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Professional Development
  • Skill Building Circle for Financial and Risk Management July 25, 2014 Nonprofit leaders/board members that focus on the financial and risk management of their organization are invited to this circle. Share key learning, challenges, and tools for greater fiscal planning and monitoring. Discover strategies that help move your organization to high performance in financial management.
  • Skill Building Circle for Marketing Development August 29, 2014 Nonprofit staff, committee members, and volunteers who are engaged in nonprofit marketing are invited to attend this circle that meets every other month. Circles are designed to foster sharing, connecting and coaching among participants.
  • Skill Building Circle for Fund Development September 26, 2014 This circle is open to all individuals who are responsible for or work with any aspect of fund raising in their organization.
  • Skill Building Circle for Program Evaluation October 31, 2014 Nonprofit staff, committee members, and volunteers whose work involves program evaluation are invited to attend this circle Circles are designed to foster sharing, connecting and coaching among participants.
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Major Gifts Training- Cedric

Cedric Richner, of Richner & Richner, presents at a Major Gifts Fundraising workshop at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation hosted by NPA.

Grant Opportunity - 2015 RSVP Competition

Published June 30, 2014

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE: Applicants are strongly encouraged to send a Notice of Intent to Apply by Friday, August 8, 2014. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2015.

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and other programs and activities, CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Esta... Read more

The Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement AmeriCorps*VISTA Program is Recruiting!

Published June 13, 2014

Apply today to serve at one of the host sites

The Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement AmeriCorps*VISTA Program is Recruiting! The Michigan Nonprofit Association AmeriCorps*VISTA Program is seeking to fill 7 full-time positions, which will run from August 12, 2014 to August 15, 2015. We’re looking for college grads who want to gain skills and make an impact on a Michigan community. Host sites:   HandsOn Battle Creek (Battle Creek, MI) Great Lakes Center for Youth Development (Marquet... Read more

The Fundraising School: Developing Annual Sustainability

Published June 6, 2014

NorthSky is delighted to host the The Fundraising School at Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy once again in Traverse City Michigan. The session, "Developing Annual Sustainability," will be held on September 9 and 10, 2014.

Co-sponsored with the The Fundraising School at Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Create a program that brings funds year after year.....From knowing how to use volunteers most effectively for your special event to soliciting major gifts on a yearly basis, this course will help you build a solid annual campaign fund. You will learn how to use the fundraising strategies that most appeal to your potential donors. Find out how you can create a broad, enduring base of sup... Read more

2014 Community Volunteer Awards Nominations

Published May 30, 2014

HandsOn Battle Creek is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Community Volunteer Awards.

The Community Volunteer Awards were established almost 40 years ago to honor outstanding volunteers from across the community of Battle Creek. This event is about thanking one of America's most valuable assets – our volunteers – and calling the public's attention to all that they do to improve our communities. Nominations are being accepted for the following awards: Volunteer of the Year Youth Volunteer of the Year Group Volunteer Award Continuing Service Aw... Read more

Here’s a great resource for area nonprofits!

Published May 16, 2014

Looking for assistance on grant writing, board development or volunteer organization? Be sure to check out the Chronicle of Philanthropy at www.philanthropy.com.

Published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the publication is recognized nationally as one of the most credible sources for news and information on the nonprofit sector. Its website is a great online resource for any size nonprofit seeking tips and ideas to help its organization become more efficient and effective in meeting its goals. The site offers timely news and information on fundraising, giving, managing nonprofits, factual data and figures, and employment opportunities. Low cost ... Read more

Scholarship Opportunities to Attend the 2014 Independent Sector National Conference

Published April 24, 2014

November 16-18 Seattle Washington

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Here’s a great resource for area nonprofits!

Published March 17, 2014

Looking for assistance on grant writing, board development or volunteer organization?

Be sure to check out the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the publication is recognized nationally as one of the most credible sources for news and information on the nonprofit sector. Its website is a great online resource for any size nonprofit seeking tips and ideas to help its organization become more efficient and effective in meeting its goals. The site offers timely news and information on fundraising, giving, managing nonprofits, factual d... Read more