Featured Events

August 18 - 23 - Own the Room gives back! (FREE public speaking workshops for non-profits)

Sept. 17 or 18 - IRS Nonprofit Workshop for Small & Medium Sized Charities

December 3 - Save the Date! - 2014 Annual Conference

Other Education Sources:

 

Events and Workshops

  • Center Events
  • Partner Events
  • Other Workshops
  • Recorded Webinars

Center for Non-Profits Events


Exciting new workshops bringing the tools YOU need to strengthen New Jersey’s non-profit sector!

The Center for Non-Profits is pleased to present "Together in '14: Building Your Toolkit, Refining Your Talent," an exciting non-profit workshop and webinar series for 2014. These interactive sessions are designed to meet the pressing needs of organizations across a range of disciplines, and to enhance the skills and knowledge that are critical to running a high-performing non-profit.

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The following courses are organized chronologically.

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


Webinar Get to Know the Center - September, date TBA

In-person workshop IRS Nonprofit Workshop for Small & Medium Sized Charities - Wed. Sept. 17 & Thurs., Sept. 18

Webinar Just for Employers - Center Benefits - October, date TBA

Webinar What Every Non-Profit Should Know about Unemployment Insurance - UST - November, date TBA

In-person workshop Center for Non-Profits New Jersey Non-Profit Conference 2014 - Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Save the date!

Additional sessions tba - check back soon!

Recordings of previously held Webinars are also available.


In-person workshopIRS Nonprofit Workshop for Small & Medium Sized CharitiesIRS

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 17 (South Jersey) or Thursday, Sept. 18 (North Jersey)
Locations: Sept. 17 - Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ; Sept. 18 - Seton Hall, South Orange, NJ 
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm (Registration 8:00am - 9:00am)
Cost: $75 (Registration $50, Food $25- includes breakfast and lunch). Scholarships available.
Presenters: Rich Crom, IRS EO Tax Law Specialist & Rhona Foster, IRS Exempt Organizations Agent

This full day workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of what 501(c)(3) entities must do to keep their tax-exempt status and comply with tax obligations. IRS Exempt Organization Tax Law specialists will address the following topics:

  • Benefits and Responsibilities of Tax-Exempt Status
  • Overview of the 990 Series — Resources and Tools
  • Required Disclosures
  • Employment Issues
  • Classification and Filing Requirements
  • Unrelated Business Income

There will be ample time for questions and answers. CEUs, CPEs AND CLEs available.

Hosted by: Camden County College, Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute of Seton Hall University, Nonprofit Development Center of Southern NJ, and the Center for Non-Profits.

For Event Details
Scholarships available

To Register for 9/17/14 (Camden)
To Register for 9/18/14 (South Orange)


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Center for Non-Profits'
2014 Annual New Jersey Non- Profit Conference
Sharing Ideas, Inspiring Action: Pillars of the Non-Profit Community

Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Location: The Imperia, Somerset, NJ

Get a glimpse of last year's confernce!
Generations of Impact - Center for Non-Profits 2013 NJ Non-Profit Conference - December 4, 2013 - Jamesburg, NJ

Click on graphic to see photos, results and agenda

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Past Workshops and Webinars

*Offered as part of the Center for Non-Profits’ 13 in '13 Workshop and Webinar Series  

Browse recorded webinars of our past events!

Center Partner Events


Own the Room

Own The Room Gives Back
Public Speaking Course

Dates: Monday, August 18 through Wednesday, August 20 in West Orange, NJ and Thursday, August 21 through Saturday, August 23 in Verona, NJ
Time: Modules 1 through 5 are offered at different times to accommodate schedules. See registration page for details.
Cost: FREE!

Own The Room is an interactive, fun method of teaching public speaking developed by Verona, NJ resident Bill Hoogterp. Their client list includes celebrities, politicians, and Fortune 500 companies. They were recently featured on The Today Show and in Parade Magazine. Own The Room Gives Back is a week of free public speaking workshops for non-profit organizations, government employees, educators, and students.

"Own the Room coaches have a great talent for demystifying the act of public speaking. Their wisdom and expertise helped me to connect with an audience in a way I never had before and actually even enjoy it!" -Actress, Writer Molly Ringwald.

See Own the Room's website for more info.
Register for Own the Room Gives Back in NJ.


National Council of Nonprofits

Shared Online Webinars (Center members are entitled to Member rates! Posted as available)


Non Profit Development Center SNJ

South Jersey Non-Profits, save these date and check the NPDCSNJ events page for details!

  • September 2014 - Lessons from Successful NPO Leaders Host: Robin’s Nest, Inc.
  • October 2014 - Legislative Breakfast
  • November 2014 - Second Annual NPO Awards Evening
  • December 2014 - Holiday Celebration and Collaboration Festival

Idealware

10 Actions to Maximize Your Reach Through Social Media - Introductory-level webinar

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 27, 1:00 - 2:30 EST
Location: Your Computer
Cost: FREE!

Have a social media presence, but worried you're not making the most of it? In this free course, Idealware will go over 10 actions you can take to maximize your organization's social media efforts. Laura Quinn, Idealware's Executive Director, will lead the session, joined by special guests from the nonprofit world who will provide commentary based on their own experiences.

Please register with the email address where you would like to receive the access and dial-in information for the online seminar.

Details and Registration

For other Idealware webinars: Check for current Idealware Sessions


NTEN

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


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2014 Advanced Management Training
Key Business Strategies to Succeed in a Challenging Business Environment

Date & Time: September 30, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: NJAMHAA Conference Room, Mercerville, NJ
Cost: Members- $150/ Non-Members - $250

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 health care 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.

Details and Registration

See upcoming NJAMHAA trainings online.


ReadyTalk

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

ReadyTalk

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!


Unpack the Winning Proposal
The Foundation Center

Date & Time: Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00- 3:00pm ET
Location: Your Computer
Cost: Center for Non-Profits Members: $49*/ Non-Center Members: $69

One of the most popular questions we receive at Foundation Center is: How can I access samples of winning grant proposals? In our new webinar, “Unpack the Winning Proposal,” we’ll review excerpts from previously funded proposals to help you learn what it takes to get the grant.

Topics Covered:
The major components of a foundation grant proposal
Proposal sections: statement of need, executive summary, and goals and objectives
Key tips on writing a strong proposal
Red flags to avoid

Outcomes:
An increased understanding of what foundations look for in proposals
Tips for crafting a powerful needs statement, goals, objectives, and executive summary
Takeaway a core collection of sample winning proposals

Details and Registration
*Center members should contact the Center to get your discount code for this and other Foundation Center webinars!


Writing a Winning Competitive Grant Proposal
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant Writing Workshop

Dates & Time: Monday, September 8 - Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: NJ DCF Professional Center, 30 Van Dyke Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: FREE!

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Winning a grant takes more than an idea, operating a good program, or securing funds for your program. It is
more about understanding the grant development process, finding a good fit for your organization, addressing
the problem of the potential funder, following instructions, and writing effectively. This 3 day workshop will
provide tips on preparing for, writing, and submitting a competitive grant proposal.
There is no cost for attendance, but seating is limited. A Certication of Completion is only awarded for attending all 3 days.

Details and Registration


NJ Statewide Cultural Competence Conference
Improving the Quality of Care & Services for Diverse Communities: New Directions for New Jersey and the Nation

Date & Time: Friday, September 12, 2014, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Monroe, 390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Cost: $45 if paid by August 1, $55 after
Presented by: NJ Statewide Network for Cultural Competence

A conference showcasing innovative and effective policies and practices in cultural and linguistic competency. CEUs for social workers will be available.

Details and Registration


Sustainable Funding Equals Greater Impact (3-part webinar series)
The Foundation Center

Dates & Times: 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET on Tuesdays, September 16, 23, and 30.
Location: Your Computer
Cost: Center for Non-Profits Members: $75 each; or $190 for series ($32 savings!)*
Non-Center Members: $95 each, or $239 for series ($46 savings!)

When your nonprofit is able to generate revenue annually on a consistent basis, you are in a better position to devote more energy to delivering your mission and achieving greater impact. The challenge is in determining which revenue sources are most likely to support your organization over time in a manner that is cost-effective for you. Although it is critical, sustained funding isn’t the only element contributing to greater impact. In this three-part webinar series you’ll discover additional underlying characteristics of nonprofit sustainability and success.

Can’t attend one or more of the live webinars? No problem—registration gets you access to all the recordings! You can register for individual webinars or the entire series.

Planning for Greater Impact: Putting the Pieces Together, September 16
An effective organization determines the right programs, utilizes resources efficiently, and finds the balance between money and mission. How do you get there? In this webinar, we’ll look at how to build your organization’s capacities to increase your nonprofit’s impact and funding over time.

Finding the Formula for Sustained Funding, September 23
This webinar focuses on diversifying your nonprofit's revenue streams and identifying which sources are most likely to provide the greatest support for your work.

Implementing a Sustained Funding Strategy, September 30
This webinar will help you evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different revenue streams and show you how to successfully implement an income strategy.

Details and Registration
*Center members should contact the Center to get your discount code for this and other Foundation Center webinars!


Restoring Our Past, Building Our Future
2014 Governor's Conference on Housing and Economic Development

Dates: September 22 - 23, 2014
Location: Atlantic City Convention Center
Cost: $199 and up

This year the Governor's Conference will offer an updated agenda which is sure to result in a refreshing and informative event with topics relevant to housing professionals, government officials, economic development professionals, business professionals, lenders, developers, non-profits, consultants as well as the NJ Downtown Revitalization & Management Institute (DRMI) audience.

Details and Registration


Social Enterprise: Part 1 – Is Your Organization Ready?
The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2014; 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cost: $10

For organizations considering developing a social enterprise as a new source of unrestricted funding, the “Social Enterprise Readiness Assessment” will provide an understanding of what social enterprise is and what is required, you will complete this assessment that looks at the key elements needed to be in place before embarking on a social enterprise project. You’ll walk away knowing your areas of strength, those that need additional work, and whether social enterprise is a good fit for your organization.

Executive directors, board members and other senior staff are invited to participate in this program that will determine if you are neglecting a potential opportunity for a new funding stream, or jumping in before you are ready. Participation must include at least two people in these categories, with a maximum of four. You will leave with an assessment of your organization’s ability to move forward with a social enterprise, and if you choose, you’ll be ready to move onto the second part of this series which will take place in the spring, to move you toward developing a fundable project.

Attendance at this session does not require you to move on to part 2, but prepares those who are interested. You must, however, attended part 1 to be admitted into part 2.

Details and Registration


Save the Date!: 34th Annual Conference on Philanthropy
Association of Fundraising Professionals New Jersey Chapter (AFP-NJ)

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Location: The Bridgewater Marriott, Bridgewater, NJ

This is the largest conference for New Jersey’s fundraising community. Nearly 400 non-profit professionals including, CEOs, board members, wealth management consultants, development directors and marketers are expected to attend. There will be numerous educational workshops on topics as varied as donor relations, planned giving and social entrepreneurship. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.

Come and network with other non-profit professionals and stay on the cutting edge with relevant, practical workshops on social entrepreneurship, trends in fundraising, and social media.

For 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 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!

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

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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