Fall 2023 Workshop Schedule for NPOs
Via Zoom
Wednesdays 6 to 8:00 PM

The Non Profit Development Center’s Workshop Series on Non Profit Management has been created for leadership track NPO mangers and others wishing to broaden their skills and knowledge.

Program participants learn to identify, understand, and apply a broad spectrum of management skills and practices in 11 critical areas of NPO program management. Participants can register for one workshop, several, or all 11.

The curriculum has been curated by the NPDC Board and is supported by sponsors, including Republic Bank, Ogletree Deakins, WMSH Marketing Communications, and Hansen, Warner, Sporer & Associates/Ameriprise Financial Services.

Participants who attend a minimum of six workshops quality for a Certificate in Non Profit Management from NPDCSNJ.

To register via Camden County College, go to camdencc.edu/CE or call 888-228-2466.

September 27 at 6 PM via Zoom
History, Nature, and Future of Non Profit Organizations
Presenters Michael Willmann, Esq. and Guest Lecturers

Explore the history of Non Profits in the US and abroad, identify what distinguishes an NPO from a for profit enterprise and discuss the significance of state registration as a charitable organization, qualification for certification by the IRS as a 501-c-3, as well as hybrid models such as “social ventures” and the status of faith-based organizations (FBOs). Also explore the future of NPOs based on their ability to adjust to market changes and their ability and willingness to innovate.

October 4 at 6 PM via Zoom
Board Governance:
What Every NPO Board Member Needs to Know
Presenter: Les Cohen
Learn how boards should (and actually) work, responsibilities of board membership, and legal expectations deriving from board members’ fiduciary responsibilities. Topics include recruiting and election, expectations (i.e., “Give, Get, or Get Off”), tools for evaluating board performance, succession planning, and term limits, and insurance requirements for NPOs, including Workers Comp, Officers & Directors, Errors and Omission, and General Liability.

October 11 at 6 PM via Zoom
How To Start an NPO: What You Need to Know
Presenters: Michael Willmann, Esq., Isolde Benyo, CPA, and Guest Lecturers

Learn what steps to take to create an NPO, to register with the state as a “charitable organization,” and to be certified by the IRS so that contributions to the organization are tax deductible to the donor, as well as what reporting obligations follow the creation of an NPO. Includes basics of board recruitment, strategic planning, and succession planning

October 18 at 6 PM via Zoom
Accounting Basics for NPOs: Minimum Requirements and Best Practices
Presenter: Isolde Benyo, CPA

Even though many nonprofits outsource their accounting, using an external nonprofit accountant or nonprofit accounting software, that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be cognizant of how accounting works. Understanding nonprofit practices, standards, terms, and metrics is how you grasp what is happening with your funding. Use this knowledge to make financial decisions about how to use your nonprofit budget to allocate your resources for maximum impact and growth. And remain compliant with tax filings and other legal requirements so that you do not accidentally commit fraud or make a mistake that could result in the loss of your exempt status. Covers basics such as should you setup a separate bank account, is someone an employee or an independent contractor, and what are some easy ways to process payroll? Also covers how to read a non-profit financial statement, what to look for on financial statement, what are KPI’s and what do they tell you, understanding the UGG (Uniform Grant Guidance) rules, how to track temp restricted funds, and how to manage indirect expenses.

October 25 at 6 PM via Zoom
Digital Fundraising: Getting the Money You Need…Using Online Tools and Tactics

Presenters: Macy Zhelyazkova and Michael Willmann, Esq.

The best outreach leads to the most effective communication, stronger relationships, and better fundraising. So, how can you ensure you have the best outreach? This is an introduction to the new world of online fundraising…the concepts, practices and tools that are available to you, including the creation and use of endowments. Topics include understanding funding trends, classifying and motivating donors (i.e., individuals, business organization, funders, and foundations), creating and utilizing a Case Statement, and analyzing and deploying alternative fundraising strategies.

November 1 at 6 PM via Zoom
Human Resources and Employment Law:
Creating a Positive Work Environment
Presenter: Clark Whitney, Esq.

Introduction to the role of HR in nonprofit management. Topics include understanding workplace laws and legal relationships, including creation of an Employee Handbook, creating a positive work environment, and utilizing a step-by-step process for addressing performance problems and making the best hiring decisions. Additional topics include FMLA, ADA, diversity inclusion in hiring, “firing without fear,” at-will employment, discrimination investigations (including potential classes), and medical marijuana.

November 8 at 6 PM via Zoom
Creating and Executing Virtual Events: How to “Meet” and “Connect” Online
Presenters: Debbie Duncan and Maria Pinardo

The extraordinary challenges that have come with navigating the Pandemic and post-Pandemic world have compelled organizations to find new ways to meet, network, intersect/connect, and create visibility with and among target audiences. How can you use Zoom, WebEx, and other digital tools to achieve your “meeting” goals?

November 15 at 6 PM via Zoom
Social Media for NPOs: Making the Most Popular Online Platforms Work for You
Presenter: Crystal Adams and Michael Willmann, Esq.

Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter? How many social media platforms do you need? Should you blog or create a vlog? How often should you post? Which platforms should you use? And how can you use them effectively…especially if you’re not a social media maven?

November 29 at 6 PM via Zoom
Grant Writing: Effectively Presenting Your Organization’s Case for Support
Presenter: Tracey Sharpe

One of the most important points of access for NPO fundraising is the pursuit of direct grants. Learn how and where to find sources for grants and, having found them, to effectively present your organization’s case for support. This workshop is an introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. Participants will get solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a program gets funded.

December 6 at 6 PM via Zoom
Cybersecurity for NPOs
Presenter: William F. Whelan

The economic impact of cybercrime is growing: In 2022, the average cost to businesses affected by a data breach in the United States was $9.44 million, up from $9.05 million in the previous year, and nearly double the global average, according to Rutgers University. Learn what you need to know to keep your organization “cybersafe” and identify technical skills needed to protect digital environments, including security fundamentals, systems administration, networks and network security, defensive security, offensive security and testing.

December 13 at 6 PM via Zoom
Success Metrics and Program Impact: How Do You Know If You’re Successful
Presenter: Ira Weissman

Many experts contend that “you are what you count.” So, what should you be counting and how can you be sure that you are being objective? And why does it matter? When your funders are deciding whether to continue, expand, or cut back their support, they want to know what you’re “measuring” and how successful you are. You can’t afford to disappoint them. Become familiar with common success metrics, CQI, and change management, including evaluation tools and step-by-step program assessment.