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December 2014
$0.00 - $35.00

The Foundation Review Webinar: Aligning Grants with Strategy

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar,

Join Lori Fuller, M.S.W., M.B.A., director of evaluation and learning at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, to learn about the priority grid —  a tool to help focus staff attention on key strategic elements: alignment with focus areas, depth of impact, and scope of impact. Use of the tool may help to develop, disseminate, and implement a foundation’s grant making strategy by helping program officers and grantees understand how specific projects serve the larger goal.    You can read the complete article, Using a Priority Grid…

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Nonprofit Board Certification Program

December 4 @ 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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CMF/JCP Grantmaking Series: Capturing the Past to Inspire the Future – Best Practices & Tough Challenges When Documenting Your Family’s Philanthropic History

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar,

Philanthropic families face a number of challenges when trying to nurture, carry forward, and even improve their philanthropic legacy for current and future generations. One of those challenges that is often difficult or daunting is documenting the family’s philanthropic history in ways that both honor that past and draw lessons from it that best guide future giving and family engagements. This webinar will review the myriad decisions that families face when setting up a process to capture and record their…

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Managing Foundation Relationships & Prospecting Grant Opportunities

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

The Nonprofit/Foundation relationship can be a mutually beneficial relationship; however, nonprofits struggle to understand the complicated world of foundations, how they give and how to effectively manage these relationships.  This interactive workshop will provide helpful insights into foundation grantmaking.  It will teach nonprofits how to begin and cultivate these relationships, how to identify grant opportunities, and how to think about foundation grants as merely one piece of a diverse portfolio of funding sources. Many other strategic tips will be provided…

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Free

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn – Attracting and Retaining Young Professionals in Grand Rapids

December 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Attracting and retaining young professionals is a challenge for any city across the country.  A group of Grand Valley State University students have studied this idea along with urban planners, community activists, civic leaders, demographers, economists, residents, and other local thought leaders. Based on the best ideas available these students have created a set of recommendations for the Grand Rapids community.  Come join us to see and hear the results they reported to Mayor George Heartwell and the City Commission.…

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Planned Giving: Getting the Proper Start

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Have you heard about “planned giving” and are unsure if it is something that your organization should pursue? Are you hesitant to pursue planned giving because you do not know where to begin? Did you know that planned gifts are as financially beneficial to your organization as they are to your donors? The Johnson Center is offering this workshop on the basics of planned giving. Participants will learn how to determine if their organizations are ready for a planned giving program…

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Working with Your Board

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Effectively working with your board is more art than science. Understanding governance structures is only one piece of the puzzle. Perhaps more important is how Executive Directors manage relationships with board members. This workshop is intended to help Executive Directors and leadership staff members develop strategies for tackling these issues head on. Topics that will be discussed include: Challenges and opportunities of managing a board, Governance structures, Effective board member engagement, and Board member involvement in fundraising. While all nonprofit…

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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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$140.00

Government Grant Seeking Workshop

January 9, 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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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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