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February 2022

Stewardship: 7 Forms of Stewardship You May Miss

February 4 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Stewardship: 7 Forms of Stewardship You May Miss Guest Speaker: Lynn Ward Gray, Development Officer, Battle Creek Community Foundation Learn about 7 forms of stewardship you may miss when working with donors, nothing over the top, but will create a…

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March 2022

Opportunities for Professional Development at the Johnson Center: New Tracks and Old Faithfuls

March 4 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Opportunities for Professional Development at the Johnson Center: New Tracks and Old Faithfuls Guest Speaker: Tory Martin, Director of Communications and Engagement, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Tory Martin joined the Johnson Center in 2017. She is currently responsible…

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April 2022

To Do or Not to Do an Annual Report

April 1 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Guest Speaker: Kent Vanderwood, AFPWM Board Member This is a question many non-profits will ask from year to year; and one that ALL should ask. It is that important. As fundraising professionals, we all care about our mission and making…

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May 2022

Ten Ways to Kill Your Campaign

May 6 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Guest Speakers: Keith Hopkins/Hopkins Fundraising Consulting Fundraising is difficult work on the best of days. When you begin a campaign, you add additional responsibilities to an already crowded plate. Following best practices and doing what you can to ensure success…

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June 2022

Donor Retention Strategies

June 3 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Guest Speaker: Janice Fonger, J. Milito & Associates Retain More Donors . . . Raise More Money What’s all this talk about donor retention? And why does it even matter when we hit our fundraising $$ goal every year? In…

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July 2022

Intro to the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA)

July 8 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Guest Speaker: Claire Horlings, Business Development Officer, Michigan Nonprofit Association Learn how MNA is advocating for and resourcing nonprofits across the state of Michigan and how an active and engaged network of members strengthens our individual and collective voices, both…

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August 2022

Leadership and Changing the World: The Best Lessons I’ve Ever Learned

August 12 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown, 310 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Presented by: Kelli Smith, CFRE Chief Development & Engagement Office, John Ball Zoo Chair, National Association of Charitable Gift Planners Board When I entered the fundraising world, I was provided with tools but not much modeling. I learned how to…

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September 2022

Creating a Meaningful Annual Development Plan

September 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown, 310 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Presented by: Laura Kruisenga, President/CEO of Kennari Consulting The starting point of any meaningful annual development plan is clear goals. We’ll talk through a variety of goals to consider, how to narrow it down, and then how to create a…

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October 2022

Why You Need A Legacy Society

October 7 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am

OCTOBER 7 VIRTUAL MEETING 7:45 AM Networking, 8-9AM Presentation Topic: Why You Need A Legacy Society Guest Speakers: Sarah Babins & Abby Reeg Planned giving is an essential piece in transforming your organization. This program will give you practical plans…

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November 2022

Cryptocurrency…..what is it, really?

November 4 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown, 310 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Presenters:  Harle Battjes, Mary Robinson, Louise “Punky” Edison Cryptocurrency…..what is it, really? Is it as big as it seems? How do I get started learning about it for my nonprofit? And do I really have to pay attention? The answer…

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