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Facilitated by the Nonprofit Network ED and on-staff Consultants
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.
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*Presented online in order to promote the health of our community. Login info will be provided once registration is complete.
Workshop Description— sponsored by CP Federal Credit Union
Fundraising is a focus on meeting a dollar goal, while philanthropy is about people feeling good about giving and giving back to your organization. If an organization focuses on philanthropy, they ultimately generate more sustainable resources and these strong relationships can weather storms and help an organization grow while others shrink in tough economic times.
This training (pared down from a full-day training) will be a fast-paced and comprehensive view of how all members of the team—board members, executive team, staff, and volunteers—can raise money for your mission and build a stronger organization
The workshop is interactive and will utilize data, training, discussion, peer interaction and coaching to address the following:
Tailored for your board, ED and development staff. Attend together to get the most out of this engaging, hands-on day.
Cost— (Funding generously donated by: CP Federal Credit Union)
Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00
Additional registrants from same member organization - $15.00
Nonmembers - $40.00
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.
Katena Cain, PhD
Nonprofit Management Consultant
Katena is a Management Consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams, and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.
Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. She is skilled in Cognitive Coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer, and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Her ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services.
Katena holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University.
*We will announce new dates and times soon.
Description— This is a Full Day Offering Part 1 & Part 2
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 Part One-
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"
· Identify ways to bridge barriers
[12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Break for lunch on your own]
Session Agenda Part Two-
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"
· 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.
**Costs - Special Introductory Offer - costs waived!
$10 for Session One or Two
Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keila Kilgore, MA, LPC has been a Health Coach/Educator at Henry Ford Allegiance Health since January 2013 with the It’s Your Life program at Prevention & Community Health. She earned her teaching degree from Western Michigan University and a Masters in Community Agency Counseling with a K-12 Guidance and Counseling Endorsement from Siena Heights University. Keila is a Licensed Professional Counselor at her private practice with 30 years of experience working with individuals of all ages in behavioral health and education. She also serves as the director for the Xchange Teen Center in Hanover providing a supportive caring environment for those participating.
Keila has extensive training in trauma informed care and assessment, experience as a member of Critical Incident Stress Management teams and is active on the Cross-Cultural Conversations Council in the Jackson Community. Keila’s passion is to learn and help others focus on understanding how life’s experiences can impact our overall health while encouraging awareness, knowledge, identification and utilization of resources to help build resilience.
Emma is part of the Administration support, Spanish interpreter and member of the Child welfare Anti-racism Team for The Department of Health and Human Services in Jackson County. Her role assisting clients allows her to relate effectively with people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures.
Emma’s mission inspires and supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through all her functions in the Department and the community.
As an Economist, she believes that discrimination can lead to an inefficient economy. For this reason, she believes working on recognizing, appreciating and valuing individual differences will build a stronger and more efficient community.
Emma has a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a specialty in Finance. She is also, a facilitator and student of Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism workshops. The most recent one she attended is ERACCE (Eliminating Racism and Creating/Celebrating Equity).
THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.
Jackson County DHHS, LifeWays Community Mental Health, and Family Services and Children's Aid invite community members to attend this FREE training for community members who support folks that may have experienced childhood trauma.
Facilitated by Zoe Lyons, Director Jackson County DHHS & Bob Powell, CEO Family Service and Children's Aid
9:00a - 4:00p
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities
Resilience - The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope
[Around Noon - You will break for lunch on your own]
This presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The science and research shows that children who experience abuse, neglect and/or household dysfunction, collectively known as ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential and even early death, without intervention. The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives and communities.
Description— Session One ONLY (AM & PM sessions offered)
Session Agenda Part One (AM session)-
Session Agenda Part One (PM session)-
*Session two offered on May 14th
Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our daily interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.
**Costs - $10 per session
Shalanda is widely known for her exceptional ability to establish trust when interacting with diverse populations. She is deeply committed to and passionate about being a catalyst for positive change. Her efforts focus on empowering others to challenge their personal biases and understanding about diversity, equity and inclusion through authentic engagement.
Shalanda serves as the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative Coordinator (MYOI), with the Department of Health and Human Services, in Jackson County. She has been employed with the State of Michigan since 2011. Shalanda also maintains employment as a Youth Specialist, at the Jackson County Youth Center since 2003. In her current roles, she works closely with teens, providing independent living skills and mentorship.
She has an extensive background working in a variety of social work specialties, such as child welfare, juvenile justice, youth development, community networking, and is an advocate for teen mothers and survivors of domestic violence.
She is a graduate of Siena Heights University with a bachelor’s in criminal justice and is pursuing a master’s in social work. Her experience is not limited to adolescence but extends to training in Family Dynamics, ACE’s, LGBTQ, Trauma Informed Strategies, and Conflict Resolution.
The more you understand about embezzlement, the easier it is to recognize the signs and take steps to keep your company's financial assets secure. Treasurers, Finance Committee members, Board Members, Executive Directors and Bookkeepers will all gain critical information about managing your nonprofits financial resources and futures.
A Board's primary responsibility is protecting the assets of the organization and the most common embezzlement is by employees or internal staff. Come learn how to spot signs of embezzlement or misuse of funds, how to protect your business, steps you should take and how to get the most out of your audit.
1. Raising the awareness that embezzlement does happen
2. Encouraging leaders to give high priority to instituting safeguards against embezzlement
3. Debunking the myth that having an audit fixes the problem
4. Providing some tools/structure for participants to employ back at their shop to enhance safeguards.
Costs: Nonprofit Network Members $25
~Guests of Members $15
$40.00 Future Members
~Additional non-member from same organization $30
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.
Tony Curtis - NN Board Member
Tony joined the board in 2019 and serves on the Finance Committee. Tony retired from The Cardinal Group as the CFO. Prior to that he was a Rehmann Principal, and served Rehmann for 20 years. Tony also serves as on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer of Compassionate Ministries and serves on the Finance Committee of Lily Missions.
Description— Session Two ONLY (Am & PM Sessions)
Session Agenda Part Two- AM Session
Session Agenda Part Two- PM Session
**Costs - $10 a session (Session One is a pre-requisite)
Julie Bloomfield, MA, LPC, Julie has been a Health Educator/Coach with the Prevention & Community Health department at Henry Ford Allegiance Health since June 2014. Julie received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College. Julie has 29 years of experience in the education field, including 18 years providing counseling services. She taught a Stress Management course at Jackson College for twelve years and has a passion for wellness and is active within the Cross-Cultural Conversations council.
Marie Bonkowski is the Director of Student Affairs at Baker College of Jackson. She currently sits on 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.
Prior to moving to Onsted, Michigan, Marie was a respiratory therapist and worked at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. Through her experiences at the college, in the health care setting and in the community, Marie has discovered much about the disparities that exist in the education, health and social systems in our community and nation. She has learned how her own biases have affected her interactions with others in past and not so past situations. Marie is an enthusiastic facilitator of the Cross-Cultural Conversations Training. Her goal is to provide information and a safe environment for participants to begin conversations that lead to understanding biases and disparities in their own lives and in their communities. She looks forward to providing awareness and some tools for carrying on these sometimes difficult conversations.
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.
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.
Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop:
What is Bridges Out of Poverty?
"Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process)
Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.
To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.
This 4-hour overview seminar aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:
Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content. It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop. We therefore offer this 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.
Designed for -
Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community change as well.
A common outcome of this session is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the "Triple Lens approach".
Testimonials - What did you like most about this session?
"Eye-opening awareness of what's lacking in our own community."
"Wow, I have middle-class bias I was not even aware of even though I'm one paycheck away from poverty myself."
"Made me think of all the ways I could help my community."
"Katena is fabulous, she really raises awareness and created new thoughts."
"The group-work sessions and collaboration!"
"The passion and personal experiences of the presenter."
"The global situations brought home using local statistics."
"The suggestions of changes that can be made, even small one's in the work-place to better serve the community and individuals we're hoping to assist."
Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions - FREE
Because of Funding Provided by:
General Registration: $0.00
Please refer to our Cancellation Policy
Bridges Certified Facilitator—
Katena Cain, PhD.
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 is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.
At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.
Description— FULL DAY SESSION
**Cost - $20 for the full-day
Julie has been a Health Educator/Coach with the Prevention & Community Health department at Henry Ford Allegiance Health since June 2014. Julie received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College. Julie has 29 years of experience in the education field, including 18 years providing counseling services. She taught a Stress Management course at Jackson College for twelve years and has a passion for wellness and is active within the Cross-Cultural Conversations council.
Edwin Payne (Info coming soon)
Join us for this FREE quarterly 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!
This session is appropriate for anyone involved in the recruitment, retention, and management of volunteers.
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.
Description— Sessions Part One & Part Two
**Costs - $20 for the full-day
$10 per session
Join us for a full day of training with sessions that will build the skills of the novice grant writer and challenge and stretch experienced professionals. Session types will include traditional workshops, round tables and symposiums with time for networking.
Stay tuned for list of featured presenters and session titles.
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: $55
Member guests: $40
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.
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.
Member Price - $25
~Guest of Member - $20
Future Member Price - $40
~non-member guest of same organization $30
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early as these sessions will start on-time.
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.
Additionally, Martha has been a keynote and motivational speaker to various organizations and college students on cancer survivorship, trauma recovery and resiliency. Martha speaks in a raw, relatable fashion with vulnerability that encourages hope, healing, and recovery. She is author of the daily devotional “Spoken to Me: Calming words from God for anxious, over-active minds”
Martha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. She is a certified Master Trainer for Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs including Diabetes, Cancer, and Chronic Pain as well as for Creating Confident Caregivers, Respecting Choices, and Matter of Balance.
Keila has extensive training in trauma informed care and assessment, experience as a member of Critical Incident Stress Management teams and is an active on the Cross-Cultural Conversations Council in the Jackson Community. Keila’s passion is to learn and help others focus on understanding how life’s experiences can impact our overall health while encouraging awareness, knowledge, identification and utilization of resources to help build resilience.
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