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

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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • Monday, August 21, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • United Way of Jackson Center (Conference Room C) // 536 N. Jackson St. // Jackson, MI 49201



    Description

    Leadership Peer Support Network is a FREE opportunity to come together with other nonprofit leaders for conversation that will help you address local and national issues impacting our community.  Registration and RSVP is not required. These sessions are drop-in and you can attend one or all threedepending on the support you seek.



    We'll discuss how current events are affecting you and your work and how you can lead your organization as you navigate the roller-coaster news cycle. If you seek clarity around your role in the dialogue, then consider joining us to explore

    • Leading and supporting staff
    • Managing your board of directors
    • Care-taking for your clients
    • Self-care - ensuring you're well and able to lead with strength

    Designed for


    All are welcome.  Kindness is required.




    Nonprofit Network strives to be a model of inclusion. We engage all people with dignity and respect. We believe that bringing diverse individuals together is essential to effectively address the issues that face current and prospective partners. 


    -Statement of Diversity and Inclusion, formally adopted by Nonprofit Network Board of Trustees in 2012





    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.





    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, September 29, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, MI 49202

    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 advocating for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 



    General Registration: $49.99 

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



    Friends of United Way of Jackson: FREE

    Contact astoner@uwjackson.org for more information



    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.
    • 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.


     



    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202



    Bring your own lunch and join us as we introduce you to Bridges Out of Poverty. This  2-hour introduction will review the basic terms and context of the powerful framework that is transforming individuals, organizations, and communities!



    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 2-hour lunch-and-learn is a basic introduction to the Bridges out of Poverty material. It will briefly review the Key Points and Constructs of Bridges Out of Poverty and define the terms that are more deeply explored in 4-hour, full day, and multi-day sessions.


    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 not easy to commit the time required to attend a full day in a workshop.  


    We therefore offer this 2-hour session to give you the opportunity to learn a little more about Bridges Out of Poverty so you can make an informed decision about which session you or your colleagues should attend.


    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who is unfamiliar with Bridges Out of Poverty and wants more information before attending a session.


    Please note that this is not a substitute for the 4-hour Bridges session. This session will help attendants decide if they (or their colleagues) should attend a 4-hour session or if they should have the full-day/multi-day session brought directly to their organization.  





    Thank you to our generous sponsors!







    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, 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.


     


    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Jackson, MI

    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 advocating for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 




    General Registration: $49.99 

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



    Friends of United Way of Jackson: FREE

    Contact astoner@uwjackson.org for more information



    Soup and salad dinner will be provided.



    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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