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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 02, 2014
    • Monday, October 01, 2018
    • Customized
    Are you interested in more information about how you might bring Bridges Out of Poverty training to your staff, organization or community? 


    Trainings range from $250 - $2000.  Mileage and other expenses are additional. 
    • Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    • Saturday, December 31, 2016
    • Purchase the Guide

    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization? 

    Starting a nonprofit takes a considerable amount of time, understanding of financial management, leadership and managerial skills and fundraising. This Guide will help you identify what you need to consider before forming your organization as well as how to prioritize, plan and complete the process.

     

      

    Cost:  


    Printed copy (available for pick-up at our office) - $50.00 

    PDF copy (e-mailed directly to you)- $50.00

    Printed copy (to be shipped to your address) - $54.50


    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 07, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    • 27

    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization? 

    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: Guide to Starting a Nonprofit

     

    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 

    Facilitator


    Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director


    Cost:  $50.00/person


    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 14, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • At Your Desk EDT
    • 25

    Are the right people sitting around your board table? Is your board inclusive of the community you serve? Are your board meetings inclusive of all voices around the table?

    Increasingly, nonprofit organizations are recognizing the need to become more inclusive of diversity in order to meet the needs of the communities they serve and achieve their missions. In this session we will explore key trends illustrating the nonprofit landscape relative to diversity and inclusion and interactively examine practical strategies and tools to advance social equity around the board table. 

    Appropriate for current and incoming board members and nonprofit professionals.


    About the presenter: 


    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    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 works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance.

    Previously, she was in higher education where she served as an academic advisor and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color at Jackson Community College.  While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena has supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success.


    Katena has served on several committees related to strategic planning, workplace relations and diversity in her community. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University and is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University.



    Cost: 

    No Charge for Nonprofit Network Members

    $10.00 Future Members

     

    Please note: Board 101 - Basic board responsibilities is a recommended prerequisite  for this webinar


    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 19, 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    • 87

    Calling all Grant Writers!


    The Mid Michigan Grant Writers Network is about promoting best practices of grant writing and providing an opportunity for individuals to share ideas and be a resource for one another.


    Topic: Finding, writing, and planning for federal grants. Featuring Terry Langston, the Development Officer for the Center for Family Health.


    This is a great NETWORKING and learning opportunity, although you will learn a lot,  it is not a traditional workshop. 


    Facilitators:  Regina Funkhouser & Terry Langston


    There is no charge for this networking meeting 



    This networking opportunity is sponsored by


    Schmidt Grant Consulting

     

    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 21, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Room 131, 100 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    • 25
     
    If it seems like nearly every organization on the planet is Tweeting, connecting with fans on Facebook, uploading videos on YouTube and getting LinkedIn® at—everyone except you—you’re not alone.


    Many organizations who haven’t gone “social” yet are feeling the same way, scratching their heads and wondering: Are organizations really making money using social media? Can my organization still get in on the action—and the profits? Or even, “I’m on social media, but why aren’t I seeing results?”



    The organizations that are making money are setting goals and objectives, following a plan, choosing and using the best tools, carefully monitoring their results and faithfully measuring their ROI. In other words, there are a lot of things you’ll need to get up to speed on to get started with social media and be successful.



    In this workshop you will learn:
    • How to make social media “connect” for your organization.
    • New tools and new ways to grow your organization you may not have thought of previously.
    • How to define your strategy and create your plan before taking the plunge into social media.
    • The most common mistakes being madehow to spot them on the horizon and take a detour.
    • And much more!



    About the presenter: 


    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 Member - $35.00

    Additional registrants from the same member organization - $25.00

    Future Nonprofit Network Member - $50.00

     


     

    • Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Room 1026, Welcome Center // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    • 24
     
    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?


    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 three-hour workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization.  The following will be addressed:


    • 3 legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • Key tasks the board should undertake


    Past participants have said:


    "This is a great workshop that provided attendees valuable perspective."


    "Opened my eyes to new ideas."




    About the presenter: 


    Holly Ball, Capacity Builder


    Holly Ball joined Nonprofit Network in 2016 as a Capacity Builder with over ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector.


    Holly started her path of service as an AmeriCorps Member at Midland and Isabella Counties’ Department of Human Services through Mentor Michigan 4H Initiative. She continued on Social Worker journey working at residential facilities from Detroit to Gresham Oregon.


    After returning to the midwest in 2010, Holly began her chapter with United Way of Greater Toledo. In the five years she was there, Holly grew the Volunteer Center, lead advocacy efforts as Public Policy Lead and helped to steward a combined $13.8 million in community investments through managing health partnerships impacting access to healthcare and increasing healthy lifestyles.


    Holly is passionate about strengthening organizations through governance and management in order to best serve the diverse needs of nonprofit organizations. She is eager to share her experience to further develop fundraising strategies, build programmatic capacity, and foster successful collaborations.



    Cost:


    Nonprofit Network Member - $35.00

    Additional registrants from the same member organization - $25.00

    Future Nonprofit Network Member - $50.00

     


     

    • Wednesday, August 03, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Community Room (Lower Level), Marshall Street Armory // 330 Marshall Street // Lansing, MI 48912

    Comments from attendants:


    "This workshop was very eye opening for me. It was a great tool to begin my new venture as an ED."


    "Great event!"


    "Dynamic presenters - work well together."


    This full-day session focuses on the skills, knowledge and practices necessary to exceed as an impactful Executive Director at a nonprofit organization. 


    Through the use of assessments, tools, discovery sessions and best practice presentations, participants will explore the balance between the “business side” and the “mission side” of their complex nonprofit position. We will examine key roles in—

    • The elements of leadership
    • Financial stewardship
    • Fundraising
    • Board recruitment
    • Supervising staff
    • Communicating with volunteers. 
    We will provide a planning tool during the presentation and participants will leave with an action plan for personal growth.  To maximize this investment of you time, we strongly encourage attendees to commit to the full day.


    Registration includes a catered lunch.


    Check-in begins at 8:30 am // training starts promptly at 9:00 am


    Facilitators:


    Holly Ball, Capacity Builder


    Holly Ball joined Nonprofit Network in 2016 as a Capacity Builder with over ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector.  While with the United Way of Greater Toledo, she grew the Volunteer Center, lead advocacy efforts as Public Policy Lead and helped to steward a combined $13.8 million in community investments through managing health partnerships impacting access to healthcare and increasing healthy lifestyles. As a firm believer in the value of strategic volunteerism, Holly is a Certified Volunteer Administrator and has lead state-wide volunteer management efforts through her Presidency of the Ohio Volunteer Center Association. She is also a Service Enterprise Facilitator through Points of Light. 



    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. She is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.


    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.



    Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director

    Regina Funkhouser has been the Executive Director of 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. 


    Cost (includes catered lunch):


    Nonprofit Network Members: $60.00

    Non-Members: $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.

    • Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Community Room // Marshall Street Armory // 330 Marshall Street // Lansing, MI 48912
    • 30

    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. This training is designed for those who want to learn how effective communication can reduce conflict.

     

    Appropriate for board members, nonprofit staff and anyone in a leadership position.


    Participant Comment: "Katena was fabulous - great examples, positive and upbeat. Everyone should attend this workshop!"


    About the presenter: 


    Katena Cain, 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 - $35.00
    Additional registrants from the same member organization - $25.00

    Non-Members - $50.00


    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, August 23, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Room 2-002, Consumers Energy Innovation Center // 165 W. Michigan Avenue // Jackson, MI 49201


    Poverty is a complex social, economic and political issue that a "one-size-fits-all" approach fails to resolve. Investing the time to explore the research, listen to stories of those living in poverty, and discover new ways of thinking about policies and systems will create better outcomes.

     

    Bridges out of Poverty Framework aims to achieve the following:

    • Help you identify how your work can have a significant and lasting impact on addressing poverty.  
    • Learn how to use policies and systems to create better outcomes instead of barriers to moving out of poverty.
    • Provide you with a family of concepts designed to help employers, communities, policy-makers, social service agencies, and individuals attend to poverty in a comprehensive way.

    This is an abridged overview of the Bridges Out of Poverty model and framework. Please click here if you'd like more information on comprehensive training  opportunities.


    Presenter: 

    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: $60.00 (includes a light breakfast)

    FREE Option to stay for additional conversation: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.  Two certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.
     
    • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • W. K. Kellogg Foundation // 1 Michigan Ave. E. // Battle Creek, MI 49017

    Mission Driven Fundraising  – Lead and Advance your Fund Development Program


    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.


    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.

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


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


    Registration begins at 8:30 am // lunch is included with your registration.


    Facilitators:


    Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director

    Regina Funkhouser has been the Executive Director of 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. 

    Cost (includes catered lunch): 


    Members: $60.00

    Non-Members: $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.

    • Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Lansing, MI

    We are also offering this workshop in Ann Arbor and Jackson on August 23.



    Poverty is a complex social, economic and political issue that a "one-size-fits-all" approach fails to resolve. Investing the time to explore the research, listen to stories of those living in poverty, and discover new ways of thinking about policies and systems will create better outcomes.

     

    Bridges out of Poverty Framework aims to achieve the following:

    • Help you identify how your work can have a significant and lasting impact on addressing poverty.  
    • Learn how to use policies and systems to create better outcomes instead of barriers to moving out of poverty.
    • Provide you with a family of concepts designed to help employers, communities, policy-makers, social service agencies, and individuals attend to poverty in a comprehensive way.

    This is an abridged overview of the Bridges Out of Poverty model and framework. Please click here if you'd like more information on comprehensive training  opportunities.


    Presenter: 

    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: $60.00 (includes a light breakfast)

    FREE Option to stay for additional conversation: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.  Two certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.
     
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Community Room // Marshall Street Armory // 330 Marshall Street // Lansing, MI 48912

    Mission Driven Fundraising  – Lead and Advance your Fund Development Program


    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.


    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.

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


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


    Registration begins at 8:30 am // lunch is included with your registration.


    Facilitators:


    Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director

    Regina Funkhouser has been the Executive Director of 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. 

    Cost (includes catered lunch):

    Nonprofit Network Members - $60.00

    Michigan Nonprofit Association Members - $60.00

    Non-Members - $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.

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