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

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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. 
    • Thursday, February 23, 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.


     


    • Thursday, March 16, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Room 205, 200 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202

    Description

    Volunteers are one of the great assets that a nonprofit can have.  But what's the best way to manage, motivate and engage your volunteers as they work alongside you in your work for the organization?


    Learn practical strategies for utilizing volunteers, maximizing their engagement and mobilizing them as a group to achieve your mission.  This workshop will provide an overview on recruiting, training, recognizing and managing volunteers to impact organizational culture in a positive manner.


    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

    • The value and importance of volunteer retention
    • The factors which motivate people to volunteer
    • Effective ways to reward and appreciate volunteers
    • Strategies to attract volunteers and keep them satisfied and motivated
    • Assessment tools to evaluate existing volunteer culture

    Designed for

    This session is appropriate for anyone involved in the recruitment, retention, and management of volunteers. 



    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. 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 - $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, March 23, 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, March 24, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Room 205, 200 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202

    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

     

    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.


     



    • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kellogg Room // W. K. Kellogg Foundation // 1 Michigan Ave. // Battle Creek, MI 49017

    Description

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


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


    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

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

    Designed for

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


    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director


    Learn more about Regina

    Regina has been the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. With twenty-five years working in the nonprofit sector, she has a full range of experience in fundraising, marketing, governance, management and grant writing. She has led Nonprofit Network from being a county-specific nonprofit management support organization to an international resource specializing in capacity building, professional development and governance and organizational management.


    Previously, she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, which specialized in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations.  Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio. Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $50.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $40.00

     

    Nonmembers - $65.00


    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


     


    • Friday, April 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lower Level Community Room // Marshall Street Armory // 330 Marshall Street // Lansing MI 48912

    Presented by Nonprofit Network in partnership with Michigan Nonprofit Association



      



    Description

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


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


    This full-day session includes a catered lunch. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the training will start promptly at 9:00 am


    Session Goals 

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

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

    Designed for


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


    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director


    Learn more about Regina

    Regina 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

    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.


     



    • Friday, June 09, 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.


     



    • Friday, August 18, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lower Level Community Room // Marshall Street Armory // 330 Marshall Street // Lansing MI 48912

    Presented by Nonprofit Network in partnership with the Michigan Nonprofit Association


      



    Description

    Effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills are essential as well as valuable in the workplace. Understanding how to communicate effectively and how to resolve conflicts can lead to a more productive environment. It takes awareness, training and the know-how to apply proven techniques to all kinds of situations to be an effective communicator. 


    This workshop will be very interactive and will teach you how to choose and use the most appropriate words and emotional tone for every business interaction. You will gain insights into your communication style and into the styles of others, while building skills to clearly and effectively receive and transmit information, ideas, thoughts, feelings, and needs.


    This full-day session includes a catered lunch. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the training will start promptly at 9:00 am


    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the following:

    • Your own style of handling conflict and how those with other styles handle conflicts
    • Communicating and working effectively across multi-generational lines
    • The key principles of effective communication
    • Using communication skills to address conflict
    • The resources available to assist in resolving conflict 
    • The importance of perceptions 
    •  Applying good listening skills in order to communicate with diplomacy, tact and credibility
    • The impact of stress on communication

    Designed for

    This training, designed for those who want to learn how effective communication can reduce conflict, is appropriate for board members and all levels of nonprofit staff.


    Facilitator

    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance. At Nonprofit Network, Katena has established the L.E.A.D (Leadership Exploration Achieving Diversity) leadership program with the goal of training diverse leaders to provide meaningful representation in service to the community. Additionally, Katena has developed a diversity, inclusion and equity toolkit and curriculum to be utilized across the State.


    Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Katena was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color, at Jackson College. While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. Katena serves on the board of daVinci Institute and is a board committee member at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University and is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.



    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $70.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $60.00


    Michigan Nonprofit Association Members - $70.00

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $60.00

     

    Nonmembers - $90.00


    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


     



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