WORKSHOPS | Virtual Workshops | Webinars

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

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


Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online At Your PC
    • 33
    Register

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    This webinar is the first in a three-part series of monthly webinars called Building a Strong Board;

    Part 1: Culture - presented on May 14th, 2020 (Will soon be added to our online store for purchase after it's recorded)

    Part 2: Structure - June 3rd, 2020 at Noon (Will soon be added to our online store for purchase after it's recorded)

    Part 3: Recruitment & Orientation - July 22nd at Noon


    A fully engaged, active board does not happen organically.  It takes deliberate acts and concentrated efforts, and that often starts with recruitment, orientation and training for new board members.

    This 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 webinar will review the following:

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

    Appropriate for anyone struggling with board recruitment or wants to recruit high performing board members. This webinar will help with whatever life-cycle stage your organization is at. 

    *This webinar will be recorded and the recording shared with all paid registrants.

    Cost:  Nonprofit Network Members - $5

    Non-members - $15.00



    About the presenter: 

    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 will video record these webinars for future use. 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, July 30, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 36
    Register

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    One of the most difficult decisions to make for an Executive Director (ED), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), for a President of a Board of Directors, or for the Board of Directors itself, is whether to close a non-profit and go out of business. In some cases, shutting down permanently is not the only option. Before making any decision though it is important and prudent to have crucial conversations within your organization. As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Understand what conversations are crucial in deciding whether to stay open or close
    • Understand the importance of consensus, getting to consensus and decision-making
    • Review nonprofit lifecycles and determine course of action if your organization is moving between lifecycle stages
    • Be equipped with the appropriate questions to ask to test your organization’s resiliency in a crisis


    *Part of our Critical Conversations Series;

    • When To Stay Open & When To Close July 30th
    • Merging with a Nonprofit August 12th
    • Dissolution of a Nonprofit August 25th


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

    Future Members $40.00 
    ~Additional non-member from same organization $30


    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.



    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



    • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • A Virtual Academy - 9 Live Sessions
    • 8
    Register


    The Nonprofit Network Executive Director Academy functions as a cohort of participants, with multiple presenters addressing key skills over the course of 9 sessions.  To maximize the value of this cohort model, the sessions will be highly interactive not only on the topic to be covered during that session, but also in discussing the successes and challenges of implementing the topics covered in previous sessions. Participants are encouraged to deliberately focus on skill implementation of previous sessions and to share their barriers and breakthroughs with their fellow participants within the online cohort we set-up just for your group. As described in the Academy Expectations, Consistent attendance will be necessary to appropriately support your colleagues and to gain proficiency with the skills that build on each other.

    Description

    The Nonprofit Network Executive Director Academy is a cohort of no more than 15 Executive Directors or managing directors who have been in their position for fewer than 5-7 years.  This deliberate and consistent gathering of people who have similar tenure in their positions as ED's aims to accomplish the following:

    • Ensure clear understanding of the complexities of the role and awareness of the fully developed skill sets necessary for success
    • Build relationships among peers and networks within the community
    • Problem solve and learn from one another
    Every Academy participant in the Academy will be provided with  their own copy of the Michigan Nonprofit Management Manual ($95 value). This manual will support some portions of the the sessions and will serve as a valuable ongoing reference tool for the Executive Director.


    Prerequisite to the Academy:  Each participant will be contacted by one of the facilitators to ensure the participant understands what the course entails prior to the start of the Academy.  The Academy is designed as a cohort and for the benefit of all participants, attendance is necessary for all to learn from all.  

    Schedule

    The Academy will meet online as a group each month from August 2020 through April 2021

    Session 1: August 11th, 9 am - 12 pm 

    Key Responsibilities of a Nonprofit and Managing the ED and Board Relationship -  Katena Cain

    Session 2: September 8th, 9 am - 12pm 
    Communication and Having Those Hard Conversations - Katena Cain

    Session 3: October 13th, 9 am - 12 pm
    The Role of the ED in HR - Laura Fuller

    Session 4: November 10th, 9 am - 12 pm 
    Trust, More Trust, Team and Leadership - Sharon Castle

    Session 5: December 8th, 9 am - 12 pm
    Fund Development - Katena Cain

    Session 6: January 12th, 9 am - 12 pm
    Key Roles of the ED in Financial Management - Regina Pinney

    Session 7: February 9th, 9 am - 12 pm
    Nonprofit Tech - Andy Wolber/Laura Fuller

    Session 8: March 9th, 9 am - 12 pm (New for 2020!)
    Marketing for the ED - Know Your Audience - Laura Fuller
      Session 9: April 13th, 9 am - 12 pm
      Change, Crisis Management, and Tending to Self - Sharon Castle


        Commitment

        For the benefit of all participants in the cohort, those registering for the Academy must commit to attending all nine sessions, prioritizing attendance over other commitments.

        Designed for

        Appropriate and relevant for executive directors and/or managing directors who have been in their current position for fewer than 5-7 years. 

        Want to join, but think you're not eligible?

        If you cannot attend these dates or if you're an ED with +5 years of experience, or want to talk this through let us know here and we'll contact you. Or keep your name on file for future cohorts.


        Member Cost:  $675

        Nonmember Cost:  $875

        The registration price includes enrollment in the online cohort in addition to a personal copy of the Michigan Nonprofit Management Manual ($95 value)

        Payment in full is required to secure your place in the cohort.  

        Starting at only $65 for Grass Roots Organizations, consider becoming a Member!

        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, August 13, 2020
        • (EDT)
        • 2 sessions
        • Jackson, MI (TBD)
        • 36
        Register


        Description— Sessions Part One & Part Two

        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.
        • You must attend Session One prior to attending Session Two as session one shapes session two.  

          **Costs - $20 for the full-day

        $10 per 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— 

        Julie Bloomfield
        Facilitator

        Julie has been a Health Educator/Coach with the Prevention & Community Health department at Henry Ford Allegiance Health since June 2014.  Julie received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College.  Julie has 29 years of experience in the education field, including 18 years providing counseling services.  She taught a Stress Management course at Jackson College for twelve years and has a passion for wellness and is active within the Cross-Cultural Conversations council.


        Edwin Payne (Info coming soon)


        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, August 20, 2020
        • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
        • Baker College Jackson, MI Room: TBD
        Register

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        Join us for a half day of training with 3 hour long consecutive sessions that will build the skills of the novice grant writer and challenge and stretch experienced professionals. Session types will include traditional workshops, round tables and symposiums with time for networking.

        Stay tuned for list of featured presenters and session titles.  


        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:

        Nonprofit Network members: $55

        Member guests: $40

        Non-Members: $70




        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 25, 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
        • Virtual Workshop (Online)
        • 36
        Register

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        The Decision to Dissolve: What to Do When Closing Your Nonprofit

        When a nonprofit organization seriously considers closing its doors, it’s a difficult and complex process. It is a time of mixed and strong emotions for those involved, including a nonprofit board, senior staff, administrative and line staff, partners, and stakeholders.

        This session will provide participants with the following:

        ·         The signs to look for when making the decision to dissolve

        ·         An understanding of the necessary steps to take in the dissolution process

        ·         The forms you need to file

        ·         Creating a timeline

        ·         Ways to protect yourself throughout the process.

        Designed for
        Anyone who is struggling with "should we stay open or should we close" thoughts and discussions. This workshop will help you with whatever life cycle stage your organization is in.

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

        Future Members $40.00 
        ~Additional non-member from same organization $30


        What is a Virtual Workshop?

        NN will present this Workshop via Zoom. It 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

        ____________________________________________________________________________________

        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 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, September 09, 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
        • Presented Online for Jackson MI and the surrounding area communities
        • 0
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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, September 09, 2020
        • (EDT)
        • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
        • (EST)
        • 7 sessions
        • Online with Nonprofit Network
        • 7
        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 their peers coach primarily through asking open-ended questions to expand the member’s thinking. 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

         Peer Coaching groups will be customized with no more than 8 people per group. 

        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


        • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
        • Jackson MI (Room TBD)
        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. 


        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.


        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 17, 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
        • Virtual Workshop Online
        • 24
        Register

        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

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        At the heart of your nonprofit organization is a unique, driving story that can transform your fund development, board recruitment, talent retention, volunteer management, and relationship to the community. Do you know your story and how to communicate it well at all levels, both internally and externally?

        Whether embarking on a capital campaign or raising funds for your annual campaign, EVERY nonprofit should have a case for support (CFS).  Your Case For Support provides your organization’s mission and history. It communicates the community need and how your organization responds to the need. And it presents the vision for the future and how the gifts of current and prospective donors create hope for the future.  

        The CFS is the foundation of all of your donor focused communications and is a valuable tool not only for anyone who is helping raise money for your organization, but also for any current or prospective donors as well.


        Session Goals 

        This two hour virtual workshop is designed to help participants understand the CFS’s role in telling your organization’s story and why it is essential for successful fundraising.  

        Goals will include the following:

        • Key elements in a CFS
        • Process for writing the CFS
        • Length of the CFS
        • Difference between the “internal” and “external” CFS

        Designed for

        The session will provide beginner communication and fundraising staff guidelines for producing a strong CFS and as a refresher for more seasoned staff charged with developing a CFS.  

        Costs - 

        Nonprofit Network Members ~ $25
          ~Guests of Members - $15

        Future Members ~ $40.00 
        ~Additional non-member from same organization - $30



        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.

           

        • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
        • (EDT)
        • 2 sessions
        • Baker College Campus, the Welcome Center Main Bldg, 2800 Springport Rd. Jackson MI (Room 1026/1027)
        Register


        Description— Session Two ONLY (AM & PM Sessions)

        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 Two -  AM & PM

        9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 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

        *Session 1 & 2 presented on October 15th, 2020

        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.
        • You must attend Session One prior to attending Session Two as session one shapes session two.  

          **Costs - $10 a session (Session One is a pre-requisite)

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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— 

        Julie Bloomfield
        Facilitator

        Julie Bloomfield, MA, LPC, Julie has been a Health Educator/Coach with the Prevention & Community Health department at Henry Ford Allegiance Health since June 2014.  Julie received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College.  Julie has 29 years of experience in the education field, including 18 years providing counseling services.  She taught a Stress Management course at Jackson College for twelve years and has a passion for wellness and is active within the Cross-Cultural Conversations council.


        Marie Bonkowski
        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. 


        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, September 22, 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
        • Baker College Campus Jackson, MI (Room TBD)
        • 35
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        Description

        Fundraising is a focus on meeting a dollar goal, while philanthropy is about people feeling good about giving and giving back to your organization.  If an organization focuses on philanthropy, they ultimately generate more sustainable resources and these strong relationships can weather storms and help an organization grow while others shrink in tough economic times.

        This training (pared down from a full-day training) will be a fast-paced and comprehensive view of how all members of the team—board members, executive team, staff, and volunteers—can raise money for your mission and build a stronger organization

        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. 


        Member Price - $25

         ~Guest of Member - $20

        Future Member Price - $40

        ~non-member guest of same organization $30

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

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



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

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

        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, November 03, 2020
        • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
        • Online (You will need a computer, notebook or tablet)
        • 36
        Register

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        The more you understand about embezzlement, the easier it is to recognize the signs and take steps to keep your company's financial assets secure. Treasurers, Finance Committee members, Board Members, Executive Directors and Bookkeepers will all gain critical information about managing your nonprofits financial resources and futures. 

        A Board's primary responsibility is protecting the assets of the organization and the most common embezzlement is by employees or internal staff. Come learn how to spot signs of embezzlement or misuse of funds, how to protect your business, steps you should take and how to get the most out of your audit. 

        In this online session we will discuss:

        1.    Raising the awareness that embezzlement does happen

        2.    Encouraging leaders to give high priority to instituting safeguards against embezzlement 

        3.    Debunking the myth that having an audit fixes the problem

        4.    Providing some tools/structure for participants to employ back at their shop to enhance safeguards.


        Costs: Nonprofit Network Members $25

          ~Guests of Members $15

        $40.00 Future Members

        ~Additional non-member from same organization $30


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        FACILITATORS:

        Regina Pinney
        Nonprofit Network 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. 



        Tony Curtis - NN Board Member

        Tony joined the board in 2019 and serves on the Finance Committee.  Tony retired from The Cardinal Group as the CFO.  Prior to that he was a Rehmann Principal, and served Rehmann for 20 years. Tony also serves as on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer of Compassionate Ministries and serves on the Finance Committee of Lily Missions. 




        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 (EST)
        • (Room TBD)
        • 30
        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. 


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

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        Facilitators

        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. 


        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.


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



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

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

        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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