I WANT TO START A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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    • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 24
    Register


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

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

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

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

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

    Session Goals 

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

    Designed for

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

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

    **What is a Virtual Workshop?

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

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

    How to join a Zoom meeting, click HERE


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

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

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Learn more about Regina

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

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


    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura began her career as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 1999 and has worked to make the world a friendlier place ever since. During her AmeriCorps years, she learned the basics of grant writing, project management, and volunteer recruitment, skills that she has sharpened in the years since.

    Much of Laura’s career has been spent working for Extension in all programs in various states helping farmers increase the productivity of their farms and improve their living standards. She spent four years working to educate immigrants and refugees about healthy food choices and finances through SNAP programs.  She has been a 4-H Educator with a program serving more than 2000 urban youth and managing the more than 500 volunteers who mentored them. As a Community and Economic Development Educator, Laura’s projects included teaching seminars on grant writing, working with communities to determine the impacts of oil and gas drilling on their economics and schools, and with prisons to implement entrepreneur education so that prisoners would be able to create their own opportunities upon release.  Most recently, Laura was a Regional Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Western Region where she managed the teams supporting finance, HR, and IT for nine counties as well as a residential 4-H Summer Camp and her own staff of 21 direct reports.

    For eight years, Laura served our country as an Ombudsman for the US Navy Reserve, supporting the Great Lakes chain of command beginning in 2003.  During this time, she oversaw the mobilization of more than 500 sailors to Iraq and lent a listening ear to their dependents, a service that led directly to her research interests.

    Laura holds a BA in Women’s Studies with an honors thesis on domestic violence in military families and a MS in Sociology with a focus on Community Development.


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

    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • 36
    Register

    Job Satisfaction: Objective and Subjective Factors - Foxwin - Blog

    Managing Conflicts of Interest within Your Organization

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

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

    *Part of our Winter Wednesday Webinars Series


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

    Cost/s: Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

     ______________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by: 

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

    She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

    Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 


    ______________________________________________________________

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


    • Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 36
    Register

    Introduction to Financial Accounting BAF3M1 - McCanny Secondary School

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

    In this workshop, you will learn:

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

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

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

    Cost/s: 

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

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

     ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by:

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

    She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

    Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 


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

    • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online Via Zoom
    • 36
    Register

    Industry Leaders Offer Words Of Wisdom During Challenging Times

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

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

    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.

    Part of our Winter Webinar Series

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

    Cost/s: Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

     _____________________________________________________________

    Presented by: 

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

    She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

    Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 

     ______________________________________________________________

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


    • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 36
    Register

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    Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead. Does every member of your board understand their legal obligations, basic responsibilities, and duties? 

    We will address current trends, challenges, and climates for organizations in the current year.

    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

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

    Designed for

    It doesn't matter if you have served on a board for years or if you are serving on a board for the first time, this workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization. Join with your other board members!

     ____________________________________________________________________________________

    Cost

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

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

     __________________________________________________________________________________

    Facilitator

    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura began her career as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 1999 and has worked to make the world a friendlier place ever since. During her AmeriCorps years, she learned the basics of grant writing, project management, and volunteer recruitment, skills that she has sharpened in the years since.

    Much of Laura’s career has been spent working for Extension in all programs in various states helping farmers increase the productivity of their farms and improve their living standards. She spent four years working to educate immigrants and refugees about healthy food choices and finances through SNAP programs.  She has been a 4-H Educator with a program serving more than 2000 urban youth and managing the more than 500 volunteers who mentored them. As a Community and Economic Development Educator, Laura’s projects included teaching seminars on grant writing, working with communities to determine the impacts of oil and gas drilling on their economics and schools, and with prisons to implement entrepreneur education so that prisoners would be able to create their own opportunities upon release.  Most recently, Laura was a Regional Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Western Region where she managed the teams supporting finance, HR, and IT for nine counties as well as a residential 4-H Summer Camp and her own staff of 21 direct reports.

    For eight years, Laura served our country as an Ombudsman for the US Navy Reserve, supporting the Great Lakes chain of command beginning in 2003.  During this time, she oversaw the mobilization of more than 500 sailors to Iraq and lent a listening ear to their dependents, a service that led directly to her research interests.

    Laura holds a BA in Women’s Studies with an honors thesis on domestic violence in military families and a MS in Sociology with a focus on Community Development.

     ___________________________________________________________________________________

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


    • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 24
    Register


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

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

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

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

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

    Session Goals 

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

    Designed for

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


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

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

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

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

    Facilitators


    Learn more about Regina

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

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

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


    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura began her career as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 1999 and has worked to make the world a friendlier place ever since. During her AmeriCorps years, she learned the basics of grant writing, project management, and volunteer recruitment, skills that she has sharpened in the years since.

    Much of Laura’s career has been spent working for Extension in all programs in various states helping farmers increase the productivity of their farms and improve their living standards. She spent four years working to educate immigrants and refugees about healthy food choices and finances through SNAP programs.  She has been a 4-H Educator with a program serving more than 2000 urban youth and managing the more than 500 volunteers who mentored them. As a Community and Economic Development Educator, Laura’s projects included teaching seminars on grant writing, working with communities to determine the impacts of oil and gas drilling on their economics and schools, and with prisons to implement entrepreneur education so that prisoners would be able to create their own opportunities upon release.  Most recently, Laura was a Regional Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Western Region where she managed the teams supporting finance, HR, and IT for nine counties as well as a residential 4-H Summer Camp and her own staff of 21 direct reports.

    For eight years, Laura served our country as an Ombudsman for the US Navy Reserve, supporting the Great Lakes chain of command beginning in 2003.  During this time, she oversaw the mobilization of more than 500 sailors to Iraq and lent a listening ear to their dependents, a service that led directly to her research interests.

    Laura holds a BA in Women’s Studies with an honors thesis on domestic violence in military families and a MS in Sociology with a focus on Community Development.


    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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