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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, August 05, 2014
    • 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: What do Funders Want? - Discuss ways to navigate a healthy relationship with an existing or potential funder. 

    Facilitator: Maria Dotterweich, Executive Director, Weatherwax Foundation


    Make plans to join Nonprofit Network for this 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, August 28, 2014
    • 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.

     

    This Month's Topic: -Managing Difficult Volunteers

     

    The 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.

    • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Gene Davis & Sons Banquet & Convention Center - 3575 Francis Street, Jackson, MI 49203

    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 will:

    • 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.

    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: 109.00 per person - includes workshop, continental breakfast and book.
     
     
     
     
     
    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.
     
    • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Baker College of Jackson Welcome Center Room 2014, 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, MI 49202
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    Board meetings are essential to any successful organization. Learn what you can do to make your board meetings effective and efficient. You will gain  tools, tips, and a basic knowledge base to help you run effective board meetings. Well run meetings lead to increased participation and productivity.  

    This workshop will provide:

    • A basic understanding of Roberts Rules of Order
    • Agendas and their uses
    • 10 steps to an effective meeting. 
    Appropriate for: nonprofit leaders, staff, all current and incoming board secretaries and chairs.

    Presenter: Tim Bair
    Tim is a graduate of Michigan State University and Spring Arbor University.  Tim holds both a B.A. and a M.B.A. degree.  Owner of VDN Services, LLC., a local sales and service provider of Business Telephone systems, for the last 10 years.   Tim currently serves on the board of the Nonprofit Network, Cascades Inc (Civil War Muster), and the Cascades Amateur Radio Society. Mr. Bair has also been a board member of numerous other local board. 

    Tim is an active volunteer with the Ella Sharp Museum, The Michigan Theatre of Jackson, Allegiance Health, and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee.  Having spent many hours in various board meetings and serving as a parliamentarian for a state organization, Tim has developed an understanding of the proper methods that may be used to promote and run a productive meeting
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    Cost: Members -$35.00/Member Guests-$25.00
    Future Members - $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, October 07, 2014
    • 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: Managing and Encouraging Board Giving

     


    Make plans to join Nonprofit Network for this 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, October 15, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Baker College of Jackson Welcome Center Room 2014, 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, MI 49202
    You have an understanding of board members' roles and their tasks related to the success of your organization, but you want to move your board from Good to Great. Learn how to motivate your board to become more meaningfully involved in promoting your mission and governing your organization. Attend this workshop if you:
     
    • Aren't sure what "higher level" conversations your board should be having.
    • Your board meetings run over by an hour and you've only gotten through half of your agenda.
    • You know what your board should be doing but aren't quite sure how to keep them motivated and on track.
    • Are overwhelmed with committee work and what feels like micromanaging.
    Who Should Attend: Nonprofit Leaders, Board Members and Board Chairs.

    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
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    Cost: Nonprofit Network members $35.00

    Nonmembers $50.00

    • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Lansing Chamber of Commerce, 500 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. 200, Lansing, MI
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    There is nothing accidental about fundraising.  We will explore 10 critical components you need to be competitive in today's fundraising climate.  Learn what you need to do to make your fundraising efforts work.

    Appropriate for: nonprofit fundraising professionals, board and staff


    Facilitator:   

    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.

     


    Cost: 
    $35.00/Special Lansing Chamber Member -$25.00


    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, December 02, 2014
    • 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: Managing Conflicts of Interest

     

    Facilitator:   

    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.

     


    Make plans to join Nonprofit Network for this 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.

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