Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Management
517-796-4750   
 536 N.Jackson Street,  Jackson, Michigan 49201

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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • United Way Conference Room A/B, 536 N. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
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    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!

     

    This Month's Topic: Marketing Strategies for Recruiting Volunteers/

     

    Facilitators

     

    Diane McDonald

     

    Diane joined Nonprofit Network in 2010 and assists nonprofits in best practices. Upon graduation from Michigan State University, Diane began a career in the for profit sector in merchandising and retail 

    buying with R.H. Macy & Co, Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri. After two years she was promoted on to Davidson’s, a Macy's division in Atlanta, Georgia, as department store group manager. A relocation to the Detroit area provided the opportunity for Diane to join Manufacturers Bank as branch manager. Her introduction to the nonprofit sector came through the Jackson Community Foundation, where she served as Grant and Scholarship Coordinator. Diane's broad range of professional experience in the for profit and non profit sector allows her to bring a unique prospective to assist nonprofit professionals in all areas of their professional development.

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    Stephanie Schiro

     

    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:

    Nonprofit Network Member Benefit - No Charge

    Future Nonprofit Network Member - $10.00


    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 06, 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson Welcome Center Room 1024, 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, MI 49202
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    • Do your organization's Board Members and Executive Director understand their defined roles and responsibilities?
    • Does your organization's Board allow time for critical conversations?
    • Once a collective decision is made, does everyone support the decision, or do individual Board Members undermine and change the work of the board?

    Nonprofit Boards play a critical role in their nonprofit organizations’ success. A strong Board can steer its organization to triumph, while an ineffective Board can lead to an organization’s demise. It is essential that the Board and Executive Director work well together. By strengthening the knowledge and skills of Executive Directors, individual Board Members (regardless of whether they are new or experienced), and whole Boards alike, nonprofit organizations are better able to manage the challenges that they face, and operate more effectively.


    Ideally, Board Members and Executive Directors will attend this training together, but the content is equally effective for individuals. This full-day seminar, intended for both Executive Directors and Board Members, will touch on a range of issues that are relevant to every nonprofit Board. Using a variety of tools, you will have the opportunity to self-assess effective governance, to brainstorm ways to improve, and to develop action plans that will help advance the work of your organization.


    We will look at three interrelated areas:

    • The three legal responsibilities of every Board Member
    • The fiduciary responsibility of the Board  
    • The Boards’ role in effective fund development


    Nonprofit Network designed and facilitated this process for Habitat for Humanity of Michigan Affiliates and has presented this model throughout the state.  Participants had this to say:

     

    “It was a dynamic workshop”


    “Positive, practical, real-world experience for Board Members of all experience levels.”


    "I found this presentation both inspirational and informative"


    "As a relatively new Board Member I found the information valuable.  I feel more comfortable and confident in my role as a Board Member." 


    Facilitator:   

    Regina Funkhouser has been the executive director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. Previously she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, a Jackson, MI firm specializing in providing support, guidance and consulting services to  nonprofit organizations. She had a wide and diverse client base including the Center for Family Health, Family Service & Children's Aid, Community Action Agency, Child and Parent Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson School of the Arts and many more.  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 University.


    Cost: Nonprofit Network Members - $60.00 Additional Members from the same organization - $30.00
              Nonmembers - $80.00

    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 11, 2014
    • 11:00 AM
    • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • Consumers Energy
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    Are you looking for volunteers to serve your nonprofit organization? Consumers Energy has 2,200 Jackson-based employees and 1,300 Jackson-residing retirees -- all of whom are encouraged to volunteer their time.  


    To further promote volunteerism and engage and connect their employees to opportunities in their own community, Consumers Energy is hosting a volunteer fair, and you are invited!


    Nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to staff a "booth" on two separate, but consecutive, days.  One six-foot table and several chairs will be provided per booth. Please bring your branding (signs, table decor, etc), business cards and any hand-outs that you'd like to distribute to the prospective volunteers. 


    This is a great (and free!) opportunity to recruit volunteers.  You won't want to miss it!


    Tuesday, November 11, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    One Energy Plaza (downtown location)



    Wednesday, November 12, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    1945 W. Parnall Rd.



    Set-up begins at 10:30 am on both days.


    Please note: To be eligible to participate, your organization MUST serve Jackson County. And due to the security measures in place at Consumers, you must provide us with the name(s) of the people from your organization who will attend the event--only those who are on Consumers security's list will be admitted.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.



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    • Tuesday, December 02, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • United Way of Jackson Conference Room A/B, 536 N. Jackson St, Jackson MI 49201
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    Executive Director Networking is an opportunity for leaders, from all sectors of nonprofit organizations, to gather together, collaborate and share ideas. This provides a unique opportunity for arts, human service, education and environment organizations, as well as any other nonprofit, to learn from one another and receive peer support.

     

    Topic: Managing Conflicts of Interest

     

    Facilitator:   

    Regina Funkhouser has been the executive director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. Previously she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, a Jackson, MI firm specializing in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She had a wide and diverse client base including the Center for Family Health, Family Service & Children's Aid, Community Action Agency, Child and Parent Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson School of the Arts and many more.  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 University.

     


    Make plans to join Nonprofit Network for this free networking opportunity.

    Please register so we can plan accordingly.

     

    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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