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WORKSHOPS | Virtual Workshops | Webinars

As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible and due to the pandemic have lowered our workshop pricing in 2020, 2021 and kept our pricing the same for 2022.  Equally important, many event costs were covered by our partners in 2020 and 2021 and we are all so grateful!
We are happy to be here to serve you and hope you will take advantage of all we have to our offer!

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*No event is ever actually "free". There are a great deal of resources, time, and energy invested. Please keep in mind "No Shows" may inhibit someone on a waiting list from attending and "no shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

*What is a virtual workshop?


Upcoming Events

    • Friday, June 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online on Vimeo
    • 10
    Register

    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization in Michigan?
    (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 recently "recorded 2.5 hour 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: Do this on your own time, no need to wait, or sit in a class or on Zoom. Participants will also receive Nonprofit Network's 100 page Guide to Starting a Nonprofit Booklet in PDF format. 

    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

    Those not wanting to wait for a next scheduled event, appropriate and relevant for anyone considering or in the midst of starting a nonprofit organization in Michigan and interested in potential board members.

    Cost$50.00 (*includes the recorded workshop and $50 booklet in PDF format)

    You can also call or email me if you're interested in a group presentation for your entire organization or interested board members;  Tracey@Nonprofnetwork.org  or  517-796-4750


    *Once your payment has been received an email will be sent "within 2 business days" that includes a link to the video presentation and a copy of NN's "Guide to Starting a Nonprofit" booklet in pdf form.

    If you do not see these emails from Info@nonprofnetwork.org, please check your spam, junk, clutter, or other folders.
    Due to the links, we are at most times filtered out of your in-box.

    Also, once you've reviewed your video and guide, we're happy to answer any immediate and follow-up questions you may have specific to you and your organization, please send us an email to Info@Nonprofnetwork.org and we'll get right back to you or set-up a time to speak with a consultant.


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    Facilitator

    Learn more about Regina

    Regina Pinney,
    Executive Director

    Regina empowers people with knowledge and information, creating opportunities to build people’s strength and self-sufficiency. She rarely removes her coaching hat and loves to see people shift their perspectives. She connects every “what” with a “why” to ensure that you not only have a recipe for success but also understand how to use every ingredient for success in multiple ways. People enjoy that she is straightforward and provides impactful examples that allow people to apply the knowledge. Read more about Regina HERE



    • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom CC
    • 37
    Register


    This mini conference is for new grant writers looking to improve your success and for seasoned grant writers to be reminded of tips and tricks. This virtual conference will provide the basic overview of the grant writing process, building relationships with funders and how to find and submit applications for government grants. Come learn from and listen to the experts.

    Speakers -


    Carolyn Bloodworth, Executive Director of Corporate Giving at Consumers Energy/CMS Energy at Consumers Energy, will present Lessons from the Front Line, exploring the do's and don’ts of how to build and nurture relationships with your funders.



    Brenda Pilgrim, Planning and Development Director at Community Action Agency for Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee, will share her extensive knowledge of federal funding and success strategies to navigate these complex and often times scary funding sources.



    Regina Pinney, Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, will share tips and strategies of grant writing using the Common Grant Application and attachment list as a guide.



    Designed for—

    New grant writers looking to improve their chances of success. Some seasoned grant writers will learn or be reminded of tips and tricks.
    *Closed captioning provided live

    *This event will be recorded and shared with paid registrations.

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    Cost/s: Nonprofit Network Members ~ $50
    Guests of members ~ $25

    Future Members ~ $95.00 
    Guests of same organization or board ~ $45

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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, June 08, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 8
    Register


    Peer Coaching Groups - Overview
    *Groups forming Now - Sessions Start in August 2022

    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 guided by a facilitator their peers will coach primarily through asking open-ended questions to expand the member’s thinking and options

    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.

    The Benefits

    • 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 and following through.

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     How This Works*

    Peer Coaching groups will be customized with no more than 8 people per group. However a minimum of 6 is required to be the most beneficial so the start date will vary until we have the minimum of perfect peers. 

    Groups will then form as we identify participants that will form a cohesive group. Please complete our "Peer Coaching Group Interest" Form HERE  Reserve your spot today!

    After informal phone interviews with each of you and a group is established coaching sessions will meet monthly and will last 2 - 2.5 hours. Groups will meet for 7 online sessions (1 meet and greet + 6 coaching sessions) and this will expand over 6-8 months with each group facilitated by a Trained Cognitive Coach. 

    Participation cost is $625 for NN members and $725 for non-members. Billing will occur once a start date has been established and confirmed with each group.  


    • Thursday, June 09, 2022
    • Thursday, December 08, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 12
    Register

    Southwest Chapter: Q4 Virtual Networking Event | Insights Association145,943 Virtual Networking Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock

    Come network with us!

    Learning from and talking to other EDs and nonprofit leaders can make this role a little less lonely. The work is hard and connecting with like-minded people with similar challenges helps you navigate your role and the complex decisions you make every day. Building relationships and connections with the right people in the nonprofit sector can be key to taking your organization in the direction you want it to go.

    This is an opportunity for leaders, from all sectors of nonprofit organizations to gather together, collaborate and share ideas. We want to provide a space for nonprofit leadership to share and learn from one another and receive peer support.

    This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of every other month.

    Cost: This is a FREE networking opportunity!


    Each session facilitated by a Nonprofit Network Consultant



    • Monday, June 13, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • online via Zoom
    • 20
    Register


    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    *Session Agenda 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias and Steps to Overcoming Barriers

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers
    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning. *These sessions are not recorded and shared.

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    Cost waived: Thanks to the generous sponsor who has made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. Please be aware "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.


    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750

    Facilitated By— 

    Martha York
    Facilitator

    Martha York is the Community Education Coordinator for Region 2 Area Agency on Aging. As a Master Trainer for numerous Evidence-Based Programs, Martha is skilled at facilitating groups and laying out a safe platform that encourages open expression of personal ideas and experiences. She is a licensed Social Worker who has worked for over 30 years with individuals and families coping with trauma, crisis, and chronic illnesses, encouraging them to strive to live well despite challenging circumstances. Read more HERE


    Marie Bonkowski
    Facilitator

    Marie Bonkowski is recently retired from her position as the Director of Student Affairs at Baker College of Jackson. She was a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council of the Baker College System and the majority of her 20 plus years at Baker was in the position of Dean of Health Sciences. Read more HERE


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    ~ CROSS-CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS CANCELLATION AND REFUND FOR PAID EVENTS POLICY ~

    CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

    As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

    Credit Policy

    A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

    No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

    Right to Cancel

    CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.


    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 or internal training. 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, June 21, 2022
    • Thursday, June 23, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 2 evening sessions on Zoom
    • 35
    Register

    *In order to accommodate an evening session, this event will be presented in two 2-hour sessions. Tues 6/21 & Thurs 6/23 from 6-8 pm

    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    *Session Agendas for Tuesday -  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Thursday -  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias and Steps to Overcoming Barriers

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers
    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning. *These sessions are not recorded and shared.

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    Cost waived: Thanks to our generous partner who has made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. Please be aware "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.


    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750 x2


    Facilitated By— 

    Janan Muhammad
    Facilitator

    Janan is currently a junior majoring in Human Capital and Society at Michigan State University and is hoping to earn her master’s degree in human resources. She has a passion for diversity and inclusion as well as advocacy. When she isn’t at school, she works at Lansing Board of Water & Light as an HR Co-op, learning and working with people throughout the human resources department. In her free time, Janan enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family.


    Marie Bonkowski
    Facilitator

    Marie Bonkowski is recently retired from her position as the Director of Student Affairs at Baker College of Jackson. She was a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council of the Baker College System and the majority of her 20 plus years at Baker was in the position of Dean of Health Sciences. Read more HERE.




    ~ CROSS-CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS CANCELLATION AND REFUND FOR PAID EVENTS POLICY ~

    CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

    As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

    Credit Policy

    A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

    No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

    Right to Cancel

    CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record, 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, June 22, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 50
    Register

    Jackson County DHHS, and Family Services and Children's Aid invite you to attend this FREE training for community members who support those that may have experienced childhood trauma.

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. ACEs can include violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems. Toxic stress from ACEs can change brain development and affect how the body responds to stress. ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. However, ACEs can be prevented.

    Session Agenda:

    • Neuroscience and how Trauma Affects the Brain
    • Epigenetics—History and Trauma
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences
    • Resilience and Positive Childhood Experiences

    Preventing ACEs can help children and adults thriveThe science and research show that children who have high ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions and even early death, without intervention. This session will educate on ACEs and how each of us can make a difference moving forward.

    **Please be advised:
    We would like everyone to be aware that this session will provide education on childhood trauma and doing this also requires that we each think back to our own childhoods.  This may cause stress or trigger some memories and feelings that are difficult.  The presenters will also speak to this at the beginning of the workshop. 


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

       

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    This presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives of our children and our communities.


    • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 36
    Register