I Want to Build a Stronger Board

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, October 02, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Room 121, 100 Building (building with flagpoles at entrance) // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
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    This workshop is FREE in honor of Nonprofit Network's 20th Anniversary!


    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. 



    Registration for this workshop is free in honor of Nonprofit Network's 20th Anniversary!

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Facilitator

    Learn more about Regina

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Regina has been the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. With twenty-five years working in the nonprofit sector, she has a full range of experience in fundraising, marketing, governance, management and grant writing. She has led Nonprofit Network from being a county-specific nonprofit management support organization to an international resource specializing in capacity building, professional development and governance and organizational management.

    Previously, she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, which specialized in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations.  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.



    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 17, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Kool Family Community Center, Valentine Room / 200 W Michigan Ave / Battle Creek, MI 49017
    Register

    Financial Management for the Non-Financial Executive

    On top of everything else, you need to build a budget (what’s the purpose of a budget if I don’t have any money?), manage a budget, build in controls and oversight (wait – what does GAAP stand for, again?), create and follow financial policies (How in the world do I know how much money I actually have?) and support a treasurer and a finance committee (Ack!  It’s time for an audit!).

    Most nonprofit executives did not arrive in their positions through a path of accounting and finance experience. Many bookkeepers have had limited experience with nonprofit best practices (yup – it’s different than for-profit). 

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for executives and board members or staff who manage finances and are seeking solid guidance on building a budget, managing expenses and income, and understanding the controls that will help you feel more confident as the caretaker of your organization's resources and assets.

    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00

    Nonmembers - $60.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy


    Facilitators


    Victoria Reese, Capacity Builder



    A native of Battle Creek, the words of William Keith Kellogg resonate strongly with Victoria. “I’ll invest my money in people.” Although she doesn’t have the money, she invests her time and talents to build capacity in leaders and their organizations.

     

    With 26 years of mission-driven work experience encompassing equity, social justice, and expanding economic opportunities for vulnerable populations, Victoria has been at the forefront of many community development opportunities. 


    Victoria has a niche for moving programs from inception to fruition and has developed and expanded several programs. She is actively engaged in community initiatives, serving on numerous agency boards, committees, and coalitions. 


    Victoria holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University, is a certified professional coach, and certified Bridges Out of Poverty Trainer.



    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.




    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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