Foundation, where she served as Grant and Scholarship Coordinator. Diane joined Nonprofit Network in 2010 and will assist nonprofits in professional development and best practices.


    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 26, 2015
    • 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!

     

    This Month's Topic: Volunteer Training and Orientation: Do you have a process or checklist you follow?

     

    Facilitators

     

    Diane McDonald

     

    Diane joined Nonprofit Network in 2010 and assists nonprofits in best practices. Upon graduation from Michigan State University, Diane began a career in the for profit sector in merchandising and retail 

    buying with R.H. Macy & Co, Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri. After two years she was promoted on to Davidson’s, a Macy's division in Atlanta, Georgia, as department store group manager. A relocation to the Detroit area provided the opportunity for Diane to join Manufacturers Bank as branch manager. Her introduction to the nonprofit sector came through the Jackson Community Foundation, where she served as Grant and Scholarship Coordinator. Diane's broad range of professional experience in the for profit and non profit sector allows her to bring a unique prospective to assist nonprofit professionals in all areas of their professional development.

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    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.



    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Member Benefit - No Charge

    Future Nonprofit Network Member - $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, April 09, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar At Your Desk EDT
    For nonprofits, a conflict of interest has a broader definition than just financial gain. A conflict exists when there is tension between  individual interests and the mission of the organization. We all have conflicts of interest, but it is when we do not recognize a particular conflict, or even the appearance of a conflict, that trouble can occur. In this 60 minute workshop, you will learn the importance of full disclosure and how to manage conflicts that exist on your board.
     
    Appropriate for: Nonprofit leaders, staff and all current and incoming board members.

    About the presenter:  


    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 - No Charge (Member Benefit)

    Non-members - $10.00

     


    This workshop is made possible thanks to funding from

    The Jackson Community Foundation!







    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, April 14, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson Welcome Center Room 1028, 2800 Springport Rd. Jackson, MI 49202
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    Discover the most accurate and efficient way to use QuickBooks for your nonprofit. Don’t waste time through trial and error learning.  Whether you are brand new to the software or you just need a little help, our QuickBooks Pro Advisor will teach you the skills you need in order to work with confidence. Take advantage of the power and flexibility of QuickBooks. This is not a hands-on workshop.  We do the typing…and you do the learning. Become a confident user and find answers to your QuickBooks frustrations. 

     

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits – Level 1 Learn about:

    • Getting Started
    • Everyday Nonprofit Transactions
    • Special Nonprofit Transactions
    • Tips & Tricks

    Appropriate for those comfortable with the Microsoft Office and have a basic understanding of financial transactions relative to nonprofit organizations.  


    About the Presenter: Dorothy Hawley

     

    Dorothy Hawley has used QuickBooks since it first became available 23 years ago.

    She holds a degree in Business and offers over 35 years of accounting experience in the for-profit as well as nonprofit sectors.  Nowone of Intuit’s QuickBooks Pro Advisors, she owns and operates Dorothy Hawley Accounting Services which specializes in setting up QuickBooks for nonprofit organizations, training staff, providing ongoing support and offering financial management to the local nonprofit community.  Her outstanding reputation for clean audits and best practices precedes her. Dorothy is dedicated to making sure ALL of your questions are answered.      


    Cost: 

    Nonprofit Network Members - $35.00 (Additional registrants from the 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.


     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • At Your Own Desk - Webinar (EST)

    We are pleased to partner with Vanessa Chase from The Storytelling Non-Profit to bring you this opportunity.

     

    Did you meet your fundraising goal last year? Are you feeling good about achieving your fundraising goals in 2015? A fundraising plan is the foundation of a strong fundraising program that is able to achieve its goals. Specifically, that plan has to be executed in a sustainable way, which is achieved by taking into account your specific resources and capacity.

    During this 60-minute webinar, you'll learn the following:

    • How to do your own fundraising audit to determine your benchmarks
    • Tips for determining your best fundraising strategies based on their return on investment
    • The basics of how to create a fundraising plan
    • Ideas for time management and staying on track to achieve your goals

    Presenter

    Vanessa Chase is the President of The Storytelling Non-Profit, which she founded in 2012 because she wanted to help non-profit organizations articulate their impact to donors in a way that would help them exceed fundraising goals. To date she has help non-profits throughout North America raise over $10 million. Her clients have included: Union Gospel Mission, BC Children’s Hospital, Cancer Care Connection, Universal Outreach Foundation, Hope For The Nations and A Rocha Canada.

    As a recognized expert in communications and storytelling, Vanessa has been invited to speak at a number of events and associations including: NetSquared Vancouver, Artez Interactive, UBC Impact Labs and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Association of Donor Relations Professionals and Blackbaud Conference for Non-Profits.

    Vanessa is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Vancouver chapter, a CFRE candidate and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Women Against Violence Against Women.

    Check out Vanessa's Blog ! 

    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - $35.00

    Non- members - $50.00

    • Thursday, April 23, 2015
    • 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!

     

    This Month's Topic: Communication: The, "what, when and how," of keeping your volunteers in the loop.

     

    Facilitators

     

    Diane McDonald

     

    Diane joined Nonprofit Network in 2010 and assists nonprofits in best practices. Upon graduation from Michigan State University, Diane began a career in the for profit sector in merchandising and retail 

    buying with R.H. Macy & Co, Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri. After two years she was promoted on to Davidson’s, a Macy's division in Atlanta, Georgia, as department store group manager. A relocation to the Detroit area provided the opportunity for Diane to join Manufacturers Bank as branch manager. Her introduction to the nonprofit sector came through the Jackson Community Foundation, where she served as Grant and Scholarship Coordinator. Diane's broad range of professional experience in the for profit and non profit sector allows her to bring a unique prospective to assist nonprofit professionals in all areas of their professional development.

    ______________________________________________________

    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.



    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Member Benefit - No Charge

    Future Nonprofit Network Member - $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, May 05, 2015
    • 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.

     

    Topic: Building Relationships with Funders


    Special Guest Facilitator: Dana Ashlock, Program Director, Jackson Community Foundation

     

    Make plans to join Nonprofit Network for this networking opportunity.


    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network members: Free

    Non-Members: $10.00


    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.

    • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson Welcome Center Room 1028, 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, MI 49202
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    Discover the most accurate and efficient way to use QuickBooks for your nonprofit. Don’t waste time through trial and error learning.  Whether you are brand new to the software or you just need a little help, our QuickBooks Pro Advisor will teach you the skills you need in order to work with confidence. Take advantage of the power and flexibility of QuickBooks. This is not a hands-on workshop.  We do the typing…and you do the learning. Become a confident user and find answers to your QuickBooks frustrations. 

     

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits – Level 2 Learn about:

    • Payroll for Nonprofits
    • Nonprofit Specific Reporting
    • Analyzing your Financial Data
    • Common QuickBooks Mistakes
    • More Tips & Tricks

    Appropriate for those comfortable with the Microsoft Office and have a basic understanding of financial transactions relative to nonprofit organizations.  


    About the Presenter: 

    Dorothy Hawley has used QuickBooks since it first became available 23 years ago.

    She holds a degree in business and offers over 35 years of accounting experience in the for profit as well as nonprofit sectors.  Now, one of Intuit’s QuickBooks Pro Advisors, she owns and operates Dorothy Hawley Accounting Services which specializes in setting up QuickBooks for nonprofit organizations, training staff providing ongoing support and offering financial management to the local nonprofit community.  Her outstanding reputation for clean audits and best practices precedes her. Dorothy is dedicated to making sure ALL your questions are answered.      


    Cost: Nonprofit Network Members - $35.00 Guests (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, May 14, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
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    Nonprofit boards are responsible for the financial health of the organization they serve. All board members should be aware of what their role is in managing the fiscal operations of the nonprofit they serve. Join this webinar to gain an overview of how you, as a board member, can measure financial solvency, map profitability of programs and operations and monitor income and expense deviations from your organization’s budget. 

    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.


    About the presenter:  


    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: No Charge for Nonprofit Network Members

    $10.00 Future Members

     

    Please note: Board 101 - Basic board responsibilities is a recommended prerequisite  for this webinar


    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 28, 2015
    • 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!

     

    This Month's Topic: The Monetary Value of Volunteers: The how and why of tracking their time.

     

    Facilitators

     

    Diane McDonald

     

    Diane joined Nonprofit Network in 2010 and assists nonprofits in best practices. Upon graduation from Michigan State University, Diane began a career in the for profit sector in merchandising and retail 

    buying with R.H. Macy & Co, Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri. After two years she was promoted on to Davidson’s, a Macy's division in Atlanta, Georgia, as department store group manager. A relocation to the Detroit area provided the opportunity for Diane to join Manufacturers Bank as branch manager. Her introduction to the nonprofit sector came through the Jackson Community Foundation, where she served as Grant and Scholarship Coordinator. Diane's broad range of professional experience in the for profit and non profit sector allows her to bring a unique prospective to assist nonprofit professionals in all areas of their professional development.

    ______________________________________________________

    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.



    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Member Benefit - No Charge

    Future Nonprofit Network Member - $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, June 25, 2015
    • 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!

     

    This Month's Topic: How you can support your volunteers and why it makes sense.

     

    Facilitators

     

    Diane McDonald

     

    Diane joined Nonprofit Network in 2010 and assists nonprofits in best practices. Upon graduation from Michigan State University, Diane began a career in the for profit sector in merchandising and retail 

    buying with R.H. Macy & Co, Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri. After two years she was promoted on to Davidson’s, a Macy's division in Atlanta, Georgia, as department store group manager. A relocation to the Detroit area provided the opportunity for Diane to join Manufacturers Bank as branch manager. Her introduction to the nonprofit sector came through the Jackson Community Foundation, where she served as Grant and Scholarship Coordinator. Diane's broad range of professional experience in the for profit and non profit sector allows her to bring a unique prospective to assist nonprofit professionals in all areas of their professional development.

    ______________________________________________________

    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.



    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Member Benefit - No Charge

    Future Nonprofit Network Member - $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, September 01, 2015
    • 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.

     

    Topic: Coaching for Employee Success - Discuss effective ways to help employees draw on their own resourcefulness.

     


    Make plans to join Nonprofit Network for this networking opportunity.


    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network members: Free

    Non-Members: $10.00



    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, December 31, 2015
    • Saturday, December 31, 2016
    • At Your Desk - Eastern Time Zone
    • 25

    Leading a nonprofit board requires more than just following an agenda. It is important for the Board Chair to provide mission driven direction and leadership. Many times when Board Chairs are elected, they are not given the directions needed to guide their nonprofit organizations.  This workshop will help you understand the  role and responsibilities of Board Chairs and how they may better perform their duties. 

     

    Appropriate for current and incoming board chairs and nonprofit professionals.


    About the presenter:  


    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: No Charge for Nonprofit Network Members

    $10.00 Future Members

     

    PLEASE NOTE:  BOARD 101 - BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES IS SUGGESTED BEFORE TAKING THIS CLASS.    


    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, December 31, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • At Your Desk
    • 15

    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!



     

     

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