I WANT TO START A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

Starting a nonprofit is a noble but monumental task. Before you fill out any paperwork, it is important to take time to better understand key considerations, different types of charitable organizations, filing deadlines, and step-by-step phases to ensure your success.

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    • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 8
    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

    *No event is "free". There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. Please keep in mind "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

    *This one's on us! Presented in Partnership with:

    AND


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    Facilitated by:

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina empowers people with knowledge and information, creating opportunities to build people’s strength and self-sufficiency. She rarely removes her coaching hat and loves to see people shift their perspectives. She connects every “what” with a “why” to ensure that you not only have a recipe for success but also understand how to use every ingredient for success in multiple ways. People enjoy that she is straightforward and provides impactful examples that allow people to apply the knowledge. Read more about Regina HERE


    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, April 21, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 23
    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!

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

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

    *No event is "free". There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. Please keep in mind "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

    *This one's on us!
    Presented in Partnership with:

    AND


     __________________________________________________________________________________

    Facilitator

    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura HERE


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    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, May 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 27
    Register


    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 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:

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

    Designed for -

    All nonprofit professionals, Anyone who is struggling with board recruitment or wants to recruit high performing board members. This workshop will help you with whatever life cycle stage your organization. 

    Costs
    Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15
    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

    *This one's on us! Presented in Partnership with:

    AND

    AND

     ______________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by - 

    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura HERE


    • Thursday, May 20, 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.

    • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 22
    Register


    Built for the people (volunteers, staff and board members) who are responsible for overseeing your organization's fiscal health. We will review how to read financial statements and reports, what reports should be reviewed by the ED, which should be reviewed by the Finance Committee and which should be shared with the board on a regular basis (and define what "regular" means), what a finance committee should be discussing and what policies should be in place.

    This interactive workshop will provide an overview of:    

    • Nonprofit Fiscal Responsibilities
    • Basic Internal Controls
    • Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors
    • Expectations of the Executive Director in financial management and oversight

    A Board's primary responsibility is protecting the assets of the organization. 

    Designed for -

    All nonprofit professionals, 


    Costs
    Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15
    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

    *This one's on us! Presented in Partnership with:

    AND

     ______________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by - 

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina empowers people with knowledge and information, creating opportunities to build people’s strength and self-sufficiency. She rarely removes her coaching hat and loves to see people shift their perspectives. She connects every “what” with a “why” to ensure that you not only have a recipe for success but also understand how to use every ingredient for success in multiple ways. People enjoy that she is straightforward and provides impactful examples that allow people to apply the knowledge. Read more about Regina HERE


    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 34
    Register

    Related image

    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

    *This one's on us!
    Presented in Partnership with:

    AND



     __________________________________________________________________________________

    Facilitator

    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura HERE


     ___________________________________________________________________________________

    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.


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