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.
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.