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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

    • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 35
    Register

    Summoning Kindness in Crisis; Compassion in the time of COVID-19 - The Edition

    Leading a nonprofit board requires more than just following an agenda. It is important for the Board Chair to provide mission driven direction and leadership. 

    Many times when Board Chairs are elected, they are not given the directions needed to guide their nonprofit organizations.  This workshop will help you understand this important role and responsibilities of Board Chairs and how they may better perform their duties. 

    Appropriate for current and incoming board chairs and nonprofit professionals.

    *Part of our Winter Wednesday Webinars Series

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    Cost/s:

    Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

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    Presented by: 

    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. 


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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.


    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • 36
    Register

    Job Satisfaction: Objective and Subjective Factors - Foxwin - Blog

    Managing Conflicts of Interest within Your Organization

    For nonprofits, a conflict of interest has a broader definition than just financial gain. A conflict exists when there is tension between individual interests and the mission of the organization. Managing conflict of interest requires a balance. We all have conflicts of interest, but it is when we do not recognize a particular conflict, or even the appearance of a conflict, that trouble can occur. In this 1 hour webinar, you will learn the importance of full disclosure and how to manage conflicts that exist on your board. 

    • Defining Conflicts of Interest and Power Dynamics
    • Identifying risks
    • Prohibiting/Identifying unacceptable forms of private interest
    • Raising awareness of the circumstances in which conflicts can arise
    • Building capacities to prevent conflict of interest through training
    • Ensuring effective procedures to resolve conflict-of-interest situations

    *Part of our Winter Wednesday Webinars Series


    Appropriate for: Nonprofit leaders, staff and all current and incoming board members.

    Cost/s: Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

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    Facilitated by: 

    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. 


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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.


    • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online Via Zoom
    • 36
    Register

    Industry Leaders Offer Words Of Wisdom During Challenging Times

    Successful nonprofits are committed to sustaining healthy, functioning organizations. Key leadership positions such as the executive director and board chair are critical elements to every organization’s success. Succession planning helps to ensure that the nonprofit has a strategy to effectively manage in the event of the departure of key leadership.

    During this 1 hour interactive webinar we will present the business case for succession planning, explore the important connection to strategic planning and provide participants with useful tools to develop and implement a planning process appropriate for their organization.

    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.

    Part of our Winter Webinar Series

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    Cost/s: Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

     _____________________________________________________________

    Presented by: 

    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. 

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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.


    • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 36
    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. Join with your other board members!

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    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15

    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

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    Facilitator

    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura began her career as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 1999 and has worked to make the world a friendlier place ever since. During her AmeriCorps years, she learned the basics of grant writing, project management, and volunteer recruitment, skills that she has sharpened in the years since.

    Much of Laura’s career has been spent working for Extension in all programs in various states helping farmers increase the productivity of their farms and improve their living standards. She spent four years working to educate immigrants and refugees about healthy food choices and finances through SNAP programs.  She has been a 4-H Educator with a program serving more than 2000 urban youth and managing the more than 500 volunteers who mentored them. As a Community and Economic Development Educator, Laura’s projects included teaching seminars on grant writing, working with communities to determine the impacts of oil and gas drilling on their economics and schools, and with prisons to implement entrepreneur education so that prisoners would be able to create their own opportunities upon release.  Most recently, Laura was a Regional Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Western Region where she managed the teams supporting finance, HR, and IT for nine counties as well as a residential 4-H Summer Camp and her own staff of 21 direct reports.

    For eight years, Laura served our country as an Ombudsman for the US Navy Reserve, supporting the Great Lakes chain of command beginning in 2003.  During this time, she oversaw the mobilization of more than 500 sailors to Iraq and lent a listening ear to their dependents, a service that led directly to her research interests.

    Laura holds a BA in Women’s Studies with an honors thesis on domestic violence in military families and a MS in Sociology with a focus on Community Development.

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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.


    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 36
    Register

    Nonprofit Leader Series] Jeanna Finamore of MentorPrize | Network for Good

    Leading a nonprofit board requires more than just following an agenda. It is important for the Board Chair to provide mission driven direction and leadership. Many times when Board Chairs are elected, they are not given the directions needed to guide their nonprofit organizations.  This webinar will provide the basics to help you understand the role and responsibilities of Board Chairs and how they may better perform their duties. 

     

    Appropriate for current and incoming board chairs and nonprofit professionals.

    *Part of our Winter Wednesday Webinars Series

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    Cost/s:

    Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

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    Presented by: 

    Sharon Castle, Capacity Builder

    Having worn every hat in the philanthropic process affords Sharon a unique perspective in her work as a Capacity Building Consultant at Nonprofit Network.  Her approach is based on a commitment of providing excellent service with the highest degree of professional integrity. She enjoys working with a diverse clientele who have a passion for their mission.  

    Sharon brings more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and enjoys assisting organizations increase their fundraising capability.

    She credits her in-depth fundraising knowledge to her years as Deputy Director of Development for the American Lung Association of Michigan where she was responsible for all aspects of statewide fundraising; the Michigan Historical Museum where she completed the fundraising for the 20th Century permanent galleries; and for more than 20 years as President of Castle & Associates, Inc. a full-service fundraising and organizational management firm where she assisted clients with strategic planning, capital campaigns, development audits, major gifts and fundraising plans. 


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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.

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