Be an Effective Executive Director

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. “   – Benjamin Franklin

“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.”   – Henry Ford


ways we can help

    • Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 25
    Register

    FRED Leadership | Join Our Community of Inspiring Leaders

    Zoom Link for Wednesday June 16th: Join Zoom Meeting

    Many nonprofit organizations are reviewing their internal systems and working to become not only inclusive organizations, but anti-racist organizations.  

    Conversations with Community Leaders is a new series in 2021 for those seeking tangible and tactical strategies to transform their organizations into inclusive and welcoming spaces.

    This space will provide a place to share lessons, how to examine and deconstruct and replace with new systems, and guide and encourage peer coaching to overcome barriers and frustrations.

    These 5 sessions will be interactive.  Please come willing to share and engage in conversation.  

    • April 22nd, 2021
    • June 16th, 2021
    • August 11th, 2021
    • October 12th, 2021
    • December 8th, 2021

    Have a topic you'd like to discuss? Email us at;  Info@Nonprofnetwork.org


    Join us for these visionary sessions at no-cost, thanks to our partner 

    Mission: To inspire us to come together in creative and freely expressed ways to deepen our understanding of ourselves and enrich our communities.

     __________________________________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by ~ Regina Pinney, ED & Katena Cain, PhD.


     _________________________________________________________________________________

    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record, video or photograph public events. Recordings, 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 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, May 18, 2022
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • A Virtual Academy - 9 Live Sessions
    • 8
    Register


    The Nonprofit Network Executive Director Academy functions as a cohort of participants, with multiple presenters addressing key skills over the course of 9 sessions.  To maximize the value of this cohort model, the sessions will be highly interactive not only on the topic to be covered during that session, but also in discussing the successes and challenges of implementing the topics covered in previous sessions.

    Participants are encouraged to deliberately focus on skill implementation of previous sessions and to share their barriers and breakthroughs with their fellow participants within the online cohort we set-up just for your group. As described in the Academy Expectations, Consistent attendance will be necessary to appropriately support your colleagues and to gain proficiency with the skills that build on each other.

    Description

    The Nonprofit Network Executive Director Academy is a cohort of no more than 15 Executive Directors or managing directors who have been in their current position for fewer than 5-7 years.  This deliberate and consistent gathering of people who have similar tenure in their positions as ED's aims to accomplish the following:

    • Ensure clear understanding of the complexities of the role and awareness of the fully developed skill sets necessary for success
    • Build relationships among peers and networks within the community
    • Problem solve and learn from one another
    Every Academy participant in the Academy will be provided with  their own copy of the Michigan Nonprofit Management Manual ($95 value). This manual will support some portions of the the sessions and will serve as a valuable ongoing reference tool for the Executive Director.


    Prerequisite to the Academy:  Each participant will be contacted by one of the facilitators to ensure the participant understands what the course entails prior to the start of the Academy.  The Academy is designed as a cohort and for the benefit of all participants, attendance is necessary for all to learn from all.  

    Schedule of Sessions

    The Academy will meet online every 3rd Wednesday as a group each month from Sept 2021 through May 2022

    Session 1: September 15th, 9 am - 12 pm 
    Key Responsibilities of a Nonprofit - Managing the ED and Board Relationship -  Katena Cain

    Session 2: October 20th, 9 am - 12pm 
    The Role of the ED in HR - Regina Pinney

    Session 3: November 17th, 9 am - 12 pm
    Communication and Having Those Hard Conversations - Katena Cain

    Session 4: December 15th, 9 am - 12 pm 
    Trust, More Trust, Team and Leadership - Sharon Castle

    Session 5: January 19th, 9 am - 12 pm
    Fund Development - Katena Cain

    Session 6: February 16th, 2022  9 am - 12 pm
    Key Roles of the ED in Financial Management - Regina Pinney

    Session 7: March 16th, 2022  1 pm - 4 pm
    Nonprofit Tech - guest Andy Wolber & Sharon Castle

    Session 8: April 20th, 2022  9 am - 12 pm 
    Marketing for the ED - Know Your Audience - Regina Pinney

    Session 9: May 18th, 2022  9 am - 12 pm ~ Grad Day!
    Change, Crisis Management, and Tending to Self - Sharon Castle


    Your Commitment

    For the benefit of all participants in the cohort, those registering for the Academy must commit to attending all nine sessions, prioritizing attendance over other commitments.

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for executive directors and/or managing directors who have been in their current position for fewer than 5-7 years. 

    Want to join, but think you're not eligible?

    If you cannot attend these dates or if you're an ED with +5 years of experience, or want to talk this through let us know here and we'll contact you. Or keep your name on file for future cohorts.


    Member Cost:  $675

    Nonmember Cost:  $875

    The registration price includes enrollment in the online cohort in addition to a personal copy of the Michigan Nonprofit Management Manual ($95 value)

    Payment in full is required to secure your place in the cohort.  

    Our members get discounts on workshops, Starting at only $65 for Grass Roots Organizations, consider becoming a Member today!

    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 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 35
    Register

    Related image

    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? 

    We will address current trends, challenges, and climates for organizations in the current year.

    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

    • The three legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • Key tasks the board should undertake

    Designed for

    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 workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization. Join with your other board members!

     ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Cost
    Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15
    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

    *This one's on us!
    Presented in Partnership with:

    AND



     __________________________________________________________________________________

    Facilitator

    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura 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. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura HERE


     ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record, video or photograph public events. Recordings, 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 21, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 8
    Register


    Peer Coaching Groups - Overview

    Peer Coaching Groups are designed to facilitate goal-setting, coaching and action learning within a small group of peers. Each group member decides what real-world goal or issue they wish to address, and guided by a facilitator their peers will coach primarily through asking open-ended questions to expand the member’s thinking and options

    Members commit to taking action between meetings and report on progress and lessons learned. Peer Coaching Groups follow a very structured process that ensures that members work on issues that matter most, get help the way they need it and apply what they have learned.

    The Benefits

    • In addition to being coached, members develop core coaching skills
    • Through open-ended questions and limited advice, members are able to tap their own knowledge and that of their peers
    • Members work on real challenges or goals – the things that matter most here and now
    • Members make new connections, receive feedback and gain new perspectives
    • Members are accountable to take action, so they learn by doing and following through.

     __________________________________________________________________________________

     How This Works*

    Peer Coaching groups will be customized with no more than 8 people per group. However a minimum of 6 is required to be the most beneficial so the start date will vary until we have the minimum of perfect peers. 

    Groups will then form as we identify participants that will form a cohesive group. Please complete our "Peer Coaching Group Interest" Form HERE and Reserve your spot for March 2022 today!

    After informal phone interviews with each of you and a group is established coaching sessions will meet monthly and will last 2 - 2.5 hours. Groups will meet for 7 online sessions (1 meet and greet + 6 coaching sessions) and this will expand over 6-8 months with each group facilitated by a Trained Cognitive Coach. 

    Participation cost is $625 for NN members and $725 for non-members. Billing will occur once a start date has been established and confirmed with each group.  


    • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 12
    Register

    A Diverse Group Of People Chatting With Colorful Speech - People With Bubbles, HD Png Download - kindpng

    Moving from Unconscious Bias toward Courageous Conversations in the Workplace

    All organizations are faced with the critical responsibility of acknowledging and disrupting bias. The first portion of this workshop will begin by establishing an understanding of how bias affects decision-making and explores the impact of three kinds of bias that impact selection processes:

    • implicit or unconscious bias
    • cultural bias
    • systems bias

    The second portion of this workshop will be focused on the fundamentals to building the capacity within organizations to have more meaningful dialogue about race, gender equity, cultural differences, privilege and power.

    Appropriate for all nonprofit staff and board.


    *PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 


    Cost/s: 
    Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15
    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

     _______________________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by:

    Katena Cain, PhD.
    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


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record, video or photograph public events. Recordings, 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, March 17, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 8
    Register


    Peer Coaching Groups - Overview

    Peer Coaching Groups are designed to facilitate goal-setting, coaching and action learning within a small group of peers. Each group member decides what real-world goal or issue they wish to address, and guided by a facilitator their peers will coach primarily through asking open-ended questions to expand the member’s thinking and options

    Members commit to taking action between meetings and report on progress and lessons learned. Peer Coaching Groups follow a very structured process that ensures that members work on issues that matter most, get help the way they need it and apply what they have learned.

    The Benefits

    • In addition to being coached, members develop core coaching skills
    • Through open-ended questions and limited advice, members are able to tap their own knowledge and that of their peers
    • Members work on real challenges or goals – the things that matter most here and now
    • Members make new connections, receive feedback and gain new perspectives
    • Members are accountable to take action, so they learn by doing and following through.

     __________________________________________________________________________________

     How This Works*

    Peer Coaching groups will be customized with no more than 8 people per group. However a minimum of 6 is required to be the most beneficial so the start date will vary until we have the minimum of perfect peers. 

    Groups will then form as we identify participants that will form a cohesive group. Please complete our "Peer Coaching Group Interest" Form HERE  Reserve your spot today!

    After informal phone interviews with each of you and a group is established coaching sessions will meet monthly and will last 2 - 2.5 hours. Groups will meet for 7 online sessions (1 meet and greet + 6 coaching sessions) and this will expand over 6-8 months with each group facilitated by a Trained Cognitive Coach. 

    Participation cost is $625 for NN members and $725 for non-members. Billing will occur once a start date has been established and confirmed with each group.  


Get Expert Help

Our ED and team of nonprofit experts provides custom, one-on-one assistance

Click here to email your questions

resources to purchase ⏬

Nonprofit Network

2800 Springport Rd.
Jackson, MI 49202
Phone: (517) 796-4750


Quick Help

Website collaboration with Courtland Consulting | Sitemap | Staff Login

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software