Events and Workshops

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

Center for Non-Profits Events

The following events are organized chronologically.



The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint Webinar

Good News! We're partnering again with GrantsMagicU for an affordable, in-depth training your team, up to three, can take part in at your own pace and schedule. We're kicking off this program with a FREE webinar.

 Five Unconventional Strategies to Go Beyond Mission Match and Find More "Sweet-Spot" Funders, Tuesday, January 24

Register

Starting Monday, January 30, take your learning and your team further with The ULTIMATE Grant Proposal Blueprint  

Get your "step-by-step roadmap and build-it-yourself toolkit for crafting an A+ grant proposal - every time," with GrantsMagicU's live and on-demand, in-depth eight week program that includes CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) credits.

Everything you need to dramatically elevate your grantseeking success, no matter where you're starting out.

Your enrollment gives you:

  • Access to all eight video sessions, more than 16 hours of high-quality training,
  • Detailed session-by-session workbook, handouts and resource materials,
  • Three live Q&A sessions with a grant expert
  • Ongoing personal support via Facebook group page and MORE!

​Because the course is pre-recorded and online, you (and your team!) can watch any session any time, again and again - at your convenience. 

Registration for full program:

Center member exclusive discount for the full series!

  • Center for Non-Profits members $197 (contact us for coupon code)

  • Non-members $297 (Not a member yet? Join today!)

More information on upcoming webinars and workshops!


THANK YOU!
2016 NJ Non-Profit Conference - Small logo  Thank you for making this year's conference the biggest and most successful yet!

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Browse our recorded webinars for additional training and information.

Center Partner Events:

Partners Events
  NJAMHAA How to Deal with Mobile Workforce
  NJAMHAA 2017 Annual Conference
 UST 5 Most costly Unemployment Pitfalls for Nonprofits - FREE
 ProBono Partnership Six Strategies for a Better Board
ProBono Partnership Best Practices to Identify and Reduce Employment Law Risks in 2017 - FREE
ProBono Partnership Employee Classification and Compensable Time



NJAMHAA
How to Deal with Mobile WorkforceIn-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:30-4:30
Location: 3575 Qualerbridge Road, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
Cost: $25

Has your agency's staff become more mobile? To make staff more efficient, are your staff out of the office and in the community more? With the change to Fee For Service (FFS) your organization's model may be changing and you need to have a mobile workforce. This workshop presents and focuses on many of the issues and challenges a mobile workforce presents.

4-hour session includes the following topics:

  • The new workforce: what a mobile workforce is and what it isn't
  • Working in a distrubuted team: a unified company culture
  • Creating presence through mobile technology and business systems
  • Building trust among team members via technology
  • Leading in a virtual environment
  • Managing mobile workforce performance
  • Principles for motivating this workforce
  • Mobility best practices

Presenter: Rhonda Chaplin is an over 18-year Human Resources professional and veteran of learing/development, workforce planning, policy management and refining strategies and implementing learning plans designed for success to the organization and the employee. Her background includes a track record of success in the areas of talent management, change management, employee training and development. Rhonda speaks, blogs, and facilitates workshops through her company Free Day Strategies, LLC which focuses on the development and enhancement of the natural talents of employees.

Register

2017 Annual Conference Collaboration and Innovation: A Formula for SuccessIn-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 30, 2017
Location: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ

The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) is a statewide trade association representing hospital-based and freestanding organizations that provide a broad range of treatment and support services to children and adults with mental health, behavioral, emotional and substance use disorders, developmental disabilities and co-occurring disorders.

Register

Save the Date: April 27, The 2017 NJAMHAA IT Conference
Stay Protected While Connected, Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

Details here

 


Unemployment Services Trust logo

5 Most Costly Unemployment Pitfalls for NonprofitsWebinar

Date: On Demand
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE

With $38 million in potential unemployment cost liability mitigated last year for over 2,000 nonprofits, many nonprofits are overpaying for unemployment insurance and the related costs.  This short 30-minute webinar identifies the five most hazardous unemployment pitfalls that could be costing your nonprofit thousands of dollars.  Participants will learn how to readily combat future unemployment overpayments and how to stay HR compliant. This webinar will be most beneficial for nonprofits with 10 or more employees.  Watch on-demand at www.ChooseUST.org/webinars.

 

 

ProBono

Six Strategies for a Better BoardWebinar

Date: Wednesday, January 18 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: $20

How do well-functioning nonprofits run their boards?  Attract new board members?  Ensure that everyone on the board is engaged, involved, and meeting their legal responsibilities?  This webinar will provide practical suggestions to help your organization improve its corporate governance and build your best board!  

Specific topics include

  • Nominating and electing board members
  • Orienting new board members for success
  • The role of committees
  • Creating an advisory board
  • The relationship between the board and the excutive director
  • Maintaining an engaged board

Speaker:  Courtney Darts, Esq., Director of Education, Pro Bono Partnership

 Register

 

Best Practices to Identify and Reduce Employment Law Risks in 2017Webinar

Date: Tuesday, January 31 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: Free

If you have employees, you have employment risks.  Unfortunately, it's hard to keep track of all the laws and changes to them.  This presentation is designed to assist nonprofit organizations start 2017 by taking practical steps to reduce potential liability. 

Join us for this complimentary webinar in conjunction with the National Network of Business Law Pro Bono Providers.  This webinar is geared towards executive directors, human resources professionals, and board members of nonprofits.

During this webinar we will discuss:

  • Strategies to avoid common employee claims and lawsuits.
  • How to pay employees correctly and avoid common mistakes in the non-profit sector.
  • Steps to ensure up-to-date and legally compliant personnel policies.

Speakers: Tara K. Burke, Esq., Of Counsel, Jackson Lewis
                  Matthew R. Byrne, Esq.
, Of Counsel, Jackson Lewis

 Register 

Employee Classification and Compensable TimeWebinar
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You 

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: $20

Understanding how to classify employees as exempt or non-exempt from overtime laws – and making sure you are paying them appropriately – can be tricky.  This webinar will address many of the most frequently asked questions we receive from clients about employee classifications and pay and offer practical strategies for managing your workforce.

Questions will include:

  • What are the legal definitions of exempt and non-exempt employees?
  • When are employees entitled to overtime?
  • Do we have to pay employees to attend a training or a conference?
  • Do we have to pay employees for travel time?
  • What are the pay implications when an employee is e-mailing or texting outside of normal work hours or assisting with an evening or weekend special event?
  • How do we manage and account for work time for employees who work remotely?

Speaker: Jennifer Grudnowski, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Partnership  

 Register

 

Other Workshops and Conferences

The following events are listed chronologically by when they occur. This list is updated frequently, so check back often! Make sure to also check out the ongoing non-profit opportunities, along with available college and certificate programs.




Creative Asbury Park In-person workshop
A Call to Collaboration

Date: Wednesday and Thursdayy, January 11 & 12, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Holy Spirit Church | 705 Second Ave. Asbury Park, 07712
Cost: Free

 This 2-Day Meeting is NOT your typical conference. You create the agenda & lead breakout sessions on topics you care about; you contribute your best ideas; you collaborate with others in your community. Registration is Free & Required. Put your creative thinking caps on and join a diverse group of people from throughout the City! This gathering includes residents, business owners, seniors, educators, students and community, faithbased, nonprofit, and municipal leaders – all who have a stake in the future of Asbury Park!

Register   

 

Sobel & Co. Annual Nonprofit Symposium In-person workshop

Making Sure You Have a High Performing Board

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: APA Hotel Woodbridge 120 S. Wood Ave. Iselin, NJ 08830   
Cost: Free

 Our panel of experts will offer insights from their practical experience on how to identify, recruit, train and retain the 'best and brightest' for your organization's board. Learn how to encourage, motivate and reinforce the passion of your most enthusiastic volunteers.

Our key note speaker is Alan Sobel, Managing Memeber of Sobel & Co., who will share his own experiences in engaging board members in a strategic manner.

Register

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking In-person workshop
Building Teams and Public Support for Creative Placemaking

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation,14 Maple Ave. #400 Morristown, NJ 07960  
Cost: $100-$120

This workshop will cover two main topics, Building teams for creative placemaking and creative community engagement.

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Know the indicators of both successful and troubled teams- and how to respond
  • Be able to make better choices for enaging communities
  • Learn how creative and cultural activities can help build teams and engage stakeholders in community improvement

Agenda

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Why teams succeed - and fail
  • Building a team for creative placemaking
  • Troubleshooting common team problems
  • Lunch (provided)
  • Why so many community meetings fail
  • Creative community engagement methods
  • Choosing the best strategies; measuring success

Register


The Community Chest In-person workshop
Strategies for Developing and Operating Your Successful Volunteer Program

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Vantage Health System's Training Center 2 Park Avenue, Dumont, NJ 08830   
Cost: Free

The Community Chest to Begin New Year with Volunteer Management Workshop Presented by Bergen Volunteer Center

If you are looking for useful techniques to develop, maintain and manage volunteers, attend The Community Chest's third workshop of its 2016-2017 Professional Development Series.  Speaker Debbie Emery, Director of Community and Youth Engagement with the Bergen Volunteer Center, will presentStrategies for Developing and Operating Your Successful Volunteer Program on Friday, January 27.

 This professional development session is open to representatives of local nonprofit organizations that are interested in building their capacity to manage volunteers.  Materials will be provided to all participants.

The goal of this training series is to assist local agency staff with the tools to update their skills in management and supervision.  Established in 2014, the series responds to demands on nonprofit managers to acquire a new set of skills that prepare them to meet the requirements of donors and government.  

The workshop is free-of-charge and open to professional staff in supervisory positions in the nonprofit sector.  Advanced registration is required.  

To Register, c
all Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director of The Community Chest, at 
201-568-7474 or contact shelly@communitychestofenglewood.org. 

The sponsors of the series include The Rotary Club of Englewood and SUEZ.

Princeton Community Works In-person workshop
2017 Educational Conference for Nonprofit Boards, Staff, and Volunteers

Date: Monday, January 30, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location: First Campus Center at Princeton University
Cost: $35 per person

This event includes a General Session, two Professional Development Workshops, a Boxed Dinner (vegitarian option available), Coffee and Snacks, and Networking with more than 400 other Nonprofit Professionals.

A few examples of workshops include:

  • Digital Media Fundraising and Online Giving
  • In and Outside the Board Room: The Roles & Responsibilities of a Productive Board
  • Become A Social Media Ninja
  • Grants from the Grantor's Perspective: A Panel
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Stategic Planning: Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan

Register 

The Mercadein Group In-person workshop
Nonprofit Tax Seminar on Form 990: Exploring Complex Schedules

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 8:30 - 10:40 a.m.
Location: 3625 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Cost: FREE

Join us for this complimentary tax seminar, where attendees will untangle complex tax reporting requirements and learn about issues of interest to the IRS:

  • Schedule C - Underdstanding lobbying and political activity cost reporting and related safe harbor rules.
  • Schedule F - Learn the triggers for required reporting of foreigns activities/
  • Schedule L - Find out if your organization has reportable transactions with interested persons.
  • Schedule R - Identify common reporting disclosures required in the presence of related organizations and for various types of entities.
  • Form 990-T - Review unrelated business income classification, deductible expenses and tax exposure, including the correct approach to sponsorships.ce of related organizations and for various types of entities

The seminar will be presented by Lovepreet Buttar, CPA, MBA, CGMA, PSA, Manager with Mercadien's Nonprofit and Human Services Group.

2 CPE credits are offered.

Register 

 

New Jersey Policy Perspective, Inc. In-person workshop
Progress 2017 Paving the Way Toward Prosperity

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 | 9:00 - 4:00 a.m.
Location: The Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: $150

Please join NJPP in marking this milestone year at a special day-long policy summit: Progress 2017: Paving the Way Toward Prosperity for All. Special guests and state and national experts will share their insider insight on the challenges ahead- and the strategies needed to restore sanity to New Jersey's finances, mend the state's tattered safety net, promote fair and effective economic development and respond to federal threats.

 Register

 

 


 

 

 

 

Recorded Webinars

Prices vary, however, many webinars are available for free to Center members. If you are interested in purchasing or gaining access to an on-demand access to a webinar, please call 732-227-0800 or email us.

Recorded webinars are listed in reverse chronological order.

Webinar Subject
  Federal Overtime Regulations: It’s Not Just About The Salary HR/Management
  Boost Your Capacity with "Encore" Talent Volunteers
  Non-Profit Board Recruitment 101 Volunteers
Fundamentals of Non-profit Finance Finance
Volunteer Management: Recruit, Retain, Recognize Volunteers
Meet the Center! Center Overview
New Jersey Non-Profit Policy Update Public Policy
Connect to Transit: Open the Door to Mobility Transportation
Breaking Up with Your Landlord: A Non-Profit Guide to Navigating Your Rental Relationship Operations/Facilities
Non-Profits can be Known for their Brand too! Communications
Communications with a Mission Communications
Maximizing Your Efforts with Social Media Communications
The State of the NJ Non-Profit Community Operations/Public Policy
Be a Better Pocket Videographer: Using Your Smartphone to Tell Your Non-Profit's Story Communications
Engage Millennials & Drive Event Fundraising Volunteers/Fundraising
Cyber Liability and Cyber Security for Non-Profits Operations/Security
Spotlight on Non-Profit Property Tax Exemptions Public Policy/Taxes
5 Ways to Create Engaging Communications Communications
OMB Uniform Guidance: How Government Grants Reforms Can Benefit Your Organization Public Policy/Fundraising
New Jersey Non-Profit Policy Update Public Policy
Managing Volunteers' Accident And Liability Risks Operations/Volunteers
Building the Board of Your Dreams Governance
Non-Profit Space Exploration: Owning, Financing, Renting, or Sharing Operations/Facilities



 


Federal Overtime Regulations: It’s Not Just About The Salary

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: Free for Center or other state association members; $35 for nonmembers
Presenter: Maxine Neuhauser, Esq., Epstein Becker Green

By now, most employers know that the US Department of Labor (DOL) has adopted new overtime regulations that, effective December 1, 2016, will raise the salary thresholds and will make mandatory overtime requirements applicable to most employees earning less than $47,500/year, including employees of non-profit organizations.

But the new salary thresholds aren’t the only thing employers need to pay attention to. Another crucial part of the regulations is one that hasn’t changed: not only must an employee’s salary exceed the specified threshold, but their duties must meet the “white collar exemption” duties tests for administrative, executive, professional, or other applicable employees. If the duties tests and other key employee classifications are overlooked or misapplied, employers are at risk for significant penalties if they are found to be in violation of the law.

Don’t miss this important one-hour webinar covering the new DOL rules with a special focus on non-profits and the duties tests. [NOTE: Although a federal court ruling issued on November 22, 2016, has suspended the new salary thresholds at least temporarily, the duties tests under US Department of Regulations - the primary focus of this webinar - are unchanged and still in force.]

This webinar took place on November 9, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar. This webinar recording is available to Center members only. Not a member? Join today!


Boost Your Capacity with "Encore" Talent

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: Free, registration required
Presenter: Betsy Werley, Encore.org | Laura Traynor, ReServe NYC | Janet Shaw, Encore Fellowships Network

Nonprofit leaders have long wish lists, and are always looking for creative ways to add resources. Experienced adults - with skills, time and passion for your mission - are a growing talent pool often overlooked by nonprofits. How do you engage people with decades of work experience.…and where do you find them? 

This webinar will introduce Encore Talent Works, a new interactive toolkit that helps nonprofits of all sizes benefit from experienced, "encore" talent. It offers insights, resources and success stories to organizations at every stage, from “who are these people” to “what roles make sense” to “how do I recruit encore talent?” You’ll also learn what works from two multi-state programs with extensive experience connecting nonprofits and qualified older adults: the Encore Fellowships Network and ReServe. 

This webinar took place on November 9, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.


 

Non-Profit Board Recruitment 101

Presenters: Amy Klein, Executive Director, VolunteerConnect
Cost:
Free for Center members; $35 non-members

Learn best practices for recruitment and engagement of board members for your organization’s success. We’ll discuss board structures and expectations, how to attract the right people to your mission, specific methods to find potential board members and more. Amy Klein, expert in board training and matching, will provide tips, tools and resources for all non-profits whether you’re in the process of forming, or have been in existence for many years.

This webinar took place on September 28, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 

 


 

Fundamentals of Non-profit Finance

Presenters: Kyle A. Neeld, CPA, CGMA, Managing Director, Mercadien
                 Lovepreet Buttar
, CPA, MBA, CGMA, Manager, Mercadien
Cost:
Free for Center members; $35 non-members

Would you like to better understand your organization’s financial operations and requirements?  If so, join us for this webinar on nonprofit finance basics and related best practices, where Kyle A. Neeld and Lovepreet Buttar from Mercadien’s Nonprofit and Human Services Group, will cover the essentials of nonprofit financial statements, Form 990, budgeting, and the roles of accountants and auditors.

This webinar took place on August 17, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 


 

Volunteer Management: Recruit, Retain, Recognize

Presenters: Gil Gordon, happy and busy retiree, formerly of Gil Gordon Associates
Cost:
Free for Center members; $35 non-members

According to human resources expert Gil Gordon, when it comes to creating a volunteer program, "you aren’t just looking for help - you’re representing your non-profit. Be realistic and you'll recruit for success. The vitality of your organization depends on that volunteer coming in feeling welcomed and valued." Join us on this live webinar as Gil shares how to best utilize the volunteers you have and to attract the volunteers you want. He'll walk us through the Three R's of Volunteer Management - Recruit, Retain and Recognize. Thank you Gil Gordon for volunteering to present this webinar and thank you Center member VolunteerConnect for making the introduction.

This webinar took place on August 3, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 


 

Center for Non-Profits: Meet the Center!

Presenters: Center Staff
Cost:
Free

Learn about the benefits and services available with your Center membership! Center staff will provide an overview of Center initiatives, member benefits, and the best way to get involved!

This webinar took place on July 20, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.




Capitol NJ Statehouse  

New Jersey Non-Profit Policy Update

Presenters: Linda M. Czipo, Executive Director, Center for Non-Profits and David L. Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy, National Council of Nonprofits
Cost: Free for Center members; $45 non-members

Learn the latest about key federal and state issues affecting non-profits, and what they mean to your organization. This hour-long webinar covered 2016 legislation, trends, and more. Get up to speed with on recent events including Governor Christie's recent executive order 209, the status of the charitable giving deduction, property tax exemptions, and other important state and federal updates.

This webinar took place on July 6, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

Connect to Transit: Open the Door to Mobility

Presenters: Karen Alexander, Managing DirectorNJTIP @ Rutgers
                 Melody Bundy
, Program Manager/Travel InstructorNJTIP @ Rutgers
                 Louis A. Hoffman
, Program Manager/Travel InstructorNJTIP @ Rutgers
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 non-members

Could improved access to transportation benefit your organization’s mission and community? Join this webinar to consider the challenges many New Jerseyans face. Staff members from NJTIP @ Rutgers will explore existing services and potential solutions.

The mission of NJTIP @ Rutgers is to increase the independence and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, older adults - and others - by empowering them to use the public transit system safely and independently.

Participants will learn about:

  • Connecting your staff, clients and volunteers to transit options
  • Accessible features on NJ TRANSIT buses, trains and light rail vehicles
  • How people with disabilities and older adult riders can get reduced fares
  • Tools to plan trips—over the phone and online
  • Benefits of training through NJTIP @ Rutgers Additional transportation resources and local transit options
  • How your agency can be involved in Coordinated Human Service Transportation planning this year

This webinar took place on June 15, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

Breaking Up with Your Landlord: A Non-Profit Guide to Navigating Your Rental Relationship

Presenters: Cheri Hennessy Durst, Director, Collaboration Core
                 Herbert Klein, III, Chairman, Collaboration Core
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 non-members

How much is your office truly costing you? When is the last time you calculated your actual monthly expenses? Before you sign a new lease locking you into costly square-footage or before you resign to another year of working from home with distractions, join us on a FREE webinar to discover the many ways New Jersey non-profits are lowering costs and looking more attractive to donors. In addition to saving money and stress, “sharing can also help organizations expand their reach if the collaboration occurs between groups with complimentary mission objectives,” according to a recent discussion in Grantspace’s Knowledge Base, of the Foundation Center.

This webinar took place on June 1, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

Non-Profits can be Known for their Brand too!

Presenter: Sally Glick, Principal & Chief Growth Strategist, Sobel & Co. LLC
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 non-members

The idea of becoming famous might seem daunting, especially to a smaller, local nonprofit, but the reality is you only need to become slightly famous – well-known and well-regarded in your own marketplace. Your organization’s “brand” carries your community image including your recognition and reputation. To own a powerful brand you need to follow a plan, even if your target audience is local. The more purposeful you are, the more likely you are to have success. It takes hard work and a consistent process, but it can be done. 

This webinar took place on May 18, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 


 

Communications with a Mission

Presenter: Jesse Park, Executive Vice President, Action Graphics
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 non-members

Discover the many benefits to a mission-driven approach when it comes to crafting organizational communications.  Learn actionable tips to begin redeveloping your existing messaging.

This webinar took place on April 20, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 


 

Maximizing Your Efforts with Social Media

Presenter: Kyle Ruffin, Founder & President, K Ruffin & Associates 
Cost: Free for Center members; $35 non-members

Are you looking to get more out of your social media efforts? Learn which social media tools are best for your organization. You’ll come away with time-saving tools that allow you to effectively and efficiently build a community that’s engaged in your mission. With the right analytics and a strategy for e-marketing integration, you can create messaging that will build your audience and enhance your overall marketing plan.

This webinar took place on April 6, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

The State of the NJ Non-Profit Community

Presenter: Linda Czipo, Executive Director, Center for Non-Profits
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 non-members

Explore this briefing about the state of New Jersey’s non-profit community, featuring the results of its 2016 New Jersey Non-Profit Issues and Trends Survey. The survey tracks prior year funding and expenses, non-profits' outlook for the coming year and actions taken by non-profits to address trends.  Gain new insights about how non-profits are faring and the implications of these trends on the ability of organizations to provide needed programs and services.

This webinar took place on April 5, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 


 

Be a Better Pocket Videographer - Tips on Using Smartphone Video to Tell Your Non-Profit's Story

Presenter: Keith Harrington, Founder, Shoestring Videos
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 non-members

Keith wants non-profits to know they shouldn’t under estimate the power of their own smartphone combined with their passion for their mission to produce creative, effective video.  Join Keith and the Center as he provides technical advice like how to frame, zoom, use time-lapse, etc., and as he sheds light on the editing process including adding captions, voice-overs and other ways to make your video shine on your website, YouTube or b-roll for media requests.

This webinar took place on March 23, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 


 

Engage Millennials & Drive Event Fundraising

Presenter: Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Author, Nonprofit Fundraising 101
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 non-members

If you're planning an upcoming fundraiser and looking to expand your donor base to a younger audience, this program is not to be missed! Two recognized industry experts, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 author Darian Rodriguez Heyman and special guest KC Fox of Eventbrite share straight talk and helpful tools for posting and promoting your upcoming event, leveraging Facebook and Twitter, and taking advantage of free scheduling, analysis, and optimization tools to help you work smarter, not harder.

This webinar took place on March 9, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

Cyber Liability and Cyber Security for Non-Profits

Presenter: June Noto, Vice President, IT, HR and Administrative Services, NJAMHAA
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 non-members

Is your organization safe from cyber risk? Does your liability coverage include cyber-theft and data breaches? Many non-profits don’t know that they are exposed to cyber risks every day and how that exposure poses a significant financial threat to their organization.

This webinar took place on February 17, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 


 

Spotlight on Non-Profit Property Tax Exemptions

Presenter: Jeffrey D. Gordon, Esq, Partner, Archer & Greiner, PC; Chair, Real Estate Tax Appeal Group
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 non-members

The issue of non-profit property tax exemptions has been receiving intense attention in the press and in policy making circles. Recent court cases involving Princeton University and Morristown Medical Center have given the issue added urgency, and elected officials in Trenton are working to enact revisions to the property tax statute. 

For the broader non-profit community, the potential implications of these and other court cases, as well as the legislation under development, could be significant.

In this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn about the latest developments in the property tax issue, as well as practical tips about how to make your organization less vulnerable to property tax challenges. 

This webinar took place on December 16, 2015. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 


 

5 Ways to Create Engaging Communications

Presenter: Jesse Park, Executive Vice President, Action Graphics
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 non-members

This workshop explored proven tactics to help organizations make a deeper impact and build strong relationships with both their constituents and potential/existing donors. If you are looking at simple, actionable ways to increase your fundraising or marketing/communications you will not want to miss this webinar. Great for anyone involved in development, communications, or marketing for their organization.

This webinar took place on July 14, 2015. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 



OMB Uniform Guidance: How New Government Grants Reforms Can Benefit Your Organization
Center Members ONLY - FREE (email 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)?

The Center for Non-Profits and the National Council of Nonprofits presented a 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.

This webinar took place on May 5, 2015. Email us to gain access to the webinar.  


 


 

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 distraction, 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. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 




Building the Board of Your Dreams

Presenter: Yvette MurryPrincipal, YRM Consulting and Board member, Center for Non-Profits
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 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. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 


 

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: Free for Center members; $20 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 decision making

This webinar took place on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 



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