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Fall Conference 2011 -Navigating to Success

  • Friday, November 04, 2011
  • 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Baker College of Jackson


  • Your training stipend may be applied to the conference, you are responsible for your meals.

Friday November 4, 2011
Baker College, Jackson

The Nonprofit Network Annual Conference is a great opportunity for southern Michigan Nonprofits. It is an affordable professional development event, close to home, featuring workshops by expert presenters on all topics related to the daily operation of your organization.


Georgann Herbert, Senior Vice President of Content and Community Engagement at Detroit Public TV To Boldly Go ...  Why would a successful broadcast executive step away from a well-paid career at CBS to go to work in the non-profit sector?  Georgeann Herbert, Senior Vice President of Content and Community Engagement at Detroit Public Television, will share her journey and how the business skills she built during more than three decades in broadcast news are reshaping the mission and the future of DPTV.

Allison Treppa, Communications Consultant Exploring generational differences is critical to engaging donors, volunteers and new donors.  Allison will present a fun and engaging conversation about the four distinct generations at work and identify ways to bridge the gaps that can have serious bottom line effects on business.

 Workshop Descriptions & Presenter Bios



7:45 am Registration

8:15 am Keynote Speaker & Breakfast

9:15 am Break

        Session 1 (9:20 - 10:50)

9:20 am    Board Catalyst Governance for High Impact Non-Profits

9:20 am    This Grant Application’s a Winner!

9:20 am    The Art Of Leading People

9:20 am    Storytelling

9:20 am   How To’s Of Your 990 – What does your 990 say about your organization? How to put your best foot forward.    

 10:50 am    Break

Session 2 (11:00 - 12:30) 

11:00 am The Anatomy Of A Great Website

11:00 am  How To Engage Your Board In Fundraising

11:00 am  Avoiding Communication Potholes  Part 1

11:00 am  Effective Communication-How to Partner With Media to Promote Your Organization

11:00 am  Nonprofit Finance Oversight & Management

12:30 pm  Lunch session
Solving Generational Issues

Session 3 (1:20 - 2:50) 

1:20 pm   Recruitment And Onboarding For An Engaged Board

1:20 pm   Avoiding Communication Potholes Part

1:20 pm   Staff And Board Meetings That Everyone Wants To Attend

1:20 pm     Passport To Professional Harmony

1:20 pm   Managing Relationships with Foundations

          2:50 pm  Break

          Session 4 (3:00 - 4:30) 

3:00 pm    Growing Exceptional Events

3:00 pm   Business & Professional Image

3:00 pm   Writing a Quick and Easy Nonprofit Communication Plan

3:00 pm   Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team

3:00 pm   Free & Affordable Resources for your Nonprofit

Cost - includes breakfast and lunch

Members:  $100 / Guests $75

Future Member:  $150 / Guests $100


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