Ongoing Nonprofit Education
Nonprofit educational opportunities of all types are available from a wide array of entities. Be sure to check our events calendar regularly as well as the resources in the two columns below.
- Ongoing Partner Events
Capacity Building Workshops
Grunin Capacity was created to help nonprofits and nonprofit leaders accelerate their impact. Through this initiative, the Grunin Foundation will offer an array of resources, events and opportunities geared at supporting change leaders and fostering collaboration for greater impact. We believe when our local nonprofits thrive, our community will thrive.
Events hosted by the Grunin Foundation include monthly “lunch hours” to learn and connect, interviews and discussions with current nonprofit leaders and innovators, and workshops on such topics as organizational values, teamwork, branding, board building, and social entrepreneurship.
Pro Bono Partnership
Serving New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, Pro Bono Partnership hosts interactive workshops and webinars led by expert attorneys who present important and timely nonprofit legal topics, clearly and succinctly, to nonprofit professionals. You’ll focus on specific challenges you’re facing, gain fresh insights, and get a sense of next steps for your organization.
Serving New Jersey and New York, the Support Center has frequent workshops on strategy, management, fundraising, executive transitions, leadership development, governance, digetal learning, and wellness.
Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey
The Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey’s mission is to help the region’s non-profit organizations that provide direct services to their clients to do it “better.” The NPDC executes this mission by providing opportunities for enhancing the work of Southern New Jersey nonprofits and their leaders through technical assistance, information-sharing, education, networking, and recognition and celebrations of success. This means that NPDC’s primary business is building the capacity of nonprofits in southern New Jersey.
Nonprofit VOTE’s monthly webinar series is a set trainings and discussions on nonpartisan voter engagement for nonprofits, featuring experts in the field. Nonprofit staff, volunteers and other interested stakeholders are invited to attend free of charge. You can find links to recordings of previously held webinars and PowerPoint presentations in their resource library here. Topics include items such as how to reach underserved voters, redistricting, voter turnout, voter education, vote-by-mail, digital voter engagement, and how to stay nonpartisan.
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The New Jersey Center for Nonprofits and our partner Unemployment Services Trust (UST) presents this free webinar for nonprofit executive directors, CEOs and HR Staff with 10+ employees. This 30-minute program will reveal 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. 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. Even if you can’t attend live, when you register we’ll send you the recording as well as any handouts you’ll need to make sure your nonprofit is in compliant.
UST is a New Jersey Center for Nonprofits Preferred Vendor.
More events and Education Opportunities
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- Alliance for Justice – Online Workshops
- Alliance for NonProfit Management – Events Calendar
- Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-NJ)- Events Calendar
- Benevon – Introductory Sessions
- Blackbaud – Blackbaud Delivers Seminars and Webinars
- Bloomerang Resources
- BoardSource – Public Training
- Cain Consulting – Board Training Direct to Your Desktop
- Center for Nonprofit Success – New York Fundraising Summits
- Center for the Study of White American Culture – Workshops
- Drexel Goodwin College of Professional Studies – Leading-Edge Nonprofit Network
- Foundation Center NYC – Training Scholarships
- Guidestar – Webinars
- Idealware – Online Seminars Schedule
- Mercadien – Nonprofit Seminars
- Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives
- Monmouth-Ocean Nonprofit Assistance Center Event Calendar
- Network for Good – Free Webinars
- NJ Redevelopment Authority – Redevelopment Training Institute
- NJ Coalition of Financial Education – Educational Events
- NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development – NJBIA Workforce Training Program
- NJ Small Business Development Center Webinar Series
- Nonprofit Center at La Salle University – Nonprofit Professional Development Programs
- NonProfit Risk Management Center – Webinars
- Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) – Events Calendar
- Pro Bono Partnership – Educational Programs
- Rutgers Business School- Institute for Ethical Leadership
- Sax Macy Fromm – Upcoming Events
- Seton Hall University – Continuing Education and Professional Studies
- Somerset County Business Partnership – Events Calendar
- Support Center for Nonprofit Management | Partnership in Philanthropy – Workshops
- Tech Impact – Events & Webinars
- TechSoup – Upcoming Event Series
- Volunteer Center of Bergen County – Training Programs
- Walden University – Degree Programs for Working Professionals
Seton Hall University – Continuing Education and Professional Studies
The Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies at Seton Hall University provides professionals with opportunities to continue their education, earn degrees, advance their careers, and enjoy personal enrichment. They offer a wide array of degree and certificate programs as well as credit and non-credit workshops and courses. Courses are convenient, flexible, and taught by knowledgeable, talented Seton Hall faculty. Take classes on-campus, off-campus, or online! Visit their website for details.
Bloomerang believe that nonprofits should be able to focus on their mission rather than fundraising. That’s why they’re sharing best practices on retention, research and tested principles of philanthropy. Check out their downloadable white papers, guides, and eBooks; webinars; and in-person events. Visit their resources page.
Walden University – Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Programs for Working Professionals
For more than 40 years, Walden University has helped working professionals achieve their academic goals and make a greater impact in their professions and their communities. An accredited university, Walden is distinguished by high academic standards, experienced faculty, and cutting-edge technology. View their online brochure.
Network for Good – Free Webinars
Register for a free Nonprofit 911 webinar featuring the best experts in the sector. These training sessions are provided to help nonprofits raise more money with online fundraising, nonprofit marketing techniques, social media, and the latest technology trends. View upcoming webinars below, or access our presentation archives.
NJ Coalition for Financial Education
The goal of the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education (NJCFE) is to improve the personal financial literacy of New Jersey’s citizens by promoting the teaching of personal finance to people of all ages. The Coalition believes that all citizens of New Jersey must have the financial literacy necessary to make informed financial decisions. The Coalition believes that all citizens of New Jersey must have the
financial literacy necessary to make informed financial decisions.
NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development – NJBIA Workforce Training Program
This program, launched in 2007, is based on a partnership between the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), the State’s community colleges and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The NJBIA, with 22,000 member companies statewide, is the country’s largest state business advocacy organization. Since inception, over 1,300 classes have been delivered with an enrollment exceeding 15,000 employees from 1000 New Jersey businesses and organizations. Any New Jersey company or organization, regardless of size, is eligible for this program at no cost.
Current training classes include:
- Computer Applications (Windows, Outlook, Excel, Word)
- Communications (Verbal, Writing, Customer service)
- Basic Math/ Measurements
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
Requested class size is 10 participants. Classes are offered to New Jersey businesses and organizations in two formats: “Dedicated” or “Open Enrollment”. Dedicated classes are customized for a particular company and may be offered on-site at the business location. For frequently asked questions about this program, click here.
To view a current list of scheduled Open Enrollment classes at the different New Jersey community colleges, visit their website. To schedule and reserve training, contact us @ (609) 393-9000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance for Justice – Workshops & Events
For more information, please visit Alliance for Justice.
Alliance for Nonprofit Management – Event Calendar
For more information visit www.allianceonline.org/webinars or contact:
Samuel Weber at email@example.com or (202) 955-6742
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Event Calendar
Presented by: Association of Fundraising Professionals – New Jersey Chapter. Note: Audio conferences are open to AFP members on a first-come, first-seated basis. If space is available, they may open this to nonmembers as well.
Benevon – Introductory Sessions
Benevon offers these short, fast-paced sessions ideal for staff, board, and volunteers who want an overview of the Benevon Model for building sustainable funding from lifelong individual donors. Each session functions as a stand-alone training as well as an introduction to our two-day Benevon 101 Workshop, where each attending organization learns to customize the model.
Register: Visit www.benevon.com/seminars for current offerings.
Blackbaud – Blackbaud Delivers: Seminars and Webinars
With today’s economy, you don’t necessarily have the time or resources to travel to us to get the answers you need. So we created Blackbaud Delivers — practical nonprofit management seminars presented by some of our best experts, delivered to your city or the major city closest to you.
This year’s theme for Blackbaud Delivers is “Worry Less,” and all seminars are geared toward helping you reduce your worries and put the practical steps you need in place to keep your fundraising on the upswing this year. Each seminar lasts a half-day, so you’re only away from your desk a few hours.
Visit Blackbaud for more information about upcoming webinars and seminars in other locations.
BoardSource – Public Training
Trainings for board members, chief executives, senior executives, and consultants; Webinars; an annual conference; and digital instruction that are designed to provide nonprofit leaders with the knowledge they need to govern and lead their organizations effectively. Visit www.boardsource.org/Workshops.asp
Cain Consulting – Board Training Direct to Your Desktop
Train your board team for less than $100 with our latest new web seminars for nonprofit and government boards. Nationally recognized consultant and trainer, Dan Cain, hosts these one-hour interactive web training sessions. He’ll offer you best practices from nonprofit boards across the country, as well as his insights developed over twenty years of working with nonprofit boards and management.
Set aside a mere hour in your workday to attend one of these innovative board training web sessions. Absorb useful, relevant insights from the Board Doctor, Dan Cain. Register now for one of these highly-attended sessions.
For more information visit www.cain-consulting.com/webseminars.html to register or call toll-free 800-735-9471.
Center for Nonprofit Success – Fundraising Summits
For more information about Summits that are coming up in other cities, go to: www.cfnps.org/education_calendar.aspx
Center for the Study of White American Culture (CSWAC) – Workshops
The mission of the Center for the Study of White American Culture is to build an equitable society in the United States by decentering white culture and centering an anti-racist multiracial culture free of white supremacy. CSWAC offers workshops for the general public and individualized trainings for organizations and groups.
For more information including a calendar of upcoming workshops, visit https://cswac.org/upcoming-workshops/
Drexel Goodwin College of Professional Studies – Leading-Edge Nonprofit Network
Drexel University ’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies’ newly launched Leading-Edge Nonprofit Network is innovatively designed to help professionals advance their nonprofit sector careers. With programs structured to accommodate educational needs of CEOs, program directors, board members, grant-writers and volunteers through on-campus & online courses, workshops & webinars, among other formats, the school will host a kick-off workshop, Thurs., Oct. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. “How I Started My Own Nonprofit: Social Entrepreneurship and Business Models for ‘Doing Good,’” will take place at the Goodwin College Seminar Room, 3001 Market Street, Suite 100 , Philadelphia , PA. For more information about Goodwin’s Leading-Edge Nonprofit Network and kick-off event contact Rosalie Guzofsky at 215.571.3922.
Candid – Training Schedule
Candid (created by the merger of Guidestar and the Foundation Center) offers a wide array of online, in-person, and on-demand training courses.
For more information, please visit https://learning.candid.org/training/
Idealware – Online Seminars Schedule
Idealware seminars are designed to give you the tactical advice you need to make software decisions. They include all the candid advice and product comparisons of the reports and articles on which they are based, but offer plenty of extra guidance and insights straight from the author – and each is capped at 22 participants, so you’ll have lots of opportunity to ask questions and get just the information you need.
Cost: Usually $40 per participant
Note: Center for Non-Profits members receive a 15% discount through the National Council of Nonprofits. Call the Center for the code BEFORE registering.
To Register www.idealware.org/online_seminars/
Mercadien – Nonprofit Seminar Series
View their upcoming events covering a variety of financial topics for non-profits.
NJ Redevelopment Authority – Redevelopment Training Institute
The NJRA Redevelopment Training Institute (NJRA RTI) offers intensive intermediate-level training courses that will focus on the redevelopment of New Jersey’s communities. The NJRA RTI is designed to provide nonprofit and for-profit developers, professional consultants, entrepreneurs and city/county staff with a body of knowledge of the redevelopment and real estate development process. The goal of NJRA RTI is to provide classroom instruction resulting in enhanced knowledge of New Jersey’s redevelopment process and project financing.
For more information, visit www.njra.us/rti.
Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives
(Formerly New Jersey Society of Association Executives and Delaware Valley Society of Association Executives)
Timely and pertinent education programs presented throughout the year for non-profits (not just charities). Programs are designed to keep members on top of current topics and changes in association management.
- Membership meetings are scheduled at several times throughout the year.
- Offers best opportunity to meet other professionals on a one-on-one basis
- Meetings include guest speakers who bring ideas and information of high value to association executives
For more information and to view upcoming events, please visit www.midatlantic-sae.org/events/
NJ Small Business Development Center Webinars
The NJSBDC’s offers a wide array of online courses to help small businesses or individuals who want to start their business to plan, develop, and market their web sites. The series also acquaints them with managing technology for the benefit of their business operations. For more information and upcoming events, visit https://clients.njsbdc.com/events.aspx
Nonprofit Center at La Salle University – Nonprofit Professional Development Programs
The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University presents a diverse collection of educational programs for nonprofit professionals, including staff and board. Courses include key areas in nonprofit leadership and governance, human resources, financial management, fundraising, planning and evaluation and marketing and communications.
For current offerings and online registration, please visit The Nonprofit Center.
On-site Group Education is also available for organizations who want a shared learning experience for multiple people. Details can found on The Nonprofit Center website.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center – Webinars
The NRMC’s Webinar Series are available form the Web site , including recordings of past offerings. For more information visit: :
NonProfit Risk Management Webinars
There is also an annual conference in the Fall as well as specialized seminars and conferences (Ex. HR or Finance) www.nonprofitrisk.org/summit/default.asp
Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) – Events Calendar
NTEN is a membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. We are a community of peers who share technology solutions across the sector and support each other’s work. We enable our members to embrace advances in technology through knowledge sharing, trainings, research and industry analysis. NTEN helps you do your job better, so you can make the world a better place.
For more information visit nten.org/events/webinar
Pro Bono Partnership – Educational Programs
To see our entire workshop series, visit our website at www.probonopartner.org/ for education and legal services for non-profits.
Rutgers Business School – Institute for Ethical Leadership
Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership offers long-term leadership development, peer-to- peer support, individual coaching, day-long conferences and certificate programs for nonprofit leaders and emerging leaders. Learn more about nonprofit leadership development opportunities, including certificate programs, here.
Sax Macy Fromm – Upcoming Events
To view upcoming events and services available for nonprofits, please visit
Somerset County Business Partnership – Events Calendar
For upcoming events, please click here.
Support Center for Nonprofit Management – Workshops
Since 1986, the Support Center has been dedicated to improving our society by increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit leaders and their organizations. Our services are designed to strengthen nonprofit and philanthropic leaders and their organizations so that they can better serve their clients and communities.
Upcoming Events: For more events, please click here.
Tech Impact – Webinars
Tech Impact is a nonprofit whose mission is to empower communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve our world.
Tech Impact offers several training programs to assist you to become more proficient. From group-based classes for the social learner, to individual tutoring for those who prefer one-on-one help, let us know what you need assistance with, we’ll be happy to help.
Tech Impact offers programs on:
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher)
- HTML/Web Publishing
- and more
To view the program calendar, including Classroom Training, On-Site Training, and Webinars, please visit www.techimpact.org/events/.
TechSoup – Upcoming Event Series
Events and Webinars – www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars
Volunteer Center of Bergen County – Training Programs
For more information on training programs offered please click here: Volunteer Center of Bergen County