Featured Events

Wednesday, December 2

2015 NJ Non-Profit Conference
The Palace at Somerset Park
Somerset, NJ

See last year's event:
2014 AnnualConference

2014 Conference



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Events and Workshops

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Center for Non-Profits Events

The following courses are organized chronologically.

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

Webinar Center and National Council Present OMB Uniform Guidance Webinar

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 5, 10 - 11 am
Location: Your computer
Registration: Stay tuned for details coming soon

Join us for this special insider's look on 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. This session will feature National Council of Nonprofits' Policy Specialist Beth Bowsky and Vice President David L. Thompson, two of the nation's leading experts and leading non-profit advocacy voices on the issue. Watch your email, our website and social media for registration information, but be sure to mark your calendars now.

Webinar 45+ Great FUNdraising Ideas in 90 Minutes!

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 6, 12:00 - 1:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Your computer
Cost: Center Members $50 (Non-members $70)

Whether you’re a nonprofit fundraising pro or a novice, this fast paced and entertaining webinar will remind you what works and generate new ideas and twists to improve your FUNdraising results. You’ll get ideas for the annual campaign, events, getting the board involved and more. This webinar is presented by Jean Block, a FUNdraising pro with more than 45 years’ experience as both staff and board leader. Jean shares real-life, tried-and-true practical ideas that you can put to use immediately.

Hosted by: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

Jean Block started her nonprofit career when she was 13, raising money in a backyard carnival. In the 50+ years since then, she has been both board and staff leader for local, regional and national nonprofits. Jean is now a nationally recognized consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, FUNdraising, board development and social enterprise. She has written several nonprofit books including Fast FUNdraising Facts for Fame & Fortune, FUNdraising! 180+ Great Ideas to Raise More MoneyThe Invisible Yellow Line: Clarifying Board and Staff Roles, and The ABCs of Building Better Boards. Her latest book is The Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise: Show Me the Unrestricted Money.


In-person workshop Save the Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 New Jersey Non-Profit Annual Conference
Location: The Palace at Somerset Park, NJ

The “must-attend” conference for non-profits and their allies!

  • Highlighting non-profits’ creativity, role and impact in our vibrant society
  • Cutting-edge discussions and practical breakouts
  • Insights and networking among diverse leaders and supporters of non-profits
  • Be a Champion for New Jersey’s Non-Profit Community! Sponsorship opportunities available!
Our conference provides vital support to the Center’s programming to strengthen New Jersey’s non-profit community throughout the year. For more information, contact us at 732-227-0800 or or email us at center@njnonprofits.org. For last year's conference, please visit 2014 Highlights.

Additional sessions tba - check back soon! Recordings of previously held ideas Webinars are also available.

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 more details: NPDCSNJ events page.

Unemployment Services Trust Webinar

UST Resources Page - Learn about unemployment strategies, HR resources and how UST can benefit your organization.

Idealware Webinar

Visual Storytelling: The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits

Date: April 14- May 5, Tuesdays 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Location: Your computer
Cost: Center Members $140 (non-members $160)

To most people, data by itself is just a bunch of numbers. Even color-coded, clearly labeled graphs can fail to pique interest, or worse, they can fail to convey the information they were designed to convey. But those of us who rely on data to solve problems or show our successes know that the numbers often have a story to tell. So how do you tell it?

Infographics have become increasingly popular because, when done well, they can take complex information and make it accessible, relatable, and interesting. A good infographic with attractive images and design also has a lot of viral potential because social media favors visually rich content and bite-sized information.

Over four Tuesdays starting April 14, join Idealware and learn how to create infographics that inform your audience and incite action. This course will help you see what kinds of data are best translated into infographics and find the stories hidden in your data. Also included are practical steps of creating and using your infographic and review case studies from organizations that have had success using infographics. And best of all, Idealware will help you develop your own infographic that you can begin using right away.

For more information, please visit: Idealware Online Training.


Past NTEN Events

NTEN records and archive all of their webinars, and most of them have additional materials provided by the speakers. Just visit http://www.nten.org/events/past/webinar. 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

NJAMHAA In-person workshop

Advanced Management Training Sessions

Date: Monday, May 18, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: 3575 Quakerbridge Rd., Suite 102, Mercerville, NJ 08619
Cost: NJAMHAA members $150; Non-members $250

Managing Your Most Important Resource – Staff
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.

For more information and to register, please visit: NJAMHAA events page.

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: 3575 Quakerbridge Rd., Suite 102, Mercerville, NJ 08619
Cost: NJAMHAA members $150; Non-members $250

Key Business Competencies to Succeed in a Challenging Environment
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.

For more information and to register, please visit: NJAMHAA events page.

 Pru-VicIn-person workshop

Capacity Building Planning Series for Victoria or Prudential Foundation Grantees

Dates: April 17, April 20, May 5, May 21, June 1 and June 16; 10 am-2 pm
Location: Rutgers Business School, Newark, NJ
Cost: $10 per session (Foundation Grantees Only)

The Capacity Building Speaker Series, part of an ongoing education and network-building resource, which the Victoria and The Prudential Foundation have jointly hosted since 2007. This year, the Capacity Building Speaker Series is a revised format to better meet the needs of grantees from flexible, separate sessions to ongoing peer to peer support immediately following and after the sessions. This series is led by Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and Support Center for Nonprofit Management | Partners in Philanthropy to design, plan and host this series, with partners Pro Bono Partnership, Center for Non-Profits, and Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Space is limited and registrants must be currently funded by the Victoria Foundation or Prudential Foundation. For more information, visit: Speaker Series.

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In-person workshop

FDU Women in Nonprofit Leadership Conference: Owning It! Empowering Ourselves. Inspiring Others. 

Date: Thursday, May 21
Location: Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ
Cost: $115 if registered by May 1st,  ($130 after May 1st)

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Center for Excellence presents the Third Annual Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership. Event features speakers and panels on women in leadership and philanthropy and its first "Lifetime Achievement Award." For details and registration go to Women in Nonprofit Leadership


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!

Other Workshops and Conferences

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

Sobel & Co: Roundtables & Breakfasts for Nonprofit Leaders In-person workshop

Dates: April through December
Location: Eisenhower Corporate Campus, 80 Beaufort Ave., Livingston, NJ
Cost: Free, registration required

Sobel & Co, LLC , a regional certified public accounting and consulting firm, provides high quality educational and networking breakfasts and afternoon roundtables for nonprofit leaders, board members and managers. For more information, including a schedule of events and registration, please visit Sobel & Co. Programs and Events.

William Paterson Continuing & Professional Education: Non-Profit Mgmt. In-person workshop

Date: Courses April and May
Location: William Paterson University, Wayne NJ
Cost: Courses began at $125

William Paterson University is offering a Certificate in Non-Profit Management. Courses in Fundraising, Grant Writing, Human Resources and Forming a Non-Profit. For more information, please visit Center for Continuing and Professional Education.

Seton Hall Spring 2015 Nonprofit Financial Management Training In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 22, 29 and May 6; 8 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ
Cost: $699 for total course of 4 classes

Hosted by Seton Hall University's Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute, this course features financial, accounting and fundraising professionals presenting essential topics on financial management for nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on maximizing limited resources. This workshop will introduce important financial and operations functions to those who are new to financial management in a nonprofit organization, and also increase and reinforce the knowledge of those currently working in management positions of a nonprofit organization. Topics include: budgeting, interpreting financial statements, endowments, the audit process, financial transparency and developing sounds policies. For more details on the event, please visit: Financial Management Training.

NJVLA Free Workshop: Fundamentals on Copyright Protection In-person workshop

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 7 pm
Location: George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: Free with Registration

NJVLA (New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts) presents this free workshop to help you understand the fundamentals of basic copyright protection, including copyrightability of works and registration. The program also covers what happens if someone else attempts to use your copyrighted work and possible remedies and how “fair use” may allow you to use the copyrighted works of others in your own creations. Panelists include:

  • Gary Laurie, Esq. – His practice focuses on entertainment and arts law; intellectual property licensing; and general business and contract law. Mr. Laurie’s focus is on the entertainment industries including film, music, television, print publishing, websites and mobile apps, visual arts including representation of art galleries, graphic design, restaurants and other edible entertainment.
  • Peter L. Skolnik, Esq. – is Chair of the Lowenstein Sandler’s Media and Entertainment Practice, and concentrates his litigation practice in the areas of media and entertainment law, First Amendment law, intellectual property litigation and counseling, and complex civil litigation.

For more information and to register, please visit: NJVLA Copyright Workshop.

Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL): Ethics in Health Care Conference  In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, April 30, 9:30 am to 4 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: $200

The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership hosts an annual conference to address relevant, ethical issues that bring together leaders from business, government and nonprofits. This year's event will focus on ethics in health care. The Conference brings together health executives and director level health professionals in pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, health insurance companies, government and private practice. For more information, visit Ethical Leadership or please email: leadership@business.rutgers.edu

Brookdale: Free Nonprofit Networking Event In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
Cost: Free with Registration

Meet with Monmouth County nonprofit professionals and alumni from Brookdale’s Certificate In Nonprofit Management. Enjoy light refreshments and hear a brief presentation on a timely topic of interest. Mix, mingle, meet, and greet others in the local nonprofit world. Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to the field, you are sure to make at least one important contact.

Please use Fee and Code: FREE, XNONP 041 W to register online at: Brookdale Lifelong Learning and Professional Development.

Princeton Area Community Foundation: Morning Seminar In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, May 14, 8-10:30 am
Location: Greenacres Country Club, Lawrenceville, NJ
Cost: Free (space is limited, registration reguired)

The Princeton Area Community Foundation and Borden Perlman Salisbury & Kelly host a free morning seminar for CEOs and board members: Change the Story, Change the World, presented by Andy Goodman,
founder and director of The Goodman Center.

Since humans first began talking to each other, telling stories has been a powerful way to capture attention, engage an audience, and motivate others to act. As we learn more about how our minds work, we’re also discovering that stories are intrinsic to decision-making and shape our view of the world. Andy Goodman, nationally reknowned storytelling guru, will teach you how to tell stories that advance your mission and inspire others to act.

For more information and to register (space is limited), please visit: PACF Events

Grant Professional Association MidAtlantic Grants Conference In-person workshop

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 8 am to 5 pm
Location: FEA Conference Facility, Monroe, NJ
Cost: $100 to $150

The Grant Professional Association (GPA) MidAtlantic Grants Conference is a professional development event for grant professionals in the Northeast. Hosted by the NJ Chapter of GPA, this year’s conference will take place at Foundation for Education Administration Conference Center in Monroe Township, NJ. A full-day of grantsmanship training begins with a morning keynote, Dr. Bev Browning, and leads into a selection of 1.25-hour workshops. Then, after an energizing luncheon keynote (and a little networking) participants will be ready for a second round of learning in the afternoon. For more information and to register, visit: Building Bridges - Making Connections.

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers: Conference for NJ's Social Sector In-person workshop

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ
Cost: $85 to $160 (non-profit and member discounts)

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), convenes a major gathering each spring for the entire social sector-- funders and charities. This May, the annual gathering is a full-day program and the only CNJG event that is open to the public. The theme is Lifting All Boats: Leadership, Capacity, Impact. 2015 conference highlights include:

  • Five dynamic, national and regional thought-leaders present their bold ideas for advancing the sector through IGNITE-style presentations
  • Salon-style table discussions with colleagues over lunch on the issues facing the sector
  • Breakout sessions on: measuring what matters, foundations and advocacy, strategies for building capacity, and more.

For more information, please visit CNJG's Lifting All Boats.

2015 New Jersey Sustainability Summit In-person workshop

Date: June 10, 2015, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

How is New Jersey doing in addressing our most pressing sustainability issues? What can local governments, schools and communities do about it? With over 400 municipalities and nearly 100 districts and schools participating in Sustainable Jersey, now is the time to ask big questions. The 2015 Second New Jersey Sustainability Summit will provide a big picture context for understanding how we are doing as a state and a movement, and give green team leaders and local officials concrete tools and support to make progress in their communities.

For more information, please visit: Sustainable Jersey.

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 center@njnonprofits.org

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 center@njnonprofits.org

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 adistraction, 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 center@njnonprofits.org

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 center@njnonprofits.org

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 center@njnonprofits.org

Knowing Where to Start with Social Media Communications

Presenter: Barbara Heisler, Founder, Organizations By Design and 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 center@njnonprofits.org

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 decisionmaking 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@njnonprofits.org

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

Building Capacity with Pro Bono

Date and Time: April 25, 2013 - 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Center Members ONLY - FREE (Contact the Center for recording)

Aaron Hurst, CEO, Taproot Foundation
Rachael Chong, CEO, Catchafire

Nonprofit leaders are urged to make decisions and solve problems “strategically” – especially when operating in an environment of limited resources -- so why aren’t more nonprofits seeking out pro bono volunteer assistance as a strategic approach to their human resource needs?

Board members are the most common example of pro bono assistance. But what if your nonprofit’s website could be designed by an experienced designer who didn’t charge a penny? And what if projects such as trademark registration for a logo, graphic design for an annual report, business planning, and consulting to select the right accounting software – were accomplished in a timely, professional manner – without the fees normally associated with top-notch talent?

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