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October 2018

Giving Tuesday: Harnessing the Power of a Global Movement for Local Action

October 23 @ 12:00 PM1:00 PM
Webinar

Is your town, city, or state thinking about starting a locally-themed Giving Tuesday campaign? Are you already running one, but want to learn more about best practices? Join us for a FREE webinar on Tuesday, October 23 from noon to 1:00 p.m. (ET) in which three Giving Tuesday campaign leaders at the national, state, and city levels will share stories and insights from their experiences leading and supporting regional movements. Since the first Giving Tuesday in 2012, several states and…

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Partnering with Business: Trick or Treat

October 31 @ 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

Nonprofit organizations can reap benefits from partnering with businesses for sponsorships,  program co-development, employee volunteerism and more. But, what can your nonprofit offer? Our presenters will discuss the recommended practice for approaching businesses and managing such relationships, as well as offer examples of challenges and successes from both the business and nonprofit perspectives.

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November 2018

Building Inclusive Cultures through Talent Acquisition

November 28 @ 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

Seismic shifts in the global landscape are transforming the way we work, interact, and learn. Economic forces, changing talent needs, evolving demographic trends, increased competition, and demand for services are radically impacting the way organizations behave in virtually every industry all over the world. By 2020, five generations will be working side-by-side in organizations By 2025, Millennials and Generation X will comprise approximately 64% of the U.S. workforce By 2025, it is projected that less than 60% is likely to…

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December 2018

How to Tell Your Story to Maximize Impact

December 6 @ 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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IMAGE: How to Tell Your Story to Maximize Impact

Sharing a relevant, meaningful story is key to the success of any organization. It can be a beacon for the success of your mission; the more defined your story is, the brighter your beacon becomes. This hands-on workshop with Tamela Spicer will help you identify your organization's best story and explore ways to share it with your donors and stakeholders to drive your mission forward.

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Research Meets Practice

December 12 @ 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

Please join us for a showcase of the research of alumni of the GVSU’s School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration. This presentation will fuel a discussion for how research can influence practice and how nonprofit organizations can be better consumers of research. The student papers were published in the SPNHA Review, and free copies will be distributed to all event attendees. Presenters and their research topics will include: Debra Barnum  //  Michigan Juvenile Waiver Law: Time for Repeal Tammy…

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January 2019

What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director

January 24, 2019 @ 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 Director

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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February 2019

Nonprofit Executive Coaching

February 6, 2019 @ 9:00 AMMarch 27, 2019 @ 11:30 AM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Nonprofit Executive Coaching with Tamela Spicer

The Johnson Center's small-group Executive Coaching Program brings together a cohort of leaders from different backgrounds and experience levels to forge a professional support network that will last well beyond our final session. By learning with — and from — each other over the course of eight weeks, we find new ways to tackle intractable challenges within our organizations and embrace our own professional development.

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Grantwriting for Success

February 21, 2019 @ 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 – A full-day, hands-on workshop led by Tamela Spicer

Bring your ideas for potential grant proposals to this full-day seminar where we'll go step-by-step through the process of writing a grant! To supplement your skills, this workshop will provide in-depth guidance on proposal development, tips on grantwriting language and writing styles, prospecting foundations, and managing foundation relationships.

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March 2019

Managing Your Annual Fund

March 5, 2019 @ 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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Managing Your Annual Fund

In this workshop led by Matthew Downey, participants will walk through a step-by-step process to managing a more effective annual fund program.

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