Events and Workshops

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

Center for Non-Profits Events

The following events are organized chronologically.



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

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: Free - registration required, space is limited
Presenter: Linda Czipo, President & CEO, Center for Non-Profits

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 will cover 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.

Register

 

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Webinar ***MEMBER EXCLUSIVE***
How to Develop and Submit Successful Grant Proposals to Foundations and Corporations

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE for Center for Non-Profit members only
Presenter: Marcia Smith Fleres, Nonprofit & Small Business Consulting

Center members - Join us for tips on how to identify potential funders and develop successful grant proposals to foundations and other private funding sources. We will start with assessing your organizations’ grant readiness, finding potential funders, and writing successful proposals.  Learn how your proposal can compete in today's overwhelming grant environment.  We will review the logic evaluation model including writing outcome based objectives.

Register

 

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Webinar ***MEMBER EXCLUSIVE***
How to Craft Communications That Get Results

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE for Center for Non-Profit members only
Presenter: Jan Gallagher, Ph.D., Clear, Effective Communications

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.”

Register

 




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

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Center Partner Events:

  Partners Events
   YNPN-NJ   Developing a Nonprofit Communications Strategy
 NJAMHAA   2017 Annual Conference
 NJAMHAA   2017 IT Conference
 UST    5 Most Costly Unemployment Pitfalls for Nonprofits - FREE
 Non Profit Development Center   Awards & Celebration Dinner



YNPN

Developing a Nonprofit Communications Strategy Webinar

Date: February 23, 2017, 6 PM
Location: Your Computer
Cost: $10 for Current YNPN Members or $15 for Non-members

Join YNPN-NJ on February 23 at 6pm EST for our first professional development event of the year- a webinar with nonprofit communications expert Kivi Leroux Miller on how to develop a cohesive communications strategy for your nonprofit. This is the perfect opportunity to gain insight and walk away with information to  take back to your own nonprofit work from a recognized expert in the field of nonprofit communications. YNPN-NJ is thrilled to be able to offer this webinar to kick off our professional development lineup for 2017 and we look forward to having you join us for an informative and engaging presentation!

Register

 


 

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.

Register

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

 


UST Logo

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.

 


 

Nonprofit Development Center

Awards & Celebration Dinner In-person workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 1 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Adelphia’s Restaurant – Ballroom | 1750 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford, NJ 08096 
Cost: $65

Non Profit Development Center and South Jersey Biz invite you to join in celebrating the successes of the region’s Not-for-Profit Organizations and their leaders.

 Register 

 

 

Other Workshops and Conferences

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




My Eternal Family, in association with NAACP Trenton In-person workshop

Civics/Policy Training

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. OR Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Thomas Edison State University | 111 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Cost
: Free

Angeline Dean of My Eternal Family and special guest Sheila Reynertson of New Jersey Policy Perspective will discuss how your voice can bring change.
This event is free, but please RSVP by contacting My Eternal Family.

 

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

The Board's Role in Fundraising

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Cost
: $70 - $175

Getting the board to fundraise can be very challenging - even when board members recognize that one of their primary responsibilities is ensuring that the organization has the resources it needs to meet its mission.

This interactive workshop will help participants identify the dynamics of effective fundraising, discuss ways to overcome resistance and enhance the board’s capacity to fundraise.

Register 

 

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Nonprofit VOTE Webinar
Plan Ahead Part 2: Nonpartisan Voter Engagement Tactics

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost
: Free

This webinar series continues. In part 1 we talked about how to create a plan and timeline. In part 2 we'll talk about a variety of voter engagement tactics.

Now that you've begun planning your voter engagement activities for 2017, it's time to learn a bit more about tactics like nonpartisan voter registration, voter education, ballot measure advocacy, candidate engagement and more. Join us for a free, hour long discussion of nonpartisan voter engagement tactics.

Register 

 

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Women in Development of Mercer County In-person workshop
The Board Challenge: Is Your Nonprofit Board Successfully Leading the Way

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 8:15 - 10:30 p.m.
Location: Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ
Cost: $20 - $35

EJoin us for a look into how we can evaluate, motivate and educate our nonprofit boards to meet the challenges and create new successes in our organizations. Each of our program panelists bring their expertise with nonprofit boards from their own different "seat" at the table

Panel Moderator: Patricia O'Neill, President, Women in Development of Mercer County

Panelists: Nancy Eberhardt, Director of NJ Programs, ProBono Partnership

Linda Giymoty, Executive Director, Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County

Amy Klien, Executive Director, Volunteer Connent, Mercer County

Anna Lustenberg, Anna Lustenberg Consulting, LLC

 

Register 

 

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

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

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

 Register

 

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Catchafire In-person workshop
Information Session with RWJF and Catchafire

Date: Monday, March 13 2017 | Morning Session 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Session 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: RobertWood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free

We are pleased to invite you to a special information session where you will meet representatives from Catchafire to learn about how Catchafire works and how it can help your organization. You will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other NJ-based nonprofits, and RWJF staff.

Register - Morning Session

Register- Afternoon Session

 

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Delegation: Have I Got a Job For You

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 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. 

Register 

 

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Monmouth-Ocean Development Council In-person workshop

TEDx Techniques for Powerful Presentations

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017 | 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Eatontown | 6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown, NJ 07724  
Cost: $40 - $55

Ever wonder how people who give TED Talks put together such compelling, resonant presentations? Steve Garguilo, an internationally recognized TED speaker, will take you through an interactive presentation that will guide you through a journey to help you put together your own incredible talk. This first step of the seven step "Journey of Talk Development" is something that you'll be able to use for every communication that you deliver for the rest of your life, and it will ensure that you're incredibly effective.

Register 

 

 

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OceanFirst In-person workshop

Charity Challenge CrowdRise Workshops

Cost: Free

Non-profits in OceanFirst Foundation's footprint (Central and South NJ) are invited to learn more about their Charity Challenge through CrowdRise with more than $30,000 in grants and prizes. Last year’s Challenge participants raised more than $430,000 in just 4 weeks and in three years, partners have raised more than $1 million. New this year is OceanFirst's expansion into NJ’s southern counties.

To get ready to join the Charity Challenge and start raising money right away, OceanFirst invites non-profits in their footprint to one of their FREE workshop sessions in central (Wall) and South (Somer’s Point). Registration is required by contacting OceanFirst.

Central New Jersey
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Location: New Jersey Natural Gas | 1415 Wyckoff Road, NJRU Room, 3rd Floor Wall, NJ 07719
Select one session. Seating is limited to 45 attendees per session.
Session 1:
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 2:
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Session 3:
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

South New Jersey
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Location: Shore Medical Center | 100 Medical Center Way, DiOrio Hall, Somers Point, NJ  08244
Select one session. Seating is limited to 75 attendees per session.
Session 1:
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 2:
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

To register, contact OceanFirst Foundation by calling 732-341-4676 or emailing your name(s), contact information and preferred session to info@oceanfirstfdn.org. (No more than 2 attendees per organization, please.)  Registrants will receive a confirmation with directions, what to bring, and where to park.  The OceanFirst Challenge is open only to non-profits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status providing services within the OceanFirst Bank footprint. Inclusion in the Challenge is at the sole discretion of OceanFirst Foundation and CrowdRise.

 

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Become A Fearless Public Speaker

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 | 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Cost: $70 - $175

Participants will be introduced to the techniques, tips, and tricks to help them become fearless public speakers.  This workshop will cover how to organize ideas to get a message across, how to channel nerves into energized presentations, how to persuade and influence the listener, and how to develop a vibrant delivery style.

In a spirited and friendly environment, participants will engage in a series of exercises, games and speaking opportunities designed to build confidence, capture an audience, and entertain.  If you are currently working on a presentation, please bring that to the workshop.

In this workshop, participants will practice behavioral techniques that will, over time, enable them to more effectively channel nerves, reduce extreme anxiety, and overcome public speaking fears.

Register 

 

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Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy In-person workshop

Fiscal Management for Non Financial Staff and Volunteers

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 | 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Cost: $90 - $215

Numbers really do tell a story if you know how to truly read a spreadsheet or general ledger report. Do you sometimes stare at the rows and columns and wonder what you might be missing?  Does reviewing the audit make you nervous?

This full day session will make fiscal management easier and infinitely more enjoyable. Using actual examples of financial reports we will break the code and elicit the real story behind the numbers. This session will also get you ready for that next grant or board meeting by allowing you to translate program/agency strategies into meaningful fiscal language. No previous financial experience needed for this highly interactive session

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: April 28, 2017
Location: Atlantic City Convention Center
Cost: $100

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.

 Register

 


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!

Register 

Recorded Webinars

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

Recorded webinars are listed in reverse chronological order.

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



 


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



 

Boost Your Capacity with "Encore" Talent

Presenters: Betsy Werley, Encore.org
                 Laura Traynor, ReServe NYC 
                 Janet Shaw, Encore Fellowships Network
Cost:
Free

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

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

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



 

Non-Profit Board Recruitment 101

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

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

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



 

Fundamentals of Non-profit Finance

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

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

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

 


 

Volunteer Management: Recruit, Retain, Recognize

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

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

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

 


 

Center for Non-Profits: Meet the Center!

Presenters: Center Staff
Cost:
Free

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

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

 




Capitol NJ Statehouse  

New Jersey Non-Profit Policy Update

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

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

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



 

Connect to Transit: Open the Door to Mobility

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

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

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

Participants will learn about:

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

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



 

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

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

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

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



 

Non-Profits can be Known for their Brand too!

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

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

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

 


 

Communications with a Mission

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

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

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

 


 

Maximizing Your Efforts with Social Media

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

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

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



 

The State of the NJ Non-Profit Community

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

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

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

 


 

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

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

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

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

 


 

Engage Millennials & Drive Event Fundraising

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

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

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



 

Cyber Liability and Cyber Security for Non-Profits

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

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

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

 


 

Spotlight on Non-Profit Property Tax Exemptions

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

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

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

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

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

 


 

5 Ways to Create Engaging Communications

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

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

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

 



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

Did you know that the federal government now mandates that nonprofits must be reimbursed for some or all of their indirect costs (e.g., lights, rent, administrative support, etc.) when performing services for governments at all levels – local, state, federal – when federal funds are being used (either directly or via state or local ‘pass through’ agencies)?

The Center for Non-Profits and the National Council of Nonprofits presented a webinar to provide the most recent information about these changes and how your organization can start taking advantage of them. 

The session featured National Council of Nonprofits' Policy Specialist Beth Bowsky and Vice President for Public Policy David L. Thompson, two of the nation's top experts and leading non-profit advocacy voices on the issue.

Topics discussed:

  • What the major changes in the OMB Uniform Guidance are that will affect your organization;
  • What your organization needs to do to take advantage of and comply with the new rules;
  • What you can do to ensure state and local governments implement the changes as OMB intended.

Center members, order this special insider's look at what the new OMB Uniform Guidance will mean for your organization's government contracting work, and how we can work together to build on the promise of the new guidance.

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


 


 

Managing Volunteers' Accident And Liability Risks

Presenter: William 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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