Trainings Archive

Below are NPCC's training archives for 2018. If you have any questions about past trainings, contact NPCC Programs Coordinator Alexa Salame at [email protected].

December 2018

  • Nonprofit organizations and their boards are in a continual process of evolution and change. The organization and the Board of Directors should periodically examine whether the work and practices of the Board are aligned with current organizational needs.
    Too often the Board of Directors is viewed as necessary to satisfy legal requirements and external expectations but seems, at times, to be more trouble than it is worth. This workshop will focus on practical strategies to engage board members as effective partners and valuable contributors to the achievement of the organization’s mission.
  • Presented by Michael Davidson, Board Coach
  • Area of Excellence: Governance
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November 2018

  • Organizations utilize processes for setting strategy, executing programs, communicating with stakeholders, and ensuring sound operations. In fact, all work is process work; some processes are just better than others. Process inefficiencies may hinder growth potential, lessen impact, or compromise fundraising opportunity. Process improvements can strengthen management effectiveness, get more out of precious human and material resources, and increase staff morale. This session will help nonprofit leaders understand and learn how to employ practical principles that can drive efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Presented by Arshad Merchant and Amanda Huminski of Boost Social Sector Consulting
  • Area of Excellence: Results and Impact
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  • Development professionals are in a difficult spot. They need to enthusiastically raise funds for their organizations while also navigating a variety of accounting requirements. Problems with financial statement audits or tax compliance can damage a nonprofit’s reputation and cause the Board to lose confidence in management. Fortunately, with proper awareness, the most significant issues can be prevented. In this session, we’ll review the most common audit & tax problems encountered by development professionals. Both fundraisers and accountants will leave with solid strategies for a smooth audit and tax season.
  • Presented by Doug Boedeker of Tate & Tryon CPAs and Consultants
  • Area of Excellence: Fundraising and Resource Development
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  • Bewildered by ever-proliferating laws around the employment relationship? This workshop will help you understand the laws affecting hiring, managing, and terminating employees, including brand-new laws affecting workplace harassment, leaves of absence, and scheduling.
  • Presented by Judith Moldover of Lawyers Alliance
  • Area of Excellence: Human Resources
  • Full Details and Registration

  • As a result of the new federal tax law, nonprofit employers must now pay Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) on commuter benefits, including NYC Metrocards or employee parking. Because of your advocacy, the New York legislature recently passed S8831 and A11051 to decouple the federal and state tax law to eliminate the New York State tax, though the bill has not yet been signed. Join us for a panel discussion which will provide an overview on the law, the overall impact on the sector, including what it means for your organization, and how advocacy efforts changed the landscape.
  • Presented by Laura Abel, Senior Policy Counsel, Lawyers Alliance for New York; Jonas J.N. Shaende, PhD, Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute; and Sharon Stapel, President, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
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October 2018

  • Whether running a strategic planning process, establishing a community-facing campaign, or assessing an existing program, organizations need to use equitable and inclusive human-centered design strategies to achieve meaningful and effective impact. While incredibly important, practicing inclusive human-centered design can be time-consuming and difficult to execute well. Many organizations aren’t sure how and when to include various stakeholders in strategic and program planning, especially when there may be competing needs or interests between leadership teams, boards, program staff, funders and clients. Oftentimes, those with less power are left out of the design process altogether. This results in strategic plans that lack buy-in from groups of stakeholders, or programs that do not adequately meet the needs of clients. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn about inclusive human-centered design and how to leverage various tools to develop effective organizational strategies and programs. The workshop will model inclusive human-centered design practices and is open to all nonprofit professionals regardless of role including, but not limited to, program staff, board members, and executives.
  • Presented by Mel Peterson and Erika Strong of Weav Studio
  • Area of Excellence: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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  • Addressing structural racism and fostering racial equity in one’s organization often requires “courageous conversations” that succeed only when the leadership intentionally leads the dialogue and considers it an organizational priority. A critical component for senior leadership is to set race-equity values and communicate them throughout the organization.
    Facilitators will utilize various participatory methodologies to create and guide generative discussions in formats such as full group dialogue, breakout sessions and role plays.
  • Presented by Luz Rodriguez of Visionary Allies
  • Area of Excellence: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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  • Fundraising takes time: building relationships, connecting donors and funders priorities with organizational needs, marrying impact metrics with human stories, and hours of database management and follow-up. This session will teach you how to build processes and systems that minimize the time you spend on the administrative necessities of fundraising so that you can spend more time on the work that only you can do.
  • Presented by Aubrie Fennecken of Opportunity Kitchen
  • Area of Excellence: Fundraising and Resource Development
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  • Health insurance is an ever changing industry with new twists and turns each year. This webinar will focus on the latest changes and trends for 2019. We will take a deep dive into the latest plans and rates in the small group market segment (1-100 full time equivalent employees) and explore various strategies to consider implementing within your organization. We will also cover how to use technology to streamline your benefits and HR administration. Finally, we will touch upon the latest compliance issues.
  • Presented by James Schutzer and Joseph Moschitto of JDM Benefits
  • Area of Excellence: Human Resources
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