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].

February 2019

  • Are you the Accidental Data Nerd at your organization? Do you feel like you’ve been thrown into a cauldron of silo'd systems, mismatched spreadsheets and dirty data? This workshop will introduce attendees to the Data Maturity Model (DMM), which was developed through years of direct work with nonprofits. The DMM serves as the basis of providing Accidental Data Nerds with a roadmap for building organizational data capacity. This workshop will show the pathway to transform the Accidental Data Nerd into the role of Organizational Data Leader. The good news is that through hands-on exercises, attendees will see that they already have many of the essential skills needed for moving forward.
  • Presented by Kim Snyder and Joshua Peskay of RoundTable Technology
  • Area of Excellence: Information Technology (IT)
  • Full Details and Registration

  • This webinar training will focus on the stages of engagement and using various marketing mediums that are most effective and efficient at cultivating a community and segmenting donors. It provides the basics of communication planning for young development professionals and managers interested in learning more about integrated development and communications planning. Growth for Good will also provide a handout of their communications and fundraising calendar template for marketing planning.
  • Presented by Claudia Zeldin of Growth for Good
  • Area of Excellence: Communications
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  • Understanding and managing costs are critical to organizational decision-making, but it can also be a daunting challenge. We help you untangle the overlapping perspectives on costs, keep an eye out for those often overlooked, and outline steps to calculate the comprehensive cost of programs as well as your whole enterprise. You’ll take home NFF’s customizable cost allocation tool to better understand the cost of mission delivery for negotiating, fundraising, and financial storytelling purposes.
  • Presented by Jina Paik, Director, and Dominique Hugg, Senior Associate, of Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • Area of Excellence: Financial Management
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  • Does your annual fundraising plan need a refresh? Do you need to create one from scratch? This interactive workshop will provide you with tips and tools for creating a realistic blueprint that will guide you through a year of success. An annual fundraising plan is imperative for organizations of any size, as it provides the roadmap to guide development staff, board and volunteers toward goals to sustain the mission. This collaborative workshop, led by seasoned fundraisers who have created scores of development plans for grassroots organizations over the years, will prepare participants for laying the groundwork for a successful annual fundraising plan with diverse revenue streams and limited staff resources. Ideal participants are staff and board members who have responsibility for fundraising and resource development for their organizations, and who want to create a sustainable fundraising plan with attainable goals.
  • Presented by Christa Orth and Doug Wingo of Wingo NYC
  • Area of Excellence: Fundraising and Resource Development
  • Full Details and Registration


January 2019

  • Interested in creating a comfortable work environment? Training your employees to identify inappropriate workplace behavior is the first and best way to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination, while establishing a safe and respectful work setting for all.
    Join us for a session where our expert attorneys will provide an overview of applicable laws with a particular focus on the new sexual harassment prevention legislation recently implemented by New York State, common legal pitfalls, and best practices. Every nonprofit is mandated by law to adopt these new policies, so be sure that you are up-to-date by attending this training!
  • Co-Sponsored by NYLPI and NPCC
  • Presented by Meika Freeman and Joseph C. O'Keefe of Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Area of Excellence: Human Resources
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  • Join fundraising professionals from the Orr Group as they conduct a live demonstration of various digital technologies that can address some of the most common fundraising problems. Whether your needs are prospect research, data management and analysis, event management, or communications and marketing, we will present tools that are user-friendly and cost effective. No matter your organizational size, technology can help you maximize efficiency and help with some of your biggest challenges.
  • Presented by CJ Orr and Katie Nickels of Orr Group
  • Area of Excellence: Information Technology (IT)
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  • You need a strategic plan but don't know where to begin. Or your current plan is about to end and need a refresher before starting a new strategic planning process. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of strategic planning - one of the most important management tools successful organizations can employ - and answer key questions you may have about why, what, and how. Key takeaways include:
    • What a strategic plan is and why organizations need one.
    • What the steps to strategic planning are.
    • Who should be involved in strategic planning.
    • How much time (and resources) to devote to strategic planning.
    • How to ensure successful implementation of your plan.

    This workshop is ideal for board members, Executive Directors, and CEOs or other C-suite staff.

  • Presented by Joseph Barretto of Barretto Consulting
  • Area of Excellence: Results and Impact
  • Full Details and Registration


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
  • Full Details and Registration


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
  • Full Details and Registration

  • 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
  • Full Details and Registration

  • 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
  • Full Details and Registration

  • 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
  • Full Details and Registration

  • 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
  • Full Details and Registration