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    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk
    • 8
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    Description— What Not to Do: Grant Writing Lessons from the Front Line (Webinar)

    This fast paced webinar will assist you in assessing grant writing's role in your overall fund development efforts. 

    Carolyn Bloodworth, long time Director of Corporate Giving for the Consumers Energy Foundation, will share her perspectives on what nonprofits can do (and should NOT do) to build relationships with funders and to write a competitive grant. 

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, will co-facilitate to help the participants process Carolyn's suggestions and create a plan to improve their grant seeking. 

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for the beginner or intermediate  grant writer.

     

    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - FREE (Member Benefit)

    Nonmembers - $15.00

    Presenters

    Carolyn Bloodworth, Director of Corporate Giving and Education, Consumers Energy 

    Carolyn Bloodworth is a 35-year employee of Consumers Energy and currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation and the CMS Energy Foundation. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the foundations, Carolyn is also Director of Corporate Giving and Education for CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. Her responsibilities involve corporate charitable contribution activities, administration of the corporation's dues and memberships, oversight for the company's K-12 electric and natural gas safety education programs, and coordination of various community relations activities, including volunteer promotion and recognition. Carolyn serves on the board of directors of the Michigan FFA Association, the Council of Michigan Foundations, the Michigan Nonprofit Association and The LEAGUE Michigan, a program of the Michigan Nonprofit Association. She serves on the board of regents for Baker College - Jackson, is a member of the United Way of Jackson County's Community Solutions Coordinating Council and the Jackson Public School District's Promise Zone Authority board. She has served as a director of ConnectMichigan Alliance, Food Bank Council of Michigan, WKAR's Community Advisory Board, Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge, Jackson County's Promise to Youth Alliance, the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County and the Nonprofit Network. She has been an MCSC member since 2008 and was elected as Chair in September 2011.


    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 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, February 05, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk
    • 11
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    Webinar: How to Write a Good Thank You Letter!

    "Donors want prompt, personal gift acknowledgements. Is it time to re-think your thank you note?"

    Description

    Donors want prompt, personal gift acknowledgements. Is it time to re-think your thank you note?  

    Development professionals who have re-engineered their acknowledgement letters to focus on the needs of the donor are raising more money and improving donor retention. Many have also received immediate and very generous additional gifts from donors who are now reading something they can get excited about. 

    Session Goals 

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

    • The key elements that will make your thank you letters superior
    • Using a thank you note as a development and fundraising tool
    • How to write an effective thank you
    • The importance of donor retention

    Designed for

    Anyone involved in your fundraising or philanthropic efforts.

    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Regina has been the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. With twenty-seven 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.

    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $FREE 

    Nonmembers - $15.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


     


    • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Baker College Campus, Bldg 200 behind DaVinci 2800 Springport Rd. Jackson MI (Room 205)
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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. 


    Facilitator

    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. 



    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop: 


    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, February 19, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk
    • 22
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    Webinar - Board 101: The Basic Legal Obligations, Responsibilities and Duties Every Nonprofit Board Member Should Know

     

    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?

    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 one hour course will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization.  This fast paced and interactive webinar will address the following:


    • 3 legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • Key tasks the board should undertake


    Past workshop participant comment: "It is a great overview of responsibilities of board members. For newcomers, it's enlightening; for experienced board members, it's a great reminder of all their responsibilities."


    *This webinar will be recorded and also shared with registrants once ready and uploaded.



    About the presenter:  

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Regina has been the executive director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. Previously she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, a Jackson, MI firm specializing in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She had a wide and diverse client base including the Center for Family Health, Family Service & Children's Aid, Community Action Agency, Child and Parent Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson School of the Arts and many more.  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. 


    Cost:
    Nonprofit Network Member - FREE (Member Benefit)

    Member (Recording Only) - FREE (member benefit)

    Non-member - $15.00 

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    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, February 25, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Compassionate Ministries of Jackson 3905 Clinton Rd, Jackson, MI 49201
    • 86
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    What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

    "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process)

    Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.

    To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.

    Session Content 

    This 4-hour overview seminar aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:

    • Key Points and Constructs of Bridges
    • Mental Models of Economic Class
    • Hidden Rules
    • Resources

    Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop.  We therefore offer this 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  

    Designed for -

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community change as well.

    A common outcome of this session is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the "Triple Lens approach". 


    Testimonials - What did you like most about this session?

    "Eye-opening awareness of what's lacking in our own community."

    "Wow, I have middle-class bias I was not even aware of even though I'm one paycheck away from poverty myself."

    "Made me think of all the ways I could help my community."

    "Katena is fabulous, she really raises awareness and created new thoughts."

    "The group-work sessions and collaboration!"

    "The passion and personal experiences of the presenter."

    "The global situations brought home using local statistics."

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



    Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions - FREE

    Because of Funding Provided by:

    General Registration: $0.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    Bridges Certified Facilitator

    Learn more about Katena


    Katena Cain, PhD.

    Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.

    At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.

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    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, February 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Community Action Agency Main Conf. Room, 1214 Greenwood Ave, Jackson, MI 49203
    • 0
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    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.

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

    Session Agenda

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

    9:00a - 12:00p 

    Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities

    [Break for lunch on your own]

    12:45p - 4:30p

    Resilience - The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

    This presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The science and research shows that children who experience abuse, neglect and/or household dysfunction, collectively known as ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential and even early death, without intervention.  The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives and communities.

      


    Upcoming ACEs Events:

    March 18th, 2020

    April 22nd, 2020

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    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, March 03, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Baker College Jackson, MI Room: TBD
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    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.

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    Cost (Funding generously donated by: CP Federal Credit Union)

    Nonprofit Network Members - $30.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $15.00

    Nonmembers - $40.00

    Facilitator

    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 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, March 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk
    • 24
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    Record-keeping is important because it provides information to support decision-making by management and is generally required by legal retention requirements. Records can be paper files, electronic documents, correspondence (including letters, faxes and emails) and data used in business applications and databases.

    Is your Document Retention Schedule up to date? Has it been reviewed recently?

     This fast-paced and interactive webinar will cover the types of documents to be retained and for what periods of time.

     Topics to be covered:

    • Definition of Original
    • Document Retention Schedule
    • Document Protection
    • Document Destruction
    • Provisions of Documentation


    Presenters:


    Learn more about ReginaRegina Pinney

    Executive Director


    Regina has been the Executive Director of Nonprofit Network since June 2009. Previously she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, a Jackson, MI firm specializing in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She had a wide and diverse client base including the Center for Family Health, Family Service & Children's Aid, Community Action Agency, Child and Parent Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson School of the Arts and many more.  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.



    Jessica Chipman
    Office Manager

    Jessica is Nonprofit Network's Office Manager.  She manages membership and supports the consultants in their work within the nonprofit community.

    Prior to joining Nonprofit Network, Jessica worked in graduate admissions as a Student Services Coordinator at Spring Arbor University.  In addition, she served as an Account Specialist at American One Credit Union and interned at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. 

    Jessica earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration from Spring Arbor University.  Jessica is a member of Jackson Young Professionals.  In 2017, Jessica graduated from the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Jackson program. 



    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - FREE (Member Benefit)

    Non-members - $15.00


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Baker College Campus Jackson, MI (Room TBD)
    • 35
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    Description

    Building a philanthropic culture takes intentional planning and execution.  Success begins with a balanced development plan, Case for Support; stakeholder inclusion (board, staff, volunteers, donors…) and “ask” preparation – the “How” (direct mail, email, or in person) and the “Who” (staff, board or volunteer) – execution and follow-up.

    This session is designed to teach participants the importance of philanthropy and its role in building sustainable resources for nonprofit organizations.  The group will also focus on ways to identify and steward donors as well as engage board members and volunteers in the process.

    Session Goals –

    Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions (please come prepared to share personal experiences, challenges and successes), and participate in rich conversations about the philanthropic process including:

    ·         Effective development planning

    ·         Establishing the Top Tier

    ·         Top Tier Donor stewardship and visits

    Designed for—

    Organizations who understand and wish to build donor relationships and make one-on-one “asks”.  Tailored for your board, ED and development staff.  Attend together to get the most out of this engaging, hands-on session.  

    Additional information-

    Member Price - $25

     ~Guest of Member - $20

    Future Member Price - $40

    Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early as these sessions will start on-time. 

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    Facilitator

    Sharon Castle, Capacity Builder

    Having worn every hat in the philanthropic process affords Sharon a unique perspective in her work as a Capacity Building Consultant at Nonprofit Network.  Her approach is based on a commitment of providing excellent service with the highest degree of professional integrity. She enjoys working with a diverse clientele who have a passion for their mission.  

    Sharon brings more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and enjoys assisting organizations increase their fundraising capability.

    She credits her in-depth fundraising knowledge to her years as Deputy Director of Development for the American Lung Association of Michigan where she was responsible for all aspects of statewide fundraising; the Michigan Historical Museum where she completed the fundraising for the 20th Century permanent galleries; and for more than 20 years as President of Castle & Associates, Inc. a full-service fundraising and organizational management firm where she assisted clients with strategic planning, capital campaigns, development audits, major gifts and fundraising plans. 


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Baker College Campus, the Welcome Center Main Bldg, 2800 Springport Rd. Jackson MI (Room 1026/1027)
    • 73
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    Description

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

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

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

    Session Agenda Part One-

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

    ·         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

    [12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Break for lunch on your own]

    Session Agenda Part Two-

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

    ·         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 15 minutes early as these sessions will start on-time. 
    • Any balance due must be paid prior to the start of the session in order to attend.

      **Costs - Special Introductory Offer - costs waived! 

      $15 for Session One or Two

      $30 for the full-day

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    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— (example)

    Katena Cain, PhD., Nonprofit Management Consultant

    Learn more about Katena

    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.

    At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.



    Learn more about Regina

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Regina has been the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. With twenty-five years working in the nonprofit sector, she has a full range of experience in fundraising, marketing, governance, management and grant writing. She has led Nonprofit Network from being a county-specific nonprofit management support organization to an international resource specializing in capacity building, professional development and governance and organizational management.

    Previously, she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, which specialized in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations.  Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio. Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio.

    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Jackson District Library - Meijer Branch 2699 Airport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202 (Community Room)
    • 30
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    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.

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

    Session Agenda

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

    9:00a - 12:00p 

    Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities

    [Break for lunch on your own]

    12:45p - 4:30p

    Resilience - The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

    This presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The science and research shows that children who experience abuse, neglect and/or household dysfunction, collectively known as ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential and even early death, without intervention.  The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives and communities.

      

    Upcoming ACEs Events:

    April 22nd, 2020


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    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, March 18, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk
    • 23
    Register


    Are you still required to notify your board members of meetings via telegram?  Then it is definitely time to update your bylaws!

     This short, intensive, and rigorous training webinar will cover drafting and review of bylaws, including the "must-have's" and information essential to moving forward with updates.

     Topics to be covered:

    • Terms and Term Limits
    • Minimum and Maximum number of board members
    • The number required for quorum, electronic voting and electronic participation
    • Committees, Committee Structure and Committee Authority
    • Conflict of Interest
    • Legal Duties


    Presenter: Regina Pinney, Executive Director


    Learn more about ReginaRegina has been the Executive Director of Nonprofit Network since June 2009. Previously she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, a Jackson, MI firm specializing in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She had a wide and diverse client base including the Center for Family Health, Family Service & Children's Aid, Community Action Agency, Child and Parent Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson School of the Arts and many more.  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.



    Cost:

    Nonprofit Network Members - FREE (Member Benefit)

    Members (Recording Only) - FREE (member benefit)

    Non-members - $15.00


    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, March 24, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Jackson, MI (Room TBD)
    Register

    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization?

    (Or know someone who is? - Please share!!) 

    Starting a nonprofit takes a considerable amount of time, understanding of financial management, leadership and managerial skills, and fundraising. 

    This workshop will help you identify what you need to consider before forming your organization as well as how to prioritize, plan, and complete the process.

    BONUS: Participants will receive Nonprofit Network's Guide to Starting a Nonprofit


    Session Goals 

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

    Designed for

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


    Cost$50.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Learn more about Regina

    Regina has been the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. With twenty-five years working in the nonprofit sector, she has a full range of experience in fundraising, marketing, governance, management and grant writing. She has led Nonprofit Network from being a county-specific nonprofit management support organization to an international resource specializing in capacity building, professional development and governance and organizational management.

    Previously, she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, which specialized in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations.  Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio. Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio.



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.
    • Thursday, March 26, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center // 536 N. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201
    Register



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

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

    Designed for

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


    Facilitator

    Stephanie Schiro, Community Resource Associate, United Way of Jackson


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



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


    • Thursday, March 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Baker College Jackson, MI (Room TBD)
    Register

    Do you DEI?? 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 key trends illustrating the nonprofit landscape relative to diversity and inclusion and interactively examine practical strategies and tools to advance social equity around the board table. 


    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and all nonprofit professionals.


    About the presenter: 

    Katena Cain, PhD., Nonprofit Management Consultant

    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. 

    She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance.
    Previously, she was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color at Jackson Community College.  While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena has supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. 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 has served on several committees related to strategic planning, workplace relations and diversity in her community. 
    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.



    Cost: Nonprofit Network Members $25

      ~Guests of Members $15

    $45.00 Future Members

    ~Additional non-member from same organization $35

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    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


     

    • Thursday, April 09, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Baker College Jackson, MI (Room TBD)


    Description – Planned Giving Basics:  Simple Tips for Adding Estate Planning to Your Nonprofit’s Gift Options

    Loyal donors who give many gifts over a long period of time are your best planned giving prospects.  The majority of planned gifts come from simple bequests, gifts of stock and charitable gift annuities.  This workshop will focus on simple bequests and provide strategies to help you make sure you are providing your donors with information about how and creating opportunities for leaving a legacy gift to your organization.

    Designed for – Appropriate and relevant for the beginner or intermediate experienced staff member tasked with fundraising.


    Cost: Nonprofit Network Members $25

      ~Guests of Members $15

    $40.00 Future Members

    ~Additional non-member from same organization $30

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    Facilitated By:

    Contact Sharon today
    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.

    • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Jackson District Library - Carnegie Branch 244 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201 (Auditorium)
    • 43
    Register

    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.

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

    Session Agenda

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

    9:00a - 12:00p 

    Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities

    [Break for lunch on your own]

    12:45p - 4:30p

    Resilience - The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

    This presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The science and research shows that children who experience abuse, neglect and/or household dysfunction, collectively known as ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential and even early death, without intervention.  The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives and communities.

      

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    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mason/Lansing TBD
    • 28
    Register


    Sponsored by: Henry Ford Allegiance Health

    Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead. A fully engaged, active board does not happen organically.  It takes deliberate acts and concentrated efforts, and that often starts with recruitment, orientation and and training for new board members.

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

    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. 

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    Facilitator

    Tom Williams
    Capacity Builder

    Tom is a Capacity Builder who sees nonprofit organizations from a “team” perspectivemany moving parts, each having a significant role to play in mission accomplishment.  When each member masters their individual role, the ultimate success of the team comes down to how well the players interact.  Capacity building is about enhancing this role clarity, increasing team member skills and assisting the team to relate more effectively among themselves and with the community.  

    Building on his time as an Executive Director, Tom has been working with nonprofits since 1996 to enhance these key capacity building areas through individual coaching sessions, group facilitation and topic-specific workshops.

    Tom delights in contributing to individuals, groups, or entire teams having a breakthrough toward a stronger team.  From his perspective, it’s these strong, results-focused teams that realize change in their communities.

    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop:


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center // 536 N. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201
    Register



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

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

    Designed for

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



    Facilitator

    Stephanie Schiro, Community Resource Associate, United Way of Jackson


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



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson MI (Room TBD)
    Register

    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. 


    Facilitator

    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. 



    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop:



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


    • Thursday, September 24, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center // 536 N. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201
    Register



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

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

    Designed for

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

    Facilitator

    Stephanie Schiro, Community Resource Associate, United Way of Jackson


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



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


    • Thursday, November 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson MI (Room TBD)
    Register

    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. 


    Facilitator

    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. 



    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop:



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


    • Thursday, December 17, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center // 536 N. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201
    Register



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

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

    Designed for

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

    Facilitator

    Stephanie Schiro, Community Resource Associate, United Way of Jackson


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



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


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