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September 2016

Grantmaking Webinar Series // Analyzing Financials: Critical Aspects of Grant Applications and Form 990s

September 27 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
Grantmaking Webinar Series

Assessing the financial status of an organization is an important aspect of the grant application review process. In this webinar, we will outline a process for completing a basic financial review of the grant seeker, including review of the organization’s financial statements, analysis of the organization’s financial results using financial ratios, and review of the organization’s Form 990 for potential compliance issues or concerns.

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Event Management to Build Sustainability

September 27 @ 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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Event Management to Build Sustainability

Events can be a valuable tool in developing sustainable funding for your organization. This workshop led by Tamela Spicer will equip you to more effectively plan and manage fundraising events as a way of cultivating and developing life-long donors.

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Continuous Improvement for Social Change

September 28 @ 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

The abilities of people are the greatest strength of your organization. When people experiment, learn, and continuously improve work processes it grows an organization that is more adaptive and effective at meeting the ever-changing dynamics in your community. Explore how nonprofits are harnessing improvement patterns and coaching patterns to strengthen their ‘theory of change’ and provide better program services. Examples in the areas of case management, meals, in home care, senior volunteering and aging navigation. Participate in a fun and interactive activity demonstrating the use of of a simple four step improvement pattern for testing whether changes actually result in improvement.

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October 2016

What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director

October 11 @ 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 Director

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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The Foundation Review Webinar // Implementation Science: Bridging Strategy & Practice

October 13 @ 12:00 PM1:30 PM
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The Foundation Review Webinar

Implementation science” – the study of how interventions are adopted, implemented and sustained – has much to contribute the question of what foundations need to do to fully carry out their strategies. In this webinar, our presenters share their work in using implementation science tools in the Healthy Places NC initiative and offer observations based on their experiences with implementation science.

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Grantmaking Webinar Series // Sharing Learning: Scaling Up Replicability

October 18 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

Scale, replicate, grow… if only it were that easy. While social change investors constantly strive to scale up models for greater impact, the reality is far more complex given the uniqueness of varying local contexts. Join us for a discussion on how research and data can help inform if, when, and how to scale programs and interventions, and hear essential learnings from peers who have been on a scaling journey.

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Managing Your Annual Fund

October 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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Managing Your Annual Fund

Is your annual fund program adequately meeting your organization's fiscal needs? Do you have a systematic plan in place to identify prospects, request for support, involve your board, and increase gifts from one year to the next? In this workshop, participants will walk through a step-by-step process to managing a more effective annual fund program.

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Nonprofit Board Certification

October 27 @ 4:30 PM8:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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The Nonprofit Board Certification Program offers guidance for those serving or planning to serve on nonprofit boards. Designed as an engaging experience with opportunities for learning, discussion and practice, participants, regardless of experience, become more knowledgeable and strategic organizational leaders.

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November 2016

Advanced Nonprofit Board Certification

November 3 @ 4:30 PM8:00 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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This workshop serves as the continuation of the Johnson Center’s staple workshop: Nonprofit Board Certification Program. Going beyond the basics, participants will engage in a higher level of conversation about how the role of boards and board members advance their organizations’ missions. The program’s approach is to engage participants in strategic conversations about trends and issues facing nonprofit organizations with discussion of the board’s role in each topic.

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Cultivation & Individual Giving in the New Economy

November 16 @ 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

Individual giving is about far more than today’s resources and tomorrow’s bills. Securing a broad individual giving base is one of the most critical components for future sustainability planning. As we are approaching a major generational wealth transfer, organizations have increasingly shifted their focus on building up Planned Giving vehicles from their existing individual giving base. But what about our current generation?

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