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 and 2021.  Equally important, many event costs have even been covered by our partners this year, and we are so grateful!
We hope you will take advantage of all we have to our offer!

For a list of our recorded workshops or webinars please go to our Online Store

If you have previously registered with us before please use the Password Reset link to use your existing profile for registration.

*No event is ever actually "free". There are always 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 may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

*What is a Virtual Workshop?


Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online with NN via Zoom
    • 0
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    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 guided by a facilitator their peers 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.

    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.

     **Peer Coaching groups will be customized with no more than 8 people per group. However a minimum of 6 is required and the start date may be pushed out until we have the minimum.

    If you're interested in a future session please fill out our Peer Coaching Group Interest Form

    Groups will form based on the information provided during registration questions. 

    Each coaching session will last 2.5 hours. 

    Groups will meet for 7 online sessions (1 meet and greet + 6 sessions) and this expands over 6-8 months.  Each group is facilitated by a Trained Cognitive Coach.  Participation cost is $625/person member $725 for non-members


    • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 8
    Register


    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 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.  


    • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 5
    Register

    California will now require more diversity on company boards - CNN

    Are the right people sitting around your conference table, board table or break room? Is your staff and 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 best practices relative to diversity and inclusion and interactively examine practical strategies and tools to advance social equity around the board table.

    Session Goals:

    This workshop will provide participants with the understanding of the following:

    • Ways boards can ingrain diversity and inclusion into their organizational processes
    • The value of a diverse and inclusive board and organization
    • Recruitment and retention strategies

    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.


    *PRESNTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 


    Cost/s: 
    Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15
    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

     _______________________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by:

    Katena Cain, PhD.
    Nonprofit Management Consultant

    Katena loves to engage her audience. She has facilitated hundreds of workshops and easily connects with each participant.  She uses cognitive questions to help people customize information and then connect that information to their specific circumstances. People appreciate how approachable and relatable Katena is and how she creates comfortable spaces for honest conversation and impactful discussions. Read more about Katena HERE


    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.

    • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 11
    Register


    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 interactive online workshop will explore the foundation for recruiting the right people for your board and ensuring that the orientation and training experience sets them up for productive and successful terms to strengthen your nonprofit organization.

    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

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

    Designed for -

    All nonprofit professionals, Anyone who is struggling with board recruitment or wants to recruit high performing board members. This workshop will help you with whatever life cycle stage your organization. 

    Costs
    Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15
    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

    *This one's on us! Presented in Partnership with:

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    Facilitated by - 

    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


    • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 17
    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, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

    ·         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

    “Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming 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.

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    Cost/s: Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available at no-cost: 

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

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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.

    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— 

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    Emma Leriche
    Facilitator

    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. Read more HERE


    Fred Goff
    Capacity Builder

    As a capacity builder, Fred focuses on promoting communication skills that bring people together.  As a trainer certified by the Center for Nonviolent Communication
    he uses a style of communication that addresses the needs of those you come into contact with such as friends, clients, business associates, employees and board members.  These relationship skills are the key to understanding, growth and success.  In the last several years Fred has facilitated Compassionate Communication workshops through Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County for various nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, and churches. Fred has also now joined the Cross Cultural Council and is a facilitator for Cross-Cultural Conversations. Read more HERE



    Shalanda Hunt
    Facilitator

    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 mentor-ship. Read more HERE


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record video 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, May 20, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 12
    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 a $50 value.

    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 and interested or potential board members.


    Cost$50.00 (*includes the $50 booklet)
      ~Additional member of same organization: $25

    Call or email me if you're interested in group pricing for your entire organization or interested board members;  Tracey@Nonprofnetwork.org  or  517-796-4750

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    *Once you confirm your registration you will receive a confirmation email promptly. Follow-up reminders and zoom links will be sent at 1 week and 1 day prior. If you do not see these emails, please check your spam, junk clutter or other folders. 

    Facilitators

    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


    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura HERE


    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, May 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 20
    Register

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    Getting people to know you, like you and trust you using Social Media 

    Todays’ social media landscape is quickly changing with new platforms like TikTok and Clubhouse taking center stage.  In this workshop you will learn how to engage with new audiences, reengage old ones and grow your brand.  Come learn:

    • How to take advantage of the different audiences on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Clubhouse
    • Learn how to speak the language of each of the platforms
    • Maximizing the tools available (free and paid)
    • Become more efficient with your time and resources
    • Provide value to stakeholders, clients and donors
    Lots of time will be allowed for questions and answers.
    *This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.


    Taught by social media expert, Mike Funkhouser, the CEO of Small Business Mentor.

    Small Business Mentor is a platform for those who are starting or scaling their businesses. It includes free resources and education, as well as consulting to help entrepreneurs achieve their dream. Mike started his first business the day after he got his driver's license and has been in love with entrepreneurship ever since. From dive bars to startups, and those just starting to seasoned entrepreneurs,  he is dedicated to helping small businesses grow for over a decade. 

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

     Future Members: $45.00 
         ~Additional non-member from same organization: $30

     *Once fully registered you will receive a confirmation email, please be sure you receive this confirmation. If not please email Info@Nonprofnetwork.org


    • Thursday, June 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 5
    Register

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    Grant Writing's Optimum Role in Your Organization ~ And the Process to Fully Realize This

    Description

    This FREE 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. 

    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

    • An understanding of what funding organizations look for in grant recipients
    • The components of a successful grant proposal
    • Customizable to-do list
    • Key strategies to engage program staff and finance people

    Designed for

    This workshop will provide beginners with a manageable, comprehensive overview of grant writing and will serve as a valuable review for intermediate grant writers.

    Presented in Partnership with:

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    Cost *Costs eliminated thanks to our generous partners!

    Nonprofit Network Members - $30.00 
    Additional registrants from same member organization - $15.00
    Nonmembers - $45.00

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    About the presenter: 

    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura HERE


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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.

    • Tuesday, June 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 33
    Register

    9 Quick & Unique Fundraising Ideas | AnglicareSA

    This workshop will help you take all of your fundraising pieces and parts and make them into a plan with goals, strategies and actions.  Creating a plan will not only help you focus and prioritize around the best practices of philanthropy, but organize your development activities and apply them to a calendar that isn’t just a calendar of events, but a mapping out of your strategies.  This workshop will help you create actions based around acquiring donors, retaining donors and upgrading donors.

    The goals of this workshop will be:

    • Review acquisition, retention and upgrade basics
    • Review data and best practices
    • Identify the strategies your organization will use to create diverse funding streams
    • Review sample fundraising plans
    • Create a fundraising planning calendar
    • Draft goals and metrics

    Appropriate for all nonprofit staff.

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    Costs: Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15

    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

    Become a Member and Save today!

     ______________________________________________________________

    Presented by - 

    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



    • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 35
    Register

    FRED Leadership | Join Our Community of Inspiring Leaders

    Zoom Link for Thursday 4/22: Join Zoom Meeting

    Many nonprofit organizations are reviewing their internal systems and working to become not only inclusive organizations, but anti-racist organizations.  

    Conversations with Community Leaders is a new series in 2021 for those seeking tangible and tactical strategies to transform their organizations into inclusive and welcoming spaces.

    This space will provide a place to share lessons, how to examine and deconstruct and replace with new systems, and guide and encourage peer coaching to overcome barriers and frustrations.

    These 4 sessions will be interactive.  Please come willing to share and engage in conversation.  

    • April 22nd, 2021
    • June 16th, 2021
    • August 11th, 2021
    • December 8th, 2021

    Have a topic you'd like to discuss? Email us at;  Info@Nonprofnetwork.org


    Join us for these visionary sessions at no cost thanks to our partner 

    Mission: To inspire us to come together in creative and freely expressed ways to deepen our understanding of ourselves and enrich our communities.

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    Facilitated by ~ Regina Pinney, ED & Katena Cain, PhD.


     _________________________________________________________________________________

    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.


    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 8
    Register


    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 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.

     __________________________________________________________________________________

     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.  


    • Friday, June 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 43
    Register