Conferences, Events & Opportunities


Save Big on National Conference in Detroit

Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service is the largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world.  Over 4,000 nonprofit, corporate and government change makers from around the world are expected to attend providing abundant formal and informal networking opportunities.  Participants gain knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change.  Over the course of three days, attendees will learn from some of today’s most recognized innovators, influencers and change makers.

Detroit has been named the conference host city for 2016, which will be held at the Cobo Center June 27-29, 2016. In lieu of MNA’s annual SuperConference, MNA has partnered on this conference to present a more impactful and affordable event for their members.  MNA is co-leading the Capacity Building track.  In total, there will be 11 learning tracks, containing more than 100 workshops to choose from, offering innovative solutions and lessons.

Gain inspiration from entertainers politicians, academics and more.  Past speakers have included: Chelsea Clinton, Tyler Perry, John Legend, Lauren Bush Lauren, Kevin Bacon, Al Roker, Jon Bon Jovi and more.

Registration is open and rates range from $400 to $700.  However, as part of our partnership, MNA members will receive a registration rate of $75.00.  This rate is valid for staff and faculty of MiCC campuses (students not included).  A discount code will be provided at www.MNAonline.org. Register here: www.volunteeringandservice.org 

Questions? Need login help? Contact Terry Streetman at tstreetman@mnaonline.org or 517-492-2449.

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The Fusion Project - an online professional development opportunity that introduces faculty members to best practices for implementing service-learning in an online teaching environment. This two-week online course will take place June 6-17, 2016. For more information, visit their website.


Call for Proposals - University of Iowa Press series on public engagement. Deadline: ongoing

Request for Proposals - The Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference committee is pleased to share the theme for the 2016 conference -- Building Pathways. Providing Access. Ensuring Success. -- and to announce that proposals for conference and poster sessions are now being accepted online. Complete information can be found on the conference website.

Click here for the Michigan Nonprofit Association Events Calendar - always full of great offerings!




May 2016
27 Member Engagement Grant (Venture Grant Cycle 45 & Research & Writing Grants) proposals due
Summer 2016
July 26 College Positive Volunteerism Webinar Click here to learn more and register.
July 29 Member Engagement Grant (Venture Grant Cycle 45 & Research & Writing Grants) notifications made
September 15 Member Engagement Grant (Venture Grant Cycle 45 & Research & Writing Grants) funds released
November 3 & 4 Partners in Change Conference at UM-Dearborn's Fairlane Center. Join us for this blending of the Civic Engagement Institute and the Active Leaders Student Conference.
National Days of Service
April 10-16, 2016 National Volunteer Week
April 15-17, 2016 Global Youth Service Day
May 7, 2016 Join Hands Day
September 11, 2016 National Day of Service and Remembrance
October 22, 2016 Make a Difference Day
 November 19, 2016  Family Volunteer Day
 January 16, 2017  MLK Day
 Nonprofit Day (Radisson Hotel, downtown Lansing)
 Nonprofit Day (Radisson Hotel, downtown Lansing)

Member Engagement Grant (Venture Grant Cycle 45 & Research & Writing Grants) notifications made