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: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 New Jersey Non-Profit Annual Conference

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 For last year's conference, please visit 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

Visual Storytelling: The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits

Date: April 14- May 5, Tuesdays 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Location: Your computer
Cost: Center Members $140 (non-members $160)

To most people, data by itself is just a bunch of numbers. Even color-coded, clearly labeled graphs can fail to pique interest, or worse, they can fail to convey the information they were designed to convey. But those of us who rely on data to solve problems or show our successes know that the numbers often have a story to tell. So how do you tell it?

Infographics have become increasingly popular because, when done well, they can take complex information and make it accessible, relatable, and interesting. A good infographic with attractive images and design also has a lot of viral potential because social media favors visually rich content and bite-sized information.

Over four Tuesdays starting April 14, join Idealware and learn how to create infographics that inform your audience and incite action. This course will help you see what kinds of data are best translated into infographics and find the stories hidden in your data. Also included are practical steps of creating and using your infographic and review case studies from organizations that have had success using infographics. And best of all, Idealware will help you develop your own infographic that you can begin using right away.

For more information, please visit: Idealware Online Training.


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

NJAMHAA In-person workshop

Annual Conference, Inspiring Progress, Seizing Opportunities

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16, 2015
Location: Woodbridge Renaissance, Woodbridge, NJ
Cost: NJAMHAA members $190-$270; Non-members $280-$450

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!

Sobel & Co: Roundtables & Breakfasts for Nonprofit Leaders In-person workshop

Dates: March 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.

Seton Hall Spring 2015 Board Leadership Training In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 18, 25 and April 1; 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.

NPower & NJ SIM: CyberSecurity for Nonprofits In-person workshop

Date: Friday, March 27, 8 - 11 am
Location: KPMG's Short Hills offices, 51 John F. Kennedy Parkway
Cost: Free (Registration required)

Cybersecurity is a growing threat to all organizations, from governments to large corporations and yes, even nonprofits. Don’t be caught off-guard by a security threat! Learn how to protect your organization, data and reputation. NPower is pleased to partner with New Jersey SIM Foundation to offer a Breakfast and Learning event on how your organization can avoid becoming the next target of a cyberattack. Join Terry Rice, Chief Information Security Officer of Merck, on how to protect your organization and data, followed by a panel discussion with cybersecurity experts.

For more information and to register, please visit: CyberSecurity for Nonprofits.

Pro Bono Partnership: Special Events- What Are Legal Issues Nonprofis Needs to Know? In-person workshop

Date: Monday, March 30, 11:30 am to 3:45 pm
Location: Live at Pfizer Conference Center, New York City; Video-conference DLA Piper Short Hills, NJ
Cost: Free (Registration required)

Gala dinners, walk-a-thons, local and national service days, concerts, conferences and other special events can raise funds and increase awareness and excitement for your organization’s work. This Strategic Legal Thinking seminar will review the legal issues that your organization may face in connection with its next special event. Your organization will need to know the state requirements that apply to organizations that solicit donations in connection with the event or hold gaming activities such as raffles and casino nights.

The event will be held live at the Pfizer Conference Center, 235 East 42nd Street, New York City and also video-conferenced across the country including New Jersey location: DLA Piper, 51 John F. Kennedy Parkway, Suite 120, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2704. Please register by March 23 at  Seminar Registration. For details on the event, please visit:  Pfizer Strategic Legal Thinking.

Mercadien Group: OMB Super Circular & How it Affects Your Non-Profit In-person workshop

Date: Tuesday, March 31, begins at 8 am with breakfast & registration
Location: The Mercadien Group, 3625 Quakerbridge Rd., Hamilton NJ
Cost: Free (pre-registration recommended)

The Mercadien Group will host this free seminar: The OMB Super Circular: What Does it Mean and How Will It Affect My Organization? Nonprofit executives, staff and board members are invited to learn how the new regulatory reforms will impact your entity and what you should do to prepare for them. Other topics include:

  • Reform Objectives & Background
  • Major Policy Reform
  • Reforms to Administrative Requirements
  • Reforms to Cost Principles
  • Changes to Audit Requirements.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to earn 2 Auditing (Governmental) CPE credits. The Mercadien Group is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

For more information or to register, please visit: Mercadien: OMB Super Circular.

IRS Free Webinar: Unrelated Business Income Tax Webinar

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2-3 pm
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free (Register)

Join Tax Law Specialists Steve Farson and Al Page of the IRS Office of Exempt Organizations for this special presentation including:

  • Unrelated Business Income Tax, a 3-Part Test
  • Common types of UBI activities, Exceptions and exclusions
  • Principal form used to report and IRS resources

For more information and to register, please visit: IRS UBIT Webinar.

Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy: Numbers Don't Lie In-person workshop

Date: Friday, April 10, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: 42 Broadway 20th Fl., New York, NY 10004
Cost: $90 to $215 (varies with organization's budget)

The Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy offers several workshops for every level of non-profit professionals. This program is designed for executive leadership in accounting and finance. Learn how to implement proven, effective practices to strengthen your finances and related accounting procedures for your organization that position you to make sound decisions based on what the numbers are telling you -- no more rolling the dice and hoping for the best.

To register for this event and to learn more about the Support Center's workshop offereings, please visit: Training and Professional Development.

Free Webinar: Building Strong Board Chair & Nonprofit CEO Relationships Webinar

Date: Friday, April 10, 12-1 pm
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free with Registration (space limited)

The Board Chair and the Chief Executive Officer are the two key people in steering a nonprofit organization towards the achievement of its vision. There needs to be a very positive relationship between these key individuals. Program includes:

  • How to build a positive working relationship between the Chair and the CEO
  • Identify the key roles that each needs to play and how are they different
  • How does your organization assess the performance of both?

Space is limited to 25 registrants. For more information, please visit Dennis C. Miller, Revitalizing your Nonprofit Board.

NJVOAD Conference: Building a More Resilient NJ In-person workshop

Date: Monday, April 13, 8:30 am to 4 pm
Location: National Conference Center, East Windsor, NJ
Cost: Free (Registration required)

NJVOAD's mission is to bring together New Jersey organizations active in disaster assistance, and to foster cooperation and coordination in preparedness, response, and recovery in order to offer more effective services to people and communities affected by disaster. Through the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NJVOAD is hosting this free event with keynote speaker: Captain Joe Gelata, State Coordinating Officer for Sandy and State VAL (Voluntary Agency Liaison) as well as NJ State Recovery Bureau Chief - retiring in March and starting in April as the new Exec. Dir. for NJ 2-1-1.

For information on breakout sessions and presenters, please visit: NJVOAD Conference 2015. Space is limited. Please Register soon.

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

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 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.

NJVLA Free Workshop: Fundamentals on Copyright Protection In-person workshop

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 7 pm
Location: George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: Free with Registration

NJVLA (New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts) presents this free workshop to help you understand the fundamentals of basic copyright protection, including copyrightability of works and registration. The program also covers what happens if someone else attempts to use your copyrighted work and possible remedies and how “fair use” may allow you to use the copyrighted works of others in your own creations. Panelists include:

  • Gary Laurie, Esq. – His practice focuses on entertainment and arts law; intellectual property licensing; and general business and contract law. Mr. Laurie’s focus is on the entertainment industries including film, music, television, print publishing, websites and mobile apps, visual arts including representation of art galleries, graphic design, restaurants and other edible entertainment.
  • Peter L. Skolnik, Esq. – is Chair of the Lowenstein Sandler’s Media and Entertainment Practice, and concentrates his litigation practice in the areas of media and entertainment law, First Amendment law, intellectual property litigation and counseling, and complex civil litigation.

For more information and to register, please visit: NJVLA Copyright Workshop.

Brookdale: Free Nonprofit Networking Event In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
Cost: Free with Registration

Meet with Monmouth County nonprofit professionals and alumni from Brookdale’s Certificate In Nonprofit Management. Enjoy light refreshments and hear a brief presentation on a timely topic of interest. Mix, mingle, meet, and greet others in the local nonprofit world. Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to the field, you are sure to make at least one important contact.

Please use Fee and Code: FREE, XNONP 041 W to register online at: Brookdale Lifelong Learning and Professional Development.

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers: Conference for NJ's Social Sector In-person workshop

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ
Cost: $85 to $160 (non-profit and member discounts)

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), convenes a major gathering each spring for the entire social sector-- funders and charities. This May, the annual gathering is a full-day program and the only CNJG event that is open to the public. The theme is Lifting All Boats: Leadership, Capacity, Impact. 2015 conference highlights include:

  • Five dynamic, national and regional thought-leaders present their bold ideas for advancing the sector through IGNITE-style presentations
  • Salon-style table discussions with colleagues over lunch on the issues facing the sector
  • Breakout sessions on: measuring what matters, foundations and advocacy, strategies for building capacity, and more.

For more information, please visit CNJG's Lifting All Boats.

FDU's Third Annual Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, May 21
Location: Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ
Cost: Fee information coming soon

Save the Date-- Fairleigh Dickenson University's Center for Excellence presents: Owning it! Empowering Ourselves; Inspiring Others, their Third Annual Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership.

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.

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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