WORKSHOP CALENDAR

January 29 (Thursday)  9:30—11:30am - - - SOLD OUT - - -
Corporate Housekeeping
There are hundreds of regulations on the nonprofit sector that the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of State and the IRS are increasingly putting into effect. Is your organization operating in full compliance of the law? Jennifer Franklin, counsel at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, will help you navigate local, state and federal filing and reporting requirements. This session will help you assess your organization’s status and develop a plan for amending missed filings and for staying on track in the future. This session is co-sponsored by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

January 30 (Friday)  9:30—11:30am - - - SOLD OUT - - -
Pathways to Excellence: Managing for Results
Derived from Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence and featuring panelists from winners of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards over the past eight years, this workshop is dedicated to informing nonprofit leaders about strategies that work to achieve management excellence. Building a culture of learning is one of the most important steps in establishing an organization-wide focus on results. How do you ensure that your staff and board members are clear about what impact the organization is trying to make? How do you engage frontline staff and program participants in setting organizational goals? Learn how managing for results can focus your organization on what is important about your work and the difference it makes. This session will include an exercise to help you think about what you’re already doing in this area and the steps you need to take to achieve excellence in managing for results. Moderated by Laurel Molloy, founder & chief consultant of Innovations Quantified, the panel will feature Chitra Aiyar, executive director of Sadie Nash Leadership Project and Alan Mucatel, executive director of Leake & Watts. The event will be held at Baruch College, 135 East 22nd Street, Room 301 (between Lexington & 3rd Avenue).

February 3 (Tuesday)  9:30—11:30am
Insurance: What Keeps You Up at Night?
Most nonprofits are aware of their insurance exposures with respect to protecting their property and the risks associated with it. However, the greatest risk for most nonprofits isn’t their building being exposed to the elements or even a slip and fall. In fact, the greatest risk for loss for a nonprofit is an employment related claim or an employee theft. Additionally, nonprofits are facing greater exposure to privacy risks due to increased government regulations, state law notice requirements and privacy lawsuits. During this workshop, Michael Santocki, director at Crystal & Company, will address these “specialty” risks and the methods of risk transfer and insurance.

February 10 (Tuesday)  10am—12noon - - - SOLD OUT - - -
The Art & Science of Grantwriting
Grants enable nonprofit organizations to fund new and innovative programs, fill service gaps, and expand services. They can also play an important role in diversifying an organization’s funding portfolio and helping ensure its long-term sustainability. But, writing and preparing winning grants can be challenging. This session, presented by Marilyn Zlotnik with Metis Associates, a NYC-headquartered research and consulting firm serving human services organizations, will focus on best practices associated with writing competitive grant proposals for submission to either public or private funders. Participants will receive a section-by-section checklist for preparing successful grant proposals based on best practices; gain a working knowledge of common reasons why proposals are rejected; and, review and critique an actual proposal to put knowledge immediately into practice.

February 18 (Wednesday)  10am—12noon - - - SOLD OUT - - -
Financial Management: Budgeting & Reforecasting
In this two hour workshop, Sal Virgadaula and Ken Hafner, directors at Kiwi Partners, will discuss the importance of budgeting and reforecasting your organization’s financial activities. You will learn about the initial budget development process and obtain some useful tools to guide you in creating your budget. In addition, you will understand why reforecasting throughout the year will help you make forward looking financial decisions to more proactively manage your organization.

February 19 (Thursday)  3—5pm
Pathways to Excellence: Human Resources
Derived from the Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence and featuring panelists from winners of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards over the past eight years, this workshop is dedicated to informing nonprofit leaders about strategies that work to achieve management excellence. Your organization’s most valuable assets are your human resources. How do your organization's HR practices recognize the importance, expectations, availability and needs of staff and volunteers? How are job descriptions and annual performance reviews tied to achieving organizational results and used to promote professional development? Learn how developing existing talent can help move your organization forward. This session will include an exercise to help you think about what you’re already doing in this area and the steps you need to take to achieve excellence in managing your human resources. This session will be of most interest to Human Resources professionals. The panel will be moderated by Pavitra Menon, senior HR consultant of Community Resource Exchange, and will feature as panelists Nicole M. Ellis, associate vice president of human resources at Graham Windham, Jen Chau Fontán, director of talent development at Harlem RBI, and Morenike Williams, director of administrative services at Community Access. The event will be held at A.R.T/New York - South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY.

February 26 (Thursday)  9am—12noon - - - SOLD OUT - - -
Building a Measurement Strategy
Confounded by data? Not even sure how to start analyzing your data? Research conducted by NTEN and Idealware shows that the vast majority of organizations collect an abundance of data in many forms. But how much of the data you collect is actually useful and informative? This interactive workshop will include several exercises to help organizations explore and understand data management practices that are working and workable for nonprofits. Based on successful strategies developed and tested by nonprofit technology leaders NTEN and Idealware, Joshua Peskay and Kim Snyder of RoundTable Technology will walk you through the steps of building a realistic and achievable data plan. Takeaways will include: what are the different kinds of data, what it means to "measure" data; what can and cannot easily be measured; what types of analysis are used for different types of data; and some concrete ideas for initiating a "data strategy" for your organization.
BONUS: RoundTable is offering an add-on to this workshop called "Data Catalyst” where they will work with one or two representatives from your organization for up to two hours prior to the February 26 workshop to review your current approach to data and identify areas of focus for applying the strategies covered in the workshop. It will be available only to ten organizations and will have a one-time cost of $500. Read more about RoundTable's Data Catalyst add-on at www.roundtabletechnology.com/data.

February 27 (Friday)  9—10:30am
Real Estate Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations
Join Michael Carlton, Managing Principal of Carlton Architecture, for an interactive session on real estate strategies for nonprofit organizations that are considering a move. Carlton, with close to 30 years' experience in both architecture and interior design, will lead participants in a discussion regarding project delivery from a “buy” or “rent” standpoint, expertise you'll need, when to hire outside assistance, the various stages of the project, typical timeframes, and other real estate issues that are unique to nonprofits. Please submit your questions to dpenabad@npccny.org ahead of the session. This workshop is geared to nonprofits that are considering an office move. Organizations with more urgent needs should attend the second session that will be held on March 6. This workshop is limited to one person per organization.

Registration is Required: Click on a workshop title above to register. Attendance may be limited to one person per 501(c)(3) member organization. By registering for a workshop you are making a firm commitment to attend. If you must cancel, please provide at least 48 hours notice so that someone else can take your place. Meetings begin and end on time so please plan your travel and schedules accordingly. If a workshop is marked as sold out, members may still sign up for a wait list in the event that a seat becomes available.

Unless noted otherwise, workshops are open only to NPCC's 501(c)(3) members and are held at NPCC's office at 135 West 36th Street, 15th Floor (between Broadway and 7th Avenue), New York NY, 10018. NPCC is a scent-free environment. Please do not use scented products when attending a meeting.