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2015 Annual Conference

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Center for Non-Profits Events

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

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Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Location: The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ

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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 email us at center@njnonprofits.org. For last year's conference, please visit 2014 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

The Email Fundraiser's Toolkit, a five week course

Date: Thursdays, November 3 - December 1 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | 7.5 hours of class time, plus additional instructor avilability and offline excersizes
Location: Your computer
Cost: $175 for Center members, $200 for nonmembers

Email has proven time and again to be a powerful way to extend your reach and raise funds. The low cost and commitment—plus the chance to reach every reader with a personalized message—make broadcast email a sensible option for any organization. But how do you create engaging content that will make people want to open your emails? How do you write subject lines that motivate people to give? How do you tell your organization’s story in a paragraph? Join us for the Email Fundraiser’s Toolkit, a five-week training presented by Idealware. This course will teach you how to create dynamic, engaging email campaigns and will discuss a few useful tools for getting your emails out into the world.



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

 Pro Bono Partnership Logo In-person workshop

Managing Volunteers: Understanding the Legal Impact

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2105 | 11:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Multiple Locations (New York City, Short Hills, Philadelphia)
Cost: FREE

Pfizer's seminar will discuss the legal differences between an employee and a volunteer and present information to help nonprofits clarify the volunteer relationship, including compensation, reimbursement, wage and hour laws, tax deductions, liability, and liability mitigation.  This seminar is designed for executive directors, board members, human resource professionals, and volunteer managers.

Nearby locations include:

DLA Piper
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10020
DLA Piper LLP 
1650 Market Street, Suite 4900
Philadelphia, PA  19103-7300
51 John F. Kennedy Parkway
Suite 120
Short Hills, NJ  07078-2704

More Information. Register.


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


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: Multiple dates available, June through October
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 unemployement 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.   Nonprofits with 10 or more employees should register for free at www.ChooseUST.org/webinars.   Even if you can't attend live, UST will send you the recording of the webinar. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact UST at 888-249-4788 or info@chooseust.org.

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 Buisiness

Various Nonprofit TrainingsIn-person workshop

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

Traing topics include leadership, fundraising, grantwriting, social media optimization, effecive governance, and finanical managment.  Check out their complete list of events for details.

Sobel & Co

Roundtables & Breakfasts for Nonprofit Leaders In-person workshop

Dates: June through December
Location:  293 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston, NJ  07039
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.

How's the News in Hub City?  A Community Forum on the Media and New Brunswick  In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, 100 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 
(parking available on the Douglass parking deck)

Love your local media? Think it could do more to serve your community? Whatever your perspective, Free Press wants to hear from you. Join community members, journalists, media makers, activists and others to brainstorm about the future of local journalism.


35th Annual Conference on Philanthropy   In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 8:00am - 6:30pm
Location: Bridgewater Marriot, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Cost: $325 for AFP members, $375 non-members

Supported by the AFP Foundation.

Register by November 10!

100th Annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference  In-person workshop

Dates: November 17-19, 2015
Location: Atlantic City Convention Center

Municipalities will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of their League throughout 2015.  As it has been for 100 years, the highlight of the League’s  activities will be the Annual Conference, held  in November at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Conference is an invaluable learning experience which yields benefits throughout the year. Delegates have the opportunity to learn and ask questions at more than 100 panels, clinics, workshops, and other sessions conducted by the League and the 21 associations of technical and professional employees allied with it. Commercial, government and association exhibits display the latest products and services for municipal government. Typically, more than 17,000 delegates, participants and guests attended, and for years this has been the largest municipal gathering in the country.


Investors Bank - The Art of Thriving, Today and Tomorrow  In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, NJ  08817

Investors Bank wants your organization to thrive, but knows that isn't always an easy task in today's competitive environment. We've assembled a panel of industry experts designed to help you understand the multi-generational impact on your not-for-profit organization.  The Northern Jersey Art of Thriving conference is free to anyone in a leadership position at a not-for-profit.

It will include

  • Feature Presentation from The Reverend Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.
  • Motivational speech from Dennis Budinich
  • Panel Discussion 
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to Investors Bank staff



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.

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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