Training Calendar for the Shiawassee Community

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, June 09, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Meeting
    • 58
    Register

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    This networking opportunity will help you building your capabilities through peer learning and networking relationships. Come share up-to-date information about current trends and gather tools to help you be a more effective nonprofit executive director. 

    This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month.





    Presenters: 


    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.


    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.






    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, July 14, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 26
    Register


    The role of the Finance Committee is to provide financial oversight and governance over accounting policies. Typical task areas include creating and monitoring the budget, financial planning, financial reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls.

    The finance committee acts as the caretaker of the organizations resources and assets, yet most board members and nonprofit executives do not have a deep experience with accounting or finance management. This workshop will give you some solid guidance managing expenses and income and grant you an understanding of the "controls" that will help the Finance Committee feel more confident. 

    The Finance Committee is also a front line defense from embezzlement and can prevent misuse of funds. 

    Session goals:

    • Strategies for budget development, including tips and tools for using your budget as a management tool
    • Overview of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles with Focus on Nonprofit
    • Learn the basics of segregation of duties
    • Receive samples of basic accounting policies for small to medium sized nonprofits
    • Identify all the intersections of financial protocols – including payroll and employee policies, conflict of interest policies, fundraising policies and grant writing

    The more you understand about financial oversight the easier it is to recognize tasks 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. Come learn how to protect your business, and learn the steps you should take. 


    *Dinner is included

    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. 


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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, August 11, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Armory 215 N. Water Street, Owosso, MI, 48867 (Executive Board Meeting Room)
    • 57
    Register

    Image result for executive networking"

    This networking opportunity will help you building your capabilities through peer learning and networking relationships. Come share up-to-date information about current trends and gather tools to help you be a more effective nonprofit executive director. 


    This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month.

    Lunch is included at noon.




    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. 





    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 15, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 37
    Register


    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 full-day 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 session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  

    Designed for -

    Appropriate and relevant for the public, and all staff of partner organizations. For anyone who would like an understanding 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 organizations and advocating 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."

    Generously sponsored by: 


    General Registration: $99 now $0

    *Lunch is included

    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.


    • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Armory 215 N. Water Street, Owosso, MI, 48867 (Executive Board Meeting Room)
    • 57
    Register

    Image result for executive networking"

    This networking opportunity will help you building your capabilities through peer learning and networking relationships. Come share up-to-date information about current trends and gather tools to help you be a more effective nonprofit executive director. 

    This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month.

    Lunch is included at noon.




    Presenters: 


    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.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD
    • 26
    Register

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    According to the National Council on Nonprofits, “Transparency requires confidence.  Beyond what the law requires, nonprofits can demonstrate their commitment to ethical practices by being entirely transparent with financial information and fundraising practices."

    Your relationships with donors hold the key to your financial future. Come learn how transparency and trust will maximize giving, safeguard donor relations and protect your tax exempt status

    This interactive 3 hour session will feature the Association of Fundraising Professionals “Donor Bill of Rights” and include discussion of real-life scenarios. 

    Designed for -

    This workshop is designed for finance managers, fundraisers and finance committee members. 

    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.

    *Lunch is included


    About the presenter: 

    Sharon Castle
    Capacity Builder

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

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

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





    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, December 08, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • The Armory 215 N. Water Street, Owosso, MI, 48867 (Executive Board Meeting Room)
    • 57
    Register

    Image result for executive networking"

    This networking opportunity will help you building your capabilities through peer learning and networking relationships. Come share up-to-date information about current trends and gather tools to help you be a more effective nonprofit executive director. 

    This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month.

    Lunch is included at noon.




    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.




    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, January 12, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD
    • 26
    Register


    Great board members do not start out “great.”

    Rather, they travel along a continuum, picking up and mastering certain skills, including those of "just" OK board members (in that they know and meet their fiduciary duties) and also the "good" board members (in that they have mastered their supportive roles of serving others within the organization).

    After mastering these phases, great board members emerge by having a broader perspective than self or even the nonprofit: they develop a vision that links the nonprofit to the broader nonprofit sector and act to serve, strengthen, and transform the entire community. Indeed, great board members are “community trustees.” 

    This workshop:

    • Explores the habits and characteristics of great board members and the qualities of excellent leaders.  
    • Examines team dynamics and effective group communication styles 
    • Identifies the building blocks of positive and effective board culture
    • Shares planning tools for structuring dynamic meetings

    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. 



    *Dinner is included

    If you need assistance with registration, a cancellation or a change in your registration please email Tracey@Nonprofnetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750 We're happy to help!



    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 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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