Upcoming Programs

Apr
25

This session explores approaches to reviewing proposals in the context of board priorities and interests.

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Apr
26

This three part series examines the technical and strategic aspects of nonprofit finance with a focus on calculating and communicating your real costs.

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Apr
26

In this introductory-level workshop, we’ll provide a primer on nonprofit finance and accounting and interpreting financial statements.

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May
1

In this intermediate workshop, you’ll polish the skills required to take your individual fundraising strategies to the next level.

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May
2

In this lively lunchtime conversation, we will dispel – once and for all – the myths around supporting and engaging in advocacy.

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May
2

This two-part workshop focuses on effective strategies for communicating to the public as well as internally within an organization

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May
8

This session is about preparing and building confidence in making asks and attendees will learn some of the “magic” words to use when making any ask.

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May
11

This workshop for intermediate and advanced users of LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter will dive into strategy, timing, and tools for these four platforms.

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May
15

In this high-level session, we’ll provide key strategies to ensure your organization remains financially solvent, has a sustainable business model, and progresses towards achieving its mission.

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May
15

This program will help nonprofits launch social media for their organizations, learn the top social media platforms and map out a social media strategy.

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May
16

In this session, we’ll explore the practice of Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE), which is defined by its inclusive, asset-focused practices, and begin to examine how we can apply CRE in our own organizations.

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May
17

It is a common challenge for family foundations—how do you engage the next generation to ensure the smooth transition in leadership when the time comes? Join this webinar to hear from the experts on national trends, data, and research on this topic as well as from your peers who have successfully engaged next generation leaders. (Michigan)

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Jun
5

Through the Immunity-to-Change Exercise, this workshop will provide tools to address our instinctive resistance to change.

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Jun
6

This culminating moderated panel conversation between nonprofits and grantmakers will explore the tough spots when it comes to communicating with each other about finances.

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Jun
12

What if there was a way to carve out enough time and energy to actually do some fundraising?  If you’ve ever thought of “what if”, then this session is for you.

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Jun
20

Dive deeper into social media in this interactive workshop by learning the more advanced techniques to help your organization tell your story, engage volunteers, and increase donations.

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Jul
26

A strong economy supported by a secure workforce is important. Jobs that pay livable wages and provide good benefits afford workers the disposable income to increase economic security. More often than not, we lean on Corporations to advance the cause of the livable wage through their social responsibility and improve the well-being of American workers. The program will discuss successful livable wage strategies used by corporations and provide ways to increase the value of jobs while strengthening the business.

This program is part of the 2018 Corporate Giving Webinar Series presented by Indiana Philanthropy AllianceForefrontCouncil of Michigan Foundations, and Philanthropy Ohio. The series is designed for staff involved with corporate foundations, advised funds at a community foundation, or giving programs; but grantmakers of all types are invited to attend.

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Aug
9

Join colleagues from across the Midwest and beyond for four webinars designed for staff and/or trustees affiliated with non- or small-staffed family foundations eager to find new ways of thinking smarter and performing better when it comes to their grantmaking.

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Nov
8

Communication is a key element to ensure that the full value of the corporate philanthropy work you do is recognized. Join us for this webinar, hosted by CMF in partnership with the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (AACP), to explore the ins and outs of communication, how to craft effective messaging and share the great corporate philanthropy work that you do through various channels.

This program is part of the 2018 Corporate Giving Webinar Series presented by Indiana Philanthropy AllianceForefrontCouncil of Michigan Foundations, and Philanthropy Ohio. The series is designed for staff involved with corporate foundations, advised funds at a community foundation, or giving programs; but grantmakers of all types are invited to attend.

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Dec
13

Managing an individual’s interest is vital in deciding where and whom to give. That gets complicated for family foundations who are managing multiple perspectives that may or may not align with the original vision for their foundations giving. The program will discuss how to navigate and engage a philanthropic family with many divergent interests while effectively blending personal and family giving.

Join colleagues from across the Midwest and beyond for four webinars designed for staff and/or trustees affiliated with non- or small-staffed family foundations eager to find new ways of thinking smarter and performing better when it comes to their grantmaking.

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