Events and Workshops

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  • Other Workshops
  • Recorded Webinars

Center for Non-Profits Events

The following courses are organized chronologically.


Webinar Non-Profit Board Recruitment 101

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: Free, limited to 50 participants (registration required)
Presenter: Amy Klein, Executive Director, VolunteerConnect

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.

About the presenter: Amy Klein is the executive director of VolunteerConnect and has successfully launched the skills-based volunteer movement in New Jersey, which includes short-term impact projects and non-profit board training for individuals and corporations. Amy advises non-profit leaders on the practice of using pro bono support to address critical budget issues, by crossing the strategic needs of nonprofits with available professional expertise. She also works directly with corporations to provide added value services to their corporate social responsibility platforms to enhance their community connections and improve employee engagement. For individuals interested in serving on a non-profit board, see Amy’s training programs at BoardConnect.

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Webinar $martWorkplace: Improving financial literacy and capability in the workplace

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: Free, limited to 50 participants (registration required)
Presenter: Christopher Seiz, Executive Director, Mercadien Foundation

Research shows that each financially stressed employee costs an organization an average of $7,000 annually through lost productivity, poor performance, and inferior customer relations and 61% of workers cite money as their number one stressor.  Studies find that financial stress is significantly linked to personal and work satisfaction and effective financial education programs help improve employee finances and often significantly reduce the number of loans from retirement programs, produce a marked increase in retirement saving accounts and take-up, and reduce usage of sick and personal days. Employers are a trusted source of education for employees and providing opportunities in the workplace, where there is a direct connection with earnings and benefits, can be a powerful way to inform financial decision-making. The Mercadien Foundation will discuss opportunities to improve employee retention, increase productivity, and improve overall satisfaction for the employer and employee. Let’s get $mart about Money in the Workplace.

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Webinar Boost Your Capacity with "Encore" Talent

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 2300 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. 

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THANK YOU to everyone who made the 2015 Non-Profit Conference the biggest and best yet!!
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Browse our recorded webinars for additional training and information.

Center Partner Events:

Partners Events
 Idealware

 10 Tips for Measuring Programs with Data - FREE

 Using Data to Transform Your Organization: A Nonprofit Toolkit - a multi-session course

   Pro Bono Partnership

 Intellectual Property Basics for Nonprofits

 Nonprofit Development Center  Bridging the Gap: Fundraising & Event Planning 101
   New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies

 Fall Behavioral Healthcare Meeting, Taking Charge of Change

 Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

 Investment Forum for Foundations and Endowments

   Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

 Community Development Conference &  Membership Meeting

   UST

 5 Most Costly Unemployment Pitfalls for Nonprofits - FREE



 

Idealware Webinar

10 Tips for Measuring Programs with Data

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: Free

Looking to get your data bearings? This free webinar offers a high-level view of what it takes to develop metrics, collect data, and use the information to improve your programs. 

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Using Data to Transform Your Organization: A Nonprofit Toolkit, a five session course Participate in the 10 Tips for Measuring Programs with Data as a free preview of this course.

Date: Tuesdays, November 8 - December 13 | in addition to 7.5 hours of class time, instructors will be available for individual discussion and will provide offline exercises
Location: Your computer
Cost: $170 for Center members (email us for the discount code), $215 for nonmembers

In our increasingly data-driven world, nonprofits need to be able to monitor and measure what’s working and what isn’t. Gathering the right data—and knowing how to use it—is essential.

Join us for Using Data to Transform Your Organization, a five-week course designed to help you ask important questions, find the right data, analyze what you’ve collected, present your data to donors and funders, and use the data to strengthen your organization.

Throughout the course, we’ll explore how real organizations are using data and help you think through how this applies to your own organization.

Registration, with individual session descriptions.

 

 

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For information on other upcoming programs, please visit: Idealware Online Training.


 



 Pro Bono Partnership

Intellectual Property Basics for Nonprofits Webinar

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: $20

Copyrights, trademarks, service marks.  You’ve probably have heard of these terms, but may not be sure how they differ, or how or when to use them to protect the assets of your nonprofit organization.

This webinar will provide an overview on the basics of intellectual property law, and will help your organization protect its valuable intellectual property assets. 

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Non Profit Development Center SNJ

Bridging the Gap: Fundraising & Event Planning 101 In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hotel ML | 915 Route 73,  Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Cost: $35 - $125

A night of education and networking that brings together local nonprofits making a positive impact and the young professionals who are anxious to support their efforts.

Our program will kick-off with our Keynote Speaker, Chris Rollins, Chief Development Officer of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice followed by a lesson on basic fundraising taught by Matt Blank, the Business Development Manager for Friedman LLP, and President of YB Connected. The most important part of hosting a fundraising event is the strategy to how the funds will be raised. How will you be able to get a corporation to allocate you money in their budget is much different than asking a person to donate. Matt Blank will speak to his experiences in developing the right strategy, planning, and implementation of a fundraising campaign around a specific event. A fundraising target can’t be set without understanding the basics of an income statement and how to create and manage to a budget for an event. The fundamentals of event planning will be taught by fellow NPDCSNJ board members, Glen Walton, Chairman and Wanda Hardy, President.

During the reception portion of the evening, expo tables will be set up to allow young professionals to meet nonprofit representatives and learn about volunteer opportunities and open committee and board positions. 

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Please visit the Nonprofit Development Center website for upcoming events.

 



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Fall Behavioral Healthcare Meeting, Taking Charge of Change In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Pines Manor | 2085 Route 27, Edison, NJ 08817
Cost: $95 - $395

The purpose of this conference is to support and enhance communication among the mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities community, to encourage the advancement of best practices and service delivery and to promote a shared commitment to individuals with psychiatric and substance use issues and developmental disabilities. 

More Information. Register.

 



Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

2016 Investment Forum for Foundations and Endowments In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, October 19 , 2016 | 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Palace at Somerset Park | 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873
Cost: $215

A conference for CEOs, presidents, executive directors, CFOs, trustees, finance and investment committee members of private foundations and endowed charities in the Tri-State region.

Join leaders of private foundations and endowed non-profits for CNJG’s 2nd biennial Investment Forum for Foundations and Endowments at The Palace in Somerset. You’ll gain rare access to leading asset managers, financial service institutions, professional advisors and practitioners who will share best practices and valuable insights focused on successful endowment management. Keynote speeches and interactive workshop sessions will explore a wide range of timely and useful topics including the danger of conflating risk and volatility, changing your investment provider, asset allocation strategy, new approaches to portfolio construction, evaluating investment managers, investing a small non-profit (endowment) portfolio, alternative investments, a market outlook, active vs. passive investing, good governance, different approaches to managing your organization’s investment process, and how to prevent investment fraud from happening to you.

Sustainable philanthropy thrives on careful stewardship of the corpus. This biennial signature event grew out of the Council’s Finance and Investment Affinity Group convenings which have long offered CFO’s, investment committee members, board chairs and others with oversight of their endowment, exposure to a wide range of representatives and perspectives from the investment community.

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Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

2016 Community Development Conference &  Membership Meeting In-person workshop

Date: Friday, October 21 , 2016 | 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Crowne Plaza | 390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Cost: $50 - $100

The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey's Annual Conference and Membership Meeting returns Friday, October 21st! Last year's event sold out, so don't wait to get your tickets. Please note we have moved to a larger capacity location, the Crowne Plaza in Monroe.

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NTEN

NTEN records and archive all of their webinars, and most of them have additional materials provided by the speakers. Visit their webinar archive for these past events and their events calendar for upcoming trainings. Many of their archived webinars are free for NTEN Members.

Center members can get a free introductory NTEN membership (a $60+ value) - contact the Center right away!




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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.

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.





CollaborationCore In-person workshop

Professional Networking Training

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 9:00 a.m.
Location: 3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 300, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Cost: Free

Professional business networking skills are the best way to get more clients. Let Rocco Romeo, a Senior Level Consultant with over 32 years of experience help you find and land more clients.

Register by contacting Cheri Durst at cheri@collaborationcore.org or 609-429-4177.

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Writing Winning Grant Proposals

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $90 - $215

While nonprofits complain about the difficulty of obtaining funding from foundations, foundations complain about the scarcity of really good proposals. In this workshop, we will discuss what makes a project compelling to a funder, and how to paint a vibrant picture of your organization and programs through the limited format of a typical proposal. 

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NJSpotlight In-person workshop

NJ Spotlight On Cities

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
Location: NJPAC| 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Cost: $25 - $150

Join innovators and influencers this October at the second annual NJ Spotlight On Cities, a special, day-long look at how New Jersey's urban centers are mobilizing for the future. From education to transportation, economic development, healthcare and more, you'll experience a day of ideas, insight and inspiration.

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Personality, Styles and Differences in the Workplace

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $70 - $175

Opposites attract, right? Why is it, then, that differences in the workplace too often result in conflicts and miscommunication? We end up bumping heads or at least scratching our heads, wondering why someone behaves a certain way. In this workshop, participants will explore the principles behind the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)—an assessment tool used to understand personality differences—in order to develop ways to improve communication, resolve conflicts and benefit from the richness of different views and approaches.

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Seton Hall Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute In-person workshop

Board Leadership Workshop

Date: October 14 & 21, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Seton Hall University | 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079
Cost: $249 per person | Special discounted rates for multiple participants from the same company. Light breakfast and lunch included.

Explore development of effective nonprofit boards, roles and responsibilities or board members and enhance your knowledge of leading a nonprofit board. Listen to experts in the field, gain important knowledge to further your nonprofit's success and earn a certificate of completion for attending this two day workshop.

Topics include:

  • Board roles and Responsibilities
  • Advocacy budgeting oversight
  • Fundraising
  • Resource Development
  • Sustainability and Viability
  • Shared Leadership
  • Setting Strategic Direction

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Investors Bank In-person workshop

Not-for-Profit Conference: Getting Inside the Minds of Millennials 

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Stone Terrace | 2275 Kuser Road Hamilton, NJ 08690 
Cost: Free

Investors Bank wants your organization to thrive, but we know that isn't always an easy task in today's competitive environment. We've assembled a panel of industry experts designed to help you learn how your not-for-profit can be prepared for and embrace the new paradigm created by the Millennial generation.

Attendance is recommended for Executive Directors, Development Staff, Board Members, and Volunteers within the not-for-profit industry. 

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Workplace Excellence: The Leader's Role

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $70 - $175

According to authors and management consultants Peter B. Stark and Jane Flaherty, “People join an organization for a job and leave because of a manager.” This workshop identifies the factors and strategies that build and sustain the workplace excellence necessary to achieve and surpass organizational vision and goals.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Identify key factors that contribute to the development and advancement of the “best of the best” organizations
  • Assess the effectiveness of their area of responsibility
  • Learn concrete and specific steps to take to achieve outstanding performance of individuals and group

This workshop is a required course for the Executive Leadership Certificate & Leadership & Supervision Certificate.

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Content Development Strategies to Drive Non-Profit Engagement

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $70 - $175

You need a lot of content to keep your supporters and stakeholders engaged with your organization. In this workshop you will learn how to put your limited resources to use to develop an effective content plan and a strategy for engaging key audiences. You will walk away with a streamlined plan in hand and a sense of control over your marketing and outreach efforts. Heck, you may even start to raise some additional money!

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CollaborationCore In-person workshop

Taking the Stress Out of Asking for Money

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: 3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 300, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Cost: Free

Asking people to part with their hard earned cash is not easy. But asking for support is the lifeblood of any non-profit organization. Donations fuel outreach efforts, provide the foundation for a healthy and sustainable structure, and offer support for your cause. But when the time comes to ask for donations, most of us head for the hills.

During this session you’ll realize you don’t really need to convince donors. All you need to do is help them realize they already care. Bill will give you the mindset, messaging and process to connect with your “ideal donors.”

Register by contacting Cheri Durst at cheri@collaborationcore.org or 609-429-4177.

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New Jersey Department of State In-person workshop

New Jersey Governor's Conference on Volunteerism and Service: The Power of Partnerships

Date: October 21, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency | 2 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: $75 - $150

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Mighty Middle Managers

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $70 - $175

Do you feel caught in a squeeze between executive policy-makers and staff members who carry out the organization’s mission? Middle managers spend their days under pressure from all sides. In charge of achieving ambitious outcomes with fewer resources, implementing policies into which you had scant input, bolstering staff morale in the face of cutbacks – if any of this sounds familiar, you must be a middle manager!

This workshop will present effective strategies that turn the tables on the “supervisory squeeze” by converting it into an opportunity to proactively influence the work and work environment. Empowered middle managers can impact their organizations by serving as respected advisors to upper management, supportive peers and inspirational mentors to staff. 

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Mighty Middle Managers

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $70 - $175

Do you feel caught in a squeeze between executive policy-makers and staff members who carry out the organization’s mission? Middle managers spend their days under pressure from all sides. In charge of achieving ambitious outcomes with fewer resources, implementing policies into which you had scant input, bolstering staff morale in the face of cutbacks – if any of this sounds familiar, you must be a middle manager!

This workshop will present effective strategies that turn the tables on the “supervisory squeeze” by converting it into an opportunity to proactively influence the work and work environment. Empowered middle managers can impact their organizations by serving as respected advisors to upper management, supportive peers and inspirational mentors to staff. 

Register





Grant Professionals Association In-person workshop

MidAtlantic Grants Conference

Date: Monday, October 24, 2016
Location: Newark, NJ
Cost: $100 - $125

This year will feature a grant boot camp that will help up and coming grant professionals as well as our veteran members.

In addition to our workshops and seminars, we will hold a special interest meeting to help launch a New York City chapter of the Grant Professionals Association. Our NJ chapter was instrumental in helping to launch the Southeast Pennsylvania (Philly area) chapter of GPA.

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Understanding, Managing and Mitigating Nonprofit Financial Risk

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $70 - $175

Executives, board members and staff of nonprofit organizations are increasingly realizing the important roles they have in understanding and managing organizational financial risks. The 2015 bankruptcy of FEGS, the largest social service nonprofit organization in New York as well as instability at several other nonprofits are testaments to the importance of establishing risk management practices. In this workshop, Stephanie Spindell will provide an introduction to assessing, managing and monitoring nonprofit financial risk, including key focus areas in maintaining organizational financial health. Learn policies, controls and proactive measures to prepare your organization for possible risks down the road. Discover ways to engage in a financial risk conversation in the boardroom, including educating board members about detecting risks before it is too late for a planned response. 

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Seton Hall Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute In-person workshop

Financial Management Workshop

Date: October 28 & November 4, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Seton Hall University | 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079
Cost: $249 per person | Special discounted rates for multiple participants from the same company. Light breakfast and lunch included.

Whether you are new to financial management in a nonprofit organization or you are a current manager that would like to increase and reinforce your knowledge on this topic, this workshop is for you. Listen to experts in the field, gain important knowledge to further your nonprofit's success and earn a certificate of completion for attending this two day workshop.

Topics include:

  • Budgeting
  • Interpreting financial statements
  • Endowments
  • The audit process
  • Financial Transparency
  • Incorporating Sound Policies
  • Developing Sustainability

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Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce In-person workshop

New Jersey Conference for Women

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 | 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 182 Nassau Street, Suite 301  Princeton, NJ 08542
Cost: $125

The NJ Conference for Women is the state's premiere networking and educational event for women, designed to engage, enlighten and empower attendees from across the state.

Features include:

  • Keynote presentations including nationally known speakers appearing in this region for the first time
  • 6 workshops
  • Rejuvenation Station
  • Giveaways
  • Breakfast & plated lunch
  • Dose of inspiration that will last you for weeks to come!

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Delegation: Have I Got a Job For You

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $70 - $175

“It’s quicker to do it myself.” “I’ll only have to do it over.” “It’s my job on the line.” If any of these sound familiar, or if you have your own reason why delegation just doesn’t work, this workshop is for you. Delegation not only allows you to be more productive, but it also empowers your staff to use their skills and know-how to reach their full potential, which in turn, strengthens the organization.

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

OFBI SE2D: Measuring Outcomes and Impact of Social Ventures

Date: Friday, November 4, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Rutgers Business School | 100 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Cost: $35

This training will: provide an overview of outcome measurement, explore the benefits and steps involved in measuring a venture’s social impact, and cover existing and emerging impact measurement resources and tools.

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Building Supervisory Relationships

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $90 - $215

Most people are promoted to supervisory positions because they have technical expertise. Then they manage staff based on what they did or did not like in their own supervision. This workshop takes the ambiguity out of being a supervisor and identifies the importance of building a partnership between supervisor and employee in order to create an environment of trust, responsibility, and personal accountability.

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Meaningful and Manageable Outcome Measurement

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $90 - $215

Foundations and corporations are more likely to invest in agencies that have a proven success record. Outcome measurement is a valuable tool to demonstrate how your organization has contributed to discernible changes for your clients. This workshop describes what outcome measurement is and what it is not, as well as providing an overview of its benefits.

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Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: Advancing the Population Health Agenda In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Location: Pines Manor | 2085 Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ 08817
Cost: $55 - $105 (early bird and multiple attendee discounts)

Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey means creating changes that will surround kids and families in every community with opportunities to make healthy choices. The conference will focus on:

  • The linkage between health and health care;
  • How policy and environment changes can better support children, family and community life;
  • The connection between equity and opportunity; and
  • The impact of private and public decision-making on health.

The conference will also explore how New Jersey must balance the cost, benefits and effectiveness of treatment and prevention to improve the health of all residents.  Rutgers University is facilitating logistics for this program. Please feel free to contact them with any questions. (Senior Program Coordinator Dalynn Knigge, 848-932-7315, knigge@rutgers.edu; Administrative Assistant Bianca Scardina, 848-932-7316, scardina@rutgers.edu).

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Performance Reviews

Date: Friday, December 2, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $90 - $215

Mark Twain seems to have captured the sentiment of most supervisors when he said, “Like porcupines in love, most evaluations are a pain for both parties.”  This workshop is designed to take the pain out of the process. 

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Diversifying Fundraising Streams for Your Organization

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NJ 10004
Cost: $70 - $175

The healthiest, most sustainable nonprofits are those with multiple funding sources to support their work. This workshop explores what it takes to expand and sustain a blend of support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Learn about the infrastructure you’ll need for success in each of these areas, as well as the roles of staff, board, technology, and communication materials. This session will address a variety of fundraising techniques, including direct marketing, online fundraising, social media, and special events.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their current development efforts with colleagues and fundraising experts, and will discover strategies for expanding their development efforts in viable ways, with a list of resources for the future. 

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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
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



 


 

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.




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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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