Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Management
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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.

    • Wednesday, December 10, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • United Way Conference Room A/B, 536 N. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
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    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

    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.

     

    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.

    • Wednesday, December 10, 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Nonprofit Network, 536 North Jackson Street 49201

      

    Come Party With Us!

     

     

    We want to celebrate you!  

    Join us at our office for hors d'oeuvres and wine, 

    and take the chance to mix, mingle and celebrate with 

    Nonprofit Network members, board and staff. 

     

    2014 has been a great year, and we want to 

    honor the role you played in making it so successful!


    Cost: No cost to you

     

     

     

     

     

    • Tuesday, January 06, 2015
    • 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: Leadership

     

     


    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.

    • Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Community Action Agency Conference Room - 1214 Greenwood Ave., Jackson, MI 49203

    Whether conducting a capital campaign or managing your organization’s annual fundraising plan, you must keep the donor front and center. You will learn about donor centric fundraising and effective strategy for building a sustainable annual and major gifts program through donor development.
    Take a-ways
    • Ideas for using data to identify and retain donors
    • Learn how to upgrade donor contributions
    • Ideas for donor retention

    Sheila Dwyer Schwartz,  CFRE, Dwyer Philanthropy and Maria Dotterweich, Executive Director, Weatherwax Foundation will co-present to provide their unique perspectives.  

     

    Presenters: Sheila Dwyer Schwartz

    Sheila Dwyer Schwartz’s experience and dedication to the non-profit sector and philanthropy is evident in her over 25 years of service and commitment.  She is passionate about fundraising and partnering with nonprofits in her quest for making the world a better place!  She started Dwyer Philanthropy to lend her expertise to develop efficient fundraising plans and provide assessments on how nonprofits can raise more capital, resources and constituents in support of furthering the client’s mission. Dwyer Philanthropy’s foundation is to provide its clients with exceptional service. Read more

     

    Maria Dotterweich 

    Maria holds two degrees from the University of Notre Dame, including a Master's cum laude in Non-Profit Management. She has 30 years experience in higher education and foundation work on both the fundraising and granting sides, as well as serving on and leading a number of nonprofit boards. She has been Executive Director of the Weatherwax Foundation for 18 years.

    Cost: Nonprofit Network Member: $40.00 Nonmember: $55.00

     

     

    • Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • William J. Ross Education Service Center, 4107 N. Adrian Hwy., Adrian, MI 49221
    • 60
    • 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.

    • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Community Action Agency Conference Room - 1214 Greenwood Ave., Jackson, MI 49203
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    Learn the keys to making your grant proposal more competitive. This workshop will provide you with the tools needed to create a winning proposal. 

    Discussion will include the following:

    • Developing budgets
    • Communicating reasonable goals and objectives
    • Investigating options for evaluating the success of your project. 

    Are you on the opposite end of the process?  This workshop offers great perspective to reviewers of grant proposals as well!

    Level: Beginner

    Presenter: Diane McDonald Education and Training Director

    Diane is currently the Education and Training Director at Nonprofit Network. Upon graduation from Michigan State University, Diane began a career 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 joined Nonprofit Network in 2010 and will assist nonprofits in professional development and best practices.

    Cost: 

    Nonprofit Network Members - $35.00 

    Member Guests (from same organization) - $25.00

     

    Nonmembers - $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. 

    • Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Nonprofit Center at the Armory Community Room - 330 Marshall Street, Lansing MI 48912
    • 60
    • 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.

    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lansing Community College - 5708 Cornerstone, Lansing, MI 48917 - Room M119

    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 will:

    • 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 Introduction to the Bridges Out of Poverty model and framework.


    Presenter: Patrice Martin, Nonprofit Leadership Coach

    Originally from Chicago, Patrice became a permanent resident of the great State of Michigan in 1984, settling in Hillsdale County. She parlayed her administrative and human resource skills from the private, for-profit sector into a long term commitment to the nonprofit sector. She has held positions as diverse as Legal Advocate for Domestic Harmony to Strategic Grants Officer for South Central Michigan Works! She is also a former Hillsdale County Director for Community Action Agency and the inaugural director of the Economic Development Partnership of Hillsdale County.

    Along the way, Patrice has acquired a wealth of training, facilitation and consulting experience. She has been certified as a trainer for the Bridges Out of Poverty model, the Community Leadership Development program of the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute, and is an authorized facilitator for the Stewards of Children, sexual assault awareness training through Darkness to Light. She also holds a Business Solutions Professional certificate through the Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations and a completion certificate for the Strategic Foresight system from the University of Houston.

    Cost: $125.00
    Bonus: 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Stay for lunch and discuss strategies for your organization - $15.00
       
    Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.  Three certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.
     
    • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson Welcome Center Room 1028, 2800 Springport Rd. Jackson, MI 49202
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    Discover the most accurate and efficient way to use QuickBooks 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. 

     

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits – Level 1 Learn about:

    • Getting Started
    • Everyday Nonprofit Transactions
    • Special Nonprofit Transactions
    • Tips & Tricks

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


    About the Presenter:

     

    Dorothy Hawley has used QuickBooks since it first became available 23 years ago.

    She holds a degree in business and offers over 35 years of accounting experience in the for profit as well as nonprofit sectors.  Now, one of Intuit’s QuickBooks Pro Advisors, she owns and operates Dorothy Hawley Accounting Services which specializes in setting up QuickBooks for nonprofit organizations, training staff providing ongoing support and offering financial management 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.      


    Cost: Nonprofit Network Members - $35.00 Guests (from same organization) $25.00

     

    Nonmembers - $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, May 05, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • United Way of Jackson Conference Room A/B, 536 N. Jackson St, Jackson MI 49201
    • 20

    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: Leadership - Assessing and Improving your leadership style

     

    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.

    • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Baker College of Jackson Welcome Center Room 1028, 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, MI 49202
    • 30

    Discover the most accurate and efficient way to use QuickBooks 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. 

     

    QuickBooks for Nonprofits – Level 2 Learn about:

    • Payroll for Nonprofits
    • Nonprofit Specific Reporting
    • Analyzing your Financial Data
    • Common QuickBooks Mistakes
    • More Tips & Tricks

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


    About the Presenter: 

    Dorothy Hawley has used QuickBooks since it first became available 23 years ago.

    She holds a degree in business and offers over 35 years of accounting experience in the for profit as well as nonprofit sectors.  Now, one of Intuit’s QuickBooks Pro Advisors, she owns and operates Dorothy Hawley Accounting Services which specializes in setting up QuickBooks for nonprofit organizations, training staff providing ongoing support and offering financial management 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.      


    Cost: Nonprofit Network Members - $35.00 Guests (from same organization) $25.00

     

    Nonmembers - $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, September 01, 2015
    • 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: Coaching for Employee Success - discuss effective ways to help employees drawn on their own resourcefulness.

     


    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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