Events and Workshops

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  • Other Workshops
  • Recorded Webinars

Center for Non-Profits Events

The following courses are organized chronologically.

Webinar(Online Webinar)    In-person workshop(In-person Workshop or Seminar)   

Cyber Liability and Cyber Security for Non-Profits

Date: Wednesday, February 17 | 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Your computer
Cost: Free
Presenter: June Noto, NJAMHAA's Vice President, IT, HR and Administrative Services

The Center for Non-Profits and NJAMHAA join forces to offer this critical and FREE webinar.

Is your organization safe from cyber risk? Does your liability coverage include cyber-theft and data breaches? Many non-profits don’t know that they are exposed to cyber risks every day and how that exposure poses a significant financial threat to their organization. All non-profits are at risk, but especially those that are involved in the following should register.

  • Obtains social security numbers, drivers’ license numbers, bank account numbers of clients or employees
  • Has access to patient medical records Is in the process of going ‘paperless’ or keeps paper files onsite
  • Provides online access to sensitive data
  • Allows laptops or access to their network from a remote location
  • Relies on their computer network on a daily basis


  THANK YOU to everyone who made this year's Non-Profit Conference the biggest and best yet!!

2016 Conference Save the Date

  Take a look back at this year's event!  View photos and other highlights.

Past Workshops and Webinars Browse recorded webinars of our past events!

Center Partner Events:

National Council of Nonprofits

Shared Online Webinars (Center members are entitled to Member rates, posted as available.)  

Non Profit Development Center SNJ

Please visit South Jersey Non-Profits' website for upcoming events: NPDCSNJ events page.


Idealware Webinar

Integrated Communications: How to Give Your Strategy a Boost, Harmonize Your Channels, and Inspire Action, a five week course

A free introduction and information session on Strategies for Cross-Channel Marketing will be held February 18.  Learn more.

Date: Tuesdays, February 23 - March 22 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | 7.5 hours of class time, plus additional instructor availability and offline exercises
Location: Your computer
Cost: $170 for Center members, $215 for nonmembers

Do you feel as though you’re putting out content that just disappears into cyberspace? Or that you’re working so hard to keep up a presence on all the different communications channels that you hardly have time to think about what’s actually working? Maybe it’s time to step back and take another look at your strategy.

Idealware’s five-part course is designed for organizations that already understand the basics of online communications and are ready to delve deeper into strategic opportunities across multiple online and offline channels. Whether you’re seeking to increase your fundraising, play a larger role in advocacy efforts, or strengthen your brand, this course will help you develop a roadmap to a seamlessly integrated online communications experience.



For information on upcoming programs, please visit: Idealware Online Training.


Pro Bono Partnership Webinar

Raising Money the Right Way: Fundraising Legally in the 21st Century

Date: Wednesday, February 10 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Your computer
Cost: $20

Is your nonprofit raising money from raffles, events, and direct solicitations?  Are you considering crowd-funding or corporate sponsorships?  Learn the legal implications of traditional and non-traditional fundraising methods so you can be creative and well-prepared.  Protect your organization's tax-exempt status, avoid fines, and prevent lawsuits associated with fundraising and other revenue-generating activities.

Register by Friday, February 5 or call 201-692-6500.


IT Project   In-person workshop

IT Project 2016 Annual Conference

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Pines Manor | 2085 Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ  08817
Price: $100 - $299 (includes breakfast and lunch) - EARLY-BIRD PRICES ENDING SOON!

The NJAMHAA IT Project developed this annual conference to meet the needs of and enhance communication among information technology professionals within mental healthcare and addiction treatment agencies, as well as other non-profit organizations.

The 2016 Annual It Conference will place a strong emphasis on Cyber Security. Protecting and shielding your organization to ensure it has the securest solutions available today is top-priority


  Thanks to NJAMHAA's generosity and partnership with the Center for Non-Profits, all Center members can access    this event at the NJAMHAA member rate - a potential savings of $199! Call the Center at 732-227-0800 for details!  



Thanks to NJAMHAA's generosity and partnership with the Center for Non-Profits, all Center members can access the following events at the NJAMHAA member price. Call the Center at 732-227-0800 for details!

Managing Your Most Important Resource - Staff  In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 9:30am - 3:30pm
Location: 3575 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 102, Mercerville, NJ 08619
Cost: $150 for NJAMHAA members, $200 for non-members (includes breakfast and lunch)

Human resource issues are often the most difficult for managers to effectively address, and are rarely given sufficient attention. This workshop will stress the importance of taking a proactive and planned approach to staff issues. Specific areas that will be addressed include the following: the challenge of staff retention in the behavioral health sector and ways to increase retention and job satisfaction; how to create a work environment that minimizes problematic staff behaviors; and the role of a manager in creating and maintaining a high performing and effective team culture. This workshop will place emphasis on case studies, role play and group projects. Managers who attend this workshop will learn to develop sophisticated strategies necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex and competitive environment. 



Key Business Competencies to Succeed in a Challenging Environment In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 9:30am - 3:30pm
Location: 3575 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 102, Mercerville, NJ 08619
Cost: $150 for NJAMHAA members, $200 for non-members (includes breakfast and lunch)

This workshop will cover selected business-oriented competencies that are now critical for behavioral health managers to achieve career and organizational success. The topics to be addressed are often not part of a behavioral health manager’s formal education or training. The specific areas covered will include: the importance of strategic planning in the current healthcare environment and how to implement a workable strategic plan in a behavioral health organization; techniques to enhance revenue and manage budgets to reach financial projections; and how to plan, manage and monitor complex projects. This workshop will place emphasis on case studies, role play and group projects. Managers who attend this workshop will learn to develop sophisticated strategies necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex and competitive environment.



NJAMHAA Conference: Innovating for Progress, Partnering for Solutions  In-person workshop

Date:  April 27 - 28, 2016
Location: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel | 515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ  08830
Cost: Early bird rates $95-250

The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) is comprised of the leading non-profit behavioral mental healthcare, substance use and developmental disability service providers that serve more than 500,000 New Jersey adults and children every year. NJAMHAA’s 160 members represent organizations in every county and employ almost all of the state’s behavioral health workforce, including counselors, case managers, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric screeners, emergency service workers and nurses.

All of this equates to many opportunities for you to offer your products or services to enhance our member providers’ effectiveness and/or efficiency. The far reach and broad scope of our organization are the key reasons you will want to take advantage of our 2016 Annual Conference sponsorship opportunities.

Details. Register.



NTEN records and archive all of their webinars, and most of them have additional materials provided by the speakers. Just visit Many of their archived webinars are free for NTEN Members. Topics include:

Center members can get a free introductory NTEN membership in 2014 (a $60+ value) - contact the Center right away!

See other NTEN Webinars: Check for current NTEN Sessions


Recorded Webinar Library

Check out Archived ReadyTalk Webinars on topics like:

  • Being Green
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations (PR)
  • Professional Development

Archives are FREE and can be shared with everyone in your organization and on your board.

For current Webinars: Details and registration


View all of Readytalk's recorded trainings!

Unemployment Services Trust logo Webinar


5 Most Costly Unemployment Pitfalls for Nonprofits

Date: On Demand
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE

With $38 million in potential unemployment cost liability mitigated last year for over 2,000 nonprofits, many nonprofits are overpaying for unemployment insurance and the related costs.  This short 30-minute webinar identifies the five most hazardous unemployment pitfalls that could be costing your nonprofit thousands of dollars.  Participants will learn how to readily combat future unemployment overpayments and how to stay HR compliant. This webinar will be most beneficial for nonprofits with 10 or more employees.  Watch on-demand at

Other Workshops and Conferences

The following events are listed chronologically by when they occur. This list is updated frequently, so check back often!


The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business In-person workshop
Various Trainings

Dates: Ongoing
Location:  1900 W. Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19141
Cost: $20 - $159

Training topics include leadership, fundraising, grantwriting, social media optimization, effective governance, and financial management.  Check out their complete list of events for details.



New Jersey State Library In-person workshop

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 12:00pm - 1:30
Location: New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5, 185 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ  08608
Cost: Free

This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
  • 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline



Sobel & Co. WebinarIn-person workshop
Managing Your Volunteers

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 1:00pm lunch, 2:00 webinar session
Location: Your computer or in-person at 293 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 290, Livingston, NJ 07039
Cost: Free

Presented by Jim Kirkos, Executive Director Meadlowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce.



Nonprofit Vote Webinar
Getting Started in 2016  

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Your computer
Cost: Free

Are you excited to help your clients and constituents to first register to vote and then get to the polls this year, but unsure how to get started? Then this webinar is for you! We'll cover voter outreach strategies and tactics and best practices. We'll also spend some time talking about how to remain nonpartisan when conducting your voter engagement work.


Be sure to check out Nonprofit Vote's website for other upcoming events and resources.



Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop
Workplace Excellence: The Leader's Role  

Date: Friday, February 19, 2016 | 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Cost: Varies

According to authors and management consultants Peter B. Stark and Jane Flaherty, “People join an organization for a job and leave because of a manager.” This workshop identifies the factors and strategies that build and sustain the workplace excellence necessary to achieve and surpass organizational vision and goals.  

In this workshop, participants will:  

  • Identify key factors that contribute to the development and advancement of the “best of the best” organizations
  • Assess the effectiveness of their area of responsibility
  • Learn concrete and specific steps to take to achieve outstanding performance of individuals and group


Additional trainings from the Support Center



Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York In-person workshop
BBB Charity Effectiveness Symposium X: Transitions, Leadership Development, New Challenges & Evolving Business Models

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Baruch College School of Public Affairs | 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10010
Cost: $35

Hear key insights about how nonprofit business models are developing in the context of an ever-changing environment, and how charity leaders can prepare to address a new generation of challenges. Thought leaders will also share succession planning and organizational sustainability considerations and practices.




New Jersey Future In-person workshop
2016 Redevelopment Forum 

Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency |  2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ  08901
Cost: $55 - $160

This daylong conference brings together more than 500 municipal and state leaders and leading professionals in planning, development, law, transportation, architecture, construction, environmental conservation and historic preservation to share best practices and lessons learned. Tickets are discounted until February 19th so register now!

More information



International Child Assault Prevention Conference In-person workshop
Celebrating Child Abuse Prevention Projects Worldwide

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Caesar's |  2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ  08401
Cost: $60-95, with early-bird pricing ending on March 14

The 2016 ICAP Conference will bring together legislators, educators, businesses, and community services to celebrate CAP Projects worldwide and showcase 30 years of New Jersey’s efforts in the work of prevention of child abuse and bullying.

More information



Recorded Webinars

Available for $20 for Center Members; $40 for non-Members, unless stated otherwise. If you are interested in purchasing on-demand access to a webinar, please call (732)227-0800 or email us at

New Jersey Non-Profit Policy Update

Presenters: Linda M. Czipo, Executive Director, Center for Non-Profits, and Tim Delaney, President and CEO, National Council of Nonprofits.
Cost: FREE for current Center members; $20 for non-members

CapitolNJ Statehouse

Learn the latest about key federal and state issues affecting non-profits, and what they mean to your organization. We’ll cover pending legislation, emerging trends, and much more in this hour-long webinar. Weigh in with your thoughts and questions!

This webinar took place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. If you are interested in purchasing on-demand access to this webinar, please call (732)227-0800 or email us at

Managing Volunteers' Accident And Liability Risks

Presenter: William HenryExecutive Director, Volunteers Insurance Service Association 
Cost: FREE!

Accidents or charges of liability  involving volunteers not only cause physical harm, they also are distraction, can damage staff and volunteer morale, hurt the organization’s reputation, and increase insurance costs. Learn how to identify your own risks, and manage them in a way that will work even as staff and volunteers come and go.  

Learn how to: 

  • Recognize common risks arising out of volunteer involvement in a nonprofit organization;
  • Identify risk exposure specific to your own organization;
  • Develop practical ways to minimize your organization’s risk and respond when incidents occur;
  • Implement a risk management system that allows everyone in the organization to know what to do, and not have to improvise.

This webinar took place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. If you are interested in obtaining FREE on-demand access to this webinar, please call (732)227-0800 or email us at

10 Ways to Integrate Your Communications

Presenter: Andrea Berry, Director of Partnerships and Learning, Idealware
Cost: FREE!

You know that you should integrate your communications, but how do you get started? How do you take different channels with different audiences and allow them to shine individually while creating a cohesive voice for your organization? Let us help you with 10 steps that can get you going in the right direction. 

When Idealware released A Practical Guide to Integrated Communications: A Workbook for Nonprofits, they recognized that integrated communications is a dense, often confusing subject, which requires a little extra time upfront to get moving in the right direction. In this class, they reviewed ten of the most straightforward, 'bang for the buck' steps you can take to start making your communications work together for the biggest impact.

This webinar took place on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Download the free recording here!

Made to be Modern: Current Trends in Websites

Presenter: Laura Quinn, Executive Director, Idealware
Cost: FREE!

Your website is frequently the first impression you make on your constituents. If it was designed before the days of smartphones, or especially if it was designed before the prevalence of wireless internet, you could have some work ahead if you want to make that impression a lasting one. Luckily, you don't always need to start from scratch. There are a few small changes you can make to give your website relevance in 2014.

This webinar took place on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Download the free recording here!

Making Sense of the Affordable Care Act

Presenter: M Employee Benefits with Alden Bianchi, Esq., Mintz Levin
Cost: FREE!

This webinar featured guest speaker Alden Bianchi, Esq. Alden specializes in health care reform and was part of the team that wrote the Massachusetts healthcare law. Focusing on 50+ employers, Alden discussed some of the specific rules and regulations pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, and helped employers understand their part in providing healthcare to their employees.

M Employee Benefits is a preferred vendor of the Center of Non-Profits. M Employee Benefits offers a broad range of health insurance plan designs and funding alternatives, including fully insured or partially self-insured medical plans, as well as consumer-driven plans.

This webinar took place on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. If you are interested in obtaining FREE on-demand access to this webinar, please call (732)227-0800 or email us at

Building the Board of Your Dreams

Presenter: Yvette MurryPrincipal, YRM Consulting and Board member, Center for Non-Profits
Cost: $20 Center members; $40 non-members

Strategically 'building' the perfect board for your organization requires preparation and focus. Clarity in the identification and recruitment process, consistent standards for vetting candidates and effective orientation and training are critical to the process. Then, retaining the right board members leads to consistency and the benefit of accumulated knowledge and experience. Easier said than done, so join this Webinar to help you solidify your organization's board development.

This webinar took place on Thursday, January 9, 2014. If you are interested in purchasing on-demand access to this webinar, please call (732)227-0800 or email us at

Knowing Where to Start with Social Media Communications

Presenter: Barbara Heisler, Founder, Organizations By Design and former Board member, Center for Non-Profits
Cost: $20 Center members; $40 non-members

For all of those folks who say, "I don't use social networking. What would I use it for?" This one-hour session is for YOU. Come and ask all of the questions you wanted to ask. There is no harm in saying you don't know how to use social media, but after this session you will have a place to start.

This webinar took place on Thursday, February 21, 2013. If you are interested in purchasing on-demand access to this webinar, please call (732)227-0800 or email us at

Non-Profit Space Exploration: Owning, Financing, Renting, or Sharing?

Presenter: Keith Timko, Director & CEO, Build With Purpose and Board member, Center for Non-Profits
Cost: $20 Center members; $40 non-members

This one-hour Webinar explores creative facility options for non-profits, such as:

  • The benefits of owning versus renting
  • Renegotiating a lease
  • Sharing space with another nonprofit
  • Qualifying for financing and subsidies to buy a building or expand your facility
  • Strategies for facility decision making and more!

This webinar took place on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. If you are interested in purchasing on-demand access to this webinar, please call (732)227-0800 or email us at

Center Member Exclusives:
These webinars are available for free to Center members only. Please call or email the Center for access.

The OMB Uniform Guidance: How New Government Grants Reforms Can Benefit Your Organization

Cost: Center Members ONLY - FREE (Contact the Center for recording)

Did you know that the federal government now mandates that nonprofits must be reimbursed for some or all of their indirect costs (e.g., lights, rent, administrative support, etc.) when performing services for governments at all levels – local, state, federal – when federal funds are being used (either directly or via state or local ‘pass through’ agencies)?

In December 2014, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published the OMB Uniform Guidance, sweeping new rules that make significant changes to procurement, auditing and reporting systems for not only federal grants and contracts, but any state and local grants or contracts that pass through federal funds as well.

The Center for Non-Profits and the National Council of Nonprofits presented an introductory webinar to provide the most recent information about these changes and how your organization can start taking advantage of them. 

The session featured National Council of Nonprofits' Policy Specialist Beth Bowsky and Vice President for Public Policy David L. Thompson, two of the nation's top experts and leading non-profit advocacy voices on the issue.

Topics discussed:

  • What the major changes in the OMB Uniform Guidance are that will affect your organization;
  • What your organization needs to do to take advantage of and comply with the new rules;
  • What you can do to ensure state and local governments implement the changes as OMB intended.

Center members, order this special insider's look at what the new OMB Uniform Guidance will mean for your organization's government contracting work, and how we can work together to build on the promise of the new guidance.  

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