We believe that Shiawassee nonprofits should have access, locally, to experts in nonprofit management, and we bring in presenters to our community for free educational programs. If you’d like to participate and are not already a member of our Shiawassee NonProfit Capacity Building program, then please email Yvette Collard at: [email protected] or call 989-725-1621.

2020 Workshop Schedule:

*Functions of Board Governance: Accelerating Board Performance

May 12th, 2020 ~ 4pm – 7pm

Nonprofit boards have lots of responsibilities, and opportunities, but only 12 meetings a year in which to accomplish them. How do you fit in good governance, due diligence, policy conversation, relationship building, committee work, strategic conversations and board engagement in one hour or so each month? How do you get everything done in 12-14 hours a year??? 



*Bridges out of Poverty: Community Session

July 14th, 2020 ~ 9am – 3pm

To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through a new lens. This community session will offer tools and resources that equip you to;

  • Redesign programs to better serve the people you work with
  • Skill sets for management to help guide employees
  • Upgrade training for front-line staff like receptionists, case workers and managers
  • And increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work

This workshop will provide a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.



*Ethics in Fundraising – Do’s and Don’ts for nonprofits

Sept 15th, 2020 ~ 12pm – 3pm

Your relationships with donors hold the key to your financial future. Come learn how transparency and trust will maximize giving, safeguard donor relations and protect your tax exempt status.

This interactive 3 hour session will feature the Association of Fundraising Professionals “Donor Bill of Rights” and include discussion of real-life scenarios.  



*Finance Committee Basics – Roles and accounting policies

Nov 10th, 2020 ~ 4pm – 7pm

The finance committee acts as the caretaker of the organizations resources and assets, yet most board members and nonprofit executives do not have a deep experience with accounting or finance management. This workshop will give you some solid guidance managing expenses and income and grant you an understanding of the “controls” that will help the Finance Committee feel more confident.



*Boardsmanship: Becoming and Being a Better Board Member

Jan 12th, 2021 ~ 4pm – 7pm

Great board members emerge by having a broader perspective than self or even the nonprofit: they develop a vision that links the nonprofit to the broader nonprofit sector and act to serve, strengthen, and transform the entire community. Indeed, great board members are “community trustees.




**Please note**

If you are a member of our NonProfit Capacity Building Program and would like to see a workshop brought to our area, we would consider supporting this effort IF you collaborate with at least two other nonprofits on your chosen topic for Nonprofit Network (or another facilitator) to present, AND IF each participating organization can commit to bring at least five members of their organization (Board Members, Staff, Volunteers, etc.) to the workshop.

Interested? Here’s a listing of the types of facilitated workshops we could bring to our area (click here). Feel free to contact Yvette Collard or Tom Cook  (989.725.1621) or the professionals at Nonprofit Network (517-796-4750) for more information on any session topic, or to determine if  collaborating to coordinate a future session would be right for you and your organization.

To see our current Shiawassee NonProfit Capacity Building Events listing, click here.  
(You may register for any event at this link also.) 


Other NonProfit Capacity Building and Learning Opportunities:

Executive Director Networking Sessions—

As a member of the Shiawassee NonProfit Capacity Building Program there are other opportunities available to your nonprofit organization. For Executive Directors there are “standing” bi-monthly meetings, meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month (with lunch included and served at noon) for networking and support from 12:00-2:30PM (*local location of each event will be noted on the registration webpage)This Executive Directory only, networking opportunity will help you build your capabilities through peer learning and networking relationships. Come share up-to-date information about current trends and gather tools to help you be a more effective nonprofit executive director.

*Executive Director Networking dates:  

ED Networking – April 14th, 2020 – 12pm – 2:30pm
ED Networking – June 9th, 2020 – 12pm – 2:30pm
ED Networking – August 11th, 2020 – 12pm – 2:30pm
ED Networking – October 13th, 2020 – 12pm – 2:30pm
ED Networking – Dec 8th, 2020 – 12pm – 2:30pm


TO REGISTER for the executive director networking meetings (intended for members and affiliates of the Shiawassee NonProfit Capacity Building Program), please use this link:                                                                   Register

For more information on workshops and to learn more about the NonProfit Capacity Building program click here: Capacity Building Participation or follow us on Twitter @ShiaNPCB