Nonprofit Conference Workshops

Building a Nonprofit Team Driven for Success
Jim LaJoie, Superior Health Foundation

In this session, Jim LaJoie will discuss how building a highly functioning and organized team plays a defining role in the success of a nonprofit organization. Drawing on his experience as an executive director and years of board governance experience, Jim will paint a picture of what a successful team looks like and how to weave skills sets and personalities into an organization to fuel it for success.

Bridging the Divide – Engaging Millennials 
Kevin Peterson, Johnson Center for Philanthropy 

The Millennial generation is on the receiving end of the largest transfer of wealth we have ever seen, in the next few years it will comprise a majority of the workforce, and it is both more diverse and smaller than previous generations. Simply put, if you don’t have a plan for engaging this generation, your organization is falling behind. Join in this interactive discussion as we explore approaches for engaging Millennials in your board room and map a plan for future involvement.

Effective Volunteer Recruitment Tools You Can Use
Kristina Coby, Michigan Community Service Commission 

Volunteer Michigan conducted a statewide Listening Tour during the fall of 2018 and we listened to YOUR voice! In response to the needs we heard, Volunteer Michigan is offering three mobile-friendly, online volunteer recruitment and management tools FREE to Michigan nonprofits and residents. Learn how these tools can help you organize, manage and grow your base of volunteers. If your organization manages long and/or short-term volunteer opportunities, coordinates volunteer efforts in times of disaster or seeks to engage youth volunteers, this session is for you!

Employees, Volunteers, and Independent Contractors
Tami Seavoy and Trish Davis, Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Larsen, P.C.Explore the differences and similarities in the support your organization receives and the consequences of each designation.Workshop attendees will learn how to distinguish between employees, volunteers, and independent contractors.

More workshop descriptions coming soon!