Volunteer Coordinator Resources

**Dec. 2021 This page is a work in progress

Volunteer coordinators are generally responsible for managing all elements of volunteering at a company or organization. They can work either within an organization or on behalf an organization they are recruiting volunteers for. 

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    • Monday, January 24, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online on Vimeo
    • 36

    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization?
    (Or know someone who is? - Please share!!) 

    Starting a nonprofit takes a considerable amount of time, understanding of financial management, leadership and managerial skills, and fundraising. 

    This recently "recorded 2.5 hour workshop" will help you identify what you need to consider before forming your organization as well as how to prioritize, plan, and complete the process.

    BONUS: Do this on your own time, no need to wait, or sit in a class or on Zoom. Participants will also receive Nonprofit Network's 100 page Guide to Starting a Nonprofit Booklet in PDF format. 

    Session Goals 

    • Understand the basic steps and legal requirements
    • Explore all the options including, a 501c3, L3C and a "B" Corporation
    • Learn about alternatives to starting a nonprofit
    • Find out if you are eligible for the new streamlined 1023ez application 

    Designed for

    Those not wanting to wait for a next scheduled event, appropriate and relevant for anyone considering or in the midst of starting a nonprofit organization in Michigan and interested in potential board members.

    Cost$50.00 (*includes the recorded workshop and $50 booklet in PDF format)

    You can also call or email me if you're interested in a group presentation for your entire organization or interested board members;  Tracey@Nonprofnetwork.org  or  517-796-4750

    *Once your payment has been received an email will be sent "within 2 business days" that includes a link to the video presentation and a copy of NN's "Guide to Starting a Nonprofit" booklet in pdf form.

    If you do not see these emails from Info@nonprofnetwork.org, please check your spam, junk, clutter, or other folders.
    Due to the links, we are at most times filtered out of your in-box.

    Also, once you've reviewed your video and guide, we're happy to answer any immediate and follow-up questions you may have specific to you and your organization, please send us an email to Info@Nonprofnetwork.org and we'll get right back to you or set-up a time to speak with a consultant.



    Learn more about Regina

    Regina Pinney,
    Executive Director

    Regina empowers people with knowledge and information, creating opportunities to build people’s strength and self-sufficiency. She rarely removes her coaching hat and loves to see people shift their perspectives. She connects every “what” with a “why” to ensure that you not only have a recipe for success but also understand how to use every ingredient for success in multiple ways. People enjoy that she is straightforward and provides impactful examples that allow people to apply the knowledge. Read more about Regina HERE

    • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 25

    HR 101 (3) - Ryan Swanson Law

    One of our best assets is our staff. Nonprofits need to focus on being a good employer and retaining high quality talent. We must focus and develop a healthy culture, effective communication strategies, and an environment where we can hold one another accountable, work efficiently and effectively.

    While financial capacity is critical, an organization’s human capital is its foundation. This session will discuss how to develop and sustain a culture in which your team and organization can thrive in addition to staying compliant with basic federal and state regulations and trends, changes, and the current best practices will be discussed.

    If you are not employing paid staff, these same tenets, and tools work with volunteers.

    Being good leaders, a good boss - a good employer - is a critical component to a nonprofit's sustainability. We require good people to meet our mission - people with passion, commitment, and dedication. 

     This session will provide participants with working knowledge of the following:

    • Developing and modeling the culture that is best for your organization’s team
    • Learn how to keep your organization in compliance with basic federal regulations
    • Identify legal hiring and firing practices
    • Policies that should be in place and which records must be maintained
    • Methods of evaluating your staff and understanding what your legal obligations are.
    Designed For: Board Members, Leaders, Volunteer Coordinators, Executive Directors, Nonprofit Startups

    Cost/s: Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15

    Non-members - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00


    Facilitated by - 

    Brett Heflin
    Capacity Builder

    Brett uses real life examples to illustrate complex points and help turn ideas into actions. His broad and diverse career gives him the opportunity to speak firsthand with lived experiences.  People relate to how knowledgeable, friendly and approachable Brett is. He creates an interactive environment so all can easily share ideas and concepts.  He is upbeat and positive, which makes learning easy. Learn more HERE.

    • Wednesday, February 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 28


    Author and motivational coach Eleanor Brown famously wrote that “You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” Leaders are expected to give of themselves, but often do not take the time to replenish themselves so that they can lead at the highest possible level.

    This concept is particularly predictive given the myriad of challenges faced by contemporary leaders. Today’s leaders are troubled with problems unknown to peers of previous years. Today’s leaders may be and are often charged with managing a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce; managing a rapidly changing work environment; navigating new technologies; and figuring out how to guide dispersed teams and organizations during a pandemic.

    Session Goals 
    In this panel discussion, we will:

    • Define self-care
    • Clarify the necessity for leaders to engage in self-care
    • Introduce ways that leaders can develop a personalized self-care routine.

    Designed for—

    Leadership, Management, and Board Members


    Cost/s: Nonprofit Network Members ~ $5
      Future Members ~ $15.00 



    Katena Cain
    Nonprofit Management Consultant

    Katena loves to engage her audience. She has facilitated hundreds of workshops and easily connects with each participant.  She uses cognitive questions to help people customize information and then connect that information to their specific circumstances. People appreciate how approachable and relatable Katena is and how she creates comfortable spaces for honest conversation and impactful discussions. Read more about Katena HERE

    Chris Smith
    Capacity Builder

    Chris brings a treasure trove of experiences and tools to every conversation.  People appreciate how he approaches difficult and complex issues, assists in offering a new perspective and most importantly, assists in creating solutions. As a social worker, he listens deeply and connects to people at a deeper level. People appreciate how easy-going Chris is and is extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector. Learn more about Chris HERE

    Brett Heflin
    Capacity Builder

    Brett uses real life examples to illustrate complex points and help turn ideas into actions. His broad and diverse career gives him the opportunity to speak firsthand with lived experiences.  People relate to how knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable Brett is. He creates an interactive environment so all can easily share ideas and concepts.  He is upbeat and positive, which makes learning easy. Learn more about Brett HERE. 

    Stormy Trotter
    Capacity Builder

    Stormy utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. People appreciate how knowledgeable Stormy is and her ability to put everyone at ease. Learn more about Stormy HERE.

    • Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    • Thursday, February 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 2 evening sessions via Zoom
    • 35

    *In order to accommodate an evening session, this event will be presented in two 2-hour sessions. Tues 2/15 & Thurs 2/17 from 6-8 pm

    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    *Session Agendas for Tuesday -  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Thursday -  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias and Steps to Overcoming Barriers

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers
    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.

    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning. *These sessions are not recorded and shared.


    Cost waived: Thanks to the generous sponsor who has made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. Please be aware "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750


    Facilitated By— 

    Martha York

    Martha York is the Community Education Coordinator for Region 2 Area Agency on Aging. As a Master Trainer for numerous Evidence-Based Programs, Martha is skilled at facilitating groups and laying out a safe platform that encourages open expression of personal ideas and experiences. She is a licensed Social Worker who has worked for over 30 years with individuals and families coping with trauma, crisis, and chronic illnesses, encouraging them to strive to live well despite challenging circumstances. Read more HERE.