• Wednesday, January 08, 2020 at 11:30 AM · 4 rsvps
    Comfort Research, in Grand Rapids, MI

    Dynamic Storytelling with DO MORE GOOD

    7 Ways Nonprofits Can Brand Themselves More Effectively To Do More Good

    Can branding and powerful storytelling really work in the non-profit environment as well as it does for corporations? Learn not only how to make it work, but also how nonprofit organizations can move from “doing good” to doing MORE good.

    This presentation will be led by Bill McKendry, Founder and Board President of DO MORE GOOD, a nonprofit with a mission to educate nonprofits on the power of branding and marketing to capture, grow and keep support. 

    Bill is also the Chief Creative Officer of HAVEN | a creative hub and is best known for his work with Hanon McKendry, the Michigan-based firm with a national, award-winning reputation for its work with nonprofit and issue-based clients. 

    Throughout his career, Bill has maintained a guiding principle that 50% of his agency’s work will be devoted to nonprofit organizations. Over the past 25 years, Bill has worked with over 300 nonprofits.

    Attendees will learn to:

    • Help their organization to see branding/marketing as an “investment” and not an “expense.”
    • Expect and explain how branding/marketing efforts have an ROI x 3 — a Return On Investment, Involvement and Impact.
    • Create planned, ongoing and sustainable communication programs.


  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 11:30 AM · 1 rsvp
    Hispanic Center in Grand Rapids, MI

    Breaking Into the Boardroom

    According to BoardSource, a leading authority on nonprofit board governance, a vast majority of board members across the country receive little to no training on being on a board. As you could guess, this can lead to confusion and even conflict within organizations. Fortunately experts from Design Group International are here to help us avoid these challenges! Whether you’re looking to learn how you can better partner with your organization’s board or if you’re curious about board service yourself, this conversation will help you better understand the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board and will give you the tools to build a happy and healthy board-staff relationship!

    Topic: Breaking Into the Boardroom

    Speakers: Deanna Rolffs MPA, APC, CCC & Matt Visser, Design Group International

    Date: Feb. 5

    Time: 11:30am to 1pm

    Location: Hispanic Center - 1204 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI


  • Wednesday, March 04, 2020 at 11:30 AM · 1 rsvp

    Community Conversation - Curating Inclusive Cultures within Your Organization

    Topic: Curating Inclusive Cultures within Your Organization

    Speaker: Rhae-Ann Booker, VP of Diversity Equity & Inclusion at Metro Health

    Date: Mar. 4

    Time: 11:30am to 1pm

    Location: TBD

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp

    Spring Happy Hour

    Location coming soon!

  • Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 11:30 AM · 1 rsvp

    Advocating for You: Negotiating for Salary & Professional Development

    Topic: Advocating for You: Negotiating for Salary & Professional Development

    Speakers: Carlos Sanchez, Director of the Ferris State University Latino Business and Economic Development Center; Kim Monaghan, Owner at KBM Coaching; Mel Trombly, Director of Leadership Programs at the Grand Rapids Chamber

    Date: Apr. 1

    Time: 11:30am to 1pm

    Location: TBD

  • Wednesday, May 06, 2020 at 11:30 AM · 1 rsvp
    The Johnson Center in Grand Rapids, MI

    Ethical Dilemmas & Decision Making

    Topic: Ethical Dilemmas & Decision Making

    Speakers: Micheal Pratt, Project Manager at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center and Others Coming Soon!

    Date: May 6

    Time: 11:30am to 1pm

    Location: Johnson Center,  201 Front Ave. SW Grand Rapids, MI