Featured Events

August 18 - 23 - Own the Room gives back! (FREE public speaking workshops for non-profits)

Sept. 17 or 18 - IRS Nonprofit Workshop for Small & Medium Sized Charities

December 3 - Save the Date! - 2014 Annual Conference

Other Education Sources:


Events and Workshops

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

Center for Non-Profits Events

Exciting new workshops bringing the tools YOU need to strengthen New Jersey’s non-profit sector!

The Center for Non-Profits is pleased to present "Together in '14: Building Your Toolkit, Refining Your Talent," an exciting non-profit workshop and webinar series for 2014. These interactive sessions are designed to meet the pressing needs of organizations across a range of disciplines, and to enhance the skills and knowledge that are critical to running a high-performing non-profit.


The following courses are organized chronologically.

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

Webinar Get to Know the Center - September, date TBA

In-person workshop IRS Nonprofit Workshop for Small & Medium Sized Charities - Wed. Sept. 17 & Thurs., Sept. 18

Webinar Just for Employers - Center Benefits - October, date TBA

Webinar What Every Non-Profit Should Know about Unemployment Insurance - UST - November, date TBA

In-person workshop Center for Non-Profits New Jersey Non-Profit Conference 2014 - Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Save the date!

Additional sessions tba - check back soon!

Recordings of previously held Webinars are also available.

In-person workshopIRS Nonprofit Workshop for Small & Medium Sized CharitiesIRS

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 17 (South Jersey) or Thursday, Sept. 18 (North Jersey)
Locations: Sept. 17 - Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ; Sept. 18 - Seton Hall, South Orange, NJ 
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm (Registration 8:00am - 9:00am)
Cost: $75 (Registration $50, Food $25- includes breakfast and lunch). Scholarships available.
Presenters: Rich Crom, IRS EO Tax Law Specialist & Rhona Foster, IRS Exempt Organizations Agent

This full day workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of what 501(c)(3) entities must do to keep their tax-exempt status and comply with tax obligations. IRS Exempt Organization Tax Law specialists will address the following topics:

  • Benefits and Responsibilities of Tax-Exempt Status
  • Overview of the 990 Series — Resources and Tools
  • Required Disclosures
  • Employment Issues
  • Classification and Filing Requirements
  • Unrelated Business Income

There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Hosted by: Camden County College, Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute of Seton Hall University, Nonprofit Development Center of Southern NJ, and the Center for Non-Profits. CEUs, CPEs AND CLEs available.

To Register


Center for Non-Profits'
2014 Annual New Jersey Non- Profit Conference
Sharing Ideas, Inspiring Action: Pillars of the Non-Profit Community

Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Location: The Imperia, Somerset, NJ

Get a glimpse of last year's confernce!
Generations of Impact - Center for Non-Profits 2013 NJ Non-Profit Conference - December 4, 2013 - Jamesburg, NJ

Click on graphic to see photos, results and agenda


Past Workshops and Webinars

*Offered as part of the Center for Non-Profits’ 13 in '13 Workshop and Webinar Series  

Browse recorded webinars of our past events!

Center Partner Events

Own the Room

Own The Room Gives Back
Public Speaking Course

Dates: Monday, August 18 - Wednesday, August 20 in West Orange, NJ and Thursday, August 21 - Saturday, August 23 in Verona, NJ
Time: Varies based on the training modules you sign up for.
Cost: FREE!

Own The Room is an interactive, fun method of teaching public speaking developed by Verona, NJ resident Bill Hoogterp. Their client list includes celebrities, politicians, and Fortune 500 companies. They were recently featured on The Today Show and in Parade Magazine. Own The Room Gives Back is a week of free public speaking workshops for non-profit organizations, government employees, educators, and students.

"Own the Room coaches have a great talent for demystifying the act of public speaking. Their wisdom and expertise helped me to connect with an audience in a way I never had before and actually even enjoy it!" -Actress, Writer Molly Ringwald.

See Own the Room's webiste for more info.
Register for Own the Room Gives Back in NJ.

National Council of Nonprofits

Shared Online Webinars (Center members are entitled to Member rates! Posted as available)

Non Profit Development Center SNJ

South Jersey Non-Profits, save these date and check the NPDCSNJ events page for details!

  • September 2014 - Lessons from Successful NPO Leaders Host: Robin’s Nest, Inc.
  • October 2014 - Legislative Breakfast
  • November 2014 - Second Annual NPO Awards Evening
  • December 2014 - Holiday Celebration and Collaboration Festival


Getting Beyond the Like: Social Media Engagement - Webinar

Date & Time: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST
Location: Online Webinar
Cost: $34 Center Members*; $40 Non-Members
Presenter: Kerri Karvetski, Contributor, the Nonprofit Marketing Guide, Philanthropy.com and the Getting Attention blog.

People “like” you, but what is that actually doing to support your organization’s bottom line? We’ll talk critically about how you can move constituents up a ladder of engagement from a simple “like” to actually get them to do something for your organization. Sign a petition, attend an event, join a movement and yes, even donate—it’s possible to get your constituents to do all of these things as a result of social media actions, but it’s not easy. Armed with case studies, industry research and plain old common sense and experience, we’ll work together to recalibrate your social media mindset in order to provide more value and cultivate a deeper commitment.

In this online seminar, you'll learn:

  • How to explore the pyramid of social media engagement
  • Ways to identify how to provide value for your constituents at each level of the engagement pyramid
  • What other nonprofits are doing to succeed in this challenge

Details and Registration

*Center members should contact the Center to get your discount code for this and other Idealware webinars!

See other Idealware Webinars: Check for current Idealware Sessions


Past NTEN Events
NTEN records and archive all of their webinars, and most of them have additional materials provided by the speakers. Just visit http://www.nten.org/events/past/webinar. Many of their archived webinars are free for NTEN Members. Topics include:

Center members can get a free introductory NTEN membership in 2014 (a $60+ value) - contact the Center right away!

See other NTEN Webinars: Check for current NTEN Sessions


2014 Advanced Management Training
Key Business Strategies to Succeed in a Challenging Business Environment

Date & Time: September 30, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: NJAMHAA Conference Room, Mercerville, NJ
Cost: Members- $150/ Non-Members - $250

This workshop will cover selected business-oriented competencies that are now critical for behavioral health managers to achieve career and organizational success. The topics to be addressed are often not part of a behavioral health manager’s formal education or training. The specific areas covered will include:

  • The importance of strategic planning in the current health care environment and how to implement a workable strategic plan in a behavioral health organization;
  • techniques to enhance revenue and manage budgets to reach financial projections; and
  • how to plan, manage and monitor complex projects.

This workshop will place emphasis on case studies, role play and group projects. Managers who attend this workshop will learn to develop sophisticated strategies necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex and competitive environment.

Details and Registration

See upcoming NJAMHAA trainings online.


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!

Cultural Institutions and Emergency Management: Partners in Emergency Response and Recovery
New Jersey Collections Care Network Statewide Conference

Date & Time: Monday, July 30, 2014, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Woodrow Wilson Hall at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Cost: $25 (includes lunch)

Intended for collections care professionals, volunteers, and emergency managers, this conference will address important facets of emergency response, as well as building local networks for collaborative mutual aid. Presenters will include first responders and representatives from organizations such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.

Key Note Address: The Worst of Times: Protecting Heritage in Armed Conflicts and Natural Disasters, Corine Wegener, Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, Officer of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution

Details and Registration

Storytelling for Nonprofits: Harnessing the Power of Video and Print to Share Your Stories
The Foundation Center

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2:00-3:30 pm ET
Location: Your Computer
Cost: Center for Non-Profits Members: $75*/ Non-Center Members: $95

"Good stories are not just the most powerful of fundraising tools. They can also help employees get a more deeply felt sense of the power of their work and shift organizational culture." — Cara Jones, Storytellers for Good

If you and your nonprofit team can tell a story that engages your audience's emotions, you will harness the ability to effectively demonstrate the impact of your work, as well as attract funders and volunteers.

Join Emmy Award-winning reporter, producer, and speaker Cara Jones next week for a new webinar, Storytelling for Nonprofits, during which you will learn how to move and inspire your audience through video and print.

Identifying and telling your organization's story isn't always easy. Read Cara's blog post to learn five ways to become a more effective storyteller.

Details and Registration
*Center members should contact the Center to get your discount code for this and other Foundation Center webinars!

How to Manage Risk
The Mercadien Group

Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Time: Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.; Seminar: 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.(2 CPE Credits)
Location: The Mercadien Group, 3625 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Cost: FREE

In today's ever-changing and highly-regulated business environment, nonprofit organizations face risks that may jeopardize their existence and ability to provide constituent services. Identifying and mitigating potential risks and having a comprehensive risk management plan are crucial to your organization's future.

Attend this FREE, Group-Live seminar and learn how you can manage these and other risk areas. Mercadien's Nonprofit and Risk Management Services Groups will provide you with expert insight into developing an organized and effective Risk Management Plan.

Details & Registration

Unpack the Winning Proposal
The Foundation Center

Date & Time: Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00- 3:00pm ET
Location: Your Computer
Cost: Center for Non-Profits Members: $49*/ Non-Center Members: $69

One of the most popular questions we receive at Foundation Center is: How can I access samples of winning grant proposals? In our new webinar, “Unpack the Winning Proposal,” we’ll review excerpts from previously funded proposals to help you learn what it takes to get the grant.

Topics Covered:
The major components of a foundation grant proposal
Proposal sections: statement of need, executive summary, and goals and objectives
Key tips on writing a strong proposal
Red flags to avoid

An increased understanding of what foundations look for in proposals
Tips for crafting a powerful needs statement, goals, objectives, and executive summary
Takeaway a core collection of sample winning proposals

Details and Registration
*Center members should contact the Center to get your discount code for this and other Foundation Center webinars!

Sustainable Funding Equals Greater Impact (3-part webinar series)
The Foundation Center

Dates & Times: 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET on Tuesdays, September 16, 23, and 30.
Location: Your Computer
Cost: Center for Non-Profits Members: $75 each; or $190 for series ($32 savings!)*
Non-Center Members: $95 each, or $239 for series ($46 savings!)

When your nonprofit is able to generate revenue annually on a consistent basis, you are in a better position to devote more energy to delivering your mission and achieving greater impact. The challenge is in determining which revenue sources are most likely to support your organization over time in a manner that is cost-effective for you. Although it is critical, sustained funding isn’t the only element contributing to greater impact. In this three-part webinar series you’ll discover additional underlying characteristics of nonprofit sustainability and success.

Can’t attend one or more of the live webinars? No problem—registration gets you access to all the recordings! You can register for individual webinars or the entire series.

Planning for Greater Impact: Putting the Pieces Together, September 16
An effective organization determines the right programs, utilizes resources efficiently, and finds the balance between money and mission. How do you get there? In this webinar, we’ll look at how to build your organization’s capacities to increase your nonprofit’s impact and funding over time.

Finding the Formula for Sustained Funding, September 23
This webinar focuses on diversifying your nonprofit's revenue streams and identifying which sources are most likely to provide the greatest support for your work.

Implementing a Sustained Funding Strategy, September 30
This webinar will help you evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different revenue streams and show you how to successfully implement an income strategy.

Details and Registration
*Center members should contact the Center to get your discount code for this and other Foundation Center webinars!

Restoring Our Past, Building Our Future
2014 Governor's Conference on Housing and Economic Development

Dates: September 22 - 23, 2014
Location: Atlantic City Convention Center
Cost: $199 and up

This year the Governor's Conference will offer an updated agenda which is sure to result in a refreshing and informative event with topics relevant to housing professionals, government officials, economic development professionals, business professionals, lenders, developers, non-profits, consultants as well as the NJ Downtown Revitalization & Management Institute (DRMI) audience.

Details and Registration

Social Enterprise: Part 1 – Is Your Organization Ready?
The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2014; 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cost: $10

For organizations considering developing a social enterprise as a new source of unrestricted funding, the “Social Enterprise Readiness Assessment” will provide an understanding of what social enterprise is and what is required, you will complete this assessment that looks at the key elements needed to be in place before embarking on a social enterprise project. You’ll walk away knowing your areas of strength, those that need additional work, and whether social enterprise is a good fit for your organization.

Executive directors, board members and other senior staff are invited to participate in this program that will determine if you are neglecting a potential opportunity for a new funding stream, or jumping in before you are ready. Participation must include at least two people in these categories, with a maximum of four. You will leave with an assessment of your organization’s ability to move forward with a social enterprise, and if you choose, you’ll be ready to move onto the second part of this series which will take place in the spring, to move you toward developing a fundable project.

Attendance at this session does not require you to move on to part 2, but prepares those who are interested. You must, however, attended part 1 to be admitted into part 2.

Details and Registration

Save the Date!: 34th Annual Conference on Philanthropy
Association of Fundraising Professionals New Jersey Chapter (AFP-NJ)

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Location: The Bridgewater Marriott, Bridgewater, NJ

This is the largest conference for New Jersey’s fundraising community. Nearly 400 non-profit professionals including, CEOs, board members, wealth management consultants, development directors and marketers are expected to attend. There will be numerous educational workshops on topics as varied as donor relations, planned giving and social entrepreneurship. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.

Come and network with other non-profit professionals and stay on the cutting edge with relevant, practical workshops on social entrepreneurship, trends in fundraising, and social media.

For more information

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 center@njnonprofits.org

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 center@njnonprofits.org

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 center@njnonprofits.org

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 center@njnonprofits.org

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 center@njnonprofits.org

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 center@njnonprofits.org

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@njnonprofits.org

Center Member Exclusives:
These webinars are available for free to Center members only. Please call or email the Center for access.

Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Understanding (and Fixing) the Rules for Claiming Indirect Costs on Contracts and Grants

Cost: Center Members ONLY - FREE (Contact the Center for recording)

It’s a documented fact: Non-profit organizations typically do not get paid the full cost of providing services under government contracts and grants, and a major part of that problem is unreimbursed indirect, or administrative, costs. Sometimes non-profits don’t know what they are entitled to bill the government, while other times government policies unfairly short-change non-profit providers.

This webinar, presented on April 19, 2012 by the Center for Non-Profits and the National Council of Nonprofits, was developed to explore both of these issues – how to receive all of the money you are due and how to fix the unfair rules. It provides contract-management advice from nonprofit experts, and include presentations from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO), is applicable both to direct federal contracts/grants as well as pass-throughs.  It was designed for busy nonprofit officials who want to:

  • learn the basics of negotiating and recouping indirect costs
  • get answers to key questions, and
  • tell OMB directly about their experiences in the government-nonprofit contracting system. 

Through our association with the National Council of Nonprofits, Center for Non-Profits members can access a recording of the webinar FREE of charge. Availability is time-limited, so act soon!

  • To receive the link for a FREE recording, contact the Center at 732-227-0800 or email us at center@njnonprofits.org (be sure to put "GAO Webinar" in the subject line).  
  • If you're not already a Center member, now's the perfect time to join!  Once you've enrolled, we'll send you the recording link.

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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