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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

    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual Workshop
    • 34
    Register

    5 pasos para entender la contabilidad digital | BELOW THE LINE ...Built for the people (volunteers, staff and board members) who are responsible for overseeing your organization's fiscal health. We will review how to read financial statements and reports, what reports should be reviewed by the ED, which should be reviewed by the Finance Committee and which should be shared with the board on a regular basis (and define what "regular" means), what a finance committee should be discussing and what policies should be in place.

    This interactive workshop will provide an overview of:    

    • Nonprofit Fiscal Responsibilities
    • Basic Internal Controls
    • Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors
    • Expectations of the Executive Director in financial management and oversight

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

    What is a Virtual Workshop?

    NN will present Virtual Workshops via Zoom or GoToMeeting.  They will be a live interactive webinar presented by one or more of our facilitators. We will be replicating our in-person facilitation style and the workshop will be engaging and require dialogue. We will provide you a login link and a copy of the presentation ahead of time via email. You will also be emailed all coordinating documents in order to follow along, ask questions and provide feedback. 

    You will need access to a Computer, notebook, or tablet. If you do not have a microphone or sound on your PC or tablet  you can also dial-in by phone.

    How to join a Zoom meeting, click HERE


    Costs: Nonprofit Network Members $25
      ~Guests of Members $15

    Future Members $40.00 
    ~Additional non-member from same organization $30


    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney
    Nonprofit Network 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 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, July 22, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online At Your PC
    • 35
    Register

    team with gears-strategies - MEBA

    This webinar is the first in a three-part series of monthly webinars called Building a Strong Board;

    Part 1: Culture - presented on May 14th, 2020 (Will soon be added to our online store for purchase after it's recorded)

    Part 2: Structure - June 3rd, 2020 at Noon (Will soon be added to our online store for purchase after it's recorded)

    Part 3: Recruitment & Orientation - July 22nd at Noon


    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 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 webinar will review the following:

    • Best Practices in Board Recruitment Strategies
    • How to create a Composition Analysis/Identification of Needs
    • How to identify who 
    • Orientation Process
    Designed for - 

    Appropriate for anyone struggling with board recruitment or wants to recruit high performing board members. This webinar will help with whatever life-cycle stage your organization is at. 

    *This webinar will be recorded and the recording shared with all paid registrants.

    Cost:  Nonprofit Network Members - $5

    Non-members - $15.00



    About the presenter: 

    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. 

    __________________________________________________________________________________________Please Note: Nonprofit Network will video record these webinars for future use. 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, September 15, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Jackson MI (Room TBD)
    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

    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.


    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 (EST)
    • (Room TBD)
    • 30
    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. 


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

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Facilitators

    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. 


    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.


    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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