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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    • 25

    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
    • 27

    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.

     

    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



    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, June 02, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • United Way of Jackson Conference Room A/B, 536 N. Jackson St, Jackson MI 49201
    • 19

    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: Personal and Professional Harmony--How do you achieve it, how do you maintain it, how do you nurture it?


    Special Guest Facilitator: Shelby Raines, Executive Director, Marriage Matters Jackson

     

    Make plans to join Nonprofit Network for this networking opportunity.


    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.

    • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • LISD Tech Center // Professional Development Center // 1372 N Main St, Adrian, MI 49221

    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.

     

    Broaden your perspective and understand the economic realities of poverty. 

    • 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.
    • Use this model to improve systems for better outcomes at the individual, institution and community level.

    Appropriate for:  All nonprofit professionals and board members.


    Presenter: 

    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. 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.


    Previously, she was in higher education where she served as an academic advisor and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color at Jackson Community College.  While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena has supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success.


    Katena has served on several committees related to strategic planning, workplace relations and diversity in her community. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University and is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University.


    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, June 18, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    • 24

    Are the right people sitting around your board table?
    •    Is your board inclusive of the community you serve?
    •    Are your board meetings inclusive of all voices around the table?

    Increasingly nonprofit organizations are recognizing the need to become more inclusive of diversity in order to meet the needs of the communities they serve and achieve their missions. In this session we will explore key trends illustrating the nonprofit landscape relative to diversity and inclusion and interactively examine practical strategies and tools to advance social equity around the board table. 

    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.


    About the presenter: 


    About the presenter: Katena Cain

    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. 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.
    Previously, she was in higher education where she served as an academic advisor and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color at Jackson Community College.  While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena has supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success.
    Katena has served on several committees related to strategic planning, workplace relations and diversity in her community. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University and is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University.



    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, June 25, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • United Way Conference Room A/B, 536 N. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
    • 30

    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.

     

    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.



    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, July 07, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • United Way of Jackson Conference Room A/B, 536 N. Jackson St, Jackson MI 49201
    • 20

    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: TBD


     

    Make plans to join Nonprofit Network for this networking opportunity.


    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.

    • Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    • 24
    Retention is your most important fundraising strategy, and your online donors are seriously at risk. Among all your donors, they are the least likely to renew their gifts – unless you take specific, creative steps to engage and thank them.



    This session will help you discover how to maximize the retention rates of your digital donors. We will examine the attributes of online donors, and outline the retention strategies that work best for this slice of your donor database.



    Learning Outcomes:
    • Understand what makes online donors tick (their habits, patterns, likes and dislikes)
    • Learn how to formulate a retention strategy for online donors
    • Understand best practices in digital communications, including email gift acknowledgement and social media content.


    About the presenter: 


    Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang


    Steven Shattuck is VP of Marketing at Bloomerang, which helps nonprofit organizations to reach, engage and retain the advocates they depend on to achieve their vision for a better world. He spent the first five years of his career at an integrated communications agency, producing fundraising videos and other digital content for organizations like Butler University, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, the Domestic Violence Network, the Adoption Support Center, the American Heart Association and CICOA.


    Steven honed his digital marketing skills at two Indianapolis tech firms before returning to the nonprofit sector as Bloomerang’s marketing lead. He serves in a marketing/communications role on several nonprofit committees, is a frequent speaker at nonprofit conferences, and is a highly sought-after webinar presenter. He is routinely interviewed by media outlets for his expertise in digital marketing.


    Recipient of the David Letterman Scholarship, Steven graduated with honors from Ball State University in 2006 with a degree in Telecommunications and Creative Writing. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife and three-year-old son.


    Cost:


    Nonprofit Network Members: $35

    Non-members: $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.

    • Tuesday, August 04, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • United Way of Jackson Conference Room A/B, 536 N. Jackson St, Jackson MI 49201
    • 20

    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: TBD

     

    Make plans to join Nonprofit Network for this networking opportunity.


    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.

    • Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    • 12:00 AM
    • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    • 11:30 PM
    • At Your 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!


     

     

    • 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.

    • 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
    • 10

    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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