Peer Coaching Groups - Overview
Peer Coaching Groups are designed to facilitate goal-setting, coaching and action learning within a small group of peers. Each group member decides what real-world goal or issue they wish to address and their peers coach primarily through asking open-ended questions to expand the member’s thinking. Members commit to taking action between meetings and report on progress and lessons learned. Peer Coaching Groups follow a very structured process that ensures that members work on issues that matter most, get help the way they need it and apply what they have learned.
· In addition to being coached, members develop core coaching skills
· Through open-ended questions and limited advice, members are able to tap their own knowledge and that of their peers
· Members work on real challenges or goals – the things that matter most here and now
· Members make new connections, receive feedback and gain new perspectives
· Members are accountable to take action, so they learn by doing
The Nonprofit Network Executive Director Academy functions as a cohort of participants, with multiple presenters addressing key skills over the course of 7 monthly sessions. To maximize the value of this cohort model, the sessions will be highly interactive not only on the topic to be covered during that session, but also in discussing the successes and challenges of implementing the topics covered in previous sessions. Participants are encouraged to deliberately focus on skill implementation of previous sessions and to share their barriers and breakthroughs with their fellow participants when the cohort. As described in the Academy Expectations, Consistent attendance will be necessary to appropriately support your colleagues and to gain proficiency with the skills that build on each other.
The Nonprofit Network Executive Director Academy is a cohort of no more than 10 executive directors who have been in their position for fewer than 5 years. This deliberate and consistent gathering of people who have similar tenure in their positions as ED's aims to accomplish the following:
Prerequisite to the Academy: Each participant will be called by one of the facilitators to ensure the participant understands what the course entails prior to the start of the Academy. The Academy is designed as a cohort and for the benefit of all participants, attendance is necessary for all to learn from all.
Appropriate and relevant for executive directors who have been in their current position for fewer than 7 years.
Want to join, but you're not eligible?
If you cannot attend these dates or if you're an ED with +5 years of experience, let us know here and we'll contact you as future cohorts are formed
Member Cost: $675
Nonmember Cost: $875
The registration price includes enrollment in the 5-month cohort in addition to a personal copy of the Michigan Nonprofit Management Manual ($95 value)
Payment in full is required to secure your place in the cohort.
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.
This workshop will provide participants with the following:
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.
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.
In a nonprofit organization, no single internal relationship is more important than that between the executive director and development director. One carries the responsibility of leading the organization to the efficient execution of its mission, and the other shoulders the burden of finding the money that makes it all possible.
They are joined at the hip - and one is not successful without the other. Getting this relationship right is absolutely crucial to a successful fundraising program.
We strongly encourage EDs/CEOs to attend with their Development Director/Lead Staff:
Our hosts: Child and Family Services of Michigan, 2157 University Park Drive Okemos MI 48864-5956
Brian Philson, President/CEO at Highfields
Brian started with Highfields in July, 2006 as the director of residential services. He was promoted to vice president of programming before being promoted to President/CEO in August 2008. Brian earned his master’s degree in social work at Michigan State University and bachelor’s degree in social work at Spring Arbor College, where he later became an instructor. He is a member of the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, a Board Member of the Michigan Federation for Children and Families, Governor Appointee to the Michigan Board of Social Work and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Bev McGill, Director of Fund Development at Highfields
Bev came to Highfields in September, 2011. She has ten years of experience in fund development, most recently as the Director of Development at Cascades Humane Society in Jackson, Michigan. Bev earned her master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, a BSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Certificate in Fundraising Management from The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization?
(Or know someone who is? - Please share!!)
Starting a nonprofit takes a considerable amount of time, understanding of financial management, leadership and managerial skills, and fundraising.
This workshop will help you identify what you need to consider before forming your organization as well as how to prioritize, plan, and complete the process.
BONUS: Participants will receive Nonprofit Network's Guide to Starting a Nonprofit
Appropriate and relevant for anyone considering or in the midst of starting a nonprofit organization
Please refer to our Cancellation Policy
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.
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.
THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.
Facilitated by Zoe Lyons, Director Jackson County DHHS & Bob Powell, CEO Family Service and Children's Aid
9:00a - 12:00p
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities
[Break for lunch on your own]
12:45p - 4:30p
Resilience - The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Training is designed to help you develop the unique skill set needed to support individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events. Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Trauma Training March 6
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Trauma Training April 1
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
This fast paced and interactive workshop will assist you in assessing grant writing's role in your overall fund development efforts and using your strategic planning process to guide your grant applications. We will review key policies and practices that every organization should deploy, how to get key players involved in the development process, and what makes a good application great.
Additionally we will spend time discussing practical applications as well as do's, don'ts and slaying some myths that remain about grant writing's role in a healthy nonprofit's efforts to advance its mission.
All participants should come prepared to share, learn, and plan. Curriculum will include assessment tools, discovery sessions and best practices.
This workshop will provide beginners with a manageable, comprehensive overview of grant writing and will serve as a valuable review for intermediate grant writers.
Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00
Additional registrants from same member organization - $15.00
Nonmembers - $35.00
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.
Wednesday, June 13, 8:00a - 4:00p
Monday, July 23, 8:00a - 4:00p
Friday, August 17, 8:30a - 4:30p
Wednesday, September 26, 8:00a - 4:00p
Friday, November 9, 8:30a - 4:30p
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.
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
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.
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.
Non-Members - $10.00
At the heart of your nonprofit organization is a unique, driving story that can transform your fund development, board recruitment, talent retention, volunteer management, and relationship to the community. Do you know your story and how to communicate it well at all levels, both internally and externally?
Whether embarking on a capital campaign or raising funds for your annual campaign, EVERY nonprofit should have a case for support (CFS). Your CFS provides your organization’s mission and history. It communicates the community need and how your organization responds to the need. And it presents the vision for the future and how the gifts of current and prospective donors create hope for the future.
The CFS is the foundation of all of your donor focused communications and is a valuable tool not only for anyone who is helping raise money for your organization, but also for any current or prospective donors as well.
This three-hour workshop is designed to help participants understand the CFS’s role in telling your organization’s story and why it is essential for successful fundraising.
Goals will include the following:
The session will provide beginner communication and fundraising staff guidelines for producing a strong CFS and as a refresher for more seasoned staff charged with developing a CFS.
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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