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.

2021 Workshop *Schedule: 


Model the Way – Begin Elevating your Team

Tuesday, March 23, 12-2pm (Virtually via ZOOM)

Organizational values, Vision and Mission. The personal work begins to shape Organizational work.

This workshop: GreatLeadersestablish principles concerning the way people (constituents, peers, colleagues, and customers alike) should be treated and the waythey should pursue goals. 

Great Leaders create standards of excellence and set an example for others to follow.

Great leaders get there by first starting internally and develop a leadership philosophy.  Your leadership philosophy are personal values and principles that guide actions and decisions and that are brought to the work you do for your organization.  

Your values and your organizational values become guideposts. 

Designed for Leaders (Executive Directors and other leaders ,such as board members) In this workshop we will examine, frame and discuss your leadership philosophies with peers. We will explore how these shape the organizations that you lead, how you build and affirm the shared values of your organization, and how you align your actions with those shared values to build an internal culture

Register Here:  Register


— *Please STAY TUNED as we continue to develop our 2021 Workshop Schedule —

Here’s a quick preview of topics:


Nurturing your Board toward Better Performance

Tuesday, April 27, 5-7pm (Virtually via ZOOM)

Designed for:  Executive Directors and Board Members. – More information TBA


How Boards Govern Around Values

September – TBA

Designed for Boards and Executive Directors – More information TBA




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 for networking and support from 12:00-2:00PM. 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.

ED Networking Dates:  (Currently virtually)

February 9, 2021 
April 13, 2021
May or June  2021– Mini Retreat for NonProfit Capacity Building Members
August  2021 — Full Retreat for Nonprofit Capactiy Building Members (finish the conversation)
October 12, 2021
December 14, 2021     

More ED Support:

Some of the early work of the Nonprofit Capacity Building program in 2021 will be focused on examining mission, vision, and values.  As well, many of you have already begun an effort to examine your policies and practices that relate to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA). 

We heard from you how you value connecting and collaborating with one another, and we are committed to supporting our community of nonprofit practitioners.  So in addition to the bi-monthly Executive Director Networking sessions (listed above) we will be hosting two monthly informal ZOOM chats:

  1. One on the second Friday of the month at noon (bring your lunch) to just check-in with one another, and
    February 12, 2021
    March 12, 2021
    April 9, 2021
    May 14, 2021
    June 11, 2021
    July 9, 2021
    August 13, 2021
    September 10, 2021
    October 8, 2021
    November 12, 2021
    December 10, 2021

  2. One on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. to talk about IDEA and values work
    January 26, 2021
    February 23, 2021
    March 23, 2021
    April 27, 2021
    May 25, 2021
    June 22, 2021
    July 27, 2021
    August 24, 2021
    September 28, 2021
    October 26, 2021
    November 23, 2021
    No Dec. Meeting due to Holidays


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

**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.

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