WORKSHOPS | Virtual Workshops | Webinars

As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible and due to the pandemic have lowered our workshop pricing in 2020 and 2021.  Equally important, many event costs have even been covered by our partners this year, and we are so grateful!
We hope you will take advantage of all we have to our offer!

For a list of our recorded workshops or webinars please go to our Online Store

If you have previously registered with us before please use the Password Reset link to use your existing profile for registration.

*No event is ever actually "free". There are always a great deal of resources, time, and energy invested. Please keep in mind "No shows" may inhibit someone on a waiting list from attending and may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

*What is a Virtual Workshop?


Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 30
    Register

    FRED Leadership | Join Our Community of Inspiring Leaders

    Zoom Link for Wednesday June 16th: Join Zoom Meeting

    Many nonprofit organizations are reviewing their internal systems and working to become not only inclusive organizations, but anti-racist organizations.  

    Conversations with Community Leaders is a new series in 2021 for those seeking tangible and tactical strategies to transform their organizations into inclusive and welcoming spaces.

    This space will provide a place to share lessons, how to examine and deconstruct and replace with new systems, and guide and encourage peer coaching to overcome barriers and frustrations.

    These 4 sessions will be interactive.  Please come willing to share and engage in conversation.  

    • April 22nd, 2021
    • June 16th, 2021
    • August 11th, 2021
    • December 8th, 2021

    Have a topic you'd like to discuss? Email us at;  Info@Nonprofnetwork.org


    Join us for these visionary sessions at no cost thanks to our partner 

    Mission: To inspire us to come together in creative and freely expressed ways to deepen our understanding of ourselves and enrich our communities.

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    Facilitated by ~ Regina Pinney, ED & Katena Cain, PhD.


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    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record, video or photograph public events. Recordings, 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 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 7
    Register

    About the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study |Violence Prevention|Injury Center|CDC

    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.

    Jackson County DHHS, and Family Services and Children's Aid invite you to attend this FREE training for community members who support those that may have experienced childhood trauma.

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. ACEs can include violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems. Toxic stress from ACEs can change brain development and affect how the body responds to stress. ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. However, ACEs can be prevented.

    Session Agenda:

    • Neuroscience and how Trauma Affects the Brain
    • Epigenetics—History and Trauma
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences
    • Resilience and Positive Childhood Experiences

    Preventing ACEs can help children and adults thrive. The science and research show that children who high ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions and even early death, without intervention. This session will educate on ACEs and how each of us can make a difference moving forward.

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

       

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    This presentation onAdverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives of our children and our communities.


    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 14
    Register


    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    Session Agenda -

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers

    “Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"

    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning.

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    Cost/s: Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

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    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund For paid events Policy ~

    CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

    As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

    Credit Policy

    A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

    No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

    Right to Cancel

    CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.

    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750.


    Facilitated By— 

    Contact Sharon today

    Emma Leriche
    Facilitator

    Emma is part of the Administration support, Spanish interpreter and member of the Child welfare Anti-racism Team for The Department of Health and Human Services in Jackson County. Her role assisting clients allows her to relate effectively with people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

    Emma’s mission inspires and supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through all her functions in the Department and the community.

    As an Economist, she believes that discrimination can lead to an inefficient economy. For this reason, she believes working on recognizing, appreciating and valuing individual differences will build a stronger and more efficient community. Read more HERE


    Keila Kilgore
    Facilitator

    Keila Kilgore, MA, LPC has been a Health Coach/Educator at Henry Ford Allegiance Health since January 2013 with the It’s Your Life program at Prevention & Community Health. She earned her teaching degree from Western Michigan University and a Masters in Community Agency Counseling with a K-12 Guidance and Counseling Endorsement from Siena Heights University.  Keila is a Licensed Professional Counselor at her private practice with 30 years of experience working with individuals of all ages in behavioral health and education. Read more HERE


    Shalanda Hunt
    Facilitator

    Shalanda is widely known for her exceptional ability to establish trust when interacting with diverse populations.  She is deeply committed to and passionate about being a catalyst for positive change. Her efforts focus on empowering others to challenge their personal biases and understanding about diversity, equity and inclusion through authentic engagement.

    Shalanda serves as the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative Coordinator (MYOI), with the Department of Health and Human Services, in Jackson County. She has been employed with the State of Michigan since 2011. Shalanda also maintains employment as a Youth Specialist, at the Jackson County Youth Center since 2003. In her current roles, she works closely with teens, providing independent living skills and mentor-ship. Read more HERE


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record video 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, June 24, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 10
    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 a $50 value.

    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 and interested or potential board members.


    Cost$50.00 (*includes the $50 booklet)
      ~Additional member of same organization: $25

    Call or email me if you're interested in group pricing for your entire organization or interested board members;  Tracey@Nonprofnetwork.org  or  517-796-4750

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    *Once you confirm your registration you will receive a confirmation email promptly. Follow-up reminders and zoom links will be sent at 1 week and 1 day prior. If you do not see these emails, please check your spam, junk clutter or other folders. 

    Facilitators

    Learn more about Regina

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Regina empowers people with knowledge and information, creating opportunities to build people’s strength and self-sufficiency. She rarely removes her coaching hat and loves to see people shift their perspectives. She connects every “what” with a “why” to ensure that you not only have a recipe for success but also understand how to use every ingredient for success in multiple ways. People enjoy that she is straightforward and provides impactful examples that allow people to apply the knowledge. Read more about Regina HERE


    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura HERE


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

    • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 9
    Register


    Built for the people (volunteers, staff and board members) who are responsible for overseeing your organization's fiscal health. We will review how to read financial statements and reports, what reports should be reviewed by the ED, which should be reviewed by the Finance Committee and which should be shared with the board on a regular basis (and define what "regular" means), what a finance committee should be discussing and what policies should be in place.

    This interactive workshop will provide an overview of:    

    • Nonprofit Fiscal Responsibilities
    • Basic Internal Controls
    • Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors
    • Expectations of the Executive Director in financial management and oversight

    A Board's primary responsibility is protecting the assets of the organization. 

    Designed for - All nonprofit professionals, 


    Costs
    Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15
    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

    *This one's on us! Presented in Partnership with:

    AND

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    Facilitated by - 

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina empowers people with knowledge and information, creating opportunities to build people’s strength and self-sufficiency. She rarely removes her coaching hat and loves to see people shift their perspectives. She connects every “what” with a “why” to ensure that you not only have a recipe for success but also understand how to use every ingredient for success in multiple ways. People enjoy that she is straightforward and provides impactful examples that allow people to apply the knowledge. Read more about Regina HERE


    • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 21
    Register


    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    Session Agenda -

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers

    “Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"

    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning.

     _____________________________________________________________ 

    Cost/s: Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund For paid events Policy ~

    CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

    As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

    Credit Policy

    A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

    No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

    Right to Cancel

    CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.

    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750.


    Facilitated By— 

    Contact Sharon today

    Emma Leriche
    Facilitator

    Emma is part of the Administration support, Spanish interpreter and member of the Child welfare Anti-racism Team for The Department of Health and Human Services in Jackson County. Her role assisting clients allows her to relate effectively with people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

    Emma’s mission inspires and supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through all her functions in the Department and the community.

    As an Economist, she believes that discrimination can lead to an inefficient economy. For this reason, she believes working on recognizing, appreciating and valuing individual differences will build a stronger and more efficient community. Read more HERE


    Fred Goff
    Capacity Builder

    As a capacity builder, Fred focuses on promoting communication skills that bring people together.  As a trainer certified by the Center for Nonviolent Communication
    he uses a style of communication that addresses the needs of those you come into contact with such as friends, clients, business associates, employees and board members.  These relationship skills are the key to understanding, growth and success.  In the last several years Fred has facilitated Compassionate Communication workshops through Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County for various nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, and churches. Fred has also now joined the Cross Cultural Council and is a facilitator for Cross-Cultural Conversations. Read more HERE



    Shalanda Hunt
    Facilitator

    Shalanda is widely known for her exceptional ability to establish trust when interacting with diverse populations.  She is deeply committed to and passionate about being a catalyst for positive change. Her efforts focus on empowering others to challenge their personal biases and understanding about diversity, equity and inclusion through authentic engagement.

    Shalanda serves as the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative Coordinator (MYOI), with the Department of Health and Human Services, in Jackson County. She has been employed with the State of Michigan since 2011. Shalanda also maintains employment as a Youth Specialist, at the Jackson County Youth Center since 2003. In her current roles, she works closely with teens, providing independent living skills and mentor-ship. Read more HERE


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

    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom (MI Residents)
    • 14
    Register

    Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop - aha! Process

    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 -

    Brought to you in Partnership with Jackson County United Way for Michigan residents and surrounding areas. This session is appropriate and relevant for anyone who has an interest in Bridges Out of Poverty learning. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community changes as well.

    A common outcome of this session is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocating for a full or multi-day training. The full day learning allows time to sufficiently explore the "Triple Lens approach" and bring about the changes that need to happen now.


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    Testimonials - What did you like most about this session?

    "Eye-opening awareness of what's lacking in our own community."

    "Wow, I have middle-class bias I was not even aware of even though I'm one paycheck away from poverty myself."

    "Made me think of all the ways I could help my community."

    "Katena is fabulous, she really raises awareness and created new thoughts."

    "The group-work sessions and collaboration!"

    "The passion and personal experiences of the presenter."

    "The global situations brought home using local statistics."

    "The suggestions of changes that can be made, even small one's in the work-place to better serve the community and individuals we're hoping to assist."


    Bridges Certified Facilitator

    Katena Cain, PhD
    Nonprofit Management Consultant

    Katena loves to engage her audience. She has facilitated hundreds of workshops and easily connects with each participant.  She uses cognitive questions to help people customize information and then connect that information to their specific circumstances. People appreciate how approachable and relatable Katena is and how she creates comfortable spaces for honest conversation and impactful discussions. Read more about Katena HERE

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


    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Via Zoom
    • 3
    Register

    Tax appeals | Low Incomes Tax Reform Group

    The best way to stop relying on special events is a vibrant, healthy and successful annual campaign that builds a base of individuals that support and invest in your organization – without any tickets or dinners involved.

    Your appeal letter is your chance to share your side of the situation. The goal of an appeal letter is to have a decision reconsidered, and hopefully overturned. Regular, well written appeal letters are part of the critical infrastructure of an annual donor campaign.  The art of writing a letter – the length, the approach, the appeal, the ask – is part science and data and part heart and illustrations of the real ways your organization is a valued part of the community.  And best yet – an appeal letter is socially distant!

    In this workshop you will learn:

    • How to use the data in your donor data base
    • Understand the motivators most donors have for giving – and how to connect to those motivations
    • The pieces and parts of an appeal letter that increase – and decrease – success
    • What to spend extra money on – and when not to
    • How to use email, social media and the appeal letters that use real envelopes
    • Tips, tricks and strategies

    Appropriate for all nonprofit professionals.

    Costs -  *This one's on us! Our generous partners are covering the registration fees!

    AND

    *No event is "free". There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. Please keep in mind "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

     _______________________________________________________

    Presented by: 

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina empowers people with knowledge and information, creating opportunities to build people’s strength and self-sufficiency. She rarely removes her coaching hat and loves to see people shift their perspectives. She connects every “what” with a “why” to ensure that you not only have a recipe for success but also understand how to use every ingredient for success in multiple ways. People enjoy that she is straightforward and provides impactful examples that allow people to apply the knowledge. Read more about Regina HERE


     ______________________________________________________________

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


    • Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 49
    Register


    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.

    Jackson County DHHS, and Family Services and Children's Aid invite you to attend this FREE training for community members who support those that may have experienced childhood trauma.

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. ACEs can include violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems. Toxic stress from ACEs can change brain development and affect how the body responds to stress. ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. However, ACEs can be prevented.

    Session Agenda:

    • Neuroscience and how Trauma Affects the Brain
    • Epigenetics—History and Trauma
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences
    • Resilience and Positive Childhood Experiences

    Preventing ACEs can help children and adults thrive. The science and research show that children who high ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions and even early death, without intervention. This session will educate on ACEs and how each of us can make a difference moving forward.

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

       

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    This presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives of our children and our communities.


    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Online (*Registration closes 8/3)
    • 16
    Register

    Improving Your Team and Leadership Capacity
    *This Introductory Session Sponsored by Nonprofit Network

    Sometimes the difficult part about being part of a team or being a team leader is helping people learn to work together. A group of diverse people coming together to work on complex tasks and problems sounds ideal - until that group is frustrated, at odds and struggling to actually get anything accomplished.

    The more you understand peoples (and your own) work styles, work preferences, ways to process and communicate information, the better you can assist the team in being effective and most importantly reduce conflict and stress. 

    The introductory DiSC® assessment process helps to identify and understand communication and conflict styles, how people react under stress or frustration, what motivates – or de-motivates and engages people. The strengths and weaknesses of the team are keys to a thriving and enjoyable culture and working effectively and productively. 

    DiSC®? What is that? 

    DiSC® is a personal development learning experience that measures preferences and tendencies. This simple yet powerful model describes four basic styles. An assessment tool (taken prior to the workshop) will allow participants to receive personalized insights that will deepen understanding of self and others.  Additionally, the personalized insights share strategies for working with other Styles. The result creates opportunities to have a more engaged, collaborative workforce that can spark meaningful culture improvement in your organization—whether your workforce is remote, in the office, or somewhere in between. 

    In this workshop we will: 

    • Provide you with your personal DISC assessment results.
    • Learn about different Styles and the DiSC system.
    • Discuss how different Styles interact with each other and how that interaction impacts organizational culture

    Who would benefit most? 

    Anyone in a leadership position or anyone who supervises other people. Anyone who wants to understand themselves and others better.  Anyone seeking to create a more inclusive workplace (learning how to work with people different than yourself is a critical function. A common outcome of this introductory session is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for an org only presentation, which allows time to sufficiently review your own organization.

    (This Workshop requires 30 minutes of pre-work completed 2 days before the workshop. Register soon to get your link to complete your DISC assessment. For this reason, registration will close Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Costs: $75 per attendee which includes your personal assessment


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    Everything DiSC® is a personal development learning experience that measures preferences and tendencies based on the DiSC® model. This simple yet powerful model describes four basic styles: D, i, S, and C, and serves as the foundation for the Everything DiSC Application Suite. Participants receive personalized insights that deepen their understanding of self and others, making workplace interactions more enjoyable and effective.

    The result is a more engaged, collaborative workforce that can spark meaningful culture improvement in your organization—whether your workforce is remote, in the office, or somewhere in between.

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    Facilitated by - 


    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder & DiSC Authorized Trainer

    Laura utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura HERE


    Sharon Castle
    Capacity Builder

    Sharon has been providing nonprofit leaders designs for success for over thirty years. She brings lessons lived and learned, a proven wealth of knowledge and an overflowing toolbox that she enthusiastically offers to her audience. Being an excellent listener, she deeply understands the issues facing today’s leaders. She is committed to sharing her craft and passion. People always comment how quickly the time passes with Sharon and wish for more. Read more about Sharon HERE


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


    • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 26
    Register


    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    Session Agenda -

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers

    “Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"

    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning.

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    Cost/s: Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

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    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund For paid events Policy ~

    CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

    As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

    Credit Policy

    A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

    No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

    Right to Cancel

    CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.

    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750.


    Facilitated By— 

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    Emma Leriche
    Facilitator

    Emma is part of the Administration support, Spanish interpreter and member of the Child welfare Anti-racism Team for The Department of Health and Human Services in Jackson County. Her role assisting clients allows her to relate effectively with people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

    Emma’s mission inspires and supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through all her functions in the Department and the community.

    As an Economist, she believes that discrimination can lead to an inefficient economy. For this reason, she believes working on recognizing, appreciating and valuing individual differences will build a stronger and more efficient community. Read more HERE


    Fred Goff
    Capacity Builder

    As a capacity builder, Fred focuses on promoting communication skills that bring people together.  As a trainer certified by the Center for Nonviolent Communication
    he uses a style of communication that addresses the needs of those you come into contact with such as friends, clients, business associates, employees and board members.  These relationship skills are the key to understanding, growth and success.  In the last several years Fred has facilitated Compassionate Communication workshops through Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County for various nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, and churches. Fred has also now joined the Cross Cultural Council and is a facilitator for Cross-Cultural Conversations. Read more HERE



    Shalanda Hunt
    Facilitator

    Shalanda is widely known for her exceptional ability to establish trust when interacting with diverse populations.  She is deeply committed to and passionate about being a catalyst for positive change. Her efforts focus on empowering others to challenge their personal biases and understanding about diversity, equity and inclusion through authentic engagement.

    Shalanda serves as the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative Coordinator (MYOI), with the Department of Health and Human Services, in Jackson County. She has been employed with the State of Michigan since 2011. Shalanda also maintains employment as a Youth Specialist, at the Jackson County Youth Center since 2003. In her current roles, she works closely with teens, providing independent living skills and mentor-ship. Read more HERE


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    • Wednesday, September 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, February 09, 2022
    • (EST)
    • 12 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 36
    Register


    A capital campaign is, perhaps one of, if not, the greatest undertaking an organization can do in its lifetime.  Nonprofits have one opportunity to “get it right” and approach donors, prospective donors, and the general community with a compelling case and sound plan. 

    What is a capital campaign? A capital campaign, by bloomerang definition, is an intense effort on the part of a nonprofit organization to raise significant dollars in a specified period of time. Usually the money raised is to fund acquiring or renovating a building, but often the campaign’s focus is on building an endowment for the future.

    If your organization is thinking about planning for a capital campaign this course is for you.

    The Benefits:

    This course, led by a Nonprofit Network Capacity Building Consultant, will follow a capital campaign syllabus designed to review all elements of a capital campaign.  Sessions will include structured conversations and participants will gain knowledge around key topics including: 

    • feasibility studies
    • factors in working (or not) with a campaign consultant
    • organizational readiness; case for support
    • prospect identification
    • campaign leadership, phases and planning
    • one-on-one personal asks
    • lower end asks
    • special event utilization
    • campaign materials
    • appropriate thank you and recognition
    • staff involvement
    • concluding a campaign

    Appropriate for: Executive Directors, Development Directors, and leadership volunteers who have had a minimum of 3 years of fundraising experience including one-on-one asks of individual donors, successful experience with and infrastructure for collecting and stewarding annual gifts, major gifts, corporate gifts and preferably solicitation of planned gifts.

    12 Virtual Sessions - Participants commit to working on homework between meetings.  Materials will be provided unless otherwise noted in the syllabus.

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    How This Works*

    If you would like more information or to speak with someone in more depth about a capital campaign please email Tracey and she will set-up a call with our consultant, Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org


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    Cost/s:  The course is led by NN's Capacity Building Consultant who has
    more than 30 years of fund development experience and has worked on several capital campaigns. 

    Members of NN Participation cost is $1,200 per person.

    Non-Members of NN Participation cost is $1500 per person

    Become a Member and Save today!

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