December 3 - Save the Date! 2014 Annual Conference
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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.
(Online Webinar) (In-person Workshop or Seminar)
Get to Know the Center - September, date TBA
Just for Employers - Center Benefits - October, date TBA
What Every Non-Profit Should Know about Unemployment Insurance - UST - November, date TBA
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.
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
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
Save the Date!
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:
Board Development; Funders & Non-profits as Partners;
Engaging Our Boards in Advocacy;
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:
Mark your calendar and stay tuned for exciting conference news as we post developments on the Center's website! Registration to open soon.
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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!
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.
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
Shared Online Webinars (Center members are entitled to Member rates, posted as available.)
South Jersey Non-Profits, save these date and check the NPDCSNJ events page for details!
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
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:
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!
The following events are listed chronologically by when they occur. This list is updated frequently, so check back often!
Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM
Location: AT&T, Bedminster, NJ 07921
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
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:
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: email@example.com, 732-421-5748.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
Presenter: William Henry, Executive Director, Volunteers Insurance Service Association
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Presenter: Andrea Berry, Director of Partnerships and Learning, Idealware
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
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!
Presenter: M Employee Benefits with Alden Bianchi, Esq., Mintz Levin
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 email@example.com
Presenter: Yvette Murry, Principal, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Center Member Exclusives:
Date and Time: April 25, 2013 - 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: Center Members ONLY - FREE (Contact the Center for recording)
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?