Events and Workshops

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Center for Non-Profits Events

The following events are organized chronologically.




Webinar Know your Center – Online Orientation on the Center for Non-Profits

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE

Learn about the benefits and services available with Center membership. Center staff will provide an overview of Center initiatives, member benefits, and the best ways for your staff, board and volunteers to get involved! (Open to current members and those considering membership.)

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Webinar The Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE for Center for Non-Profit members (email us for comp code), $25 for non-members
Presenter: Beth Kanter, “blogger extraordinaire and master trainer”

The National Council of Nonprofits and its network of state associations including the Center for Non-Profits, strive to help your organization be resilient and ready for whatever lies in store. Curious about what practices your non-profit can use to be happy, healthy and sustainable? Join Beth Kanter, co-author of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit, for a special, nationwide webinar, with Beth sharing her personal and professional journey towards a happy, healthy culture of well-being. This program offers a terrific way to share the wisdom with your staff and board members. 

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Webinar Put Your Life Vest on First: The Impact of Stress for Non-Profits

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE for Center for Non-Profit members, $45 for non-members
Presenter: Yvette R. Murry, YRM Consulting Group

The fast-changing world of non-profits often results in increased stress exerted on our staff and organizations.  Many people, communities and institutions count on us as we juggle multiple roles and responsibilities.  It’s vitally important that non-profit staff avoid burnout, and the associated implications that has on our organizations and workforce.  Join us on this special webinar that will leave you both inspired and motivated to engage in proper self-care, work/life balance techniques, efficient time management and more. We’ll explore helpful methods for keeping workers physically and emotionally healthy.  This webinar is designed to assist non-profit leaders and their teams to identify strategies to sustain and retain your workforce.

Register

 

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Presented by Pro Bono Partnership and the Center for Non-Profits.
Webinar What Nonprofits Need to Know About NJ’s Property Tax Exemption and Charitable Immunity Laws

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: $20
Presenter: Thomas S. Dolan, Esq., Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. 

As many non-profits unfortunately know all too well, property tax exemptions are being more closely scrutinized by tax assessors and the courts than ever before.  Recent court cases have challenged long-standing tax exemptions held by hospitals and schools, and assessors have been denying non-profit applications for exemption from property taxes.  In addition, many non-profits discover during litigation that their charitable immunity is challenged by plaintiffs.  The New Jersey courts have issued a dizzying array of decisions that are often hard to understand and reconcile. This new webinar will

  • Provide an overview of the tests that New Jersey courts apply in deciding whether a nonprofit is exempt from property taxes and entitled to charitable immunity from lawsuits, and

  • Provide practical, proactive steps nonprofits can take to improve the odds that courts will rule in favor of the nonprofits on these two issues

About the presenter: Thomas S. Dolan, Esq., is an experienced commercial litigator representing clients in commercial and residential property tax appeals.  His practice includes litigating the value of virtually all types of property and representing non-profits in complex tax exemption matters.  His experience includes arguing a significant tax exemption case before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, where he successfully represented a group of national mental health organizations in preserving tax exemptions for supportive housing units for the developmentally disabled.  Advance Housing, Inc. v. Township of Teaneck (2013).  He is a regular speaker on exemption and tax appeal matters for the New Jersey State Bar Association. 

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Webinar Planned Giving: Strategies for Maximizing a Critical Fundraising Tool

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE (registration required)
Presenter: Lesley Draper, RegentAtlantic

Planned Giving can be a highly effective development tool for providing long‐term, sustainable funding for a non-profit’s mission. Today local non-profits are increasingly focused on tapping into this complementary funding source. This FREE webinar will provide an overview of the charitable giving landscape, an overview of common techniques of planned giving, and strategies to help non-profits maximize their donor pipeline.

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Center Partner Events:

  Partners Events
 NJAMHAA   2017 Annual Conference
 NJAMHAA   2017 IT Conference
  FDU Center for Excellence   Conference for Women in Leadership
  UST   5 Most Costly Unemployment Pitfalls for Nonprofits - FREE


 

NJAMHAA

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

Date: Wednesday, March 29 - 30, 2017
Location: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 US-1, Iselin, NJ 08830 
Cost: $125 - $315

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

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NJAMHAA's IT Project

IT Conference: Stay Protected While Connected, Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Location: National Conference Center at the Holiday Inn | 399 Monmouth Street East Windsor, NJ 08520
Cost: $100 - $300

The 2017 Annual It Conference will place a strong emphasis on Cyber Security. Protecting and shielding your organization to ensure it has the securest solutions available today is top-priority.

Why participate in the Annual IT Conference? 

  • You will meet hundreds of attendees that are key decision makers at provider organizations.
  • Your company will receive high visibility and recognition at all conference events and in all conference promotional materials.
  • You will network with the most high-powered executives providing behavioral health services in New Jersey.

More Information     Register





 

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Conference for Women in Leadership  In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Madison Hotel | 1 Covent Road, Morristown, NJ 08520
Cost: $140 - $175

The 5th Annual Women in Nonprofit Leadership Conference: Partnering for Social Impact.

Register

 


 

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5 Most Costly Unemployment Pitfalls for Nonprofits Webinar

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.



 

 

Meadowlands Regional Chamber In-person workshop
Nonprofit Vendor Fair

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton | 125 Route 17 South, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Cost: $20 - $30

The impact nonprofits have on our local economy is huge, both in terms of the resources and services they provide to our community as well as the commercial services they consume in order to advance their missions. The Nonprofit Vendor Fair offers exhibit opportunities for for-profit firms to network with nonprofit professionals and decision-makers and showcase the services the offer.

Register 

 

 

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New Jersey Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster In-person workshop

Purposeful Partnerships: Planning for the Unthinkable

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: DCF Training Academy | 30 Van Dyke Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: Free

Join NJVOAD for our third annual conference as we strengthen partnerships to prepare and plan for the unthinkable. Highlights will include a plenary panel and discussion on the implications of the upcoming Gotham Shield event, a keynote address from the Director of Training for the Disaster & Terrorism Branch in the New Jersey Department of Human Services-Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services - Steven Crimando, two breakout sessions with ten different classes to choose from and an off-site networking event to close out the day.

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Princeton Area Community Foundation In-person workshop

Finding the Right Volunteers

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Greenacres Country Club | 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Cost
: Free

Some 92% of nonprofits know they need more strategic support, yet only 12% are using volunteers for their skills or talents. If you’re not tapping into skilled pro-bono support for impact projects or trustee recruitment, you’re missing out on the opportunity to create significant change in your organization.

Aren’t sure how to find skilled volunteers? Are you harnessing the full power of pro bono?  Come learn how to identify, engage and cultivate your use of pro bono professionals so that you can enhance your important mission.

In this seminar, sponsored by Borden, Perlman, Salisbury & Kelly, we’ll learn from Amy Klein. She’s a California native and UCLA graduate, and she has broad nonprofit and volunteer experience. Having begun her career in business administration and as an avid volunteer, her recent work has been extensively in the nonprofit development and fundraising fields. She currently 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 nonprofit board training for individuals and corporations. Amy advises nonprofit 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.

Register 

 

 

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Morris County Chamber of Commerce In-person workshop

2017 Not-for-Profit Conference

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Wyndham Hamilton Park | 175 Park Avenue, NJ 07940
Cost: $30 - $45

This event will help your organization create a strategic plan that is in line with your goals. Keynote speaker, Carl Gould, will share his expertise in developing a plan that positions your organizations for growth and success.

This half-day conference will also include a panel of successful and well-known not-for-profit leaders who will share their experiences and advice on how to develop and execute a winning strategic plan in the nonprofit sector.

Register 

 

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New Jersey Library Association In-person workshop
Annual Conference

Date: April 24 - 25, 2017
Location: Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center | 777 Harrah's Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Cost: TBA

Save the date for the 2017 New Jersey Library Association Conference. NJLA invites nonprofits to exhibit and connect with over 1,000 members of the library community; including librarians, library assistants, Trustees, and Friends Groups from public, academic, and school libraries.

 More Information

 

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New Jersey Prevention Network In-person workshop
17th Annual Addiction Conference

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Location: Atlantic City Convention Center
Cost: Sold out

New Jersey Prevention Network's Annual Addiction Cenference educates prevention & treatment professionals about critical issues surrounding substance abuse, while providing a unique forum for networking, collaboration and workforce development.

Registration includes: Keynote Address, Three Workshop Sessions, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Conference Education Materials, and Validaded Parking.

This event is SOLD OUT, but you can learn more here.

 

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League of Women Voters of New Jersey In-person workshop

Growing the Grassroots: 62nd Biennial State Convention

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Forsgate Country Club | 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Cost: $35 - $180

The day of Convention will feature:

  • Morning breakfast and networking, parade of local Leagues, inspirational speeches, and the opportunity to inform decisions that will impact the future of the organization.
  • An awards ceremony during a sit down lunch honoring the service of local Leagues and the contributions of outstanding individuals and 50-year members.
  • Caucuses to inform delegates about decisions they will be making during Convention.
  • The business of voting on program, nominations, bylaws, and the budget.

Register 

 

 

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Junior League of Summit In-person workshop

Get On Board Training

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Peck School | 247 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $30 - $150

A day full of board member training.

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Princeton Area Comunity Foundation In-person workshop

Advocacy: What Nonprofits Can and Can’t Do

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Greenacres Country Club Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Cost: Free - registration required

learn about the rules governing advocacy and 501 (c) (3) organizations. Our speakers are Linda Czipo, President & CEO of the Center for Non-Profits, and Sherise D. Ritter, CPA, CGFM, CGMA, PSA, a Managing Director of The Mercadien Group.

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Building Supervisory Relationships

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 32 Old Slip, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005
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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Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University In-person workshop
Collaborative Journalism Summit

Date: May 4-5, 2017
Location: Montclair State University | 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
Cost
: $50

This Collaborative Journalism Summit seeks to bring together journalism organizations from around the world to discuss the role of collaboration in today's media environment, look at case studies, learn best practices, discuss lessons-learned, and to network with each other.

Our kickoff keynote address will be delivered by Martha Hamilton, an editor with the Panama Papers project at The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Other speakers include Scott Klein of ProPublica discussing Electionland, WNYC, New America Media, the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, the NC Newsroom Cooperative, Heather Bryant, a Knight fellow at Stanford studying collaboration, and many more.

We also plan to release new research at the summit that defines and compares different models and methods of collaboration.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

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Princeton Area Comunity Foundation In-person workshop

Thriving Women, Thriving Communities: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Early Investment in our Children

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mercer Oaks Golf Course | 725 Village Road West, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Cost: $40

Join the Princeton Area Community Foundation for lunch and a panel discussion about the role of early investments in our children as we work to break the cycle of poverty.

Register 

 

 

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Develop Your Middle Management Skills; Create Your Personal Leadership Plan

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 32 Old Slip, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005
Cost: $90 - $215

Do you ever wonder how you got stuck with all the administrative details?  Or do you know how you got on the road to management and leadership? You’re someone who knows exactly what your clients need. Now you can develop those same skills and expertise to take your program and your staff to the next level.   This workshop will strengthen middle managers’ knowledge of the core ideas of leadership and management through a variety of approaches.

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Community Access Unlimited In-person workshop

Union County Nonprofit Consortium Networking Conference 2017

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Suburban Golf Club | 1730 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Cost: $45

Register 

 

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Council of New Jersey Grantmakers In-person workshop
2017 New Jersey Conference for the Social Sector
The Next 20: People Places Perspectives

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Location: The Palace at Somerset Park | 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873
Cost
: $90 - $200

For the social sector to continue to be effective and prepared, a united, collaborative community is essential, and funders and nonprofits need a robust understanding of what is on the horizon. The Spring Conference will provide attendees with an overview of New Jersey’s current landscape—demographics, socioeconomics, building, education, environment, business, technology, workforce, government, infrastructure, healthcare, and more—and present a view into what can be expected. Participants will then come together to collectively consider what it means for the issues they care about, so that they can prepare and respond effectively.

The Conference will feature multiple plenary, shared learning experiences where guests will jointly explore the changing environment in which the community will be working. And, of course, there will be ample opportunities to connect with colleagues for informal conversations and deeper exploration of ideas. Through the Conference, CNJG hopes to generate and strengthen collaborative thinking to foster greater collective action.

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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 this form.

Recorded webinars are listed in reverse chronological order.

Webinar Subject
  How to Craft Communications That Get Results Communications/Marketing
  How to Develop and Submit Successful Grant Proposals to Foundations and Corporations Fundraising/Grant Writing
  Advocacy, Lobbying, and Non-Profits: Why it Matters and What Your Organization Can Do Advocacy/Public Policy
  Federal Overtime Regulations: It's Not Just About the Salary HR/Management
  Non-Profits, Can You be Resilient for your Community After a Disruptive Event? Volunteers
  Boost Your Capacity with "Encore" Talent Operations
  $martWorkplace: Improving financial literacy and capability in the workplace HR/Management
  Non-Profit Board Recruitment 101 Volunteers
  Fundamentals of Non-profit Finance Finance
  Volunteer Management: Recruit, Retain, Recognize Volunteers
  Meet the Center! Center Overview
  New Jersey Non-Profit Policy Update Public Policy
  Connect to Transit: Open the Door to Mobility Transportation
  Breaking Up with Your Landlord: A Non-Profit Guide to Navigating Your Rental Relationship Operations/Facilities
  Non-Profits can be Known for their Brand too! Communications
  Communications with a Mission Communications
  Maximizing Your Efforts with Social Media Communications
  The State of the NJ Non-Profit Community Operations/Public Policy
  Be a Better Pocket Videographer: Using Your Smartphone to Tell Your Non-Profit's Story Communications
  Engage Millennials & Drive Event Fundraising Volunteers/Fundraising
  Cyber Liability and Cyber Security for Non-Profits Operations/Security
  Spotlight on Non-Profit Property Tax Exemptions Public Policy/Taxes
  5 Ways to Create Engaging Communications Communications
  OMB Uniform Guidance: How Government Grants Reforms Can Benefit Your Organization Public Policy/Fundraising
  New Jersey Non-Profit Policy Update Public Policy
  Managing Volunteers' Accident And Liability Risks Operations/Volunteers
  Building the Board of Your Dreams Governance
  Non-Profit Space Exploration: Owning, Financing, Renting, or Sharing Operations/Facilities

 




 

How to Craft Communications That Get Results

Presenters: Jan Gallagher, Ph.D., Clear, Effective Communications  
Cost:
Free for Center members - member exclusive

 In conversation, we know people zone out if we drone on and on about ourselves. So how could we think that it’s OK for non-profit communications to drone on and on about… ourselves? Communications that focus on what the audience needs and wants to hear are far more effective than those that focus on what the non-profit wants to get across. If you communicate to your audience’s needs, you can bring in more donations, volunteers, program participants—everything you need to build and sustain your program now and into the future. This webinar will get you started on transforming your website, newsletters, appeals, and other communications from “us-centered” to “you-centered.”

This webinar took place on March 22, 2017. Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

How to Develop and Submit Successful Grant Proposals to Foundations and Corporations

Presenters: Marcia Smith Fleres, Marcia Smith Fleres LLC  
Cost:
Free for Center members - member exclusive

Tips on how to identify potential funders and develop successful grant proposals to foundations and other private funding source. Learn how to assess your organizations’ grant readiness, finding potential funders, and writing successful proposals. How can your proposal compete in today's overwhelming grant environment? Review the logic evaluation model including writing outcome based objectives. 

This webinar took place on March 8, 2017. Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

Advocacy, Lobbying, and Non-Profits: Why it Matters and What Your Organization Can Do

Presenters: Linda Czipo, President & CEO, Center for Non-Profits  
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 non-members

Non-profit and voluntary organizations have been at the center of many of our nation’s most significant social policies. Influencing public policy can make the difference between a short-term, band-aid approach and long-term, systemic solutions to pressing social issues. Given today’s current, fast-paced policy climate, it’s imperative for organizations to be involved.

Unfortunately, despite the existence of laws and regulations specifically designed to encourage lobbying by charities, there is still a great deal of confusion about advocacy, lobbying, and what’s permissible for 501(c)(3) organizations. This webinar covers the role public policy engagement can play in a charity’s mission and some of the important federal and state advocacy and lobbying rules for charities.

This webinar took place on February 22, 2017. Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

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

Presenters: Maxine Neuhauser, Esq., Epstein Becker Green
Cost: Free for Center members; $35 non-members

NOTE: Although a federal court ruling issued on November 22, 2016, has suspended the new salary thresholds at least temporarily, the duties tests under US Department of Regulations - which is the primary focus of this webinar - are unchanged and still in force.

In December 2016, the US Department of Labor (DOL) had planned to adopt new overtime regulations that would have  raised the salary thresholds and will make mandatory overtime requirements applicable to most employees earning less than $47,500/year, including employees of non-profit organizations.

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

Don’t miss this important one-hour webinar covering the new DOL rules with a special focus on non-profits and the duties tests.

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



 

Non-Profits, Can You be Resilient for your Community After a Disruptive Event?

Presenters: Joe Riscica, Continuity Centers
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 non-members

Resiliency refers to the ability to mitigate, withstand and respond effectively to disruptive events. Could a major storm or other unforeseen disaster in your area affect your ability to serve your community? Does your New Jersey non-profit have a plan? Join us for a FREE webinar with Joseph Riscica of Continuity Centers on steps you can take now to prepare your staff, board, volunteers and constituents in case of a disruptive event and how you can keep your organization running during a period of displacement or interruption. 

This webinar took place on October 26, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

Boost Your Capacity with "Encore" Talent

Presenters: Betsy Werley, Encore.org
                 Laura Traynor, ReServe NYC 
                 Janet Shaw, Encore Fellowships Network
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 non-members

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

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

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



 

$martWorkplace: Improving financial literacy and capability in the workplace

Presenters: Christopher Seiz, Mercadien Foundation
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 non-members

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. 

This webinar took place on October 12, 2016. Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

Non-Profit Board Recruitment 101

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

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

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



 

Fundamentals of Non-profit Finance

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

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

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

 


 

Volunteer Management: Recruit, Retain, Recognize

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

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

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

 


 

Center for Non-Profits: Meet the Center!

Presenters: Center Staff
Cost:
Free

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

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

 




Capitol NJ Statehouse  

New Jersey Non-Profit Policy Update

Presenters: Linda M. Czipo, Executive Director, Center for Non-Profits and David L. Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy, National Council of Nonprofits
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 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; $20 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 Henry, Executive 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 Murry, Principal, 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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