January 13 (Tuesday) 10am—12pm
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.
January 21 (Wednesday) 3—5pm
How to be Your Own Social Media Guru by Using Metrics
The social media landscape changes every six months and the smartphone is only accelerating this change. Don't blindly follow the latest social media fads and gurus to guide your social media strategy. Fortunately there is a ton of engagement data around what people are doing on your site (Google Analytics) and social platforms/profiles (Facebook Insights). Learn to look at your organization's own data to see what is driving real value. If your organization can gather, analyze and act on its data it will be ready to jump on the next trend in a way that drives real impact. Presenter: George Weiner, founder & CEO of Whole Whale, a digital agency that leverages data and technology to increase the impact of nonprofits.
January 23 (Friday) 9:30—11:30am
Pathways to Excellence: Fundraising & Resource Development
Derived from Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence and featuring panelists from the previous winning organizations of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, this workshop will inform nonprofit leaders about strategies that work to achieve management excellence. Donor retention is one of the most important strategies for effective fundraising management. What can your staff and board do to draw donors closer, increasing your likelihood of receiving repeat gifts, upgrades, and even turning givers into askers? How do you prioritize who to focus on, given competing demands on everyone’s time? And how do you weave donor retention efforts into the day-to-day life of your organization for the most favorable results? This session—for executive directors, staff, and board leaders who work on their organization’s fundraising and resource development efforts—will focus on resource development strategies for long-term success and will include an exercise to help you build your donor retention strategy to achieve excellence in this area. Moderated by Judy Levine of Cause Effective, panelists will include Amanda Kraus of Row New York and Karen Pearl of God’s Love We Deliver. The session will be held at BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay Street, New York (use entrance on Murray Street), 16th floor, Green Room.
January 29 (Thursday) 9:30—11:30am
There are hundreds of regulations affecting 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? Join expert attorneys for a session for a session to 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.
January 30 (Friday) 9:30—11:30am
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—12pm
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.
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.