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February 2018

Strategic Sponsorships (SOLD OUT!)

February 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

Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There’s a better way, and you can learn it during this workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs.

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March 2018

Strategic Sponsorships (Encore Presentation – SOLD OUT!)

March 1 @ 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

Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There’s a better way, and you can learn it during this workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs.

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Nonprofit Board Certification

March 6 @ 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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Building a Dynamic Board

March 20 @ 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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Building a Dynamic Board

Effectively working with your board is more art than science. This workshop will help executive directors and those in leadership roles develop strategies for tackling the tough issues head on.

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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Philanthropy’s Big Questions

March 26 @ 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

This session addresses the big questions about philanthropy, those questions that often get assumed or implied by those working in the field. It is meant both as an introduction to the sector for those new to philanthropy, and a chance for those with more experience to consider the core rationale for their work.

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April 2018

Harnessing the Power of the Media

April 3 @ 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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Harnessing the Power of the Media

This workshop will feature a panel of media experts who will guide you on ways to make your PR efforts go the distance and beyond.

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Event Management for Sustainability

April 10 @ 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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Event Management for Sustainability

Events can be a valuable tool in developing sustainable funding for your organization. This workshop will equip you to more effectively plan and manage fundraising events as a way of cultivating and developing life-long donors.

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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Global Perspectives

April 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

We see reminders every day in our professional and personal lives why it is important to have a global perspective. Two amazing leaders who represent West Michigan-based international NGOs will share their challenges, successes and why having a global perspective is critically important to their work. We will discuss issues around cultural competency, communication, and involvement of local people in addressing complex social problems.

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May 2018

Strengthening Your Talent Pipeline Through Volunteer Management

May 15 @ 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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Strengthening Your Talent Pipeline through Volunteer Management

One of the biggest challenges nonprofits face is finding qualified staff and making time to recruit them. However, nonprofits have long neglected one of their greatest tools for finding and testing new talent: volunteers. Join us as we discuss and explore how quality volunteer management can assist in solving your organization’s HR woes.

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June 2018

Mastering the Art of Donor Stewardship

June 5 @ 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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Mastering the Art of Donor Stewardship

Research has shown that while it may be difficult to garner new donors, it is even more challenging to retain them. Join us for an interactive conversation about what motivates loyal donors and how your organization can implement practices to encourage your supporters to become lifetime donors.

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Nonprofit Board Certification

June 7 @ 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. This engaging training, led by Matthew Downey, provides opportunities for learning, discussion, and practice. Regardless of experience, you'll gain valuable knowledge on how to become a more strategic organizational leader.

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Developing a Strategic Culture

June 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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Developing a Strategic Culture

While nonprofits have noble missions, we tend to spend the majority of our time and resources on programmatic triage, and we tend to neglect developing thorough strategies to help move the needle. Built around the Foraker Sustainability Model, this workshop covers four key aspects to keep your organization future focused.

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