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“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


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    • Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 7
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    Peer Coaching Groups - Overview
    *Groups forming Now - Next Sessions Starting mid to late
    September 2022

    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.

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     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.  

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    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, September 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 42
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    What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

    "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process)

    Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.

    To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.

    Session Content (These sessions are not recorded)

    This 3-hour overview aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:

    • Key Points and Constructs of Bridges
    • Mental Models of Economic Class
    • Hidden Rules
    • Resources

    Bridges Out of Poverty is a large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop.  We therefore offer this 3-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  

    Designed for -

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who lives, works, or volunteers in  Michigan by contract with Aha! Process, Inc. This presentation is appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty and it will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community changes as well.

    A common outcome of this session is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocating for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the "Triple Lens approach". 


    Testimonials - What did you like most about this session?

    "Eye-opening awareness of what's lacking in our own community."

    "The passion and personal experiences of the presenter."

    "Wow, I have middle-class bias I was not even aware of even though I'm one paycheck away from poverty myself."

    "Made me think of all the ways I could help my community."

    "Katena is fabulous, she really raises awareness and created new thoughts."

    "The global situations brought home using local statistics."

    "The suggestions of changes that can be made, even the small one's in the work-place to better serve the community and individuals we're hoping to assist."


    Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions - FREE
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    General Registration: $99  FREE

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

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    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



    • Thursday, September 08, 2022
    • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom CC
    • 27
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    9 Tips to Manage Your Business Reputation With Social Media - Online Marketing Institute

    Come network with us!

    Why is networking important? The work of nonprofits is hard, and connecting to like-minded people is important. Making and building connections with the right people in the nonprofit sector can be key to taking your organization in the direction you want it to go.

    This is an opportunity for all levels of nonprofit staff, board, volunteers, and sectors of a nonprofit to gather together, collaborate and share ideas. We want to provide a space for nonprofits to learn from one another and receive peer support. 

    This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of every other month;

    • March 10th
    • May 12th
    • July 14th - cancelled summer session
    • Sept 8th
    • Nov 10th
    *Closed captioning provided

    If you have a topic you'd like discussed please email Alyssa@Nonprofnetwork.org and we'll pass on the request.


    Cost: This is a FREE networking opportunity!

    Each session facilitated by a Nonprofit Network Coordinator


    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, October 05, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 34
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