Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Management
517-796-4750   
 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, Michigan 49202

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Room 205, 200 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202

    Description


    Over the past few years, Facebook has grown into an incredibly powerful advertising platform. But while Facebook is still free to use, you are going to have to pay in order to access the platform's full potential! This session will guide you through the ins and outs of running a successful paid Facebook campaign from start to finish. We will be discussing tracking pixels, ad placement, text copy best practices, audience targeting, as well as the various types of Facebook ads and how they can help you reach your network and your goals.  


    Session Goals

     

    This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge to start, edit, and track engaging, powerful, and successful Facebook ad campaigns from start to finish.


    Designed for


    Intermediate level 


    Looking for something a little less specific?  Check out Del's workshop in April: First Class Social Media on an Economy Class Budget



    Facilitator


    Del Belcher, Mich Marketing


    Del Belcher has been working in social media in multiple capacities over the last 8 years. His work in social media marketing, advertising and PR in the areas of higher education, nonprofit, and live events have given him a unique perspective when it comes to helping organizations taking on big challenges on a small budget.


    Del currently wears multiple hats in the digital media world as Social Media Specialist at Jackson College, Live Stream Designer at Westwinds Community Church, founder of the Jackson Social Media Club, and co-owner of Mich Marketing a social media coaching, brand identity, and market research company he founded in 2015 with his wife Stephanie.


    Del currently resides in Spring Arbor, MI with his wife and their two cats.


    Connect with Del on LinkedIn.



    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $50.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $40.00

     

    Nonmembers - $65.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    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, July 27, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center of Jackson // 536 North. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201

    Description

    Join us for this monthly 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.




    Cost

    There is no cost to attend



    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 03, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room 205, 200 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Rd. // Jackson, MI 49203

    Description

    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 2017.


    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 two-hour workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization.



    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.


    Cost


    Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00


    Nonmembers - $60.00


    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    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.


     



    • Friday, August 18, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lower Level Community Room // Marshall Street Armory // 330 Marshall Street // Lansing MI 48912

    Presented by Nonprofit Network in partnership with the Michigan Nonprofit Association


      



    Description

    Effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills are essential as well as valuable in the workplace. Understanding how to communicate effectively and how to resolve conflicts can lead to a more productive environment. It takes awareness, training and the know-how to apply proven techniques to all kinds of situations to be an effective communicator. 


    This workshop will be very interactive and will teach you how to choose and use the most appropriate words and emotional tone for every business interaction. You will gain insights into your communication style and into the styles of others, while building skills to clearly and effectively receive and transmit information, ideas, thoughts, feelings, and needs.


    This full-day session includes a catered lunch. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the training will start promptly at 9:00 am


    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the following:

    • Your own style of handling conflict and how those with other styles handle conflicts
    • Communicating and working effectively across multi-generational lines
    • The key principles of effective communication
    • Using communication skills to address conflict
    • The resources available to assist in resolving conflict 
    • The importance of perceptions 
    •  Applying good listening skills in order to communicate with diplomacy, tact and credibility
    • The impact of stress on communication

    Designed for

    This training, designed for those who want to learn how effective communication can reduce conflict, is appropriate for board members and all levels of nonprofit staff.


    Facilitator

    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance. At Nonprofit Network, Katena has established the L.E.A.D (Leadership Exploration Achieving Diversity) leadership program with the goal of training diverse leaders to provide meaningful representation in service to the community. Additionally, Katena has developed a diversity, inclusion and equity toolkit and curriculum to be utilized across the State.


    Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Katena was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color, at Jackson College. While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. Katena serves on the board of daVinci Institute and is a board committee member at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University and is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.



    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $70.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $60.00


    Michigan Nonprofit Association Members - $70.00

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $60.00

     

    Nonmembers - $90.00


    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    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 24, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center of Jackson // 536 North. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201

    Description

    Join us for this monthly 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.




    Cost

    There is no cost to attend



    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 29, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room 207, 200 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202

    Description

    Who is in charge—the executive director or the board chair? Being clear and explicit about the respective roles of board members and top leaders is a common attribute of effective nonprofit boards. A certain amount of ambiguity around that question can make an organization stronger. And although clarity about roles is important, it's most beneficial if both parties believe that they collectively hold ultimate responsibility for the organization's impact and effectiveness. The board chair/executive director partnership is critical to the success of a nonprofit.


    Session Goals 

    This workshop will explore the following:

    • Building and maintaining a culture of trust and respect between the board chair and the executive director
    • Key list of tasks and strategies to create a structure around the ambiguity of the roles
    • Succession plan suggestions that allow for smooth transitions in both roles
    • Crucial conversations to dialogue, discuss, and decide.

    Designed for

    This session is designed for executive directors and board chairs to attend together, but those who attend as individuals will still find value in the content and discussion.



    Facilitator

    Tom Williams, Capacity Builder


    Tom has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1996 in roles at the local, state and national levels.  Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Tom served as a statewide capacity building director with Michigan Habitat for Humanity, where he supported 73 separate governing boards through its affiliate structure.  In this role, he assisted organizations in their strategic planning processes, operational standards, policy development and board governance practices. 


    Before his time at the state level, Tom was involved in developing and implementing national partnerships, including Habitat's long-running relationship with Thrivent Financial.  Tom also served as an Executive Director of a Habitat affiliate. Prior to his nonprofit work with Habitat, Tom served as staff to a county planning commission where he developed land use and transportation plans, in addition to grant writing and community development work.  Tom is a graduate of the University of Michigan.



    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00

     

    Nonmembers - $60.00


    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    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 28, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center of Jackson // 536 North. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201

    Description

    Join us for this monthly 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.




    Cost

    There is no cost to attend



    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.


     


    • Friday, October 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lower Level Community Room // 330 Marshall Street // Lansing, MI 48912

    Description

    How do you pack in good governance, due diligence, policy conversation, relationship building, committee work, strategic conversations and board engagement in one hour or so each month? How do you get everything done in 12-14 hours a year? This comprehensive approach to board management, culture, and structure builds a board that can see around corners for new opportunities and realities


    This full-day session includes a catered lunch. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the training will start promptly at 9:00 am


    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

    • The three enduring principles of strong boards
    • Board meeting planning tools
    • Effective meeting management strategies
    • Foundational elements of board structure
    • How to cultivate engagement around your board room table

    Designed for

    This session is relevant to any board, committee, or team structure seeking improvement. Attendance as a group, while beneficial, is not necessary.


    Facilitator

    Tom Williams, Capacity Builder


    Learn more about Tom

    Tom has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1996 in roles at the local, state and national levels.  Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Tom served as a statewide capacity building director with Michigan Habitat for Humanity, where he supported 73 separate governing boards through its affiliate structure.  In this role, he assisted organizations in their strategic planning processes, operational standards, policy development and board governance practices. 


    Before his time at the state level, Tom was involved in developing and implementing national partnerships, including Habitat's long-running relationship with Thrivent Financial.  Tom also served as an Executive Director of a Habitat affiliate. Prior to his nonprofit work with Habitat, Tom served as staff to a county planning commission where he developed land use and transportation plans, in addition to grant writing and community development work.  Tom is a graduate of the University of Michigan.



    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $70.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $60.00


    Michigan Nonprofit Association Members - $70.00

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $60.00

     

    Nonmembers - $90.00


    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    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, October 26, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center of Jackson // 536 North. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201

    Description

    Join us for this monthly 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.




    Cost

    There is no cost to attend



    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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