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January 2019

Using Governance Documents to Guide & Lead

January 8, 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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This workshop, led by Tamela Spicer, is ideal for executive directors and board members to deepen their understand of how to develop and use bylaws and board policies to guide their organization.

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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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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Invest in Your Brand

January 30, 2019 @ 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

Join us for a discussion about the many returns on investment when you get your nonprofit’s brand right. Jeff Terpstra, President of Scott Allen Creative, will present the value of investing in your brand. Learn how a strong brand can attract loyal donors, employees, and volunteers. You will learn: What to do when a brand needs help How to inspire others with your cause How to discover your hero’s journey How to make a heart connection with donors and volunteers The positive impacts of investing…

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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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Exploring and Establishing Ethical Standards

February 12, 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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Join us for a workshop on exploring ethics in nonprofit organizations which will help you understand how to use ethical standards in your organization.

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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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So, You Want to Fund the Revolution? Social Movements and Grantmaking

February 28, 2019 @ 8:00 AMMarch 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Social Movements in Grantmaking

Join us for a 2-day mix of lectures, discussions, and experiential exercises, which will provide you with an understanding of philanthropy’s influence on social movements and how to identify funding opportunities to support these critical movements.

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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, participants will walk through a step-by-step process to managing a more effective annual fund program.

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Faith and Philanthropy

March 12, 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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This workshop will help you understand the role that faith plays in philanthropy and how it might impact your nonprofit organization.

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Advancing Equity: A Case Study of Kresge’s Climate Resilience & Urban Opportunities Initiative

March 21, 2019 @ 12:00 PM5:00 PM
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Advancing Equity: A Case Study

This course will help illuminate what’s involved in integrating an explicit equity focus into your grantmaking, from highlighting key decision points to navigating potential trade-offs and challenges.

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May 2019

Persuasive Writing for Grantmakers

May 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM4:00 PM
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Persuasive Writing for Grantmakers

This interactive workshop will focus on sharpening the analytical skills that are the basis for good writing, writing for different audiences, and creating different types of written products.

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