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

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room 137, 100 Building // Baker College // 2800 Springport Rd // Jackson, MI 49202
    Register

    Description

    Discover the most accurate and efficient way to use QuickBooks Desktop for your nonprofit. Don’t waste time through trial and error learning.  Whether you are brand new to the software or you just need a little help, our QuickBooks Pro Advisor will teach you the skills you need in order to work with confidence. Take advantage of the power and flexibility of QuickBooks. This is not a hands-on workshop.  We do the typing…and you do the learning. Become a confident user and find answers to your QuickBooks frustrations. 

     

    Session Content 

    • Payroll for Nonprofits

    • Nonprofit Specific Reporting

    • Analyzing your Financial Data

    • Common QuickBooks Mistakes

    • More Tips & Tricks

    Designed for


    Appropriate for those comfortable with Microsoft Office and who have a basic understanding of financial transactions relative to nonprofit organizations. 

     




    Facilitators


    Dorothy Hawley, Accounting Consultant, QuickBooks Pro Advisor 


    Dorothy Hawley holds a business degree and offers over 35 years of accounting experience in the profit as well as nonprofit sectors.  As a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, she specializes in setting up QuickBooks for nonprofit organizations, provides training with ongoing support to the staff and offers financial management services to the local nonprofit community.  Her outstanding reputation for clean audits and best practices precedes her.  Dorothy is dedicated to making sure ALL your questions are answered.



    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.


     



    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Room 1027/1028, Welcome Center // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI
    • 24
    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 million

    s 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 4-hour 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 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  


    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest 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 organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 




    General Registration: $49.00

    Reduced from $99.00 thanks to our Bridges Out of Poverty sponsors!




    Complimentary soup and salad dinner are included with your registration



    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Thank you to the generous sponsors who have dramatically reduced the registration cost for Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions






    Facilitator


    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Learn more about Katena

    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.



    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, November 30, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room 137, 100 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    Register

    Description

    This seminar is an A-to-Z exploration of the grant writing process – how to use your strategic planning process to guide your grant applications, key policies and practices that every organization should deploy, how to get key players involved in the development process, how to collaborate with other organizations, and what makes a good application great. 


    Join us for a fast-paced workshop filled with practical applications and a few friendly reminders about some frequent bad behaviors.  


    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

    • An understanding of what funding organizations look for in grant recipients
    • The components of a successful grant proposal
    • Customizable to-do list
    • Key strategies to engage program staff and finance people

    Designed for

    This workshop will provide beginners with a manageable, comprehensive overview of grant writing and will serve as a valuable review for intermediate grant writers.


    This session is sponsored by

    Schmidt Grant Consulting




    Cost


    Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00


    Nonmembers - $60.00


    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.



    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, December 01, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lower Level Community Room // Marshall Street Armory // 330 Marshall Street // Lansing MI 48912
    Register

    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.


     



    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Room 137, 100 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    Register

    Description

    This full day training will be a fast paced, comprehensive and holistic view of raising money for your mission to build a stronger overall fundraising program.  The day will include strategies and steps to mobilize staff, board and volunteers.


    All participants should come prepared to share, learn, and plan.  Curriculum will include assessment tools, discovery sessions and best practices. 


    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 

    The workshop is interactive and will utilize data, training, discussion, peer interaction and coaching to address the following:

    • Donor acquisition, retention and upgrade strategies
    • Fund development plans for multi-generational audiences
    • The must-haves of any fundraising program
    •  Using social media and technology
    • Training and engaging board members in the process
    • Grants and major gifts
    • Special event management.

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for Executive Directors, Board Members, Development Staff and volunteers. 


    Cost


    Nonprofit Network Members - $70.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $60.00


    Nonmembers - $90.00


    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.



    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 12, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Room 137, 100 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    Register

    Description

    On top of everything else, you need to build a budget (what’s the purpose of a budget if I don’t have any money?), manage a budget, build in controls and oversight (wait – what does GAAP stand for, again?), create and follow financial policies (How in the world do I know how much money I actually have?) and support a treasurer and a finance committee (Ack!  It’s time for an audit!).

    Most nonprofit executives did not arrive in their positions through a path of accounting and finance experience. Many bookkeepers have had limited experience with nonprofit best practices (yup – it’s different than for-profit). 

     

    This workshop will give you some solid guidance on building a budget, managing expenses and income, and understanding the controls that will help you feel more confident as the caretaker of your organization's resources and assets.

    Session Goals 

    This session will provide participants with the following:

    • Strategies for budget development, including tips and tools for using your budget as a management tool
    • Receive an overview of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
    • 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

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for [audience]

     

     

    Cost

     

    Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00

     

    Nonmembers - $60.00

     

    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.
         

     

    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, January 26, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Room 1024, Welcome Center // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, MI 49202
    • 44
    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 4-hour 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 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  


    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest 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 organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 



    General Registration: $49.00 

    Reduced from $99.00 thanks to our Bridges Out of Poverty sponsors!





    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Thank you to the generous sponsors who have dramatically reduced the registration cost for Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions






    Facilitator


    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Learn more about Katena

    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.



    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, March 08, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Jackson, MI
    • 48
    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 million

    s 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 4-hour 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 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  


    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest 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 organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 




    General Registration: $49.00

    Reduced from $99.00 thanks to our Bridges Out of Poverty sponsors!




    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Thank you to the generous sponsors who have dramatically reduced the registration cost for Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions






    Facilitator


    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Learn more about Katena

    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.



    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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