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7 Steps to Ensure a Successful Donor Meeting (Live Online Webinar)— 2019-11-07 through  2019-11-07$29— OnlineView Details

Thurs., Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-noon, Live Webinar. Did you know the Number 1 secret to raising more money is face time with donors? This is more important than emails, social media posts, or even a letter in the mail. But, when you have so much on your plate, how do you fit in all those all-important meetings? How do you get the appointment and make sure your meetings actually move the person closer to making a gift? During this live Webinar, you will learn how to prepare for and execute a successful donor meeting so you are relaxed, ready and making the best use of your time.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666364
8 Skills to Lead Today's Workforce— 2019-10-23 through  2019-10-23$69— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. 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 leader-shift 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 techniques!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666367
Earned Income for Your Nonprofit— 2019-10-03 through  2019-10-17$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 3 and 17, 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 the capacity of your organization to undertake an earned income venture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667301
Employee Development: Positivity in the Workplace— 2019-11-20 through  2019-11-20$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 20, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. 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 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667323
From Scrappy to Spielberg: Using Video to Market Effectively— 2019-09-26 through  2019-09-26$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Video marketing is on the rise, but with few resources and little time to dedicate to it, how can business and nonprofits take advantage? In this session, Chris and Kate will show you how to do a lot with a little when it comes to video production. They will dive into tools you can use to make something scrappy but powerful and then show you how to develop a strategy to get it in front of the people who need to see it.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667446
Course ClosedFund Development Cohort— 2020-01-07 through  2020-02-11$349— Face to FaceView Details

Seats remain available. 6 Tues., Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Univer. Center Rm. 213. NMC and NorthSky are proud to offer a 5th Fund Development cohort, convening in January and February 2020, for experienced fund development professionals. Working together over 6 weeks, you will review, discuss and apply fundraising fundamentals to the issues and situations you and your organization are facing. Content will be customized and include: prospecting; long term relationship building; solicitations; board engagement; stewardship; communication flow; time management and writing compelling case statements. Walk away with greater confidence in your role and supportive relationships with peers. Participation is limited and by application only; email Evan Gray (egray@nmc.edu) for details and to receive an application. Apply by Nov. 30. Rotary Charities cares deeply about development of nonprofit organizations and has underwritten a significant portion, reducing the cost from $599 to $349.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667459
Get Found on Google Search and Maps — 2019-11-06 through  2019-11-06$25— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 6, 9:00-10:00 a.m., University Center Rm. 07. Did you know that 80% of consumers use a search engine, like Google, when looking for information about local businesses? This one-hour workshop teaches local professionals how to get their business on Google Search and Maps by creating or claiming their free Google My Business profile. You will also receive a tour of how to control the information that appears on your business profile across Google Search and Maps using the Google Business dashboard. Taking these small steps to create an active, up-to-date profile will help your business increase its online presence and reach more potential customers. This course is offered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667816
Grant Writing: Next Steps— 2019-10-08 through  2019-10-15$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 8 and 15, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. This continuation of the basic grant writing class is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding: creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667937
Hiring and Managing Development Staff and Consultants — 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 07. Are you looking to add fund development staff? Are you in need of effective and practical ways of managing your development staff? Whether adding W-2 or contract positions, Christie Perdue, CFRE and principal of CP Consulting, will share her experience with you, introducing: examples of effective position announcements and interview questions that draw out the direct development experience of the applicant; helpful tools for fostering dialogue between staff, board and leaders to identify mission-focused weekly, monthly and annual goals for your development staff; and how an effective development staff accountability model can create a more productive staff and organization overall.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667987
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association— 2019-10-24 through  2019-10-24$85— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Need-to-know information for condominium and community associations--designed for board members, managers, developers and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, a prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You will also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668263
Increasing Your Nonprofit Board Performance — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. As a nonprofit leader, you know that the performance of your board is a vital ingredient in the organization's ability to achieve success. But, what does effective board performance look like? And how can you help the board become more effective? This three-hour course offers practical tips and tools to increase the performance of a nonprofit Board of Directors. Participants will learn about board self-assessment tools and how to use them. They will also gain an understanding of the importance of board orientation and development, and how both help to increase performance long-term.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669638
Navigating QuickBooks Online— 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 9, 9-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 07. Want to know how QuickBooks Online can be maximized for your business or nonprofit? In this workshop, you will not only develop your understanding of how to navigate the different entry screens in QBO, but you will also learn how to configure this powerful tool to get the reports you need and maximize the benefit to your organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669097
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. 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 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668439
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerStarting a Business Workshop— 2019-08-21 through  2019-08-21$1— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Aug. 21, 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335032
Start-up Fundamentals— 2019-10-08 through  2019-10-08$0— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, getting financed; or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop 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. Learn to determine concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning. Discover the steps necessary to launch your business. The $59 cost is underwritten by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668387
Start-up Fundamentals— 2019-12-10 through  2019-12-10$0— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, getting financed; or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop 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. Learn to determine concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning. Discover the steps necessary to launch your business. The $59 cost is underwritten by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which 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 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668380
Understanding Financial Statements— 2019-09-24 through  2019-09-24$29— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 24, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Do you want to understand the numbers behind your organization? We will take an in-depth look at the three most important financial statements - Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow - and learn what they can tell you about the health of your business or nonprofit. You will also learn how to generate reports in QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online to help you manage and grow your organization. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669939
Why You Have to Fail: Testing Success and Failure in Marketing — 2019-10-16 through  2019-10-16$35— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 16, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Following a quick walkthrough of the customer journey, you will learn about the importance of testing success and failure with your marketing strategy. We will cover A/B testing, growth hacking and more through a scalable strategy using the latest tips, hacks and tricks. Join digital marketing pro, Joey DiFranco, for this engaging workshop. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669776
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerStarting a Business Workshop— 2019-08-21 through  2019-08-21$1— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Aug. 21, 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335032
Understanding Financial Statements— 2019-09-24 through  2019-09-24$29— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 24, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Do you want to understand the numbers behind your organization? We will take an in-depth look at the three most important financial statements - Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow - and learn what they can tell you about the health of your business or nonprofit. You will also learn how to generate reports in QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online to help you manage and grow your organization. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669939
From Scrappy to Spielberg: Using Video to Market Effectively— 2019-09-26 through  2019-09-26$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Video marketing is on the rise, but with few resources and little time to dedicate to it, how can business and nonprofits take advantage? In this session, Chris and Kate will show you how to do a lot with a little when it comes to video production. They will dive into tools you can use to make something scrappy but powerful and then show you how to develop a strategy to get it in front of the people who need to see it.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667446
Earned Income for Your Nonprofit— 2019-10-03 through  2019-10-17$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 3 and 17, 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 the capacity of your organization to undertake an earned income venture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667301
Grant Writing: Next Steps— 2019-10-08 through  2019-10-15$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 8 and 15, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. This continuation of the basic grant writing class is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding: creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667937
Start-up Fundamentals— 2019-10-08 through  2019-10-08$0— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, getting financed; or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop 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. Learn to determine concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning. Discover the steps necessary to launch your business. The $59 cost is underwritten by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668387
Navigating QuickBooks Online— 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 9, 9-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 07. Want to know how QuickBooks Online can be maximized for your business or nonprofit? In this workshop, you will not only develop your understanding of how to navigate the different entry screens in QBO, but you will also learn how to configure this powerful tool to get the reports you need and maximize the benefit to your organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669097
Why You Have to Fail: Testing Success and Failure in Marketing — 2019-10-16 through  2019-10-16$35— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 16, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Following a quick walkthrough of the customer journey, you will learn about the importance of testing success and failure with your marketing strategy. We will cover A/B testing, growth hacking and more through a scalable strategy using the latest tips, hacks and tricks. Join digital marketing pro, Joey DiFranco, for this engaging workshop. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669776
8 Skills to Lead Today's Workforce— 2019-10-23 through  2019-10-23$69— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. 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 leader-shift 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 techniques!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666367
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association— 2019-10-24 through  2019-10-24$85— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Need-to-know information for condominium and community associations--designed for board members, managers, developers and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, a prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You will also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668263
Get Found on Google Search and Maps — 2019-11-06 through  2019-11-06$25— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 6, 9:00-10:00 a.m., University Center Rm. 07. Did you know that 80% of consumers use a search engine, like Google, when looking for information about local businesses? This one-hour workshop teaches local professionals how to get their business on Google Search and Maps by creating or claiming their free Google My Business profile. You will also receive a tour of how to control the information that appears on your business profile across Google Search and Maps using the Google Business dashboard. Taking these small steps to create an active, up-to-date profile will help your business increase its online presence and reach more potential customers. This course is offered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667816
7 Steps to Ensure a Successful Donor Meeting (Live Online Webinar)— 2019-11-07 through  2019-11-07$29— OnlineView Details

Thurs., Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-noon, Live Webinar. Did you know the Number 1 secret to raising more money is face time with donors? This is more important than emails, social media posts, or even a letter in the mail. But, when you have so much on your plate, how do you fit in all those all-important meetings? How do you get the appointment and make sure your meetings actually move the person closer to making a gift? During this live Webinar, you will learn how to prepare for and execute a successful donor meeting so you are relaxed, ready and making the best use of your time.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666364
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. 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 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668439
Increasing Your Nonprofit Board Performance — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. As a nonprofit leader, you know that the performance of your board is a vital ingredient in the organization's ability to achieve success. But, what does effective board performance look like? And how can you help the board become more effective? This three-hour course offers practical tips and tools to increase the performance of a nonprofit Board of Directors. Participants will learn about board self-assessment tools and how to use them. They will also gain an understanding of the importance of board orientation and development, and how both help to increase performance long-term.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669638
Employee Development: Positivity in the Workplace— 2019-11-20 through  2019-11-20$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 20, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. 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 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667323
Hiring and Managing Development Staff and Consultants — 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 07. Are you looking to add fund development staff? Are you in need of effective and practical ways of managing your development staff? Whether adding W-2 or contract positions, Christie Perdue, CFRE and principal of CP Consulting, will share her experience with you, introducing: examples of effective position announcements and interview questions that draw out the direct development experience of the applicant; helpful tools for fostering dialogue between staff, board and leaders to identify mission-focused weekly, monthly and annual goals for your development staff; and how an effective development staff accountability model can create a more productive staff and organization overall.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667987
Start-up Fundamentals— 2019-12-10 through  2019-12-10$0— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, getting financed; or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop 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. Learn to determine concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning. Discover the steps necessary to launch your business. The $59 cost is underwritten by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which 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 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668380
Course ClosedFund Development Cohort— 2020-01-07 through  2020-02-11$349— Face to FaceView Details

Seats remain available. 6 Tues., Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Univer. Center Rm. 213. NMC and NorthSky are proud to offer a 5th Fund Development cohort, convening in January and February 2020, for experienced fund development professionals. Working together over 6 weeks, you will review, discuss and apply fundraising fundamentals to the issues and situations you and your organization are facing. Content will be customized and include: prospecting; long term relationship building; solicitations; board engagement; stewardship; communication flow; time management and writing compelling case statements. Walk away with greater confidence in your role and supportive relationships with peers. Participation is limited and by application only; email Evan Gray (egray@nmc.edu) for details and to receive an application. Apply by Nov. 30. Rotary Charities cares deeply about development of nonprofit organizations and has underwritten a significant portion, reducing the cost from $599 to $349.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667459
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