Spring 2024 • NPDCSNJ Workshops • CCC/Via Zoom

Wednesdays 6 to 8:00 PM

NPDCSNJ Workshops at Camden County College:
Spring 2024 • Via Zoom • Wednesdays/6 to 8:00 PM • Schedule subject to change.

The Camden County College 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 ten (10) critical areas of NPO program management. Participants can register for one workshop, several, or all ten.

The curriculum has been curated by the Board of the Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey 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, go to camdencc.edu/CE or call 888-228-2466.

January 31 at 6 PM via Zoom
How To Start an NPO: What You Need to Know 

Presenters: Michael Willmann, Esq.

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. Explores 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).

February 7 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.

February 14 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  

February 21 at 6 PM via Zoom
Digital Fundraising: Getting the Money You Need…Using Online Tools and Tactics
Presenters: Macy Zhelyazkova and Michael Willmann

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.

February 28 at 6 PM via Zoom
Marketing the Small NPO: “Earned Media” and Collaboration

Presenters: Michael Willmann

Includes two-dozen specific money-saving tips on making “earned media” (public relations) work for you. Plus, two-dozen additional tips on how to collaborate with other organizations to lighten your load. Remember: in order to get people to sit up and take notice, YOU have to sit up and take notice of what makes people sit up and take notice!

March 6 at 6 PM via Zoom
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What It Is…Why It’s Important…How to Foster It

Presenter: Ira Weissman

Introduction to assessing your diversity, equity and inclusion within your organization and becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization. Includes the role of foundations in fostering NPO diversity.

March 12 • 8 AM to Noon • Rowan University/Glassboro, NJ
South Jersey Non Profit Summit II

March 20 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. 

March 27 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?

April 3 at 6 PM via Zoom
Social Media for NPOs: Making the Most Popular Online Platforms Work for You

Presenter: Crystal Adams and Michael Willmann

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?

April 10 at 6 PM via Zoom
Volunteer Management: Finding Great Volunteers and Keeping Them

Presenter: Ira Weissman

Introduction to the recruitment, management, and recognition of volunteers, including vetting and background checks, skill/need matching, and recognition.

April 17 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.

April 24 at 6 PM via Zoom
Cybersecurity for NPOs 

Presenter: Brian Schaeffer

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.

May 1 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.