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.




In-person workshop 12 Ways to Protect Your Organization from a Cyberattack  

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018  12:30 - 2:45 p.m. Eastern
Where: 3635 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 35, Mercerville, NJ 08619
Cost: FREE for Center members (email us for the discount code), $20 for non-members
Presenter: Cora Park, Founder, Diamond Business Communications, LLC

Join us for this important discussion on critical IT security protections every non-profit leader must have in place now to avoid cyberattacks, data breach lawsuits, bank fraud and compliance penalties. This workshop includes lunch and a “dark web scan” report for your organization and all employees using your email.

  Register


Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint, an eight week course Webinar

Date: starts Monday, June 18, 2018 (with the ability to watch sessions at your own pace, on-demand, with live feedback)
Location: Your computer
Cost: $197 for Center members (email us for the code), $297 for non-members
Presenter: Maryn Boess, Founder, GrantsMagic U

This is it! Everything you need to take your grants success to a new level no matter where you're starting out. In this comprehensive video-based course from GrantsMagic U, veteran grant writer, grant consultant, and grantmaker Maryn Boess pulls back the curtain on what it really takes to be successful in the grants world and shares hundreds of tried-and-tested tools, strategies and insider's tips to take you to your next level of grants success no matter where you're starting out. Center members save $100!  (Enroll in course and join the Center today!)

   Register

*One registration covers up to 3 members of your team!



In-person workshop THE POWER OF PURPOSE:
How to Construct and Align Your Personal, Professional and Non-Profit Brands for Greater Social Impact
 

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Where: Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd., Holmdel, NJ 07733
Cost: FREE for Center members (email us for the discount code), $25 for non-members
Presenters: Casey De Stefano; CaseyDeStefano.com, Kim Keating, GIVE Marketing, LLC and Susan Merrill O’Connor, Center for Non-Profits

In this interactive workshop and networking event, learn from our branding, personal development and social media experts how to:

  • Define, embrace and share your core personal and professional values

  • Identify and integrate the characteristics of strong professional and non-profit brands

  • Connect your purpose-driven persona to your non-profit brand

  • Leverage social media to enhance awareness of your personal, professional and non-profit brands; and

  • Harness your cross-channel branding to articulate your mission, amplify awareness and achieve greater social impact.

Light breakfast included. Please limit registration to two people per organization.

  Register


THRIVING THURSDAYS

Develop a Better Board: Effective Ways to Find Talented Board Members Webinar

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Your computer
Cost: Free for Center members; $35 nonmembers
Presenter: Claudia Zeldin, Growth for Good

Participants will learn how to identify strengths and deficits on your current board in order to identify needs and current gaps in skill sets, diversity and experience. This 90-minute webinar will outline what should be shared in advance with prospective board members, so that you attract and secure new members that will rise to the challenge. Learn the best ways and newest resources available to identify board member prospects.

   Register





On-demand recording available!

Webinar Know YOUR Center, an online orientation  

Date: On demand  30 minutes
Where: Your computer
Cost: Free - (sign-in required)

For current members and those interested in learning more about membership!

Access this webinar to learn about the benefits and services available with Center membership. You'll hear an overview of Center initiatives, upcoming events, member benefits, and the best ways for your staff, board and volunteers to get involved!

  Access the webinar


2017 New Jersey Nonprofit Conference Thank You 



Browse our recorded webinars for additional training and information.



Center Partner Events:

  Partners Events
 Jarrod Haning   How to Raise MORE Money by Working LESS Hours - FREE
 Pro Bono Partnership    New Jersey's New Equal Pay and Paid Sick Leave Laws 
 Pro Bono Partnership   Labor and Employment Conference - FREE
 UST    Unemployment & HR Risk Management with UST - FREE
 Idealware & Grantspace    How to Create Video on a Shoestring and Tell Your Nonprofit Story
 Idealware   Tactical Technology Planning for Nonprofits - 5 session series
 UST     Unemployment & HR Risk Management with UST - FREE, on-demand

 


 

Jarrod Haning 

How to Raise MORE Money by Working LESS Hours Webinar

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 11am - 12 noon ET
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE (registration required)
Presenter
: Jarrod Haning, Principal Violist, South Carolina Philharmonic, and coach, Musical Secrets of Performance, Musical Secrets of Performance

Do you ever:
• have more on your todo list than you have time to do?
• feel like it’s up to you if anything is going to get done?

3 Big Secrets to leveling up your organization:
• Using a "to do" list is causing you to under-produce
• Focusing on productivity lowers your growth
• Trying harder won’t get you there

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In this webinar we are going to cover how thinking patterns are measured, how blindspots keep us stuck and why you can’t fix a bad strategy with stubbornness. If your organization’s reach hasn’t doubled in the past 3 years, let’s look at specifically what you need to do differently.

After all, a breakthrough in your organization will first happen as a breakthrough in your thinking.

Award winning speaker (and luncheon keynote speaker at the Center for Non-Profits' 2017 annual conference) and Principal Violist for the SC Philharmonic, Jarrod Haning specializes in a Nobel-nominated process that allows you to access different parts of your brain on demand to level up your organization.

He has trained as a classical musician, had clients triple their salary, and was recently named "tickle champion of the year" in the 7 year old category.

You will learn how to:
• raise more money with less work
• reach more people with less time
• make a bigger impact with less effort

Register

 

 


 

 

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New Jersey's New Equal Pay and Paid Sick Leave Laws Webinar

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: $20

Governor Murphy has approved two new laws – New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (which goes into effect on July 1) and New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (which goes into effect on October 29) – that will dramatically impact the way New Jersey employers address compensation systems and paid sick leave policies.  Both laws apply to all nonprofits and neither law contains a “small employer” exception.

Register



 

 

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Annual Labor and Employment Conference In-person workshop

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel 199 Smith Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Cost: Free

Topics Will Include:

  • What’s Next: Sexual Harassment Prevention and the “Me Too” Movement
  • Managing the Haze of Marijuana in the Workplace
  • New Protections for Pregnant Employees
  • Welcome Changes for Employers at the NLRB
  • Federal and State Law Updates
  • Employment Investigations: Challenges in Cyber-Driven Inquiries

 Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The seminar will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:15 p.m. You’re welcome to spend time with Day Pitney LLC attorneys for a continental breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. and for lunch following the completion of the program. CLE credits will be available to New Jersey attorneys through reciprocity.

Register



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Unemployment & HR Risk Management with UST Webinar

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
           Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
           Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE - 3 live-sessions available

This short 30-minute webinar reveals some of the most common unemployment & HR risks that can cost your nonprofit thousands of dollars annually. UST shares insights into their many service offerings as well as best practices that can help reduce costs and streamline workforce processes.

Nonprofit executives, finance directors, and HR staff should register to learn about:

  • Reducing unemployment tax liability as a 501(c)(3)
  • Self-funded reserves and insurance options
  • Ensuring compliance with state and federal law
  • Efficiently managing unemployment claims, protests, and hearings
  • Avoiding costly HR mistakes
  • Importance of onboarding and professional training
  • Enhancing goodwill by utilizing outplacement services

Whether your primary focus is to protect your assets, ensure compliance, reduce unemployment costs or to simply allocate more time and money to your mission-driven initiatives, this webinar can provide invaluable insight and resources that can address many of your ongoing pain points – helping you to refocus your funding and employee bandwidth on the communities you serve.

Register

 

 


 

 

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How to Create Video on a Shoestring and Tell Your Nonprofit Story Webinar

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Your computer
Cost: $49 through July 12; $75 after

Videos are a powerful—and an increasingly affordable—way to tell your story. What do you need to know to go from concept to broadcasting effective videos, without spending big bucks?  In this webinar you will learn all the basics to get started creating your own videos, or working efficiently with a professional. We will start by discussing how video is useful and what kinds of stories are well suited to video. We will talk about who should tell your stories and some ethical considerations for story-telling. Then we will get into some technical details including DIY storyboarding, lighting and sound equipment needed, and editing tools and techniques. Finally, we will cover different ways to publish and promote your videos.

Register

 


 

 

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Tactical Technology Planning for Nonprofits Webinar

Date: Thursdays starting September 13, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Your computer
Cost: $215; $180 for Center members (email us for the discount code)

Does your technology need major upgrades? Where do you start and how do you get the job done on time and on budget? This course will help you spot your organization’s critical technology needs and develop a practical plan for improving your technology infrastructure–even if you don’t have a tech background.

Over five weeks, you’ll view eLearning modules that cover common nonprofit technology needs and complete worksheets designed to help you make key decisions. Then, once a week, our expert trainer will work with you to answer your questions and build on your knowledge. You’ll also have opportunities to share your experiences and learn from peers who are facing the same challenges.

Throughout this course, you will:

  • Learn about the tactical planning process and pick up tips for getting started at your organization.
  • Review nonprofit infrastructure needs, including office hardware, data backup, software, and staff IT support.
  • Consider data management technology and best practices.
  • Think through the mix of communications at your organization and how to get real value from your communications work.
  • Gain insights and feedback from an expert trainer who can address your unique challenges.
  • Share ideas and experiences and learn from your peers.
  • Prioritize your technology needs and develop a long-term plan for implementing them.

Register

 



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Unemployment & HR Risk Management with UST Webinar

Date: On Demand
Location: Your computer
Cost: FREE

With $30 million in potential unemployment liability mitigated last year for over 2,100 nonprofits, it’s likely that your nonprofit could be overpaying. This short 30-minute webinar reveals some of the most common unemployment & HR risks that can cost your nonprofit thousands of dollars. After identifying the risks, this webinar reveals UST’s top recommendations to combat these issues.  Watch online, on-demand.

 

 

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.





New Jersey Organizations Active in Disaster In-person workshop
Active Shooter Training Forums: From Pathway to Violence to Road to Recovery
(two locations available)

Passaic County Session : Monday, June 25, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Passaic County Community College, 500 Union Avenue, Haskell, NJ 07420
Burlington County Session: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center, 53 Academy Drive, Westampton, NJ 08060
Cost: Free, but space is limited

Join the New Jersey Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD) for a full day training on this important topic, including: Planning and Prevention – Pathway to Violence with Steve Crimando from the Disaster & Terrorism Branch; Response and Surviving an Incident – Run/Hide/Fight; Road to Recovery with Janice Campbell, Tri-State Canine Response & MHANJ and Kelly Higgs of NJVOAD.

   Register for June 25 in Passaic     Register for June 26 in Burlington




AFP South Jersey In-person workshop
Preparing and Conducting a Capital Campaign

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 
Cost: $90

Is a capital campaign in your organization’s future? Planning, preparing, and conducting a successful campaign is a significant undertaking. Come engage with our expert panel of consultants and development professionals at our special, annual, half-day seminar.

Still a great value at only $90 for a special Half-Day Seminar with some fantastic panelists:

  • Moderator: Chris Rollins
  • Lori Brennan, CCS Fundraising
  • Michelle Gollapalli, CFRE, CDO, Kennedy Health
  • Joni King, VP, Pride Philanthropy
  • Laurel Cuchi, Trustee, Hospice of Frederick Co, MD
  • Scott Janney, CFRE, CDO, Bancroft
  • Theresa Shubeck, Ruotolo & Associates

   Register




Mercadien In-person workshop
Phishing & Baiting in 2018

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Location: 3625 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Cost: Free

At this complimentary breakfast seminar, the history of  crime and social engineering, case studies of cyber incidents, and effective risk management tools will be presented.   Attendees will learn techniques for avoiding, retaining, reducing and transferring risks, including insurance coverage, to help keep your focus on  efficiently running the operations, achieving the mission,  and serving the constituents of your nonprofit.

1.5 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge are offered

   Register

 



Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Jersey Chapter In-person workshop
Fundamentals of Fundraising (a 2-Day Training)

Date: Fridays, July 20 and July 27, 2018
Location: Children's Specialized Hospital, Auditorium A, 200 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: $390 - $490

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course was developed with a foundation from the AFP Essentials of Fundraising Program and the AFP First Course in Fundraising course. The course is composed of 7 modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. This 16-hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals to make the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques. This 16-hour intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience.

   Register

 

Recorded Webinars

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

Recorded webinars are listed in reverse chronological order.

Webinar Subject
    Know YOUR Center! Highlighting the Center's programs and member benefits Center Overview
    The State of the New Jersey Non-Profit Community (2018) Operations/Public Policy
    Empowering Our Communities: Voter Engagement Tactics for New Jersey Nonprofits Voter Engagement/Advocacy
    Non-Profits: Are You Securing, Documenting and Leveraging In-Kind Donations? Fundraising
  Planned Giving: Strategies for Maximizing a Critical Fundraising Tool Fundraising
  What Nonprofits Need to Know About NJ’s Property Tax Exemption and Charitable Immunity Laws Operations/Public Policy
  Creating Cross-Sector Success through Collaboration, Creativity and Inclusion Operations
  Put Your Life Vest on First: The Impact of Stress for Non-Profits HR/Management
    The State of the New Jersey Non-Profit Community (2017) Operations/Public Policy
  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
  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
  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

 

 


 

Know YOUR Center!

Presenters: Debbie Duncan, Director of Member Services, and Susan Merrill O'Connor, Communications Specialist, Center for Non-Profits  
Cost:
Free

For current members and those interested in learning more about membership!

Learn more about the Center's programs and the benefits and services available with Center membership. This webinar provides an overview of Center initiatives, upcoming events, member benefits, and the best ways for your staff, board and volunteers to get involved!

This webinar took place on June 7, 2018. Click here to gain access to the webinar.




 

The State of the New Jersey Non-Profit Community

Presenter: Linda Czipo, President & CEO, Center for Non-Profits  
Cost:
Free

View the briefing on the state of New Jersey’s non-profit community, featuring the release of the Center’s annual survey report, New Jersey Non-Profits 2018: Trends and Outlook. 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 information can aid in your planning efforts and your communications with funders, policy makers and the media.

The survey results strengthen and shape the Center's advocacy and programmatic priorities, and will be shared broadly with the non-profit community, funders, government and business leaders, media and the public. These findings can also help you in your own planning and advocacy efforts.

Support for the 2018 New Jersey non-profit survey was provided by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and Sobel & Co., LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors. The full report, New Jersey Non-Profits 2018: Trends and Outlook, will be available on the Center’s website at the conclusion of the web briefing

This webinar took place on April 10, 2018. Click here to gain access to the webinar.

Powerpoint slides of this presentation are avilable here.



 

The Ins and Outs of UBIT (Unrelated Business Income Tax) and Your Non-Profit

Presenters: Farah N. Ansari, Esq., Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP
Cost:
Free for Center members; $35 for nonmembers

Does your non-profit receive income from a trade or business that’s unrelated to your mission? With non-profits increasingly seeking to diversify their revenue streams, more are engaging in a variety of income-generating activities that, while legal and appropriate, may generate income that is taxable to their organizations. This webinar will cover what UBIT is, when it’s imposed, what’s excluded, and what non-profits need to keep in mind when considering unrelated business activities.  You’ll gain an overview with examples, and you’ll also learn about important changes in UBIT under the new tax reform law. 

This webinar took place on March 29, 2018.  Email us to gain access to the webinar.




 

Empowering Our Communities: Voter Engagement Tactics for New Jersey Nonprofits

Presenters: Julian Johannesen, Nonprofit VOTE
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 for nonmembers

On November 7, 2018 New Jersey voters elected a new governor as well all 120 members of the State legislature and numerous local races.  This year's election is vitally important to New Jersey's non-profits and the people and communities they serve.  Yet, too many people will hear very little about the November election and will receive little assistance or encouragement to vote. Community based organizations, service providers, and other 501(c)(3) non-profits will play a critical role this year in ensuring that their clients, consumers, and community members aren't left out.

View this introduction to nonpartisan tactics New Jersey's non-profits can use to help their constituents register to vote, learn about the process of voting, learn about the candidates and issues, and ultimately turn out to vote on Election Day. Trainers from Nonprofit VOTE will walk us through the basics of voter registration in New Jersey, voter education, Get Out the Vote, candidate engagement, and ballot measure advocacy. 

This webinar took place on June 29, 2017.  Email us to gain access to the webinar.



 

Non-Profits: Are You Securing, Documenting and Leveraging In-Kind Donations?

Presenters: Pat Bohse, Bohse & Associates
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 for nonmembers

Did you know that 90% of the non-profits that benefit from in-kind support do not document these contributions? And, that in-kind contributions can be used to match government and private funds, and to leverage additional funding? This webinar will demonstrate how to secure, document and leverage in-kind donations. An in-kind donation is any non-cash contribution that can be given cash value: labor, products, or services for which the organization would normally have to pay. We’ll cover determining what your organization should ask for in terms of donated products and services, as well as establishing the policies and procedures you need to make this program effective. 

This webinar took place on June 21, 2017.  Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 


 

Planned Giving: Strategies for Maximizing a Critical Fundraising Tool

Presenters: Lesley Draper and James Sonneborn, RegentAtlantic  
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 for nonmembers

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 webinar provides 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.

This webinar took place on May 17, 2017.  Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 

 


 

What Nonprofits Need to Know About NJ’s Property Tax Exemption and Charitable Immunity Laws

Presenter: Thomas S. Dolan, Esq., Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. 
Cost:
$20

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 webinar provides

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

This webinar took place on May 10, 2017, in patnership with Pro Bono Partnership.  Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 

 


 

Creating Cross-Sector Success through Collaboration, Creativity and Inclusion

Presenters: Elizabeth Murphy and Kacy O’Brien, Creative New Jersey  
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 non-members

A special webinar with Elizabeth Murphy and Kacy O’Brien of Creative New Jersey, a statewide initiative “dedicated to fostering creativity, innovation, and sustainability by empowering cross-sector partnerships in commerce, education, philanthropy, government and culture.”  Learn how your organization can develop stronger, more creative and inclusive collaborative practices in order to create the conditions for cross-sector success on the ground in your own New Jersey community. This webinar is designed for non-profit professional staff, board members, and community allies who are ready to engage differently with their clients, community, partners, local government representatives, neighborhood businesses and fellow non-profits

This webinar took place on May 3, 2017. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 

 



 

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

Presenter: Yvette R. Murry, YRM Consulting Group   
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 non-members

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.

This webinar took place on April 26, 2017. Email us to gain access to the webinar.

 

 


 

The State of the New Jersey Non-Profit Community (2017)

Presenter: Linda Czipo, President & CEO, Center for Non-Profits  
Cost:
Free

View the briefing on the state of New Jersey’s non-profit community, featuring the release of the Center’s annual survey report, New Jersey Non-Profits 2017: Trends and Outlook. 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 information can aid in your planning efforts and your communications with funders, policy makers and the media. There will be time for Q&A following the presentation.

The survey results strengthen and shape the Center's advocacy and programmatic priorities, and will be shared broadly with the non-profit community, funders, government and business leaders, media and the public. These findings can also help you in your own planning and advocacy efforts.

Support for the 2017 New Jersey non-profit survey was provided by Sobel & Co., LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors

This webinar took place on April 24, 2017. Click here to gain access to the webinar.

 

 



 

How to Craft Communications That Get Results

Presenter: 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

Presenter: 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

Presenter: 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

Presenter: Maxine Neuhauser, Esq., Epstein Becker Green
Cost: Free for Center members; $20 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?

Presenter: 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

Presenter: 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

Presenter: Amy Klein, Executive Director, VolunteerConnect 
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 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; $20 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

Presenter: Gil Gordon, happy and busy retiree, formerly of Gil Gordon Associates
Cost:
Free for Center members; $20 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.

 




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New Jersey Non-Profit Policy Update

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


 


 

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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