WORKSHOPS

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Brighton Chamber of Commerce ~ 218 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
    • 0


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    Description

    This fast paced and interactive workshop will assist you in assessing grant writing's role in your overall fund development efforts and using your strategic planning process to guide your grant applications.  We will review key policies and practices that every organization should deploy, how to get key players involved in the development process, and what makes a good application great. 

    Additionally we will spend time discussing practical applications as well as do's, don'ts and slaying some myths that remain about grant writing's role in a healthy nonprofit's efforts to advance its mission. 

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

    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 is designed to benefit Grant Writers of all levels of experience. Seasoned grant writers will get direct input from granting entities and best practices to get from good to great. Intermediate and beginning grant writers will obtain a manageable comprehensive overview with guidance to strengthen their fund development base.

    If you are a Brighton Chamber member and need your discount code please contact Jen Ling at: jenl@brightoncoc.org

    Cost

    Nonprofit Network - $25.00 

    Brighton Chamber Members (with discount code) - $40.00

    Nonmembers - $50.00


    Facilitator

    Tom Williams, Capacity Builder

    Learn more about Tom

    Capacity building is about increasing team member skills, enhancing staff and board member role clarity and assisting the team to relate more effectively among themselves and with the community. Building on his time as an Executive Director and organizational developer at the state and national level, Tom has been working with nonprofits since 1996 to enhance these key capacity building areas.  He supports these entities through individual coaching sessions, group facilitation and topic specific workshops. 


    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 27, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lily Missionary Baptist Church 1117 W G Wade Dr, Jackson MI 49201
    • 96
    Register

    What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

    "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process)

    Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.

    To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.

    Session Content 

    This 4-hour overview seminar aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:

    • Key Points and Constructs of Bridges
    • Mental Models of Economic Class
    • Hidden Rules
    • Resources

    Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop.  

    We therefore offer this 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community change as well  


    A common outcome of this session  is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 



    Free Registration - Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions

    With Funds Provided by:

    General Registration: $0.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    Facilitators

    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 together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.

    At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.


    Victoria Reese, Capacity Builder

    With 26 years of mission-driven work experience encompassing equity, social justice, and expanding economic opportunities for vulnerable populations, Victoria has been at the forefront of many community development opportunities. 

    Victoria has a niche for moving programs from inception to fruition and has developed and expanded several programs. She is actively engaged in community initiatives, serving on numerous agency boards, committees, and coalitions. 

    Victoria holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University, is a certified professional coach, and certified Bridges Out of Poverty Trainer.

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    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 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Kratz Education Center, Room 220, 6700 Browns Lake Rd, Jackson, MI 49201
    • 11
    Register

    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.

    Jackson County DHHS, LifeWays Community Mental Health, and Family Service and Children's Aid invite community members to attend this free training for community members who support folks that may have experienced childhood trauma.

    Session Agenda

    Facilitated by Zoe Lyons, Director Jackson County DHHS & Bob Powell, CEO Family Service and Children's Aid


    9:00a - 12:00p 

    Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities


    [Break for lunch on your own]


    12:45p - 4:30p

    Resilience - The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope


    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Training is designed to help you develop the unique skill set needed to support individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events.  Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

       




    • Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nonprofit Network - Battle Creek / Jackson / Lansing
    • 13
    Register


    Peer Coaching Groups - Overview

    Peer Coaching Groups are designed to facilitate goal-setting, coaching and action learning within a small group of peers. Each group member decides what real-world goal or issue they wish to address and their peers coach primarily through asking open-ended questions to expand the member’s thinking. Members commit to taking action between meetings and report on progress and lessons learned. Peer Coaching Groups follow a very structured process that ensures that members work on issues that matter most, get help the way they need it and apply what they have learned.

     

    Benefits

    ·         In addition to being coached, members develop core coaching skills

    ·         Through open-ended questions and limited advice, members are able to tap their own knowledge and that of their peers

    ·         Members work on real challenges or goals – the things that matter most here and now

    ·         Members make new connections, receive feedback and gain new perspectives

    ·         Members are accountable to take action, so they learn by doing

     Peer Coaching groups will be customized with no more than 8 people per group. 

    Groups will form based on the information provided during registration questions. 

    Each coaching session will last 2.5 hours. 

    Groups will meet for 7 sessions (1 meet and greet + 6 sessions) and this expands over 6-8 months.  Each group is facilitated by a Trained Cognitive Coach.  Participation cost is $600/person. 


    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • Thursday, December 19, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Baker College of Jackson Room TBD in 100 Building (Building with Flagpoles in Front) 2800 Springport Rd. Jackson, MI 49202
    • 13
    Register



    The Nonprofit Network Executive Director Academy functions as a cohort of participants, with multiple presenters addressing key skills over the course of 8 sessions.  To maximize the value of this cohort model, the sessions will be highly interactive not only on the topic to be covered during that session, but also in discussing the successes and challenges of implementing the topics covered in previous sessions. Participants are encouraged to deliberately focus on skill implementation of previous sessions and to share their barriers and breakthroughs with their fellow participants within the online cohort we set-up just for your group. As described in the Academy Expectations, Consistent attendance will be necessary to appropriately support your colleagues and to gain proficiency with the skills that build on each other.


    Description

    The Nonprofit Network Executive Director Academy is a cohort of no more than 15 Executive Directors or managing directors who have been in their position for fewer than 5-7 years.  This deliberate and consistent gathering of people who have similar tenure in their positions as ED's aims to accomplish the following:

    • Ensure clear understanding of the complexities of the role and awareness of the fully developed skill sets necessary for success
    • Build relationships among peers and networks within the community
    • Problem solve and learn from one another
    Every Academy participant in the Academy will be provided with a their own copy of the Michigan Nonprofit Management Manual ($95 value). This manual will support some portions of the the sessions and will serve as a valuable ongoing reference tool for the Executive Director.


    Prerequisite to the Academy:  Each participant will be called by one of the facilitators to ensure the participant understands what the course entails prior to the start of the Academy.  The Academy is designed as a cohort and for the benefit of all participants, attendance is necessary for all to learn from all.  



    Schedule

    The Academy will meet as a group each month from January through May 2019



    Commitment

    For the benefit of all participants in the cohort, those registering for the Academy must commit to attending all eight sessions, prioritizing attendance over other commitments.

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for executive directors and/or managing directors who have been in their current position for fewer than 5-7 years. 

    Want to join, but you're not eligible?

    If you cannot attend these dates or if you're an ED with +5 years of experience, let us know here and we'll contact you as future cohorts are formed


    Member Cost:  $675

    Nonmember Cost:  $875

    The registration price includes enrollment in the online cohort in addition to a personal copy of the Michigan Nonprofit Management Manual ($95 value)

    Payment in full is required to secure your place in the cohort.  

    Starting at $35 Consider becoming a member as an individual or organization

    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 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Baker College Campus, 2800 Springport Road, Room 105 in Main Building (Building 100), Jackson MI 49202
    Register

    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization?

    (Or know someone who is? - Please share!!) 

    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: Participants will receive Nonprofit Network's 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 

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone considering or in the midst of starting a nonprofit organization


    Member Cost$50.00

    Non-member cost: $50 (2020 price for non-members will be $75

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    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.



    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, September 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Baker College Campus, 2800 Springport Road, Room TBD in Main Building (Building 100), Jackson MI 49202
    • 21
    Register


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    Description

    This fast paced and interactive workshop will assist you in assessing grant writing's role in your overall fund development efforts and using your strategic planning process to guide your grant applications.  We will review key policies and practices that every organization should deploy, how to get key players involved in the development process, and what makes a good application great. 

    Additionally we will spend time discussing practical applications as well as do's, don'ts and slaying some myths that remain about grant writing's role in a healthy nonprofit's efforts to advance its mission. 

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

    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.

     

    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 

    Additional registrants from same member organization - $15.00

    Nonmembers - $35.00


    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.


    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, September 26, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center // 536 N. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201
    Register



    Join us for this quarterly 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.



    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, October 01, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Baker College Campus, 2800 Springport Road, Room TBD in Main Building (Building 100), Jackson MI 49202
    Register

    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? We will address current trends, challenges, and climates for organizations in the current year.

    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

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

    Designed for

    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 workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization. 


    Facilitator

    Learn more about Regina

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    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.


    Thank you to our generous sponsor for reducing the cost of this workshop:



    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 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Jackson District Library - Meijer Branch 2699 Airport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202
    • 43
    Register

    What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

    "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process)

    Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.

    To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.


    Session Content 

    This 4-hour overview seminar aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:

    • Key Points and Constructs of Bridges
    • Mental Models of Economic Class
    • Hidden Rules
    • Resources

    Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop.  


    We therefore offer this 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  


    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community change as well  


    A common outcome of this session  is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 


    Free Registration - Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions

    With Funds Provided by:

    General Registration: $0.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy


    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 together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.


    At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.



    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, October 15, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lily Missionary Baptist Church 1117 W G Wade Dr, Jackson MI 49201
    Register



    Bridges Out of Poverty is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dimensions of poverty and its impact. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty.

    If your business, agency, church, or organization works with people from under-served communities, a deeper understanding of their challenges and strengths can help you to effectively partner with them to create opportunities for success.

    This Bridges Out of Poverty follow up session will provide strategies, deepen your learning, and guide you to put into practice what you learned in Session #1.

    Please join us to learn more about how you can better serve your community as we review research, examine theories of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.

    Session Content:

    This 4 hour session will provide participants an opportunity to develop strategies and a foster a greater awareness of the impact of generational and situational poverty on those you serve. Agenda items will include the following:

    • Session #1 Recap
    • Success Stories – How have you used the information learned in Session #1?
    • Additional Bridges Out of Poverty Concepts
    • Institutional Barriers – What barriers exist in your organization?
    • Changing Systems – How can your leverage your barriers and create opportunities?
    • Action Planning and Wrap Up

    "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process) Additional Info: What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty and has attended Session #1. This retreat will primarily focus on your successes, and Institutional and Community change as well  as strategies to move this work forward in your organization.

    A common outcome of this session are attendants bringing their learning and strategies back to their organization and to begin a process for implementation.


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    Free Registration - Bridges Out of Poverty: Session Two

    With Funding Provided by:

    General Registration: $99 Now $0.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

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    Facilitators

    Dr. 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 together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.

    At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.


    Victoria Reese, Capacity Builder

    Victoria Reese is a capacity building consultant and certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer with Nonprofit Network. She has worked in the non-profit sector since 1990, holding various leadership positions and engaged in work encompassing equity, social justice, and expanding economic opportunities for vulnerable populations. Victoria is a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellowship Alum and has been at the forefront of many community development opportunities. She has a niche for moving programs from inception to fruition and has developed and expanded several programs, in addition to leading efforts to create the first community development credit union to be chartered in Michigan within a 25-year span. 

    She is a certified professional coach, and has wide-ranging facilitation instruction from Thinking Collaborative and the Interaction Institute for Social Change.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is actively engaged in community initiatives serving on numerous boards, committees, and coalitions.

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    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, October 24, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Marshall Street Armory, 330 Marshall St, Lansing MI 48912
    Register

    At the heart of your nonprofit organization is a unique, driving story that can transform your fund development, board recruitment, talent retention, volunteer management, and relationship to the community. Do you know your story and how to communicate it well at all levels, both internally and externally?

    Whether embarking on a capital campaign or raising funds for your annual campaign, EVERY nonprofit should have a case for support (CFS).  Your Case For Support provides your organization’s mission and history. It communicates the community need and how your organization responds to the need. And it presents the vision for the future and how the gifts of current and prospective donors create hope for the future.  

    The CFS is the foundation of all of your donor focused communications and is a valuable tool not only for anyone who is helping raise money for your organization, but also for any current or prospective donors as well.


    Session Goals 

    This three-hour workshop is designed to help participants understand the CFS’s role in telling your organization’s story and why it is essential for successful fundraising.  

    Goals will include the following:

    • Key elements in a CFS
    • Process for writing the CFS
    • Length of the CFS
    • Difference between the “internal” and “external” CFS


    Designed for

    The session will provide beginner communication and fundraising staff guidelines for producing a strong CFS and as a refresher for more seasoned staff charged with developing a CFS.  



    Facilitator

    Sharon Castle, Capacity Builder

    Having worn every hat in the philanthropic process affords Sharon a unique perspective in her work as a Capacity Building Consultant at Nonprofit Network.  Her approach is based on a commitment of providing excellent service with the highest degree of professional integrity. She enjoys working with a diverse clientele who have a passion for their mission.  Sharon brings more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and enjoys assisting organizations increase their fundraising capability.

    She credits her in-depth fundraising knowledge to her years as Deputy Director of Development for the American Lung Association of Michigan where she was responsible for all aspects of statewide fundraising; the Michigan Historical Museum where she completed the fundraising for the 20th Century permanent galleries; and for more than 20 years as President of Castle & Associates, Inc. a full-service fundraising and organizational management firm where she assisted clients with strategic planning, capital campaigns, development audits, major gifts and fundraising plans.  


    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 14, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Marshall Street Armory, 330 Marshall St, Lansing MI 48912
    Register

    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization?

    (Or know someone who is? - Please share!!) 

    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: Participants will receive Nonprofit Network's 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 

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone considering or in the midst of starting a nonprofit organization


    Cost$50.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    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.



    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, December 19, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center // 536 N. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201
    Register



    Join us for this quarterly 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.



    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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Phone: (517) 796-4750


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