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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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667323
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
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
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIncreasing 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669638
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSo You Want to Start a Nonprofit (CHANGED to Dec. 2)— 2019-11-12 through  2019-12-02$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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668439
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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668380
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSo You Want to Start a Nonprofit (CHANGED to Dec. 2)— 2019-11-12 through  2019-12-02$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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668439
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIncreasing 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 16. 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 18. 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 8. 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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