Events and Workshops

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

Center for Non-Profits Events

The following courses are organized chronologically.

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

In-person workshop Save the Date: The 2015 Center for Non-Profits' New Jersey Annual Non-Profit Conference:
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 2014 Highlights.

Additional sessions tba - check back soon!

Recordings of previously held 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

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

Unemployment Services Trust Webinar

UST Resources Page - Learn about unemployment strategies, HR resources and how UST can benefit your organization.

Idealware Webinar

From Audit to Redesign: The Complete Nonprofit Website Toolkit

Dates: Tuesdays, January 13- February 10, 1:00 to 2:30 pm (Eastern)
Location: Webinar
Cost: $175 for Center Members (please call for discount code: 732-227-0800)

Can you remember when your organization’s website was designed? Can your supporters and constituents navigate and find the information they need? Can your staff members easily create or update content on your website? If you answered no to any of those questions, it might be time to bring that website into the 21st Century.

Over five Tuesdays starting in January, join Idealware as we walk you through Website 101, review best practices for accessibility, mobile-optimized sites, and reinforcing your organization’s online brand. We’ll also take a look at the content management systems (CMS) that can give even your least tech-savvy staff members the tools to update website content themselves. Finally, we’ll talk about how your website content works alongside your email, direct mail, and social media efforts to create your organization’s communications mix.

For more information, please visit: From Audit to Redesign: The Complete Nonprofit Website Toolkit.


Making People Matter More in a Social World

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2-3pm
Location: Webinar
Cost: $30 for Center members; $60 for non-members

Ten years into the social media revolution, people are using social media to speak, but organizations aren’t listening. Join Allison Fine as she discusses her new book, Matterness: What Fearless Leaders Know About the Power and Promise of Social Media. Focus on how to make people on the inside and outside matter more to your efforts. Those organizations that continue to work and talk at, rather than with, their constituents will find themselves increasingly irrelevant. Organizational leaders need all of the great energy, know-how, creativity, and networks of their people in their ecosystems to be successful. For more information and to register, please visit: Making People Matter.

Past NTEN Events
NTEN records and archive all of their webinars, and most of them have additional materials provided by the speakers. Just visit 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

NJAMHAAIn-person workshop

Annual Conference, Inspiring Progress, Seizing Opportunities

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16, 2015
Location: Woodbridge Renaissance, Woodbridge, NJ

Save the date for NJAMHAA’s Annual Conference, Inspiring Progress, Seizing Opportunities. Keynote Presentations include: What’s on the Horizon, Scientific Developments in Treating Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders, by Husseini K. Manji, MD, FRCPC, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience, Janssen Research & Development, LLC; and a program by Trevor Hadley, PhD, Director, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania. Workshops include: Fostering Resilience for Recovery, Housing as a Child Welfare Intervention, Tools for Optimizing Programs and Organizations and more.

For more information, please visit: NJAMHAA events page.


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!

Princeton Community Works Annual Conference In-person workshop

Date: Due to inclement weather on Monday, event postponed until Friday, January 30; 5:00 to 9:15 pm
Location: Frist Campus Center, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Cost: $35  (registration required)

Community Works is a conference of workshops and networking designed to enable non-profit boards, staff and volunteers to work together more effectively by networking, developing skills, and raising community awareness. The evening includes over 20 workshops, keynote speaker and boxed-dinner.

For more information and to register, please visit: Community Works.

Monmouth-Ocean Development Council: Developing Your Non-Profit Board In-person workshop

Dates: January 29, February 26 and March 20, 2015 (Mornings)
Locations: Asbury Park Press office in Neptune & Ocean Place, Long Branch
Cost: $29 per session or $65 for all 3 (multiple attendee discounts)

Monmouth-Ocean Development Council's Non-profit Committee workshops are intended to highlight three steps toward making non-profit board service the best possible experience for both the organization and its board members, including how to make a good match, how to bring everyone up to speed, and how to help keep board members active and engaged. For more information and registration, please visit: Developing Your Non-Profit Board.

Free Webinar: Collaborations & Mergers: The Best Strategic Choice For Your Organization? Webinar

Date: Friday, January 30; 9:30-10:30 am
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free (registration required; space limited)

Hosted by Dennis C. Miller of Revitalizing your Nonprofit Board, participants will learn to understand the terms and definitions of collaborations and mergers to help decide the best strategic choice for your organization. The common benefits and obstacles will be discussed along with ways to overcome the fear of the "M-word" (merger).

For more information and to register, please visit: Free Webinar: Collaborations & Mergers.

Seton Hall Spring 2015 Board Leadership Training In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18 and 25; 8 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ
Cost: $699 for total course of 4 classes

Hosted by Seton Hall University's Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute, experts in board governance will describe key issues for the development of effective nonprofit boards. This workshop will introduce the roles and responsibilities of serving on a nonprofit board to individuals who have not yet joined a board, and also enhance the knowledge of those currently serving as a board member. Topics include: effective advocates and spokespersons, fiduciary and budgeting oversight, fundraising and resource development, sustainability and viability, shared leadership and setting strategic direction. For more information and to register, please visit: Board Leadership Training.

Seton Hall Spring 2015 Nonprofit Financial Management Training In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 22, 29 and May 6; 8 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ
Cost: $699 for total course of 4 classes

Hosted by Seton Hall University's Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute, this course features financial, accounting and fundraising professionals presenting essential topics on financial management for nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on maximizing limited resources. This workshop will introduce important financial and operations functions to those who are new to financial management in a nonprofit organization, and also increase and reinforce the knowledge of those currently working in management positions of a nonprofit organization. Topics include: budgeting, interpreting financial statements, endowments, the audit process, financial transparency and developing sounds policies. For more details on the event, please visit: Financial Management Training.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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