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8 Skills to Lead Today's Workforce—2019-02-20 through 2019-02-20$69—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. The old ways of managing are not effective in the world of today. If you are new to leadership or looking for ideas to lead an ever-changing workforce, this workshop is for you. These 8 skills will fundamentally change the way you see your role as a leader. This Leadershift will shed new light on what it means to successfully lead people and an organization. Includes a skills workbook that you can use to immediately implement the techniques discussed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328721955
Better Stories by Design: Crafting Narratives that Stick—2019-02-08 through 2019-02-08$49—Face to FaceView Details

Fri., 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 07. Story is the basis of human connection. The best stories, the ones we tell again and again, contain a basic structure that makes them sticky. These stories interrupt, surprise, compel and spur to action. Becoming a great storyteller is an art, but also requires a process and good hard work. Come learn by doing and begin the process of crafting your compelling personal or professional story.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328602717
Bookkeeping for Small Business—2019-03-05 through 2019-03-14$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues. and Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. Learn basic accounting principles for record keeping, terminology, and how to prepare financial statements. Discover how to summarize the activities of a business through journal entries and understand how these activities lead to the preparation of income statements and balance sheets. This class is helpful prior to learning accounting software like QuickBooks or Quicken. The required text, Barrons Accounting by Peter J. Eisen, is available at NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =328930060
Earned Income for Your Nonprofit—2019-01-30 through 2019-02-06$69—Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Is your nonprofit dependent on gifts, grants, and donations? Do you wish you had a stable revenue stream to help drive your mission? An earned income venture may be just what you are looking for! But, which venture is right for your organization? Come find out in this two-session course with Mary Manner. In session one you will learn how to build and test hypotheses about your idea and customer base, and develop a value proposition and your ability to communicate the concept. In session two, you will gain tools for building your financial business model, learning from your customers, and evaluating your organizations capacity to undertake an earned income venture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328602700
Email Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp—2019-03-12 through 2019-03-14$75—Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Looking to ramp up your email campaigns? Find out how to create emails easily, develop subject lines and follow best practices of the pros. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns using MailChimp which is free for up to 2,000 names. Rachel North, email guru for MyNorth Media, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients/customers, and previous clients/customers. Learn how to design sign-up forms and how to use fields of date for maximized Return on Investment. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328930015
Employee Development: Positivity in the Workplace—2019-03-05 through 2019-03-05$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Take ownership of your professional development by learning how to ask for feedback and create goals and action plans. Learn how to shift to a positive mindset at work (and home!) and bring your best self every day. Designed for employees of all levels looking to increase their influence and positive impact in their organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328929985
Fundraising Fitness! —2019-04-08 through 2019-04-08$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Have you ever wondered the best way to calculate your donor retention rate, acquisition rate, or overall growth? AFP has developed two Excel-based templates to help organize all this data: The Fitness Test evaluates performance against key indicators and the Growth-in-Giving (GiG) reports provide concise pictures of fundraising gains and losses in a reader-friendly format for executive staff and board. Using data from your organization, you will be able to generate reports and compare to national statistics.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =342379607
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrant Basics—2019-01-23 through 2019-01-23$49—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328960899
Grant Resources—2019-02-06 through 2019-02-06$49—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 08. Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328960944
How to Attract, Cultivate, and Wow Sponsors —2019-04-16 through 2019-04-16$29—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There is a better way, and you can learn it during this free workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs. Joanna Hogan will walk you through her step-by-step process to ensure you and your sponsors achieve the results you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =342379629
How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements—2019-04-16 through 2019-04-30$109—Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Financial statements can answer many questions--if you know what to ask. In clear language, we will explain the information different financial reports contain, what analyses you can use to bring it out, and how to relate the information to the overall health of the business. You will learn to view financial statements in the context of external economic conditions; read and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow from a management perspective; and apply the right type of analysis--ratio, vertical, or horizontal--to the right statement, to uncover the information you need. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =328961571
Increasing Your Nonprofit Board Performance —2019-02-27 through 2019-02-27$49—Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 07. As a nonprofit leader, you know that the performance of your board is vital to success. But what does effective board performance look like? And how can you help the board become more effective? This three-hour course offers tips and tools to increase the performance of a nonprofit Board of Directors. Learn about board self-assessment tools and how to use them. Gain an understanding of the importance of board orientation and development, and how both help to increase performance long-term.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =342379620
Leadership Skill-Building: Be a Positive Leader—2019-01-29 through 2019-01-29$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Learn how leading with a positive mindset creates a great company culture and strong bonds among team members. Leave with a skill set to have difficult conversations that have positive results. This course will leave you feeling happy and energized to lead others.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328721921
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit—2019-04-24 through 2019-04-24$39—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Thinking about starting a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit but not sure what it takes? Or, grappling with the question of whether to be a nonprofit or for profit entity? This course is a primer on the basic legal, tax, and organizational requirements for forming and operating a nonprofit as compared to a for profit. Working with Kate Redman, nonprofit attorney and founder of Commonplace, you will come away with a practical understanding of the basics for setting up a new tax exempt organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =334727509
Starting a Business Workshop—2019-02-12 through 2019-02-12$1—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328721533
Starting a Business Workshop—2019-04-23 through 2019-04-23$1—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328721548
Trade and Craft Show Selling—2019-05-30 through 2019-05-30$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Discover time-tested strategies to get return on investment out of Festivals and Trade or Craft Shows. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =334569535
Using Salesforce Automation to Streamline Processes—2019-03-15 through 2019-03-15$59—Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Noon-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Automation can make life easier but how do you get started? Come to this session led by Ashima Saigal, Salesforce MVP and founder of Database Sherpa, and learn how you can use automation in Salesforce to streamline your processes. You will start at the beginning to uncover the automation that will work best for you.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328602752
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrant Basics—2019-01-23 through 2019-01-23$49—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328960899
Leadership Skill-Building: Be a Positive Leader—2019-01-29 through 2019-01-29$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Learn how leading with a positive mindset creates a great company culture and strong bonds among team members. Leave with a skill set to have difficult conversations that have positive results. This course will leave you feeling happy and energized to lead others.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328721921
Earned Income for Your Nonprofit—2019-01-30 through 2019-02-06$69—Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Is your nonprofit dependent on gifts, grants, and donations? Do you wish you had a stable revenue stream to help drive your mission? An earned income venture may be just what you are looking for! But, which venture is right for your organization? Come find out in this two-session course with Mary Manner. In session one you will learn how to build and test hypotheses about your idea and customer base, and develop a value proposition and your ability to communicate the concept. In session two, you will gain tools for building your financial business model, learning from your customers, and evaluating your organizations capacity to undertake an earned income venture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328602700
Grant Resources—2019-02-06 through 2019-02-06$49—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 08. Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328960944
Better Stories by Design: Crafting Narratives that Stick—2019-02-08 through 2019-02-08$49—Face to FaceView Details

Fri., 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 07. Story is the basis of human connection. The best stories, the ones we tell again and again, contain a basic structure that makes them sticky. These stories interrupt, surprise, compel and spur to action. Becoming a great storyteller is an art, but also requires a process and good hard work. Come learn by doing and begin the process of crafting your compelling personal or professional story.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328602717
Starting a Business Workshop—2019-02-12 through 2019-02-12$1—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328721533
8 Skills to Lead Today's Workforce—2019-02-20 through 2019-02-20$69—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. The old ways of managing are not effective in the world of today. If you are new to leadership or looking for ideas to lead an ever-changing workforce, this workshop is for you. These 8 skills will fundamentally change the way you see your role as a leader. This Leadershift will shed new light on what it means to successfully lead people and an organization. Includes a skills workbook that you can use to immediately implement the techniques discussed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328721955
Increasing Your Nonprofit Board Performance —2019-02-27 through 2019-02-27$49—Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 07. As a nonprofit leader, you know that the performance of your board is vital to success. But what does effective board performance look like? And how can you help the board become more effective? This three-hour course offers tips and tools to increase the performance of a nonprofit Board of Directors. Learn about board self-assessment tools and how to use them. Gain an understanding of the importance of board orientation and development, and how both help to increase performance long-term.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =342379620
Bookkeeping for Small Business—2019-03-05 through 2019-03-14$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues. and Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. Learn basic accounting principles for record keeping, terminology, and how to prepare financial statements. Discover how to summarize the activities of a business through journal entries and understand how these activities lead to the preparation of income statements and balance sheets. This class is helpful prior to learning accounting software like QuickBooks or Quicken. The required text, Barrons Accounting by Peter J. Eisen, is available at NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =328930060
Employee Development: Positivity in the Workplace—2019-03-05 through 2019-03-05$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Take ownership of your professional development by learning how to ask for feedback and create goals and action plans. Learn how to shift to a positive mindset at work (and home!) and bring your best self every day. Designed for employees of all levels looking to increase their influence and positive impact in their organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328929985
Email Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp—2019-03-12 through 2019-03-14$75—Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Looking to ramp up your email campaigns? Find out how to create emails easily, develop subject lines and follow best practices of the pros. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns using MailChimp which is free for up to 2,000 names. Rachel North, email guru for MyNorth Media, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients/customers, and previous clients/customers. Learn how to design sign-up forms and how to use fields of date for maximized Return on Investment. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328930015
Using Salesforce Automation to Streamline Processes—2019-03-15 through 2019-03-15$59—Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Noon-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Automation can make life easier but how do you get started? Come to this session led by Ashima Saigal, Salesforce MVP and founder of Database Sherpa, and learn how you can use automation in Salesforce to streamline your processes. You will start at the beginning to uncover the automation that will work best for you.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328602752
Fundraising Fitness! —2019-04-08 through 2019-04-08$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Have you ever wondered the best way to calculate your donor retention rate, acquisition rate, or overall growth? AFP has developed two Excel-based templates to help organize all this data: The Fitness Test evaluates performance against key indicators and the Growth-in-Giving (GiG) reports provide concise pictures of fundraising gains and losses in a reader-friendly format for executive staff and board. Using data from your organization, you will be able to generate reports and compare to national statistics.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =342379607
How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements—2019-04-16 through 2019-04-30$109—Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Financial statements can answer many questions--if you know what to ask. In clear language, we will explain the information different financial reports contain, what analyses you can use to bring it out, and how to relate the information to the overall health of the business. You will learn to view financial statements in the context of external economic conditions; read and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow from a management perspective; and apply the right type of analysis--ratio, vertical, or horizontal--to the right statement, to uncover the information you need. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =328961571
How to Attract, Cultivate, and Wow Sponsors —2019-04-16 through 2019-04-16$29—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There is a better way, and you can learn it during this free workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs. Joanna Hogan will walk you through her step-by-step process to ensure you and your sponsors achieve the results you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =342379629
Starting a Business Workshop—2019-04-23 through 2019-04-23$1—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328721548
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit—2019-04-24 through 2019-04-24$39—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Thinking about starting a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit but not sure what it takes? Or, grappling with the question of whether to be a nonprofit or for profit entity? This course is a primer on the basic legal, tax, and organizational requirements for forming and operating a nonprofit as compared to a for profit. Working with Kate Redman, nonprofit attorney and founder of Commonplace, you will come away with a practical understanding of the basics for setting up a new tax exempt organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =334727509
Trade and Craft Show Selling—2019-05-30 through 2019-05-30$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Discover time-tested strategies to get return on investment out of Festivals and Trade or Craft Shows. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =334569535
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