Sep
19
to Nov 15

Some Professional Development now offered at NMC

Rotary Charities will now offer a number of learning opportunities that complement our new grant framework - listed in the events below, including adaptive leadership coaching, systems practice courses and more.

 Technical and operational cources with familiar NorthSky facilitators will now be administered through NMC. NMC is a logical fit to administer NorthSky professional development courses to nonprofits in our region with their infrastructure and experience providing extended education.

8 NorthSky courses will be offered at NMC this fall. Find course descriptions and registration information here. Contact Evan Gray for more info.

Communicating Your Purpose w/ Kate Rose, Sept 19 and 26
Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements w/ Kelly LaLonde, Sept 18
Marketing for Nonprofits: Start at the Beginning w/ Joey DiFranco, Sept 27
Navigating QuickBooks Online w/ Kelly LaLonde, Oct 3
Better Stories by Design: Crafting Narratives that Stick w/ Mark VanderKlipp, Oct 12
Salesforce: Its More than a Donor Management Tool w/ Ashima Saigal, Oct 18
Yes, You Can! Nonprofit Lobbying 101 w/ Kate Redman and Gabe Schneider, Oct 24
Nonprofit Board Basics w/ Julie Ann Rivers-Cochran, Nov 8 and 15

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Oct
1
to Jan 31

Leadership Coaching Program

Dates: October 2018-January 2019
Individual sessions: 8 sessions scheduled at your convenience, in person or by phone
Group sessions: 3 sessions, 1-2:30pm - 10/26, 11/9 and 12/7
Rotary Charities Conference Room (202 E. Grandview Parkway, Suite 200, TC, MI) 

Application Deadline: September 28
Complete the application and email to Lucille Chrisman at lchrisman.coach@gmail.com. Space is limited and a pre-screening interview is required.

Have you wondered what it would be like to have a trusted one-on-one coach focused on helping you be the best version of yourself as an emerging leader or executive? A coach who helps you gain clarity and take action toward your highest personal and professional goals?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a trusted circle of peers to explore and share some of the same challenges you are facing with a facilitator/coach guiding the process?  

The Rotary Charities Leadership Coaching Program provides both.  This program offers 8 one-on-one, confidential coaching sessions plus 3 group coaching sessions for practicing skills and exploring common challenges with your peers. Participants will also have access to a 360 Leadership Assessment.

This unique opportunity is designed to:
§  Increase your clarity and focus on what matters most to you
§  Define action steps
§  Decrease your internal and external roadblocks
§  Build confidence and open new doors
§  Strengthen your communication skills
§  Tap into your core guiding beliefs
§  Empower you to lead from a place of strength
§  Explore common challenges with other community leaders
§  Practice new skills and mindsets with a trusted circle of peers

Program Cost: $1,000*

*Please note that the actual cost of this program is $1,600, but Rotary Charities is providing $600 per participant as a way to invest in Northern Michigan’s leaders.

If you are interested in coaching but do not want to attend the group sessions, individual coaching is also available. Questions? Concerns? Email lchrisman.coach@gmail.com or call (231) 599-2751.

Lucille Chrisman is a Certified Executive Coach with over 30 years of experience working with leaders, management teams, and organizations, helping them gain clarity, focus and action in reaching personal and professional goals. 

As Vice President of Public Affairs and Executive Director of Development, at Saginaw Valley State University, along with Associate Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, Lucille has a deep understanding of challenges of nonprofit leaders.  In addition to her nonprofit leadership, she also experience as a for-profit leader, conducting customized corporate trainer programs within the US through the American Management Association.  Lucille has been a full time professor at CMU and SVSU, teaching Effective Communications, Business Communications, Small Group Communication and Organizational Leadership.

Lucille is a certified coach from The Coaches Training Institute and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. 

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Oct
9
to Dec 18

Systems Practice Course

Systems Practice: An Approach to move from Impossible to Impact (a virtual course by +Acumen & The Omidyar Group)

 

Cost: FREE
Registration: Sign up for free consultant support by September 20th by emailing fbradford@rotarycharities.org
Starts: October 9, 2018
Duration: 11 weeks
Commitment: Up to 5 hours/week

Format
-Teams of 3 - 5+ with an optional Rotary Charities-sponsored consultant to help facilitate
-7 online course modules with individual readings, short videos and team homework
-Regular team meetingsto discuss and complete homework (set by your team)  
-Certificate of completion from +Acumen & The Omidyar Group
-A local showcase to share what we've learned 

Do you work to eliminate one of our community’s most complex problems – like poverty, homelessness, addiction, climate change? Do you feel like we are good at easing today’s symptoms, but the overall problem never gets any better?

We've seen 13 teams from our region bring fresh vision to complex issues contributing to our hunger, addiction, homelessness and more. They completed a world-wide online course that lays out a clear path to frame these issues in a new way, by illuminating and investigating all of the contributing factors - both expected and unexpected. The approach is called systems practice. Teams work together to see complex systems in a new way, find patterns, and identify places in the system where small changes might make lasting change.    

Register for free consultant support sponsored by Rotary Charities by September 20th to Freya Bradford.
fbradford@rotarycharities.org

(231) 941-4010 ext. 209

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Nov
1
to Dec 14

Habits of Adaptive Leaders: 3-part series

Dates: Nov 1st, Nov 29th, Dec 14th
Time: 12-1:30pm; bring your lunch!
Location: Varies

As we learn from local leaders about the complex challenges you're facing, we are seeing a need for new ways of working. You're invited to join us for a free series as we explore Adaptive Leadership, a set of habits that creative, responsive leaders across the country are buzzing about.

Led by Certified Executive Coach Lucille Chrisman, we will experiment with new tools in each session that can be implemented right away. Join us today and increase your effectiveness in the workplace tomorrow! All sessions are free and will be held in the Rotary Charities conference room.

Watch this short video on Adaptive Leadership: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRFXu_jBJec

Nov. 1st: Flexing your leadership style
Click here to Register (free).
Always mindful of the situation at hand, Adaptive Leaders tap into their diverse toolkit of leadership approaches to respond appropriately. They are flexible and aware of their team's unique needs, allowing them to employ a spectrum of methods to mobilize others. Come experiment with us as we explore a range of leadership styles from directive to adaptive, and when to put them into practice.

Nov. 29th: Giving & seeking direct feedback
Location: University Center Room 7, NMC
(2200 Dendrinos Dr)
Click here to Register (free).

Adaptive leaders provide and seek direct feedback. They create safe boundaries by letting others know where they are and what they need to do, helping their teams work efficiently and effectively. They grow by inviting honest feedback from others, increasing their flexibility to meet complex demands. Come experiment with us as we learn new ways to give and seek feedback in the workplace.

Dec. 14th: Emotional agility
Location: Chamber of Commerce building, Conference room
(202 E Grandview Pkwy)
Click here to Register (free).

Adaptive leaders bring their full selves to work, balancing their thoughts and feelings with productive action. They recognize the impact their emotions have on others and invite their team to notice how their thoughts and behaviors create workplace culture. Learn to recognize, accept, navigate and leverage your emotions toward making productive choices.

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Jan
8
to Feb 12

Fund Development Cohort

Dates: Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm, 01/08/19-02/12/19
Location: University Center Campus, NMC - 2200 Dendrinos Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Facilitator: Beth Stoner Wiegand

Application Deadline: December 1st
Complete this application and mail to beth.stoner1001@gmail.com

The Fund Development Cohort is designed to review, discuss, and apply fundraising fundamentals to existing scenarios and/or situations currently being experienced by nonprofits in our community. The course content will be customized based on the topics most useful to the cohort participants, but will include: prospecting, long-term relationship building, solicitations, board engagement, stewardship, communication flow, time management and writing compelling case statements. This cohort is designed for those that have been in fund development positions for at least five years.

The Fund Development Cohort will be led by seasoned Advancement professional, Beth Stoner Wiegand, who has been in the fundraising industry for more than two decades.

This cohort will benefit most from the input and participation of its members. Attendance at all sessions is required. The cohort will meet once per week, for six weeks.

Registration Fee: $349*

*Please note that the cost of this opportunity was underwritten by Rotary Charities of Traverse City, who care deeply about the continued development of our region’s nonprofits.

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Sep
18
11:30 AM11:30

Intro to Adaptive Leadership

Date:  September 18, 2018
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Rotary Charities Conference Room

Facilitator:  Lucille Chrisman

Click here to register for this free workshop.

Are you interested in becoming a more effective leader? Are you wishing you could have a bigger impact in your organization and community? Join us to learn how effective leaders of today are using adaptive leadership tools and tactics to tackle tough challenges. We need to think differently and lead differently to get different results. This introductory session will highlight the key frameworks of being an adaptive leader, and will provide an overview of the Rotary Charities Adaptive Leadership Series that begins on October 5, 2018.

This introductory session is being offered FREE of charge. Please note that it is an excellent precursor for the Rotary Charities Adaptive Leadership Series, but is not a requirement for participation.

What is adaptive leadership? Take a peek at this video for a quick intro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRFXu_jBJec&t=1s

Lucille Chrisman is a Certified Executive Coach with over 30 years of experience working with leaders, management teams, and organizations, helping them gain clarity, focus and action in reaching personal and professional goals. 

As Vice President of Public Affairs and Executive Director of Development, at Saginaw Valley State University, along with Associate Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, Lucille has a deep understanding of challenges of nonprofit leaders.  In addition to her nonprofit leadership, she also experience as a for-profit leader, conducting customized corporate trainer programs within the US through the American Management Association.  Lucille has been a full time professor at CMU and SVSU, teaching Effective Communications, Business Communications, Small Group Communication and Organizational Leadership.

Lucille is a certified coach from The Coaches Training Institute and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. 

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Jul
30
1:00 PM13:00

Rotary Charities Grant Training

Join Rotary Charities staff for a free grant training workshop. Applications for the next grant cycle are due September 15, 2018. Attend this free session for an overview on Charities' new grant types, criteria and how to apply.

This informational session will be led by Becky Ewing, Associate Director, and Freya Bradford, Learning Officer, Rotary Charities.

This session is free but registration is required. Parking is free at the University Center.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

Rotary Charities Grant Training

This session will be offered again on July 30 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Join Rotary Charities staff for a free grant training workshop. Applications for the next grant cycle are due September 15, 2018. Attend this free session for an overview on Charities' new grant types, criteria and how to apply.

This informational session will be led by Becky Ewing, Associate Director, and Freya Bradford, Learning Officer, Rotary Charities.

This session is free but registration is required. Parking is free at the University Center.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Systems Practice Showcase

Twelve local teams are ready to share the results of 10 weeks of seeing the community issue they care most about through a new systems lens. Join us for an interactive showcase, science fair style! If you've been thinking there must be a better way to solve our really messy, complex problems, or you've just been curious about Rotary Charities evolving direction - this is the morning for you. We will even give participants an advance peek at Rotary Charities brand new grant categories!

Some problems persist despite all of our best efforts to solve them. These are wicked problems like homelessness, poverty, climate change, obesity, and food security. With complex problems like these, our traditional ways of seeing and solving problems don't work and can even unintentionally make problems worse. Rotary Charities is actively learning how we can adapt our approach to inspire and support work that is aimed at making core impact within complex problems. With Rotary Charities technical support, teams of peers have taken an online course through the Omidyar Group and +Acumen, Systems Practice: An Approach to Move from Impossible to Impact. They have learned to:

  • See complex systems in a new way;

  • Find patterns;

  • Identify places where a small change can have a big system impact; and

  • Design experiments that will move toward a healthier state of the system.

Twelve local teams that have completed the course are eager to share what they've learned through an interactive showcase. Come and hear what Systems Practice is and then wander the room and view posters created by each team. Stay to hear a bit about Rotary Charities new grant categories.

Representatives from the following teams will be present to share their Systems Practice work:

  • Oral Health Network

  • Everybody Reads

  • Youth Homelessness

  • Arts Economy

  • Great Lakes Ecosystem Health

  • Torch Lake Natural Shoreline

  • Green Team

  • Food Security

  • Substance Abuse

  • Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative

  • STEAM Education

  • Grassroots Advocacy for Healthy Communities

This event is free but registration is REQUIRED. 

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May
9
12:00 PM12:00

Nonprofit Communications: How to Wield Your Superpower

Being able to illustrate how your nonprofit is saving the world is a superpower. But how do you make your mission stand out so that your funders are captivated, your volunteers are motivated and your staff is inspired? In this workshop, we'll explore the basics of turning your story into a compelling conversation for world domination!....or at least make a powerful impact in the community you serve.

Kate Rose is a communication strategist and freelance writer with an insatiable curiosity for how stories move people towards doing good things in the world. Drawing on communications work for brands like Google, Nickelodeon, and YouTube, her goal is to help individuals and companies with big ideas find their voice, then tell their story in a way that draws others to their mission. After 7 years of California dreaming, she now lives in Interlochen with her wife and their tubby tabby cat, Luna.

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May
3
9:30 AM09:30

Stewardship of Fund Development Cohort - May 3

NorthSky is pleased to offer quarterly professional development offerings for those that have successfully completed Beth Stoner Wiegand’s 6-week Fund Development Cohort. These sessions are designed to help participants continue their learning, reconnect with their peers and address their biggest challenges together.

These sessions are restricted to alums of the 6-week Fund Development Cohort (offered each spring and fall).

The Stewardship of Fund Development Cohort will be led by seasoned Advancement professional, Beth Stoner Wiegand, who has been in the fundraising industry for more than two decades.

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Apr
25
12:00 PM12:00

Marketing for Nonprofits: How to Begin Doing a Lot with a Little

Pack a lunch and join us for this workshop designed to explore core marketing fundamentals through a nonprofit lens. We will look at how to craft personas, how to use your internal resources and how to leverage your external connections for greater impact. Once you comprehend the "why" of your marketing mission you can confidently provide resources and select channels for execution.

About the Instructors:

Joey DiFranco, Creative Director at TentCraft, a Traverse City-based company that creates branded outdoor experiences. He has more than ten years of creative and marketing experience in agency and in-house settings. He is a 2007 graduate of the Savannah College of Arts & Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Film & Television Production.

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Apr
23
9:30 AM09:30

The Art of Making the Ask

Is your capital campaign stagnant? Would you like to engage your Board members in the solicitation process, but don't know how? Are you unsure about the right time to solicit for a gift? Why are you hesitant about approaching that one person who has major capacity? "The Art of Making the Ask" workshop is intended to answer these questions...or at least get you on the path to successfully securing gifts.

Reserve your space for this workshop and consider having a Board member join you as a variety of solicitation scenarios are presented, discussed and resolved.

The “Art of Making the Ask” will be led by seasoned Advancement professional, Beth Stoner Wiegand, who has been in the fundraising industry for more than two decades.

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Apr
11
12:00 PM12:00

Foundation Directory Online II - Corporate Giving

  • Traverse Area District Library McGuire Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of the different types of corporate giving, what motivates corporations to give and how to find potential corporate partners. This training is located at the Woodmere Branch of the Traverse Area District Library, because they have a subscription to the FDO that is FREE to patrons and accessible on-site. This session will include a hands-on 45-minute exercise to help your organization determine if it is ready to seek corporate support and explore the in-depth data available through the Foundation Directory Online.

Pack a lunch and please bring your own laptop if you have one - a limited number of laptops will be available to borrow.

About the Instructor:

Brice Bush is a native of Saginaw, Michigan who holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is the Adult Services coordinator for the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) and has been with TADL since 2011.

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Apr
10
to Apr 17

Skills for Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

  • NMC University Center Room 209 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NOTE: This is a 2-part series taking place from 1:00 - 3:00 PM on April 10 & 17.

No matter what your position is in your organization, you may need to navigate through some difficult conversations. Whether we’re dealing with an underperforming employee, a supervisor that we disagree with, a difficult board member or a peer who seems to undermine us, we could all use practice and tools for structuring what we have to say to be effective.

In this series of two workshops, will provide you with tools and practice in:

  • Identifying what is most important for you to say

  • Bringing forward differences in a productive way

  • Structuring your conversation so you don’t get lost

  • Managing strong emotions and triggers

  • Listening and reflecting rather than defending and escalating

  • Staying balanced regardless of the other person’s response

About the Instructor:

Lucille Chrisman is a Certified Executive Coach with over 30 years experience working with leaders, management teams, and organizations, helping them gain clarity, focus and action in reaching personal and professional goals.

As Vice President of Public Affairs and Executive Director of Development, at Saginaw Valley State University, along with Associate Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, Lucille has a deep understanding of challenges of nonprofit leaders. In addition to her nonprofit leadership, she also experience as a for-profit leader, conducting customized corporate trainer programs within the US through the American Management Association. Lucille has been a full time professor at CMU and SVSU, teaching Effective Communications, Business Communications, Small Group Communication and Organizational Leadership.

Lucille is a certified coach from The Coaches Training Institute and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

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Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

Grant Writing like a Grant Maker

Need, and outcomes, and leverage, oh my! What do funders really want in a proposal? Every funder asks different question, but there are a few fundamental things that every grant maker appreciates. Join us to hear grant writing insider tips and tricks from two foundation professionals who have served on both sides of the table.

About the Instructors:

Rotary Charities Learning Officer, Freya Bradford, served as a Director for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians for four years before joining Rotary Charities and was successful in helping to secure over $17 million in new grant dollars. Leah McCallum, Rotary Charities Director of Community Capacity, served as a Director on the staff of Senator Gary Peters. Prior to that, she led development efforts for Goodwill, the Detroit Zoo and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 

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Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Partnership Agreements: Navigating Fiscal Sponsorship

Are you a nonprofit who wants to partner with other nonprofits or individuals by accepting donations on their behalf? Or do you want to ask a nonprofit to accept donations to sponsor your community-good projects? Lawyers (and the IRS) call that a "fiscal sponsorship."

This session will cover the legal and pragmatic basics of fiscal sponsorships; when it is good idea (given your values, brand alignment, program impact and engagement goals); and best practices for partnership. You will receive a basic template fiscal sponsorship agreement and may also sign up for discounted one-on-one review of an agreement for your organization with Commonplace Law.

About the Instructor:

Megan Olds founded Parallel Solutions, which offers consulting services related to community development and engagement, strategic business planning, fundraising, and partnership coordination. Kate Redman, with Commonplace Law, is an attorney specializing in 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal issues.

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Mar
20
9:30 AM09:30

Stewardship of Fund Development Cohort - March 20

NorthSky is pleased to offer quarterly professional development offerings for those that have successfully completed Beth Stoner Wiegand’s 6-week Fund Development Cohort. These sessions are designed to help participants continue their learning, reconnect with their peers and address their biggest challenges together.

These sessions are restricted to alums of the 6-week Fund Development Cohort (offered each spring and fall).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

About the Instructor:

The Stewardship of Fund Development Cohort will be led by seasoned Advancement professional, Beth Stoner Wiegand, who has been in the fundraising industry for more than two decades.

 

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Mar
14
12:00 PM12:00

Salesforce: It’s More Than a Donor Management Tool

We all need to track donors in a centralized system, but why not the volunteers who support us, individuals who come to work with us, or participants in our programs and events? Wouldn't it be great to collect this data into one centralized place? You can effectively track the experience, commitment and interests of your volunteers and other supporters - and you might even realize that some of these people are also your biggest donors!

Salesforce is a flexible database platform that can be used by nonprofit organizations to track their donors, donations and other income, clients, volunteers and any other data an organization might desire to track and understand. Pack a lunch and join us to learn how Salesforce can be a central repository for all the data your organization collects and analyzes.

About the Instructor:

Ashima Saigal is a Salesforce MVP, a Certified Salesforce Developer, a Sales Cloud Consultant and the Administrator and Founder of Database Sherpa, a consulting firm that specializes in guiding nonprofit organization through managing transitions to Salesforce.

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Feb
21
9:00 AM09:00

Better Stories by Design: Crafting Narratives that Stick

  • NMC University Center Room 207 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Story is the basis of human connection. Nothing was ever designed that didn’t start with a story: a product, a society, a movement. And the best stories, the ones we tell over and over again, contain a basic structure that makes them “sticky” - they interrupt, surprise, convict and spur to action. Storytelling is an art, for sure - but like any other artistic endeavor, it takes a process and good work to begin developing stories. The goal is to create common landmarks around an issue or idea that help to influence behavior. The focus of our discussion will be as much about preparing the storyteller(s) as it will be about developing the components of the narrative.

Pack your lunch and join us for the first step in creating your best story! This session will include a presentation of Mark’s perspective and experience with storytelling: on the elements that make a good story, and a process for unlocking the stories that already exist within your culture. We will also work together in pairs to help create the basic structure of each other’s stories.

About the Instructor:

An experience and systems designer, Mark VanderKlipp has been working in human-centered design for over 30 years. His work helps clients understand all aspects of a given customer journey, empowering staff to deliver an experience that’s clear, relevant and human.

He previously spent 13 years as president of a world class environmental graphic design firm, where he was the lead strategist for diverse healthcare, higher education, civic, corporate, trails and tourism institutions throughout North America. Since July 2016, Mark has worked as a NorthSkyconsultant with Rotary Charities, a design resource to the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project, and a strategic consultant to SEEDS, Groundwork and the Housing Partnership among other non-profit clients.

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Jan
31
12:00 PM12:00

Collaboration and Outreach: Low Cost, High Impact for Your Nonprofit

Pack a lunch and join us for this workshop designed to explore essential ways your group can work with other nonprofits and businesses to cross-promote and maximize impact. We will discuss successful collaboration and outreach examples, followed by a hands-on brainstorm session for new, effective ways to partner within our own northern Michigan systems.

Ashlea Walter has been working in the field of marketing and communications for over 15 years, creating and implementing strategic and creative marketing plans to promote everything from banks to bikes to cherries to restaurants to political causes to craft beer. She is also a painter and serial entrepreneur. She especially loves to help small businesses, NPOs and artists, get their brands experienced and loved by more people.

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Jan
24
12:00 PM12:00

Foundation Directory Online I - Intro

  • Traverse Area District Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is a powerful tool in searching for grantors. It's an online resource, updated weekly, providing access to 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors. The database is searchable, so you are able to narrow your search down to specific geographies, grantors, interest areas, and more. There are many subscription levels, giving you different access levels to the information. This training is located at the Woodmere Branch of the Traverse Area District Library, because they have a subscription to the FDO that is FREE to patrons and accessible on-site. During this session, you will learn the basics in using the FDO to find grantors that fit your mission, best practices such as finding and searching 990's to see past funding, noting reporting requirements, match requests, initial inquiry method, and other considerations. This session is for individuals curious about using this resource to help them in their search for funding.

Pack a lunch and bring your own laptop if you have one - a limited number of laptops will be available to borrow.

Brice Bush is a native of Saginaw, Michigan who holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is the Adult Services coordinator for the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) and has been with TADL since 2011.

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Jan
9
to Feb 13

Fund Development Cohort

The Fund Development Cohort is designed to review, discuss and apply fundraising fundamentals to existing scenarios and/or situations currently being experienced by nonprofits in our community. The course content will by customized based on the topics most useful to the cohort participants, but will include: prospecting, long-term relationship building, solicitations, board engagement, stewardship, communication flow, time management and writing compelling case statements. This cohort is designed for those that have been in fund development positions for at least five years.

The Fund Development Cohort will be led by seasoned Advancement professional, Beth Stoner Wiegand, who has been in the fundraising industry for more than two decades.

The class will be held once per week for six weeks:

Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

January 9-February 13, 2018 (1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13)

Tuition: $300*.

*Note that the cost of this class is being partially underwritten by Rotary Charities to support the continued development of the region’s nonprofit professionals.

Please complete application and return it by December 29 to Beth Stoner Wiegand at beth.stoner1001@gmail.com.

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Jan
8
9:00 AM09:00

Community Panel: Systems Practice Course

Some problems persist despite all of our best efforts to solve them. These are wicked problems like homelessness, poverty, climate change, obesity, and food security. With complex problems like these, our traditional ways of seeing and solving problems don't work and can even unintentionally make problems worse. Rotary Charities is actively learning how we can adapt our approach to inspire and support work that is aimed at making core impact within complex problems. With Rotary Charities technical support, teams of peers have been taking an online course through the Omidyar Group and +Acumen, Systems Practice: An Approach to Move from Impossible to Impact. They have learned to:

  • See complex systems in a new way;

  • Find patterns;

  • Identify places where a small change can have a big system impact; and

  • Design experiments that will move toward a healthier state of the system.

They are eager to share what they've learned, walk through some practical tools and discuss with the audience how this practice could be leveraged more broadly in this region.

Please note: Lunch is included with registration

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