Join us for these dynamic, in-depth workshops to build the essential tools you need to make your organization stronger and create positive change in your community.

All workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Regional Center for AgriScience and Career Advancement (5479 W 72nd Street, Fremont). Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. for each session.

Workshops will be led by Tamela Spicer, program manager at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, and are part of the Community Foundation’s Community Partner Effectiveness initiative.

All sessions are free to attend and include lunch, but space is limited. Reserve your seat now using the links below. Call 231.924.5350 for more information.

This workshop series is presented for organizations based in or primarily serving the residents of Newaygo, Lake, Mecosta, or Osceola counties.

Wednesday, November 20
Bring your ideas for potential grant proposals to this seminar where we’ll go step-by-step through the process of writing a grant. To supplement your skills, the seminar will provide in-depth guidance on proposal development as well as tips on grant writing language and writing styles, prospecting foundations, and managing foundation relationships.
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Wednesday, December 18
The future holds no guarantees but quality succession planning can help ensure the long-term sustainability of your organization. This seminar will help both staff and board leadership understand the needs for succession planning, as well as provide insights on drafting such plans and helping your organization prepare for the future!
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Wednesday, January 15
We know that financial issues impact programmatic results. In this seminar, we’ll discuss financial statements, budgets, reserves, policies, and processes for resource management for nonprofit organizations. You’ll gain insights and tools for keeping your budgets on track! Julie Couturier, director of operations at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, will be a co-presenter for this session.
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Wednesday, February 19
Is your annual fund program meeting your organization’s fiscal needs? Do you have a plan in place to identify prospects, request support, involve your board, and increase gifts from one year to the next? In this session, you’ll walk through a step-by-step process to managing a more effective annual fund program and gain a stronger understanding of how to align event management to support your organization’s goals.
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Wednesday, March 18
Going beyond the basics, you will engage in a higher level of conversation about how the role of boards and board members advance your organization’s mission. Engage in strategic conversations about trends and issues facing nonprofit organizations with discussion of the board’s role in each topic.
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