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February 2017

Successful Structures: Aligning Operations with Program in Service of Strategy

February 28 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

Good grantmaking practices lead to better grantmaking impact; yet funders often treat grants management and grants operations as separate from program strategy. Grantmakers are experimenting with new organizational structures and tactics to support real-time learning and feedback about effective grantmaking — putting grants management at the center of strategy and impact. This session will share promising approaches to breaking down organizational silos with research from Grants Managers Network.

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Nonprofit Board Certification

February 28 @ 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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Nonprofit Board Certification

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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March 2017

The Foundation Review Webinar: Growing a Marketplace for Impact Investing

March 9 @ 1:00 PM2:00 PM
Webinar,
Growing a Marketplace for Impact Investing

If you are in the philanthropic sector, you’ve heard the buzz about impact investing. Join us for an engaging webinar exploring the whys and hows of kick-starting a regional impact investing network, and the role that foundations and regional grantmaker associations can play.

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Advanced Fundraising for Today’s Dynamic World

March 14 @ 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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Advanced Fundraising for Today's Dynamic World

This workshop will energize seasoned professionals by helping develop a deeper awareness and understanding of the changing landscape of giving across the country... and around the world.

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Impact of Tax Policy on Nonprofits

March 29 @ 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

Join us as we explore the various tax policy changes that will be proposed and how nonprofits and funders should prepare for the possible changes to come. Kyle Caldwell and John Schneider will host a conversation to explore these important issues and find out what you can do to be prepared and engaged as policy makers explore changes to our nation’s tax code.

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Team Engagement Strategies: A Workshop for Executive Directors

March 30 @ 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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Team Engagement Strategies: A Workshop for Executive Directors

This interactive workshop will inspire and invigorate executive directors. We'll explore techniques to help you lead through thoughtful delegation, use best practices to manage board relations, and move from reactive to proactive leadership strategies.

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April 2017

Harnessing the Power of Media

April 11 @ 11:00 AM1:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Harnessing the Power of the Media

This session will feature a panel of media experts who will guide you on ways make your PR efforts go the distance and beyond. Join in on the conversation and learn how to create a public relations campaign that will be noticed and create a buzz for your organization and go beyond just the press release.

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LearnPhilanthropy Resources for Grantmakers and Donors

April 26 @ 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

Are you new to grantmaking or charitable giving? Do you have the passion to make a difference but need to upgrade your knowledge and skills to be an effective grantmaker or philanthropist? Join us for a tour of the LearnPhilanthropy online marketplace and take a sneak peek at the very first module in the LearnPhilanthropy e-learning series!

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May 2017

Planning for Leadership Transitions

May 3 @ 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 Leadership Transitions

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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Basic Grantwriting

May 31 @ 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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Basic Grantwriting

Join other grantseekers in this popular workshop designed to give you an introduction to proposal development, as well as tips on grantwriting language and writing styles, prospecting foundations, and managing foundation relationships.

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