WORKSHOPS

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Kool Family Community Center, Valentine Room / 200 W Michigan Ave / Battle Creek, MI 49017
    Register

    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.


    Session Goals 

    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:

    • Key elements in a CFS
    • Process for writing the CFS
    • Length of the CFS
    • Difference between the “internal” and “external” CFS


    Designed for

    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.  


    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00

    Nonmembers - $60.00


    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy


    Facilitator

    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.  



    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, September 26, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson District Library / 244 W Michigan Ave / Jackson, MI 49201
    • 2
    Register

    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.


    Jackson County DHHS, LifeWays Community Mental Health, and Family Service and Children's Aid invite community members to attend this free training for community members who support folks that may have experienced childhood trauma.


    Session Agenda

    Facilitated by Zoe Lyons, Director Jackson County DHHS & Bob Powell, CEO Family Service and Children's Aid


    8:00a - 12:00p 

    Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities


    [Break for lunch on your own]


    1:00p - 4:00p

    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.



    Additional Dates:


    Wednesday, June 13, 8:00a - 4:00p

    Monday, July 23, 8:00a - 4:00p

    Friday, August 17, 8:30a - 4:30p

    Monday, October 15, 8:00a - 4:00p

    Friday, November 9, 8:30a - 4:30p




    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center // 536 N. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201
    Register



    Join us for this monthly networking and training opportunity to help anyone who is responsible for recruiting, training, managing and thanking volunteers.

     

    Bring your business cards so the networking can continue after the meeting!


    Designed for

    This session is appropriate for anyone involved in the recruitment, retention, and management of volunteers. 



    Facilitator

    Stephanie Schiro, Community Resource Associate, United Way of Jackson


    Stephanie joined the United Way of Jackson County in October of 2013 as the Community Resource Associate. She plans all United Way special events, is a board member on the Women's Leadership Council and maintains the Volunteer Portal. She graduated from Jackson College with her Associates in General Studies and later Spring Arbor University with her Bachelors in Social Work. Stephanie has been happily involved with volunteering her whole life. She has been involved with organizations such as KidsHope USA, 1208 Greenwood Church, and the Jackson County Freedom Coalition. Her work with the United Way's Volunteer Portal allows her to have a distinctive perspective on the relationship between the organization and the volunteer and in turn, ways to develop and maintain a healthy relationship between these two important entities.



    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, September 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Michigan Senate Binsfield Building, Conference Room 5900 (5th floor) / 201 Townsend Street / Lansing, MI 48933
    Register

    Working on complex social issues and impacting change requires a critical understanding of how to influence our lawmakers and ensure they are making informed decisions. Learn how to how to prepare yourself for meetings with legislators and how to arrange time to talk with your elected representatives.   Join us for this special 2-part series.  The first one day of training will teach you how to research and prepare for a conversation with a legislator and how to prepare yourself with important and useful data and the second day of training will begin with how to communicate and advocate directly with  your representatives and end with an opportunity to meet with legislators and practice what you’ve learned.  Advocacy in Action aims to give you the training, and experience necessary to build your capacity to advocate for your mission and your organization!

    Part 1: Preparing Your Case - Data and Pre-Work (register here for Part 1)
    September 13
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Baker College, Jackson, MI 49202

    Part 2: Training and Practice 
    September 27
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Michigan Senate Binsfield Building, Conference Room 5900 (5th floor)
    201 Townsend Street
    Lansing, MI 48933

    Facilitator

    Facilitated by Renell Weathers, Community Engagement Director of Michigan League for Public Policy

    As community engagement director, Renell works with organizations throughout the state in connecting the impact of budget and tax policies to their communities. She is motivated by the belief that all children and adults deserve the opportunity to achieve their dreams regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or economic class.


    Cost

    Attendance is free.  

    You may choose to order lunch through us for $15.00, or you may bring your own food. 

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    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, 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
    Register

    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.


     



    • Monday, October 15, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson District Library / 244 W Michigan Ave / Jackson, MI 49201
    • 5
    Register

    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.


    Jackson County DHHS, LifeWays Community Mental Health, and Family Service and Children's Aid invite community members to attend this free training for community members who support folks that may have experienced childhood trauma.


    Session Agenda

    Facilitated by Zoe Lyons, Director Jackson County DHHS & Bob Powell, CEO Family Service and Children's Aid


    8:00a - 12:00p 

    Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities


    [Break for lunch on your own]


    1:00p - 4:00p

    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.



    Additional Dates:


    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



    • 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.


     



    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center // 536 N. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201
    Register



    Join us for this monthly networking and training opportunity to help anyone who is responsible for recruiting, training, managing and thanking volunteers.

     

    Bring your business cards so the networking can continue after the meeting!


    Designed for

    This session is appropriate for anyone involved in the recruitment, retention, and management of volunteers. 



    Facilitator

    Stephanie Schiro, Community Resource Associate, United Way of Jackson


    Stephanie joined the United Way of Jackson County in October of 2013 as the Community Resource Associate. She plans all United Way special events, is a board member on the Women's Leadership Council and maintains the Volunteer Portal. She graduated from Jackson College with her Associates in General Studies and later Spring Arbor University with her Bachelors in Social Work. Stephanie has been happily involved with volunteering her whole life. She has been involved with organizations such as KidsHope USA, 1208 Greenwood Church, and the Jackson County Freedom Coalition. Her work with the United Way's Volunteer Portal allows her to have a distinctive perspective on the relationship between the organization and the volunteer and in turn, ways to develop and maintain a healthy relationship between these two important entities.



    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, October 30, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room 205, 200 Building / Baker College of Jackson / 2800 Springport Road / Jackson, MI 49202
    Register

    Don't forget to register for the rest of the series!

    Financial Management for the Non-Financial Executive

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits, Part 1

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits, Part 3


    Finance Management Series

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits, Part 3

    Discover the most accurate and efficient way to use QuickBooks Desktop for your nonprofit. Don’t waste time through trial and error learning.  Whether you are brand new to the software or you just need a little help, our QuickBooks Pro Advisor will teach you the skills you need in order to work with confidence. Take advantage of the power and flexibility of QuickBooks.

    If you have QuickBooks loaded onto a laptop, you're welcome to bring it along, but it is not required.  This is not a hands-on workshop.  We do the typing…and you do the learning. Become a confident user and find answers to your QuickBooks frustrations.


    Session Topics

    • Payroll for Nonprofits
    • Nonprofit Budgets
    • Closing out Year End
    • Excel Tips & Tricks


    Designed for

    This series offers more than just data entry know how.  You don’t want to miss our ‘best practices’ discussions on things like accounting policies, key financial concepts, internal controls, fiscal oversight of your Board, preparing for audits, getting the best out of your budget-versus-actual process and much more. Appropriate for those comfortable with the Microsoft Office and who have a basic understanding of financial transactions relative to nonprofit organizations. 

    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00

    Nonmembers - $60.00


    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Facilitators


    Dorothy Hawley, Accounting Consultant, QuickBooks Pro Advisor 

    Dorothy Hawley holds a business degree and offers over 35 years of accounting experience in the profit as well as nonprofit sectors.  As a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, she specializes in setting up QuickBooks for nonprofit organizations, provides training with ongoing support to the staff and offers financial management services to the local nonprofit community.  Her outstanding reputation for clean audits and best practices precedes her.  Dorothy is dedicated to making sure ALL your questions are answered. 


    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Learn more about Regina

    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.


     



    • Friday, November 09, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Community Room, CP Federal Credit Union / 1100 Clinton Rd / Jackson, MI 49202
    • 29
    Register

    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.


    Jackson County DHHS, LifeWays Community Mental Health, and Family Service and Children's Aid invite community members to attend this free training for community members who support folks that may have experienced childhood trauma.


    Session Agenda

    Facilitated by Bob Powell, CEO Family Service and Children's Aid and Elizabeth Knoblauch, Director of Strategic Relations LifeWays Community Mental Health


    8:30a - 12:30p 

    Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities


    [Break for lunch on your own]


    1:30p - 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.



    Additional Dates:


    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

    Monday, October 15, 8:00a - 4:00p




    • Thursday, November 15, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room 105, 100 Building (flagpoles at front entrance) / Baker College of Jackson / 2800 Springport Road / Jackson, MI 49202
    Register

    Don't forget to register for the rest of the series!

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits, Part 1 (Sept. 18, 9a-12p)

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits, Part 2 (Oct. 30, 9a-12p)

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits, Part 3 (Nov. 27, 9a-12p)


    Finance Management Series

    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

    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Learn more about Regina

    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.

    Dorothy Hawley, Accounting Consultant, QuickBooks Pro Advisor 

    Dorothy Hawley holds a business degree and offers over 35 years of accounting experience in the profit as well as nonprofit sectors.  As a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, she specializes in setting up QuickBooks for nonprofit organizations, provides training with ongoing support to the staff and offers financial management services to the local nonprofit community.  Her outstanding reputation for clean audits and best practices precedes her.  Dorothy is dedicated to making sure ALL your questions are answered. 

    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, November 27, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room 205, 200 Building / Baker College of Jackson / 2800 Springport Road / Jackson, MI 49202
    Register

    Don't forget to register for the rest of the series!

    Financial Management for the Non-Financial Executive

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits, Part 1

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits, Part 2



    Finance Management Series

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits, Part 3

    Discover the most accurate and efficient way to use QuickBooks Desktop for your nonprofit. Don’t waste time through trial and error learning.  Whether you are brand new to the software or you just need a little help, our QuickBooks Pro Advisor will teach you the skills you need in order to work with confidence. Take advantage of the power and flexibility of QuickBooks.

    If you have QuickBooks loaded onto a laptop, you're welcome to bring it along, but it is not required.  This is not a hands-on workshop.  We do the typing…and you do the learning. Become a confident user and find answers to your QuickBooks frustrations. 


    Session Topics

    • Nonprofit Specific Reporting
    • Analyzing Your Financial Data
    • Common QuickBooks Mistakes
    • More Tips & Tricks


    Designed for

    This series offers more than just data entry know how.  You don’t want to miss our ‘best practices’ discussions on things like accounting policies, key financial concepts, internal controls, fiscal oversight of your Board, preparing for audits, getting the best out of your budget-versus-actual process and much more. Appropriate for those comfortable with the Microsoft Office and who have a basic understanding of financial transactions relative to nonprofit organizations. 


    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00

    Nonmembers - $60.00


    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Facilitators


    Dorothy Hawley, Accounting Consultant, QuickBooks Pro Advisor 

    Dorothy Hawley holds a business degree and offers over 35 years of accounting experience in the profit as well as nonprofit sectors.  As a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, she specializes in setting up QuickBooks for nonprofit organizations, provides training with ongoing support to the staff and offers financial management services to the local nonprofit community.  Her outstanding reputation for clean audits and best practices precedes her.  Dorothy is dedicated to making sure ALL your questions are answered. 


    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Learn more about Regina

    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.


     



    • Thursday, December 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Room 137, 100 Building (building with flagpoles at the entrance) // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    Register

    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


    Session Goals 

    • Understand the basic steps and legal requirements
    • Explore all the options including, a 501c3, L3C and a "B" Corporation
    • Learn about alternatives to starting a nonprofit
    • Find out if you are eligible for the new streamlined 1023ez application 

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone considering or in the midst of starting a nonprofit organization


    Cost$50.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Learn more about Regina

    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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