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August 2015

Advocacy Training: Michigan Nonprofit Association

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Advocacy Training for Nonprofit Staff and Board Members (Grand Rapids) How to Effectively Communicate with Policymakers During this session you will learn about effective techniques for working with policymakers at the local, state and federal levels. You will also hear directly from policymakers about the dos and don’ts of advocacy. This seminar will be facilitated by Erin Skene-Pratt Erin Skene-Pratt has more than 15 years of experience as a leader in nonprofit advocacy, organizational development, and capacity building. She has…

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Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making A Difference

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Date: August 10, 2015 Where: Bicycle Factory, Room 340 When: 2 – 3:30 p.m. Who: Jeffrey Pryor and Alexandra Mitchell, authors of Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making A Difference What: GVSU faculty and students and community members are invited for a free presentation and discussion with Jeff and Alex. They will share their research findings and some practical tools for individuals who are thinking about how to have a career that makes a difference. This event is sponsored by…

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September 2015

Nonprofit Board Certification Workshop

September 1 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Advocacy Training: Michigan Nonprofit Association

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Advocacy Training for Nonprofit Staff and Board Members (Grand Rapids) Social Media and Nonprofit Advocacy – What works? The social media universe is always buzzing about community activism, so how do you cut through the noise so that people hear you? This session will focus on how you can utilize tools in the social media realm to increase your community organizing efforts.   This seminar will be facilitated by Erin Skene-Pratt Erin Skene-Pratt has more than 15 years of experience…

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Free

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: A Week in Beijing

September 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: A Week in Beijing Dr. Salvatore Alaimo, associate professor from the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University, will share his experience in Beijing, China which will include a discussion of: His guest lectures at the China Academy of Social Management at Beijing Normal University The emerging nonprofit sector in China Culture and politics The newly proposed national law governing NGOs working in China Professor Alaimo’s teaching and research interests…

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Basic Grantwriting Workshop

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the basics of grantwriting and grantseeking. Join other grant seekers in a four-hour workshop designed to give you an introduction to proposal development and tips on grantwriting language and writing styles, prospecting foundations and managing foundation relationships. Participants are encouraged to bring an idea for a grant proposal so that this workshop can serve as an opportunity to get a jump start. Link for registration: http://www.gvsu.edu/jcpevents/cms-form-edit.htm?formId=6D3FA41F-FC7F-D684-8DE0ECC3AF9CEB9F The cost of registration for this event is $55 This seminar will be…

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CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series: Strengthening the Grant Review Process

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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What are the roles of staff and board in reviewing proposals? What are the differences in review processes for solicited and unsolicited proposals? Two foundations will present review strategies that they have found to be effective. *Completion of this webinar counts toward the CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion – More Details Speakers Andrea Cole, Executive Director and CEO, Ethel & James Flinn Foundation Andrea Cole is the Executive Director and CEO of the Detroit based Ethel & James Flinn Foundation…

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Starting a Nonprofit Organization Workshop

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you have an issue or topic that you are passionate about?  Do you want to see change happen? Learn how to turn your passion into a reality by starting a nonprofit organization. This seminar will cover key steps to start and successfully run a nonprofit organization. Topics to be covered in this seminar: Nonprofit incorporation, nonprofit management structure and roles, fundraising for nonprofit organizations and more! This seminar will take 4 hours and is a lecture style format which includes interactive…

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Put Your People First for Greater Returns

September 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Put Your People First for Greater Returns Heather Carpenter and Tera Wozniak Qualls, authors of The Talent Development Platform: Putting people first in social change organizations will walk you through the exceptional benefits of developing your staff and volunteers (e.g. your people). During the session you’ll receive tools from the book and practical examples of how to create an action plan for energizing your team to raise more money, increase community connections, and run your programs more…

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Managing your Annual Fund

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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? Participants will walk through a step by step process to managing a more effective Annual Fund program. Link for registration: http://www.gvsu.edu/jcpevents/cms-form-edit.htm?formId=75168E1D-F90E-202C-EC76A8CB7458999E The cost of registration for this event is $55 This seminar will be facilitated by Matthew Downey Matthew Downey has worked in…

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