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January 2015

Strategic Planning: Managing the People and the Process

January 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Strategic planning is essential to any nonprofit organization’s long-term growth and sustainability. Learn what it is, how to do it, and who should be involved in the process. This workshop will be led by one of the Johnson Center’s nonprofit technical assistance providers, Terry Horton. Trainer Terry Horton is the senior program advisor to Philanthropic and Nonprofit Services at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU. Horton has a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Ore. and was previously a…

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Planning for Successful Fundraising

January 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Do you feel your organization approaches fundraising haphazardly? This workshop puts a laser focus on proper planning for a successful fundraising program. It offers an overview of how and why planning is important to successful fundraising and how to write a fund development plan. Key issues discussed will be:  why a fund development plan is necessary, the basic steps/components of a fund development plan, when and how to use a fund development plan, and how to become more strategic while…

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CMF/JCP Grantmaking Series: Linking Strategy, Evaluation and Grants Management

January 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar,

How do you determine if your foundation is actually implementing its strategies effectively? How can your evaluation processes and your grants management system work together to provide useful strategic insights? In this webinar, we’ll explore techniques for evaluating both strategy implementation and outcomes, and what information you need from and about your grantees to inform your strategy. *Completion of this webinar counts toward the CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion – More Details Speaker Dr. Teresa (Teri) Behrens is the editor in…

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$50.00 - $55.00

Creating Systems to Engage and Retain Volunteers

January 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Does your organization need additional manpower but you feel hesitant to use start a volunteer program? Do you want to make sure that if you invest time in a volunteer program that it will be worth it?   Through the use of action learning activities participants will learn how to use new tools and develop compelling opportunities and new strategies to increase the engagement, more fully utilize the skills, and retain the services of volunteers of all ages.   Trainer…

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February 2015
$50.00 - $55.00

Managing Your Annual Fund: Letters, Relationships, and Board Involvement

February 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

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?   Veteran fundraiser Matthew Downey, the Johnson Center’s nonprofit services program director, will walk participants through a step by step process to managing a more effective Annual Fund program.     This workshop will be facilitated by Matthew Downey. Matthew has worked with nonprofits…

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$140.00

Nonprofit Board Certification Program

February 10, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Do you want to know how you might become a more effective board member – or even to know the questions to ask an organization before joining its board? Would you like your board commitment to be a better use of your time? The Nonprofit Board Certification Program offers guidance and guidelines for those serving or planning to serve on nonprofit boards. This program defines the roles and responsibilities involved in serving on a board of directors and discusses the…

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Strategic Leadership Series: Culture in the Board Room

February 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Loosemore Auditorium,
301 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Nonprofit boards face many challenges and opportunities on the pathway to successfully guiding an organization. Boards with essential tools and knowledge of best practices help their organizations run well and grow strong. Join David Renz as he shares tactics and strategies based on his research and experience for nonprofit leaders to put into action in the boardroom. David Renz is the Beth K. Smith/Missouri Chair in Nonprofit Leadership and the Director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, an education, research, and…

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$140.00

Government Grant Seeking Workshop

February 24, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Get expert insights on how to access announcements and craft proposals for federal and state government grants. This highly interactive workshop will walk you through all the steps to becoming a successful applicant for publicly-funded offerings. You will learn how to: Research and locate government grant opportunities on the Internet Dissect and analyze RFPs on government-sponsored grants Complete key steps in developing government grant applications Wrap up and submit applications to federal and state agencies. Consultant Thomas A. Jones brings…

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March 2015

CMF/JCP Grantmaking Series: Judging the Soundness of Proposals

March 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar,

Asses projects more efficiently, identify red flags and assure that proposals selected have the best opportunity  for success.  This webinar provides an introductory focus on the key elements and skills for effective proposal review and project selection.  You will learn how to assess projects more effectively, identify red flags and assure that proposals selected have the best opportunity for success. *Completion of this webinar counts toward the CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion – More Details Speaker Frank L. Gettridge, Program Officer, W.K.…

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$75.00

Advanced Nonprofit Board Certification

March 5, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

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.   The program will cover the following topics: Ten Elements of Advancement Seven…

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