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January 2020

Managing Your Annual Fund

January 14, 2020 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM EST
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

Is your annual fund program adequately meeting your organization's fiscal needs? Do you have a systematic plan in place to identify prospects, request support, involve your board, and increase gifts from year to year? In this workshop led by Tamela Spicer, we'll will walk through the step-by-step process of developing and managing a more effective annual fund program. Key Concepts: Effective annual fund planning for sustainability Tips for writing fundraising appeals Cultivating and stewarding donors Cost: $60 Free for GVSU…

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Building Resilience at Work: Skills & Practices for a Mindful Career

January 29, 2020 @ 11:30 AM1:30 PM EST
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Building Resilience at Work: Professional Skills & Practices for a Mindful Career

*** SOLD OUT *** This event is part of the Johnson Center's FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series. Join our guest presenters as we explore mindfulness as it applies to professional growth and career development. In this 90-minute lunch and learn session, participants will be introduced to and explore how mindfulness and contemplative practices can help alleviate work related burn-out, distraction, and loss of productivity. In this session, participants will: Learn how mindfulness practices such as self-compassion, mindfulness meditation,…

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February 2020

Grantwriting for Success

February 4, 2020 @ 9:00 AM3:30 PM EST
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 with Tamela Spicer. Gather with other grantseekers and nonprofit professionals in this workshop curated to give you the opportunity to develop your grantwriting skills. 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 — with Tamela’s professional experience to assist you along the way! To supplement your skills, this class will provide in-depth guidance on proposal development, tips on grantwriting language…

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Designing Metrics for Program Evaluation

February 6, 2020 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM EST
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Designing Metrics for Program Evaluation

Evaluation doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this session, we'll share practical tools and strategies that can help you integrate effective evaluation into your programs.

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Nonprofit Executive Coaching (7 sessions)

February 11, 2020 @ 9:00 AM11:30 AM EST
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

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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Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking

February 20, 2020 @ 8:00 AMFebruary 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM EST
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking

Explore how proposal analysis contributes to your foundation’s broader strategy and acquire the tools necessary for conducting a thorough proposal review.

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Our Community

February 26, 2020 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM EST
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Corporate Social Responsibility in Our Community // Part of the Johnson Center's FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series

Join us to learn about the evolving role of business in our community and how nonprofits can help companies achieve their corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals.

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March 2020

Nonprofit Board Certification

March 3, 2020 @ 4:30 PM8:30 PM EST
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 Johnson Center's Nonprofit Board Certification program offers guidance for those serving or planning to serve on nonprofit boards.

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Persuasive Writing for Grantmakers

March 19, 2020 @ 9:00 AMMarch 20, 2020 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Persuasive Writing for Grantmakers

This day-and-a-half, interactive, group coaching workshop focuses on sharpening the analytical skills that are the basis for good writing and can be tailored to different audiences and written grantmaking products.

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April 2020

What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director

April 7, 2020 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM EDT
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

Learn how to move out of the role of chief hero and into the role of chief host, facilitating the success of your entire team.

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Your Personal Wellness Revolution

April 29, 2020 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM EDT
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 - Your Personal Wellness Revolution

In this workshop, participants will dive into what it takes to lead a personal wellness revolution. Whether you're well practiced in self-care or struggling to stay afloat, you'll benefit from engaging in this interactive learning experience and will walk away with helpful strategies to be your best self.

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May 2020

How to Tell Your Story to Maximize Impact

May 5, 2020 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM EDT
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 to Maximize Impact

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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June 2020

Nonprofit Board Certification

June 2, 2020 @ 4:30 PM8:30 PM EDT
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 Johnson Center's Nonprofit Board Certification program offers guidance for those serving or planning to serve on nonprofit boards.

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