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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, January 22, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • JACKSON - 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

    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.


     



    • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    • 24
    Register


    How do you pack in good governance, due diligence, policy conversation, relationship building, committee work, strategic conversations and board engagement in an hour or so a month?  How do you get everything done in 12-14 hours a year?  Join this webinar for tips and tools to make your board meetings efficient, effective and engaging. 



    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.



    About the presenter: Tom Williams


    Tom  has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1996 in roles at the local, state and national levels.  Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Tom served as a statewide capacity building director with Michigan Habitat for Humanity , where he supported 73 separate governing boards through its affiliate structure.  In this role, he assisted organizations in their strategic planning processes, operational standards, policy development and board governance practices.  Before his time at the state level, Tom was involved in developing and implementing national partnerships, including Habitat's long-running relationship with Thrivent Financial.  Tom also served as an Executive Director of a Habitat affiliate. Prior to his nonprofit work with Habitat, Tom served as staff to a county planning commission where he developed land use and transportation plans, in addition to grant writing and community development work.   Tom is a graduate of the University of Michigan.



    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - FREE

    Non-Members - $10.00



    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.

    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Jackson - TBD
    Register

    A Board's primary responsibility is protecting the assets of the organization. 

    Come learn how to spot signs of embezzlement or misuse of funds and get the most out of your audit.   

    Treasurers, Finance Committee members, Board Members, Executive Directors and bookkeepers will all gain critical information about managing your nonprofits financial resources and futures. 


    Nonprofit Network Members - $20 + $10 guest rate

    Nonmembers - $30 + $20 guest rate

    • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Battle Creek- TBD
    Register

    A Board's primary responsibility is protecting the assets of the organization. 

    Come learn how to spot signs of embezzlement or misuse of funds and get the most out of your audit.   

    Treasurers, Finance Committee members, Board Members, Executive Directors and bookkeepers will all gain critical information about managing your nonprofits financial resources and futures. 


    Nonprofit Network Members - $20 + $10 guest rate

    Nonmembers - $30 + $20 guest rate

    • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    Register

    Are the right people sitting around your board table? Is your 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 nonprofit professionals.


    About the presenter: 


    Katena Cain, 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 advisor 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.
    Katena has served on several committees related to strategic planning, workplace relations and diversity in her community. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University and is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University.



    Cost: No Charge for Nonprofit Network Members

    $10.00 Future Members

     

    Please note: Board 101 - Basic board responsibilities is a recommended prerequisite  for this webinar


    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, May 14, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Marshall Street Armory, 330 Marshall St, Lansing, MI 48912 (Community Room)
    Register

    A Board's primary responsibility is protecting the assets of the organization. 

    Come learn how to spot signs of embezzlement or misuse of funds and get the most out of your audit.   

    Treasurers, Finance Committee members, Board Members, Executive Directors and bookkeepers will all gain critical information about managing your nonprofits financial resources and futures. 


    Nonprofit Network Members - $20 + $10 guest rate

    Nonmembers - $30 + $20 guest rate

    • Friday, June 14, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    Register

    Many nonprofit organizations get stuck focusing on acquiring donors and never expand their technique to retaining or upgrading. The first gift is the most expensive gift you will ever get, and most donors use their first gift to a nonprofit organization as a test.


    Join this webinar to explore strategies for acquiring donors, retaining your donors, and upgrading their gifts.


    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.


    About the presenter: 

    Regina 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. 


    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - FREE

    Non-Members - $10.00 



    Please note: Board 101 - Basic board responsibilities is a recommended prerequisite  for this webinar


    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 06, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Marshall Street Armory, 330 Marshall St, Lansing, MI 48912 (Community Room)
    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

    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.


     



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