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December 2017

Planning for Your Organization’s Future

December 19 @ 1:30 PM4:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Planning for Your Organization's Future

Leadership transitions can move an organization forward or hold it back. Good succession planning can help insure the long-term sustainability of an organization. This workshop will help both staff and board leadership understand the need for succession planning, as well as provide insights on drafting such plans.

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January 2018

What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director1

As an executive director, how can you move from being the one that does it all to the one that facilitates it all happening? That’s the question we’ll address during this interactive workshop. You will learn how to move out of the role of chief hero that does it all and into the role of chief host, facilitating the success of your entire team.

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Executive Coaching (session starting January 17, 2018)

January 17, 2018 @ 9:30 AMFebruary 28, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
Executive Coaching

Our small-group Executive Coaching Program brings together a cohort of leaders from different backgrounds and experience levels to forge a professional support network that lasts well beyond our final session. By learning with — and from — each other over the course of seven weeks, we find new ways to tackle intractable challenges within our organizations and embrace our own professional development.

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Leading Your Organization Through Change

January 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Leading Your Organization Through Change

As an executive director, are you prepared to lead your staff and constituents through change? As a program director, are you prepared to lead your volunteers through change? As a board chair, are you prepared to lead your board through change? This workshop will give tools to create a culture of trust so that when change occurs you are able to lead more effectively

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Strategic Fundraising Communication: Meeting Donors Information Needs (SOLD OUT!)

January 31, 2018 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series

Not all donors are the same — and they don’t all respond to the same types of messages. The days of merely “getting the word out” are in the past. Successful nonprofits need to tailor their messaging and their platforms to the donors they’re trying to reach, factoring in the needs and mindsets of current and potential donors as they go.

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February 2018

Grantwriting for Success

February 6, 2018 @ 9:00 AM4:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Grantwriting for Success

Go beyond the basics of grantwriting. Gather with other grantseekers and nonprofit professionals in this updated workshop curated to give you the opportunity to develop your grantwriting skills.

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Beyond the Basics: A Closer Look at the Fundamentals of Financial Analysis (webinar)

February 20, 2018 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

So, you know the basics of conducting a financial review — but now what? Join us as we roll up our sleeves and take a closer look at financial statements, program budgets, 990s, and techniques to strengthen your financial analysis ninja skills.

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Managing Your Annual Fund

February 20, 2018 @ 1:30 PM4:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Managing Your Annual Fund

In this workshop led by Matthew Downey, participants will walk through a step-by-step process to managing a more effective annual fund program.

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Send Your Data to the Dentist!

February 22, 2018 @ 1:30 PM4:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Send Your Data to the Dentist

Whether you’re mailing appeals to your donors and prospects, providing e-news updates, or just trying to schedule a visit, data matters. This workshop will provide practical tools and education about how good data hygiene supports your development efforts.

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Strategic Sponsorships (SOLD OUT!)

February 28, 2018 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series

Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There’s a better way, and you can learn it during this workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs.

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