OUR COMMUNITY LISTENS

June 1st, 2017

Dear Community Members, The dates of the next classes of Our Community Listens are posted below, so that you can check your calendars now. Class will be held each day beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 4:30 pm. June 6-8, 2017 June 21-23, 2017 July 24-26, 2017 August 7-9, 2017 September 26-28, 2017 This

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The Collaboration Game: Solving the Puzzle of Nonprofit Partnership: Above the desks of many nonprofit executives you will find these words: “If you want to travel quickly, go alone. If you want to travel far, go together.” And yet, nonprofits often act in isolation against complex problems, spinning reinvented wheels. Nonprofit collaboration is harder than

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NOVEMBER BOARD GOVERNANCE

October 4th, 2016

PUTTING THE BOARD TO WORK FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT This is a 2.5-hour session that includes a combination of training, consulting and peer discussions that are focused on strengthening non-profit boards. Discover how to increase board engagement in your work, position your board to lead your nonprofit and work in a constructive partnership with your management

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A FRESH NEW APPROACH TO LEARNING Join us for a FREE innovative and informative new learning experience, serving non-profit executive directors in Midland County. Join fellow leaders and Network consultants to address burning topics in the non-profit sector. This facilitated round table discussion encourages learning from each other, sharing personal experiences and brainstorming future topics.

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A FRESH NEW APPROACH TO LEARNING Join us for a FREE innovative and informative new learning experience, serving non-profit executive directors in Isabella County. Join fellow leaders and Network consultants to address burning topics in the non-profit sector. This facilitated round table discussion encourages learning from each other, sharing personal experiences and brainstorming future topics.

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Developing Major Gifts

May 5th, 2016

The Fundraising School at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University Purdue University is returning to Traverse City on June 1- 3 for their session, “Developing Major Gifts.” This session is being offered at almost half the regular price of $1575 and is a great opportunity for you or your clients to learn from

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2015 PROGRESS REPORT

March 31st, 2016

See how we have strengthened over 41 non-profit organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region and increased their capacity. Download Report

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The Community Advancement Network is proud to welcome Charlie Schwedler as its new director. He began the transition over the summer and took the reins in early August. The Community Advancement Network strives to strengthen non-profit organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region through capacity building services that enhance effectiveness and efficiency. This program of

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The Community Advancement Network’s Director, Rob Spurling and his family have recently made a decision to relocate to Hawaii in preparation for their daughter to attend college there as an established resident. They are planning to move in mid-June. Rob has been a key factor in our current success with the build-out and launch of

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Three non-profit organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region have been awarded capacity-building grants for Emerging Leader projects in the winter semester of 2014, and have selected their Emerging Leader student partner: Bay County Habitat for Humanity, Disability Network of Mid-Michigan, and the Saginaw County Community Action Committee. A total of 11 organizations applied for

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NEW: Network Webinar Available!

November 6th, 2013

You asked, we answered! HERE is 14 MINUTE WEBINAR that summarizes the Network’s structure, services, and how nonprofit Focus Group feedback was utilized to shape everything the Network has created. If you missed the Network’s Launch Meetings, or are an interested Board Member, check it out! Open the Prezi and click the play arrow in

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Network Launch Meetings

October 12th, 2013

Shaped by your feedback, Network services launch this fall! Come to a launch meeting to ask questions, learn about capacity building grants, and meet the Network’s team of consultants and partners.

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Nonprofit Focus Groups

October 10th, 2013

In April/May 2013, 105 nonprofit organizations from across the region provided candid feedback about their organization’s capacity building and operational support needs.

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