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July 2018

Funder Collaboratives: The Potholes, Potentials, and Possibilities (webinar)

July 31 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
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Is collaborative funding right for you? Funder collaboratives can leverage skills and networks and can amplify the impact of your grantmaking but they can also face many bumps in the road. Join this webinar to learn about the ingredients of a successful funder collaborative, explore examples of collaborative successes and challenges, and get practical advice as you consider joining, developing or managing a funding collaborative.

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August 2018

Advanced Fundraising for Today’s Dynamic World

August 7 @ 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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Advanced Fundraising

We all know the tried and true practices for fund development, but how are we keeping up in today's rapidly-changing world? This workshop led by Jason Franklin and Tamela Spicer will energize seasoned professionals by helping develop a deeper awareness and understanding of the changing landscape of giving across the country... and around the world.

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September 2018

Ethics in Grantmaking: Dimensions, Dilemmas, and Decision-Making (webinar)

September 18 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Webinar
Grantmaking Webinar Series

Most foundations have codes of ethics and most grantmakers strive to behave ethically — but what exactly does that mean? In this webinar, we will examine ethical dilemmas and how to navigate them as we explore tools and techniques for ethical reasoning and decision-making in grantmaking.

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October 2018

Nonprofit Executive Coaching

October 17 @ 9:00 AMDecember 12 @ 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 seven 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

October 25 @ 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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November 2018

Planning for Successful Fundraising

November 6 @ 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 Successful Fundraising

Do you feel your organization approaches fundraising haphazardly? This workshop led by Matthew Downey puts a laser focus on proper planning for a successful fundraising program.

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December 2018

Beyond the Basics: Simplified Grant Applications (webinar)

December 4 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Webinar
Grantmaking Webinar Series

Grant applications provide a powerful source of information for making optimal funding decisions and driving organizational learning. But grant application requirements and processes can be unnecessarily cumbersome and impose burdens on grantseekers that stymie intended impact. Join us for this webinar to learn principles and techniques for simplifying your application process and explore examples that adhere to best practices.

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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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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

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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