Training Calendar for the Battle Creek Community

Did you know The Miller Foundation hosts FREE Board training events each year. These learning sessions are open to any current Battle Creek Community member, Battle Creek non-profit leadership, board members, staff members or volunteers that directly serve the Battle Creek MI community, including having staff or office space in Battle Creek. 

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Each training is offered at two different times and features different topics from board governance basics to specialized areas such as finance and fundraising.

 

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 UPCOMING SESSIONS
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Title:  Foundations of Board Governance (free)
Date: April 23, 2024
Time: 9 AM -  11:30 AM (IN-PERSON)
              ET (US and Canada)
Location: 300 Wahwahtaysee Way, Battle Creek MI 49015



Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead. Does every member of your board understand their legal obligations, basic responsibilities, and duties? 
We will address current trends, challenges, and climates for organizations in the current year.

Session Goals This workshop will provide participants with the following:

  • The three legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • Key tasks the board should undertake

Designed for—  It doesn't matter if you have served on a board for years or if you are serving on a board for the first time, this workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at within your organization. Join with your other board members!

*To avoid event cancellation we are offering registration options for the AM session. In-person or Zoom.
If not enough participants are able to attend in-person, the session will be presented over Zoom (only).
 This decision will be communicated in the 1-week prior email reminder. This session will be in-person.

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting if you are unable to attend.  These workshops are offered at no-cost and “No-Shows” may affect the ability of organizations to participate in future events.
If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration please email [email protected] or call our office at 517-796-4750 ext.1

REGISTER FOR THE APRIL AM SESSION


 

 

Title:  Foundations of Board Governance (free)
Date: April 23, 2024 
Time: 4:00 PM -  6:30 PM  ET (US and Canada)
Location: Virtual on Zoom


 

Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead. Does every member of your board understand their legal obligations, basic responsibilities, and duties? We will address current trends, challenges, and climates for organizations in the current year.

Session Goals This workshop will provide participants with the following:

  • The three legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • Key tasks the board should undertake

Designed for—  It doesn't matter if you have served on a board for years or if you are serving on a board for the first time, this workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at within your organization. Join with your other board members!

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting if you are unable to attend.  These workshops are offered at no-cost and “No-Shows” may affect the ability of organizations to participate in future events.
If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration please email [email protected] or call our office at 517-796-4750 ext.1

REGISTER FOR THE APRIL PM SESSION

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS
The Miller Foundation tracks participation and rewards organizations for attendance. Attendance will be taken at each event. Each participant must be registered and attend in order to obtain participation credit for your organization. A minimum 48 hour cancellation is required.


Title:  Fundraising in Calhoun County (free)
Date: June 12, 2024 (2 time choices)
AM Option: 9 AM to 11:30 AM Hybrid ET (US and Canada)

Location: In-person in Battle Creek and on Zoom 
or
PM Option: or 4:00 PM -  6:30 PM on Zoom


Come learn how to attract, retain, and nurture donors to build lasting, and sustainable, relationships and become less reliant on events and/or use events more efficiently. Explore how nonprofits can work more collaboratively together in Calhoun County and how local demographic, political, corporate  Bring one or two key volunteers who are willing to help build your giving program. Course will cover essential communication and marketing tools.  This event will also explore how every board member needs to be engaged in the fundraising process and the ways to help are endless.  Come learn “no-ask” strategies as well as how to reduce your fear of asking, tips and tools to raise more money and increase the number of people engaged in the fundraising process. 

Session Goals - This workshop will provide participants with the following:

  • How to effectively use events to improve relationships with donors
  • Understand the basic concepts of acquiring and retaining donors.
  • Basic communication strategies 

Participants will create a list of high priority fundraising tasks that should be completed in the next 12 months.

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting if you are unable to attend.  These workshops are offered at no-cost and “No-Shows” may affect the ability of organizations to participate in future events.
If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration please email [email protected] or call our office at 517-796-4750 ext.1


  Register Here for the AM Session                          Register Here for the PM Session  


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 Please see the Nonprofit Network event calendar and online courses for all we have to offer or if you do not live in or serve the Battle Creek, MI community.