September 10 (Wednesday)  10am—12noon - - - SOLD OUT - - -
Strategic Technology Planning
Should we use Google Apps or Office 365? Should we conduct a redesign of our website or focus on social media? Should we get a new server or switch completely to cloud-computing? How much do we need to budget for technology next year? What should be our priorities for technology spending? These are the kinds of questions many nonprofits struggle to answer.  Creating and maintaining a strategic technology plan can not only help your organization answer these questions, but give you the tools to plan, support and fund the technology improvements your organization needs. This workshop, led by Joshua Peskay from RoundTable Technology, will outline why strategic technology plans are important for nonprofits and how to start and sustain a planning process for your organization. He'll talk about the steps involved in starting a technology plan, what stakeholders should be involved, and provide some guidelines on how to make the process work in your organization.

September 11 (Thursday)  9:30am—12noon
Your Board Members Can Raise Money: Empowering your Board Members to be Successful Askers
How can we motivate our board to increase donations? Gregory Cohen, senior associate at Cause Effective will instruct participants on how to set goals that stimulate and measure progress; how to sharpen your case for support; how to identify priority targets for personal attention; and, who should be the asker. Participants will learn the basic steps in making a face-to-face ask and will complete a practice ask. This workshop is co-sponsored by Citi Community Development and NPCC, and will help build the capacity of community development nonprofits that serve low-to-moderate income individuals and families.  This workshop will be repeated in Long Island and Connecticut throughout 2014. The workshop will be held at Brooklyn Law School, Feil Hall (22nd floor), 205 State Street, Brooklyn. 

Registration is Required: Click on the 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.