Carrie Heider Grant
As we look forward to new opportunities in the new year, I want to share some of the exciting things on the horizon for Nonprofit Network. Our 2018 workshop calendar is live, and there will be a few more workshops and tools added in the coming weeks. This calendar looks and functions a little differently than those of previous years, and I want to take a few moments to highlight some of the exciting developments.
Let's take a look.
Nonprofit Network Leadership Academy
Calling all new executive directors! In early January, we will be opening registration for the Nonprofit Network Leadership Academy. This is a training that we have developed exclusively for executive directors who have been in their role for fewer than 3 years. Participants will be part of a cohort that will meet monthly June 2018 through December 2018. Academy registration includes a copy of the Michigan Nonprofit Management Manual.
Innovative and Accessible Board Training
Nonprofit Network is thrilled to say that we have a new vehicle to deliver board training. Thanks to the support of Community Choice Foundation, we have been able to develop an innovative tool that nonprofits of all sizes, budgets, and life-cycle stages can implement to strengthen the board. I am excited to share more about this seriously cool tool in the next few weeks!
Brand New Workshops
We have a *slew* of brand new workshops in the coming year! We’ll cover topics like planning, employee management and retention, understanding how policy changes will affect the sector, self-care, grant writing, and so much more! Heads up, though: with the exception of a select few workshops, we will not be repeating classes. So register early when you see a session you want to take—it won’t come around again later in the year!
Conference Content without the Week-long Commitment
Multi-day conferences are expensive—both in cost and in time away from the office. We know how hard it can be to carve out those resources, so we are offering a variety of full-day trainings in 2018 on governance, fund development, and leadership to make deep-dive, professional development more accessible and manageable.
Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops
I cannot stress enough how much impact the Bridges Out of Poverty framework can have on communities. We will offer at least four public sessions in 2018 and, as the content has recently been updated by the authors, now is the best time to register for a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop.
Foundations of Board Governance (aka Board 101)
Foundations of Board Governance is the new name for our long-standing Board 101 workshop. This foundational class has been polished up and will now be offered quarterly and at varying times to accommodate the schedules of more people. We will rotate between mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We’ll also offer Starting a Nonprofit Organization quarterly in 2018. We want to make these basic and critical classes more accessible. The first session will be on January 18—spread the word!
Nonprofit Network wishes you a very happy holiday season! 2018 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year, and we look forward to seeing you there!
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