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What is a Virtual Workshop?

NN will present Virtual Workshops via Zoom or GoToMeeting.  They will be a live interactive webinar presented by one or more of our facilitators. We will be replicating our in-person facilitation style and the workshop will be engaging and require dialogue. We will provide you a login link and a copy of the presentation ahead of time via email. You will also be emailed all coordinating documents in order to follow along, ask questions and provide feedback. 

You will need access to a Computer, notebook, or tablet. If you do not have a microphone or sound on your PC or tablet  you can also dial-in by phone.

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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, December 03, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Description— FREE FULL DAY INTRODUCTORY Online SESSION

    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-

    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will start on-time. 

     **Costs - $20 for the full-day FREE for this Session!

    _____________________________________________________________

    Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available: 

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    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund 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— 

    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. 

    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.

    Marie Bonkowski
    Facilitator

    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.


    Contact Sharon todayEmma 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.

    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).


    Keila Kilgore
    Facilitator

    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 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.



    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, December 09, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Description— FREE FULL DAY INTRODUCTORY Online SESSION

    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-

    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will start on-time. 

     **Costs - $20 for the full-day FREE for this Session!

    _____________________________________________________________

    Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available: 

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund 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— 

    Edwin Payne
    Facilitator


    Edwin is a facilitative leader known for his ability to promote vulnerability with in groups while kindly holding members accountable. He is a great listener who is able to discern and hear the underlying meaning or messages in group conversations. Having had the opportunity to live in multiple cultures beginning at an early age, Edwin has developed a sincere passion for all peoples. He is excellent at using a lighted hearted joyfulness and asking quality questions to move groups towards common goals.

    Edwin has provided coaching, consultation, and counseling to various groups and organizations with the goal of building self-sufficiency and community capacity for the development of healthy communities. His facilitative experiences over the past 12 years include work with community mental health, higher education, and child welfare among others. 

    Edwin holds an MA in counseling from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He went on to earn an MS in Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies from Michigan State University because he values the impact of communities and systems on the well-being of individuals. Edwin is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and serves as the Clinical Director of Jackson Counseling for WellBeing along with facilitating Cross-Cultural Conversations.


    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.

    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.

    Contact Sharon todayKeila Kilgore
    Facilitator

    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 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.


    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, December 09, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Online with NN via Zoom
    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 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.

    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


    • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization?
    (Or know someone who is? - Please share!!) 

    **In the interest of the public's safety we have moved this to an online workshop.

    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 (PDF) 

    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.

    *A registration confirmation email will be sent once you register.fully. Reminder emails are sent at 2 weeks, 1 week and 1 day, These will also include your Zoom login info as the event gets closer. If you do not see these emails, please check your spam or junk folders. 

    **What is a Virtual Workshop?

    NN will present Virtual Workshops via Zoom or GoToMeeting.  They will be a live interactive webinar presented by one or more of our facilitators. We will be replicating our in-person facilitation style and the workshop will be engaging and require dialogue. We will provide you a login link and a copy of the presentation ahead of time via email. You will also be emailed all coordinating documents in order to follow along, ask questions and provide feedback. 

    You will need access to a Computer, notebook, or tablet. If you do not have a microphone or sound on your PC or tablet  you can also dial-in by phone.

    How to join a Zoom meeting, click HERE


    Cost$50.00
      ~Additional member of same organization: $25

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

    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.


    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    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.


    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, December 18, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Friday, March 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Checking Blind spots is a new monthly series every 3rd Friday of the month at Noon devoted to the impacts of the pandemic on the nonprofit sector and the communities we serve. These conversations explore trends and emerging issues.

    Our first conversation will be with Neil Fernandes, Founder, Pastor and Executive Director of Rise Above. Rise Above serves students who struggle to succeed in a traditional environment. The pandemic, and virtual learning environments have  placed kids in a precarious situation. Neil will explore the trends in education outcomes, what nonprofits who serve kids needs to be aware of and looking for so they can know when to provide additional services.  And additionally, how communities need to prepare for the long term outcomes of the higher rate of kids who are falling behind.

    • Nov. 20th - Critical & Emerging Issues within our schools in this new learning environment
    • Dec. 18th - Legal Services and Pending Evictions with Shannon Lucas
    •  Shannon Lucas is an attorney with the Michigan Advocacy Program, a non profit law firm that provides attorneys to low income residents of south central Michigan. These attorneys provide representation to residents in civil legal matters including evictions, family law, and access to public benefits. She is currently the Manager of Legal Services Delivery for the program. Prior to this role, she was the managing attorney of the Monroe Office that served Monroe and Lenawee Counties. She has been a legal services attorney for over 20 years and is grateful for the opportunity to provide access to the justice system for those who would not be able to afford an attorney.
    • Jan. 15th - with Tracy Chirikas, Community Relations Manager for the Alliance of Coalitions for Health Communities. 

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


    Join us at no cost!

    Registering will allow us to email you with reminders for next calls, next upcoming topics, any major updates, informational sharing and/or schedule changes 


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    Facilitated by the Nonprofit Network ED and on-staff Consultants

    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.

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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, January 13, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Summoning Kindness in Crisis; Compassion in the time of COVID-19 - The Edition

    Leading a nonprofit board requires more than just following an agenda. It is important for the Board Chair to provide mission driven direction and leadership. 

    Many times when Board Chairs are elected, they are not given the directions needed to guide their nonprofit organizations.  This workshop will help you understand this important role and responsibilities of Board Chairs and how they may better perform their duties. 

    Appropriate for current and incoming board chairs and nonprofit professionals.

    *Part of our Winter Wednesday Webinars Series

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    Cost/s:

    Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

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    Presented by: 

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    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. 


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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.


    • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Description - 

    Effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills are essential as well as valuable in the workplace. Understanding how to communicate effectively and how to resolve conflicts, can lead to a more productive environment. It takes awareness, training and the know-how to apply proven techniques to all kinds of situations to be an effective communicator. 

    This workshop will be interactive and will teach you how to choose and use the most appropriate words and emotional tone for every business interaction. You will gain insights into your communication style and into the styles of others, while building skills to clearly and effectively receive and transmit information, ideas, thoughts, feelings, and needs.

    Session Goals 

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

    • Your own style of handling conflict and how those with other styles handle conflicts
    • Communicating and working effectively across multi-generational lines
    • The key principles of effective communication
    • Using communication skills to address conflict
    • The resources available to assist in resolving conflict 
    • The importance of perceptions 
    •  Applying good listening skills in order to communicate with diplomacy, tact and credibility
    • The impact of stress on communication

    Designed for

    This training, designed for those who want to learn how effective communication can reduce conflict, and is appropriate for board members and all levels of nonprofit staff.

    Cost

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

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

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    Presented by -

    Facilitator

    Katena Cain, 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

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    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

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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, January 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    Register

    Are you new to fundraising or are you juggling many responsibilities in addition to raising funds for your organization? 

    This session will define fundraising, discuss general concepts including message development;  donor acquisition, retention and upgrade; and must haves for fundraising success today.  Be prepared, in this interactive two hours you will have opportunities to ask questions and share ideas and ways in which organizations can raise necessary resources through individual contributions.

    Join this online workshop to;

    •       Fundraising - Defined
    •       Elements of a Fundraising Plan
    •       Concepts
    •       10 Must Haves

    Appropriate for all nonprofit professionals.

    Costs - 

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

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

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    Presented by - 

     Sharon Castle
     Capacity Builder

     Sharon's approach to her work as a Capacity Builder   is based on her commitment to provide excellent   service with the highest degree of professional   integrity. She enjoys working with a diverse clientele   who have a passion for their mission.  Having worn   many hats – Executive Director, Development Director, Board Member, Volunteer, Consultant and Donor –  in the nonprofit sector affords Sharon a unique perspective in her work as a Capacity Building Consultant at Nonprofit Network. 

    She has over 30 years of experience in the sector including management, planning, coaching and fundraising and enjoys assisting organizations increase their capacity.

    She credits her in-depth knowledge to her years as Deputy Director of Development for the American Lung Association of Michigan where she managed a team and was responsible for all aspects of statewide development efforts focusing on relationship building; the Michigan Historical Museum where she headed the Michigan Historical Center Foundation, worked with museum staff on setting goals with an eye to private support and completed the fundraising for the 20th Century permanent galleries; and for more than 20 years as President of Castle & Associates, Inc. a full-service organizational management firm where she assisted clients with strategic planning, coaching, and all aspects of philanthropy.  She was a long-time volunteer facilitator at Gryphon Place where she trained volunteers to utilize active listening and empathy skills when working with individuals in crisis.  Sharon recently completed courses in Cognitive Coaching Foundation and Adaptive Schools expanding her repertoire of practical facilitation tools including:  skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus; ways to value and use dissension, argument and conflict; and strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energized and resourceful.


    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    Register

    Job Satisfaction: Objective and Subjective Factors - Foxwin - Blog

    Managing Conflicts of Interest within Your Organization

    For nonprofits, a conflict of interest has a broader definition than just financial gain. A conflict exists when there is tension between individual interests and the mission of the organization. Managing conflict of interest requires a balance. We all have conflicts of interest, but it is when we do not recognize a particular conflict, or even the appearance of a conflict, that trouble can occur. In this 1 hour webinar, you will learn the importance of full disclosure and how to manage conflicts that exist on your board. 

    • Defining Conflicts of Interest and Power Dynamics
    • Identifying risks
    • Prohibiting/Identifying unacceptable forms of private interest
    • Raising awareness of the circumstances in which conflicts can arise
    • Building capacities to prevent conflict of interest through training
    • Ensuring effective procedures to resolve conflict-of-interest situations

    *Part of our Winter Wednesday Webinars Series


    Appropriate for: Nonprofit leaders, staff and all current and incoming board members.

    Cost/s: Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

     ______________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by: 

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    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. 


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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, February 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Introduction to Financial Accounting BAF3M1 - McCanny Secondary School

    A key component of financial sustainability is the commitment of board and staff to financial management that includes timely review of financial reports and advance planning. One way that board and staff plan for income and expenses in the future is by creating a budget. Approval of the annual budget is one of the fundamental building blocks of sound financial management.

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    • How to build a budget with and without historical data
    • Income based budgeting vs. Expense Based Budgeting
    • How to build in contingencies, the unknown and pandemics.
    • Basics of the Chart of Accounts
    • Strategies to monitor and modify

     Please note, this is not a QuickBooks class or an Accounting class.

    Appropriate for: Nonprofit leaders, staff and all current and incoming board members.

    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:

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    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. 


    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, February 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online Via Zoom
    Register

    Industry Leaders Offer Words Of Wisdom During Challenging Times

    Successful nonprofits are committed to sustaining healthy, functioning organizations. Key leadership positions such as the executive director and board chair are critical elements to every organization’s success. Succession planning helps to ensure that the nonprofit has a strategy to effectively manage in the event of the departure of key leadership.

    During this 1 hour interactive webinar we will present the business case for succession planning, explore the important connection to strategic planning and provide participants with useful tools to develop and implement a planning process appropriate for their organization.

    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.

    Part of our Winter Webinar Series

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    Cost/s: Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

     _____________________________________________________________

    Presented by: 

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    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. 

     ______________________________________________________________

    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, February 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop - aha! Process

    Poverty is a complex social, economic and political issue that a "one-size-fits-all" approach fails to resolve. Investing the time to explore the research, listen to stories of those living in poverty, and discover new ways of thinking about policies and systems will create better outcomes.

    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 2-hour overview is an abridged version of the Bridges Out of Poverty model and framework.

    Please click here if you're interested in more information about how you might bring Bridges Out of Poverty training to your own staff, organization or community. Don't miss out on these comprehensive training  opportunities.

    Designed for -

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily touch base 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."

    "The group-work sessions and collaboration!"

    "The passion and personal experiences of the presenter."

    "The global situations brought home using local statistics."

    "All the suggestions of changes that can be made, even the small one's in the work-place to better serve the community and individuals we're hoping to assist."


    Bridges Certified Facilitators


    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.



    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    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.

     ___________________________________________________________________________________

    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, February 16, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    What do I do now? Ways for nonprofit leadership too continue the conversations advancing social justice

    Nonprofit leaders and organizations have always been role models and change makers, advocating for policy change that improves the community and advances their missions. 

    The country is in the middle of a cultural awakening and we all know this is the time we must make considerable strides toward social justice and equity.  Every nonprofit, regardless of mission, plays a crucial part in this movement.  This session will  provide tangible and tactical strategies to have crucial conversations with your peers, your board, your staff and your community regarding race, bias and discrimination.  This is a starting place to identify what organizations can and should be doing, to identify and address their own internal systems and the systems in which they work. 

    Session objectives will be:

    • Identifying your readiness
    • Ways to move forward when you are afraid or uncertain
    • Building the courage to fail forward
    • How to discuss social justice with your teams
    • Define internal assessment tasks and actions

    "You can not have collective impact without addressing systemic racism." Regina Pinney

    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:

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    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. 


    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, February 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    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 may  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.

    Session Goals 

    The workshop is interactive and will utilize data, training, discussion, peer interaction and coaching to address the following:

    • Build a culture of philanthropy that uses all team members, from board members to programming staff
    • Learn and develop the basic elements of a program
    • Build your prospect pool
    • Utilize and leverage your mission
    • Evaluate your fundraising practices

    Designed for—

    Tailored for your board, ED and development staff.  Attend together to get the most out of this engaging, hands-on day. 

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    Cost/s: 

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

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

     ____________________________________________________________________________________

    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 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, February 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Be a More Effective Volunteer Manager

    Many non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to be successful in their mission.  Managing volunteers can be a challenge, though, especially as organizations are dealing with the multiple impacts of COVID-19 on how they are doing their work.

    This webinar will explore ways to support and manage your volunteers online, and ways to find new ones to match the programs your organization is offering including:
    • Recruiting new volunteers via online platforms.
    • Best practices for screening and orienting new volunteers.
    • Gathering data from volunteers.
    • Recognition options when you can’t meet face to face.

     _________________________________________________________________________________________

    Designed for - 

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

    Cost:  Nonprofit Network Members - $5

    Non-members - $15.00

    Part of our Winter Webinar Series


     ______________________________________________________________

    About the presenter: 

    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    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.

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    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, March 03, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom

    One of the key most important, and possibly the most difficult, jobs a Nonprofit Board has is to effectively evaluate the performance of the Executive Director. 

    This 1-hour webinar will provide recommended processes to use that will give an ED appropriate feedback, provide clear goals and a structure for assessing executive compensation packages. 

    Appropriate for Executive Directors and all Board Members

    *Part of our Winter Wednesday Webinars Series

     _____________________________________________________________

    Cost/s:

    Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

     _____________________________________________________________

    Presented by: 

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    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. 


     _____________________________________________________________

    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, March 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    The 5 Best Things About Being a Translation Project Manager ...

    Having the skills to manage a project are critical in our current economy.  Whether it is determining who to assign a task to, or what the critical elements of a timeline are that will affect your outcome, a skilled project manager can deliver a project on budget and on deadline.  While entire certification programs exist to train people to successfully manage projects, for the purposes of most nonprofits, this basic understanding will prove more then adequate.  

    This workshop will give nonprofit staff the skills needed to take a project from inception to finish, sharing tools, tips, and techniques in order to set up your project and the staff involved, for success. 

    We will discuss:

    • Starting off right, the importance of getting everyone on the same page.
    • Key steps to having a successful project, including developing a realistic timeline and following critical steps.
    • Tools to make the job easier.
    • Problems and pitfalls along the way.
    • Closing out a project, the learning and takeaways to be more successful next time.


     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, along with follow-up reminders and zoom login info prior to the event.

     _____________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by - 


    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    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.

     _____________________________________________________________________________

    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, March 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

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    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. Join with your other board members!

     ____________________________________________________________________________________

    Cost

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

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

     __________________________________________________________________________________

    Facilitator

    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    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.

     ___________________________________________________________________________________

    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, March 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Nonprofit Leader Series] Jeanna Finamore of MentorPrize | Network for Good

    Leading a nonprofit board requires more than just following an agenda. It is important for the Board Chair to provide mission driven direction and leadership. Many times when Board Chairs are elected, they are not given the directions needed to guide their nonprofit organizations.  This webinar will provide the basics to help you understand the role and responsibilities of Board Chairs and how they may better perform their duties. 

     

    Appropriate for current and incoming board chairs and nonprofit professionals.

    *Part of our Winter Wednesday Webinars Series

     _____________________________________________________________

    Cost/s:

    Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

     _____________________________________________________________

    Presented by: 

    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 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, April 01, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    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. So reserve your spot today!

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

    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 and each group is 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, April 22, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization?
    (Or know someone who is? - Please share!!) 

    **In the interest of the public's safety we have moved this to an online workshop.

    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 (PDF) 

    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
      ~Additional member of same organization: $25

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

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    *Once fully registered you will receive a confirmation email, along with follow-up reminders and zoom login info prior to the event. Reminder emails are sent at 2 weeks, 1 week and 1 day, These will also include your Zoom login info as the event gets closer. If you do not see these emails, please check your spam or junk folders. 

    Facilitators


    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.


    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    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.


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