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SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, December 2
2015 NJ Non-Profit Conference

The Palace at Somerset Park
Somerset, NJ

See last year's event:
2014 Annual Conference


 

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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 Special Fundraising Webinar: Creating Sustainable Funding for your Nonprofit

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Your computer
Registration: FREE

On behalf of the Center for Non-Profits, Benevon hosts this fast-paced webinar introducing you to a systematic model for building sustainable funding for your mission. Learn to leave a legacy of passionate lifelong individual donors as you tailor the Benevon Model to your organization. Participants are encouraged to invite other staff, board, and volunteers to engage them in this practical and effective approach.

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Webinar 5 Ways to Create Engaging Communications

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Your computer
Registration: $35 for Center Members*, $55 non-members
Current members: Use your FREE annual workshop webinar benefit. Contact the Center directly for the discount code.

This workshop will provide proven tactics to help organizations make a deeper impact and build strong relationships with both their constituents and potential/existing donors.  Jessie will help you find ways to improve the value of your communications, with a focus on:   

  • being targeted with your messaging
  • being integrated in your execution
  • improving your use of analytics

Presenter: Jesse Park, Action Graphics

Jesse Park, at heart, is a marketer and strategist who cares about helping move organizations forward. Jesse currently oversees all client services including marketing strategy and execution at Action Graphics - a leading print and marketing solutions company for non-profit organizations and educational institutions. Jesse has helped various organizations like Family Connections, Star of Hope, and Manhattan Country School implement innovative fundraising campaigns. His marketing strategy has resulted in the receipt of national industry marketing awards. A member of the National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) and past Vice President of the Business Marketing Association of NJ, Jesse stays looking young by chasing his 4 kids and dog around their yard in northwest NJ. 

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 In-person workshopManaging for Results: Strategies for Successful Outcomes Measurement
               
In partnership with the Nonprofit Coordinationg Committee of New York

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 24, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Seton Hall Law School, 1109 Raymond Blvd, Newark, NJ  07102
Registration: FREE (seating is limited)

Learn how outcomes measurement can focus your organization on what is important about your work and the difference it makes. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll begin to develop an outcomes tracking plan that is both meaningful and manageable and discover the steps you need to take to achieve excellence in managing for results. This workshop will be most helpful to executive directors and program managers.

Presented by Laurel Molloy, Founder and Chief Consultant Innovations Quantified

Opening Remarks:
    Helen Steblecki, Citi Community Development Market Manager for New Jersey, Manhattan & Staten Island
    Michael Clark, President, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
    Linda Czipo, Executive Director, Center for Non-Profits

The event is expected to reach capacity. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required for this FREE workshop. Reserve your spot today! For more information, call 212-502-4191 x230 or email dpenabad@npccny.org. 

Register


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.

 Coming Soon: Policy Briefings & Technical Assistance for NJ Non-Profits 

For more information on upcoming events and to become an insider on the latest news effecting New Jersey’s non-profits, sign up today for our free e-newsletter at www.njnonprofits.org/EmailSignup.html.


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

Meet the Foundation Decision-Makers

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Adelphia Restaurant, 1750 Clemets Bridge Road
Cost: $25

Obtaining financial and operational resources to help your nonprofit thrive is getting more difficult in these challenging economic times. The Non Profit Development Center of Southern NJ has assembled representatives from a cross section of foundations to discuss a host of interesting topics.

Register

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


Idealware Webinar

How to Use Data to Transform Your Organization: A Nonprofit Toolkit

Date: May 12- June 9, Tuesdays 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Location: Your computer
Cost: Center Members $175 (non-members $200)

In our increasingly data-driven world, non-profits need to be able to measure and monitor the effectiveness of their programs. To improve program services or reach, staff has to understand what's working and what isn't. Gathering the right data is key. While more funders and constituents expect you to evaluate your programs, it can be challenging to ask the right questions, gather the data, and analyze the results. Having a solid understanding of the process is an essential first step and that's where Idealware can help. This course will look at how data can inform your organization by showing you where you can find important organizational data and where you should store it. It includes discussions around how you should think about, measure, and present data to others and how data can inform your decision-making process.

For more information, please visit: Idealware Online Training.


NTENWebinar

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: 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.


NJAMHAA In-person workshop

How to Energize Your Board and Leadership to Achieve Your Strategic Vision

In this workshop for NJAMHAA, Dennis Miller will describe the key steps to go beyond the traditional strategic planning process to achieve long-term success and sustainability. The traditional way most nonprofit organizations embark on their strategic planning process often begins with high hopes, but concludes with little achieved, disappointment and the report often ending up on some executive’s shelf collecting dust. Based on Mr. Miller’s experience with performing numerous organizational and board performance assessment studies, the absolute lack of any real alignment of the organizations in pursuit of their visions became apparent to him. This workshop will describe how to incorporate the work of the Board, leadership team and staff to move towards a common strategic goal. This workshop will also enable the Board and leadership team to develop individual goals that support organizational goals. This includes aligning the committee structure of the Board, as well.

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: 3575 Quakerbridge Rd., Suite 102, Mercerville, NJ 08619
Cost: NJAMHAA members $50; Non-members $75

Register

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Integrity House, 103 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ 07102
Cost: NJAMHAA members $50; Non-members $75

Register

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: 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.


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!


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.


Volunteer Connect: Volunteer Management Workshop In-person workshop

Date: June 2, 8:30 - 10 am
Location: Stark and Stark, 993 Lenox Dr., Lawrenceville
Cost: $35 (includes light breakfast)

Volunteer Connect, promoting service in Central New Jersey, is hosting a workshop: Staff & Volunteer Harmony, Creating the Essential Balance to Maximize your Organization's Impact. Topics include:

  • Prepare your staff to work effectively with volunteers
  • Learn how to gain the staff's commitment to your efforts
  • Explore what staff members need to successfully integrate volunteers
  • Increase volunteer impact & retention

Register  


Women In Development - Mercer  In-person workshop
Becoming an Excellent Solicitor: Helping You and Your Board Master the Art of the Face-to-Face Ask

Date: June 9, 2015, 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ
Cost: $35, $25 for Women In Development members

Xan Blake, Founder and President of the Blake Partnership, brings more than 20 years of nonprofit management experience, including expertise in three key areas: Fund Development, Governance and Nonprofit Operations    Xan’s work is dedicated to bringing the charitable visions of her clients to life. Her passion mirrors your passion for making the world a better place.  The Blake Partnership is located in Princeton, New Jersey and has provided consulting services to nonprofit organizations across the country.   Prior to founding the Blake Partnership, Xan was the President and CEO of the Planned Parenthood affiliate located in Trenton, New Jersey. During her tenure the organization implemented a new strategic vision and conducted its own $6.3 million capital campaign.  More info at BlakePartnership.com.

Register


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.


County College of Morris Library Foundation Center   In-person workshop
Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources: Introduction to Finding Grants

Date: July 10, 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: County College of Morris Library, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869
Cost: FREE (seating is limited)

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants. You will also practice navigating the Foundation Center’s Grantspace page and searching the Foundation Directory Online. 

Call 973-328-5300 to reserve a seat. Workshop will be held in the Learning Resource Center Room 205.  


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2015 Annual Conference & Membership Meeting In-person workshop

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Location: The National Conference Center, 399 Manmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ  08520

Save the date!  More information will be posted on the Network's event page.


2015 Governor's Conference on Housing & Development In-person workshop

Date: October 27 & 28, 2015
Location: Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

Hosted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.  Sessions will focus on spurring greater economic impact, long-term profitability, traditional and non-traditional property management topics and much, much more.  There will also be a series of stimulating roundtable discussions and networking opportunities to ensure this is a conference you won't want to miss!

Details at the event page.

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.

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.  

Proud Member of the National Council of Nonprofits


Building Capacity with Pro Bono

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? (Original air date: April 25, 2013.)


Not a Member yet? Never been a better time to join! Online or by submitting the Membership Enrollment Form, or call us!


 


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