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Nonprofit board members are stewards of the organization and have legal responsibilities to ensure that the organization is sustainable through sound ethical, legal and responsible governance.  

Building a strong board takes time, commitment to your mission and a strong recruitment and orientation plan.  

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Relevant Workshops

    • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Baker College Campus, Bldg 200 behind DaVinci 2800 Springport Rd. Jackson MI (Room 205)
    Register

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    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. 


    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

    She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

    Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 



    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop: 


    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, March 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk
    • 24
    Register

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    Record-keeping is important because it provides information to support decision-making by management and is generally required by legal retention requirements. Records can be paper files, electronic documents, correspondence (including letters, faxes and emails) and data used in business applications and databases.

    Is your Document Retention Schedule up to date? Has it been reviewed recently?

     This fast-paced and interactive webinar will cover the types of documents to be retained and for what periods of time.

     Topics to be covered:

    • Definition of Original
    • Document Retention Schedule
    • Document Protection
    • Document Destruction
    • Provisions of Documentation


    Presenters:


    Learn more about ReginaRegina Pinney

    Executive Director


    Regina 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.



    Jessica Chipman
    Office Manager

    Jessica is Nonprofit Network's Office Manager.  She manages membership and supports the consultants in their work within the nonprofit community.

    Prior to joining Nonprofit Network, Jessica worked in graduate admissions as a Student Services Coordinator at Spring Arbor University.  In addition, she served as an Account Specialist at American One Credit Union and interned at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. 

    Jessica earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration from Spring Arbor University.  Jessica is a member of Jackson Young Professionals.  In 2017, Jessica graduated from the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Jackson program. 



    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - FREE (Member Benefit)

    Non-members - $15.00


    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.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Thursday, March 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Baker College Jackson, MI (Room TBD)
    Register

    Do you DEI?? Are the right people sitting around your conference table, board table or break room? Is your staff and board inclusive of the community you serve? Are your board meetings inclusive of all voices around the table?

    Increasingly, nonprofit organizations are recognizing the need to become more inclusive of diversity in order to meet the needs of the communities they serve and achieve their missions. In this session we will explore key trends illustrating the nonprofit landscape relative to diversity and inclusion and interactively examine practical strategies and tools to advance social equity around the board table. 


    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and all nonprofit professionals.


    About the presenter: 

    Katena Cain, PhD., Nonprofit Management Consultant

    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. 

    She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance.
    Previously, she was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color at Jackson Community College.  While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena has supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. She is skilled in Cognitive Coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer, and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Her ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. 
    Katena has served on several committees related to strategic planning, workplace relations and diversity in her community. 
    Katena holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University.



    Cost: Nonprofit Network Members $25

      ~Guests of Members $15

    $45.00 Future Members

    ~Additional non-member from same organization $35

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    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, May 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mason/Lansing TBD
    • 28
    Register


    Sponsored by: Henry Ford Allegiance Health

    Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead. A fully engaged, active board does not happen organically.  It takes deliberate acts and concentrated efforts, and that often starts with recruitment, orientation and and training for new board members.

    This fast paced and interactive webinar will explore the foundation for recruiting the right people for your board and ensuring that the orientation and training experience sets them up for productive and successful terms to strengthen your nonprofit organization.

    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. 

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    Facilitator

    Tom Williams
    Capacity Builder

    Tom is a Capacity Builder who sees nonprofit organizations from a “team” perspectivemany moving parts, each having a significant role to play in mission accomplishment.  When each member masters their individual role, the ultimate success of the team comes down to how well the players interact.  Capacity building is about enhancing this role clarity, increasing team member skills and assisting the team to relate more effectively among themselves and with the community.  

    Building on his time as an Executive Director, Tom has been working with nonprofits since 1996 to enhance these key capacity building areas through individual coaching sessions, group facilitation and topic-specific workshops.

    Tom delights in contributing to individuals, groups, or entire teams having a breakthrough toward a stronger team.  From his perspective, it’s these strong, results-focused teams that realize change in their communities.

    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop:


    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, August 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson MI (Room TBD)
    Register

    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. 


    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

    She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

    Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 



    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop:



    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, November 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson MI (Room TBD)
    Register

    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. 


    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

    She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

    Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 



    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop:



    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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