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

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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 10, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    • 20


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


    Research confirms that a successful and sustainable nonprofit organization requires great leadership – and a good coaching and mentoring relationship between Board Chair and Executive Director.  This webinar will explore how to build this professional relationship, grow it, maintain it and keep it – even as Board Chairs (or Executive Directors) transition.


    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 


    This webinar is part of a monthly series of governance trainings, made possible by the generosity of 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.

    • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Nonprofit Network, 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, MI 49202

      

    Come Celebrate With Us!

     

     

    Nonprofit Network invites you to our

    Ribbon Cutting & Annual Open House

    September 17, 2015.  


    Please join us at our new office for food, wine, and a chance to mingle.  Celebrate this new season in a new space with Nonprofit Network members, board members, and staff.

     

    2015 has been a year full of growth and changes for Nonprofit Network and we want to honor the role you have played in that success!


    This event is free, but please register so we can plan for food and wine! 

     

     

     

     

    • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Room 205, Building 200 // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202
    • 30
    Are you still required to notify your board members of meetings via telegram?  It is time to update your bylaws!  This workshop will cover  drafting and review of bylaws, including the "must-have's" and information essential to moving forward with updates.


    Topics to be covered:
    • Terms and Term Limits
    • Minimum and Maximum number of board members
    • The number required for quorum, electronic voting and electronic participation
    • Committees, Committee Structure and Committee Authority
    • Conflict of Interest
    • Legal Duties


    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, September 24, 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!

     

    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.

    • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Nonprofit Center at the Armory Community Room - 330 Marshall Street, Lansing MI 48912
    • 26



    Do your organization's Board Members and Executive Director understand their defined roles and responsibilities? Does your organization's Board allow time for critical conversations? Once a collective decision is made, does everyone support the decision, or do individual Board Members undermine and change the work of the Board?


    Nonprofit Boards play a critical role in their nonprofit organizations’ success. A strong Board can steer its organization to triumph, while an ineffective Board can lead to an organization’s demise. It is essential that the Board and Executive Director work well together. By strengthening the knowledge and skills of Executive Directors, individual Board Members (regardless of whether they are new or experienced), and whole Boards alike, nonprofit organizations are better able to manage the challenges that they face and operate more effectively.

     

    Ideally, Board Members and Executive Directors will attend this training together, but the content is equally effective for individuals. This full-day seminar, intended for both Executive Directors and Board Members, will touch on a range of issues that are relevant to every nonprofit Board. Using a variety of tools, you will have the opportunity to self-assess effective governance, to brainstorm ways to improve, and to develop action plans that will help advance the work of your organization.


    We will look at three interrelated areas:

    • The three legal responsibilities of every Board Member
    • The fiduciary responsibility of the Board  
    • The Boards’ role in effective fund development

    Nonprofit Network designed and facilitated this process for Habitat for Humanity of Michigan Affiliates and has presented this model throughout the state.  Participants had this to say:

     

    “It was a dynamic workshop”


    “Positive, practical, real-world experience for Board Members of all experience levels.”


    "I found this presentation both inspirational and informative"


    "As a relatively new Board Member I found the information valuable.  I feel more comfortable and confident in my role as a Board Member." 
    Facilitators:  


    Regina Funkhouser


    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.


    Tom Williams

    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.

    Prior to his nonprofit work with Habitat, Tom served as staff to a county planning commission where he developed land use and transportation plans, in addition to grant writing and community development work.   Tom is a graduate of the University of Michigan.


    Cost:


    Nonprofit Network Members - $60.00*

    Michigan Nonprofit Association Members - $60.00*

    *Additional registrants from the same organization - $30.00


    Nonmembers - $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.

    • Tuesday, October 06, 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.


     

    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.

    • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    • 24

    Board 101: Basic Responsibilities is a recommended prerequisite  for this webinar.


    Successful nonprofits are committed to sustaining healthy, functioning organizations. Key leadership positions such as the executive director and board chair are critical elements to every organization’s success. Succession planning helps to ensure that the nonprofit has a strategy to effectively manage in the event of the departure of key leadership.


    This session will present the business case for succession planning, explore the important connection to strategic planning and provide participants with useful tools to develop and implement a planning process appropriate for their organization.


    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.


    About the presenter: Patrice Martin


    Patrice Martin is Nonprofit Network’s Leadership Coach, facilitating customized processes that support strategic planning, leadership development and team building. Following a career path in administration and human resources in the private sector, Patrice transitioned into the nonprofit sector in 1992. Working in the fields of community, economic and workforce development, Patrice built collaborative relationships with community and private foundations, municipalities and other nonprofit organizations.  Patrice has developed and delivered local and statewide workshops and capacity-building activities for nonprofits and facilitated the development of local initiatives driven by community foundations.  Patrice is most effective in designing processes that result in data-informed decision making, strengthening organizations and their ability to work their missions.


    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - FREE

    Non-Members - $10.00 


    This webinar is part of a monthly series of governance trainings, made possible by the generosity of 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, October 20, 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Gene Davis and Sons Banquet and Convention Center; 3575 Francis Street, Jackson, MI 49203

    Nonprofit Network is excited to host Kim Klein of Klein and Roth Consulting for a two-day fundraising series!  Come for one or both days. 


    Space is limited, so register today!


    Registration includes a light breakfast and lunch.


    Day 1: What's New, What's Hot, What's Over, What's Not

    October 20, 2015, 9:30 am - 3:30pm


    Every day we hear of an organization that has raised lots of money from a new fundraising strategy. We ask, “Why not us? Should we try it?” We have many choices of fundraising strategies but little guidance about how to pick the ones that will work for us. In this presentation, Kim Klein will look at what we are learning about fundraising in the 21st century and how to incorporate new ideas with traditional methods that are still working. Practical and hands-on, this training will help you focus your fundraising program on the strategies that are most likely to succeed for you organization.  Bring your questions and your own stories for this lively and interactive exchange.



    Day 2: Don't Find the Time for Fundraising

    Find the People Who Have the Time

    October 21, 2015, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


    Did you know that the vast majority of money given away in the USA comes from individuals?  That fully 70% of the adult population of the USA gives away money?  More people give money than vote or volunteer or attend any house or worship.  Yet many of us who work in nonprofits have a hard time raising the money we need. Thousands of dollars are left “on the table” because an organization does not have the people power to ask those donors for more money.  More paid staff is not the answer.  The solution is a strong volunteer team trained to do personal asking working towards a goal.  In this workshop, Kim Klein will help us explore how upgrading works and how to find and maintain the volunteer team who will do the asking and actually learn to enjoy it. Designed for organizations that have at least 100 donors but have few paid staff.

    Register for both days and save money!


    Registration includes a light breakfast and lunch.


    Registration for Both Days:

    Nonprofit Network Members - $160


    Michigan Nonprofit Association Members** - $160


    Non-Members - $200



    Registration for a Single Day:

    Nonprofit Network Members - $100


    Michigan Nonprofit Association Members** - $100


    Non-Members/General Registration - $150




    **Registration code required




    About the Presenter: Kim Klein


    Kim Klein is an internationally known trainer, speaker and author, well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth and humorous way.  She has a wide range of nonprofit experience, having worked as staff and as a volunteer and a board member.

    Kim is the author of five books, including Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times, which won the McAdam Book Award.  Her classic text, Fundraising for Social Change, now in its sixth edition, is widely used in the field and in university degree programs.  Her other books include Fundraising for the Long Haul, Ask and You Shall Receive, and Fundraising in Times of Crisis.  She is the series editor of the Kim Klein Fundraising Series at Jossey Bass Publishers.  She was a member of the Building Movement Project where she worked on a project called Nonprofits Talking Taxes. Kim is a Fellow with On the Commons and blogs at kimkleinandthecommons.blogspot.com.


    She has provided training and consultation in all 50 United States, five Canadian provinces and 21 other countries.  She is a lecturer at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and has served as guest faculty at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and Concordia University in Montreal. Kim co-founded the Grassroots Fundraising Journal in 1981 and was its publisher for 25 years.

    Sponsors:


     


    • Thursday, October 22, 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!

     

    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, November 03, 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.

     

     

    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.

    • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202
    • 30
    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.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Thursday, November 12, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    • 24


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



    How do you pack in good governance, due diligence, policy conversation, relationship building, committee work, strategic conversations and board engagement in an hour or so a month?  How do you get everything done in 12-14 hours a year?  Join this webinar for tips and tools to make your board meetings efficient, effective and engaging. 


    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 


    This webinar is part of a monthly series of governance trainings, made possible by the generosity of 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, 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 03, 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202
    • 30
    Carolyn Bloodworth, long time Director of Corporate Giving for the Consumers Energy Foundation, will share her perspectives on what nonprofits can do (and should NOT do) to build relationships with funders and to write a competitive grant.  Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, will co-facilitate to help the participants process Carolyn's suggestions and create a plan to improve their grant seeking. 

    This workshop is appropriate for the beginner or intermediate  grantwriter.


    Presenters:


    Carolyn Bloodworth, Director of Corporate Giving and Education, Consumers Energy 



    Carolyn Bloodworth is a 31-year employee of Consumers Energy and currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation and the CMS Energy Foundation. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the foundations, Carolyn is also Director of Corporate Giving and Education for CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. Her responsibilities involve corporate charitable contribution activities, administration of the corporation's dues and memberships, oversight for the company's K-12 electric and natural gas safety education programs, and coordination of various community relations activities, including volunteer promotion and recognition. Carolyn serves on the board of directors of the Michigan FFA Association, the Council of Michigan Foundations, the Michigan Nonprofit Association and The LEAGUE Michigan, a program of the Michigan Nonprofit Association. She serves on the board of regents for Baker College - Jackson, is a member of the United Way of Jackson County's Community Solutions Coordinating Council and the Jackson Public School District's Promise Zone Authority board. She has served as a director of ConnectMichigan Alliance, Food Bank Council of Michigan, WKAR's Community Advisory Board, Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge, Jackson County's Promise to Youth Alliance, the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County and the Nonprofit Network. She has been an MCSC member since 2008 and was elected as Chair in September 2011.





    Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director, 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, December 31, 2015
    • Saturday, December 31, 2016
    • At Your Desk - Eastern Time Zone
    • 23

    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 - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    • 24

    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, December 31, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • At Your Desk
    • 6

    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!



     

     

    • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM (EST)
    • Webinar Recording at Your Desk
    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
     
    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. W
    e 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.

     
    • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • At Your Desk
    • 23

    Many nonprofit organizations get stuck focusing on acquiring donors and never expand their technique to retaining or upgrading. The first gift is the most expensive gift you will ever get, and most donors use their first gift to a nonprofit organization as a test.


    Join this webinar to explore strategies for acquiring donors, retaining your donors, and upgrading their gifts.


    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 


    This webinar is part of a monthly series of governance trainings, made possible by the generosity of the Jackson Community Foundation.

     


    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.


     

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