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December 3 - Save the Date! 2014 Annual Conference

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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.


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

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.

Additional sessions tba - check back soon!

Recordings of previously held Webinars are also available.


WebinarThe Center for Non-Profits and the National Council of Nonprofits Present:

Special Webinar: Help Us Bust the Overhead Myth by Owning Your Own Costs
Date & Time:
Thursday, October 23, 3:30-4:30pm Eastern
Location: Your Computer
Cost: Free

Do you know how to properly account for the costs of your nonprofit’s programs and activities? Your mission matters. Knowing what it truly costs to deliver your mission does too. Provided through our membership with the National Council of Nonprofits, you can join the largest network of nonprofits in the country as we “bust the overhead myth” together by first learning how to Own Your Own Costs.

Guest presenter: Jeff Russell, CEO and founder of Jitasa, an accounting and bookeeping firm dedicated to helping nonprofits thrive.

For more information and to register, please visit: Special Webinar



In-person workshopNew Jersey Non-Profit Conference 2014 - Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Save the Date!

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

Speakers :Lolly Daskal, Founder, Lead From Within, and co-author, “Trust, Inc.” Peter Wilderotter, CEO, The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Eighteen Breakout Sessions will Cover a Wide Range of Topics Including:
Non-profit/For-profit Collaboration;
Board Development; Funders & Non-profits as Partners;
Engaging Our Boards in Advocacy;
"Mobile-friendly” Communications
And much more!

The Center for Excellence at Fairleigh Dickinson University will present the Emerging Nonprofit Leader Award at the event. Activities are planned for “Emerging” and “Seasoned” Leaders to share insights and experience in looking to the future. For more information, including eligibility, please visit: Emerging Leader Award.

We still have sponsorship opportunities available. Please download the following form:
Sponsorship Opportunities

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for exciting conference news as we post developments on the Center's website! Registration to open soon.

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


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

Support Center: New Designs for Changing Times, a Regional Summit

Date & Time: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Baruch College Conference Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Cost: $35 (Members of the Center for Non-Profits receive admission discount. Please call us at 732-227-0800.)

Join the Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy to bring together leaders of foundations, nonprofit umbrella organizations and government agencies with thought leaders, redesign experts and experienced practicioners for a day of brainstorming, learning, networking and candid conversations. New Designs for Changing Times is an opportunity for those who provide nonprofits with resources, tools and guidance to discuss the critical role in helping the groups they serve and support to explore redesign opportunities - from sharing staff or co-location to consolidations and mergers - in a healthy, realistic and productive way.

Featured Organizations: BoardSource, Clark Foundation, Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, CRE, Educational Foundation of America, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Goddard Riverside Community Center, GEO, Harlem Dowling - West Side Center, Human Services Council, Lawyers Alliance, Literacy NJ, Manhattan Borough President's Office, MAP for Nonprofits, NYC DYCD, NYMAC, Princeton Area Community Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Third Sector New England, United Neighborhood Houses, United Way of NY City

For more information and to register for the event, please visit: New Designs for Changing Times.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Presents Jersey City Culture of Health Forum

Date & Time: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: New Jersey City University, Michael B. Gilligan Student Union Building, Jersey City, NJ
Speakers: James S. Marks, MD, MPH senior vice president and director, program portfolios, RWJF,
Steve Fulop, mayor, Jersey City, and other panelists

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a new vision for America, calling for us, as a nation, to work together to build a Culture of Health. When we achieve a Culture of Health, all in our diverse society will be able to lead healthy lives, now and for generations to come, the healthy choice will be the easy choice, and health will have more to do with maintaining wellness than treating illness. RWJF debuted this vision nationally and in their home state of New Jersey this past June. Now they are looking to engage communities throughout New Jersey to help reach its goal. RWJF is hosting a series of community Culture of Health forums across the Garden State. The first one will take place in Jersey City.

For more information, please visit: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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


The Nonprofit Social Media Success Toolkit

What does your social media presence say about you? Are you able to convert “likes” into donations and activism? Do you know what’s OK for your staff and community to post? Even if you have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest and are diligently working with blogs, photos, and videos to tell your story, bringing all these elements and channels together can be a challenge. Ready to step beyond the basics? This class is for you. Over six trainings we'll show you not just how to be on social media, but how to be successful on social media. We’ll explore using social media for branding, deep engagement, and integrated campaigns, and discuss how to measure your social media impact. We’ll also walk you through creating a social media policy step-by-step.

Date & Time: Six-week series begins Tuesday, September 2, 1pm
Location: Your Computer
Cost: $225

For other Idealware webinars: Check for current Idealware Sessions


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




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!

Smart Future Conference

Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM
Location: AT&T, Bedminster, NJ 07921
Cost: $50

Somerset County is a hub for innovative technologies. Experience the future of innovation at this conference and increase operational efficiencies; enhance safety and security; improve customer or end-user experience and generate new revenue streams.Hear from industry experts that have developed and deployed innovative solutions in a variety of industries.

For more information, please visit: Somerset County Business Partnership

Rutgers Event: Protecting the "Public" in Public Policy, The Growing Privatization of the Public Realm

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Rutgers, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

The public realm is under siege. Lack of confidence in government, to paying taxes, ascendancy of a market-based idealogoy, changes in the global econmoy and other forces are leading to the privatization of public assets and the design and delivery of public policy. What are the implications for K-12 public education, community economic development, urban planning, social services, nonprofits and philanthropy?

Join the discussion with:

  • Roland Anglin, Director Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University
  • Alison Bernstein, Director Institute for Women's Leadership, Rutgers University
  • Robert Lake, Professor Bloustein School, Rutgers University
  • Ronald Quincy, Professor of Professional Practice, Rutgers School of Social Work
  • Julia Sass Rubin, Associate Professor, Bloustein School Rutgers University

The event is co-sponsored by the Rutgers Association of Planning and Policy Students (RAPPS), The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Rutgers Institute for Women's Leadership. For more information, please visit: Bloustein School or contact Tara Marlowe at: tara.marlowe@rutgers.edu, 732-421-5748.

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

Annual Anti-Poverty Summit

Date: Thursday, December 4, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Crowne Plaza, 390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe, NJ 08831

The Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey will host their Annual Summit: Changing Attitudes, Changing Laws, Changing Lives. The event brings together advocates to strategize and network for the coming year on issues related to housing, hunger, and economic empowerment. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Kasturi Dasgupta, Chair of Sociology Dept., Georgian Court College. The event includes workshops on skill-building for advocates at all levels of expertise and issue-based workshops to take action to support anti-poverty policies.

For more information, including registration, please visit: Anti-Poverty Network

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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