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September 2017

How Giving USA Can Inform Your Fundraising Strategy

September 27 @ 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 annual Giving USA report on philanthropy provides the field with a deluge of useful information. How do the findings apply to your organization and how can they be implemented in a fundraising strategy? Join us for an engaging discussion about Giving USA 2017 data and learn how you can put the research to work for you and your organization.

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October 2017

Planning for Successful Fundraising

October 3 @ 8:30 AM11:30 AM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Planning for Successful Fundraising

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.

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Team Engagement Strategies: A Workshop for Executive Directors

October 24 @ 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

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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Value-Based Purchasing: Innovative Opportunities for Nonprofits

October 25 @ 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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with the steady implementation of payment changes to value-based purchasing (VBP), is creating unexpected opportunities for community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide social services. Nonprofits sometimes approach the design of innovations responding to VBP with a community benefit perspective (and funds). These present new and expansive opportunities to social service CBOs.

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December 2017

How to Tell Your Story

December 5 @ 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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How to Tell Your Story

Sharing a relevant, meaningful story is key to the success of any organization. This hands-on workshop will help you identify your organization's best story and explore ways to share it to drive your mission forward.

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Nonprofit Board Certification

December 13 @ 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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Planning for Your Organization’s Future

December 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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Planning for Your Organization's Future

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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January 2018

What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director

January 9, 2018 @ 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 Director1

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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Leading Your Organization Through Change

January 23, 2018 @ 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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Leading Your Organization Through Change

As an executive director, are you prepared to lead your staff and constituents through change? As a program director, are you prepared to lead your volunteers through change? As a board chair, are you prepared to lead your board through change? This workshop will give tools to create a culture of trust so that when change occurs you are able to lead more effectively

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February 2018

Grantwriting for Success

February 6, 2018 @ 9:00 AM4:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Grantwriting for Success

Go beyond the basics of grantwriting. Gather with other grantseekers and nonprofit professionals in this updated workshop curated to give you the opportunity to develop your grantwriting skills.

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