Raffa Learning Community
Raffa Learning Community
Raffa Learning Community

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Complimentary Classes

​​​​​Raffa strives to Do More by empowering those we serve and by building capacity in the nonprofit community.

As part of our social responsibility commitment we provide high quality, complimentary continuing professional development classes throughout the year to our clients and also to the nonprofit community at large.  As a courtesy to our clients and to nonprofits attending out-of state, we can provide remote access to most our complimentary live sessions via GoToWebinar upon request. 
 
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  • 6/27/2018 How to Accelerate the Accounting Month-end Close

    ​In today’s accounting environment, there is mounting pressure to run leaner while becoming more effective than ever. Meeting deadlines, reviewing or ...

    ​In today’s accounting environment, there is mounting pressure to run leaner while becoming more effective than ever. Meeting deadlines, reviewing or preparing reconciliations and providing support requires new approaches to mitigating errors and compromising the integrity of your SOFP and SOA. It doesn’t have to be that way.

    Join nonprofit industry leader Raffa, PC and BlackLine to discover a simpler way to perform your reconciliation process that allows you to focus on analysis, risk mitigation, and value creation for your organization.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 6/27/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Dan Maffey, Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Accounting
  • 7/24/2018 Improve Your Annual Budgeting Process

    Join Raffa Technology & BI360 for an informative session on best practice approaches to managing your budget process beyond Microsoft Excel.  Come...

    Join Raffa Technology & BI360 for an informative session on best practice approaches to managing your budget process beyond Microsoft Excel.  Come learn how you can help your organization increase productivity, insight and decision making while decreasing the manual keying and inaccuracies inherent with Microsoft Excel.  This seminar includes a presentation of the BI360 budgeting and reporting software.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 7/24/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications
    • Course Update Date: 6/15/2018
    • Course Review Date: 6/15/2018
    • Course Review By: Jeremy Taro
  • 7/25/2018 Best Practices for Integrating Your Business Applications

    How much time does your organization spend getting data to and from critical business systems such as your donor management, association management, m...

    How much time does your organization spend getting data to and from critical business systems such as your donor management, association management, membership and accounting applications? What about time sheets, expense reports and payroll data? Have you made customizations to your systems that make packaged integrations difficult to work with? In this session we will share considerations, best practices and use cases from actual customer integrations that may help you tackle your next integration project. 

     

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 7/25/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Raffa
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Information Technology
    • Course Update Date: 6/15/2018
    • Course Review Date: 6/15/2018
    • Course Review By: Jeremy Taro
  • 9/6/2018 ASC 606 - FASB’s New Revenue Recognition Standard

    ​This course will provide an overview of ASC 606 and how it impacts nonprofit organizations’ typical revenue sources.

    ​This course will provide an overview of ASC 606 and how it impacts nonprofit organizations’ typical revenue sources.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/6/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Eric Glantz, Raffa Audit Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Auditing
  • 9/20/2018 *NEW Rockville Location -- Taking HR to New Heights

    Focus on the technologies that are available to HR professionals to help maximize efficiencies.

    Focus on the technologies that are available to HR professionals to help maximize efficiencies.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/20/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Matt Roberts, Director of Raffa Group Benefits
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 9/25/2018 Building a Great Workplace - A Special Focus on Social Organizations

    If you’re not actively creating an environment tailored to your employees, you’re missing an opportunity to attract and retain top talent for your com...

    If you’re not actively creating an environment tailored to your employees, you’re missing an opportunity to attract and retain top talent for your company. The talent market is saturated with organizations with competitive compensation doing great things for the world - what sets your organization apart?

    This seminar will highlight key actions you can take at every stage of an employee lifecycle (Attract & Recruit, Retain & Engage, Prepare for Exit) to build a great place to work for every employee at your organization.

    *These links are for the Advance Preparation recommended reading for this seminar:
    1. New Year, New Rules-3 Ways to Keep Your Millennials in 2017
    2. Key Points to Nailing Employee Recognition
    3. How to Use Pre-boarding to Boost Employee Engagement and Retention
    4. The Hiring Post
    5. Can We Salvage the Interview Process
    6. The Anatomy of An Amazing Start-up Culture
    7. OK Engaging the Nonprofit Workforce Report
    8. Employee Engagement Drivers Growth
    9. Planning Succession

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/25/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Neil Shah, Raffa
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 10/11/2018 FROM IN-HOUSE TO POWERHOUSE: Taking Creative Departments to the Next Level of Creativity, Productivity, and Performance

    ​Turn an under-performing in-house creative department into a creative powerhouse! This two-hour workshop teaches non-profit executives and communicat...

    ​Turn an under-performing in-house creative department into a creative powerhouse! This two-hour workshop teaches non-profit executives and communication leaders how to optimize work with in-house creative teams. Learn to manage and motivate staff designers; identify weaknesses and build on strengths; develop staff skills through mentoring; and institute processes that infuse the workplace with creative spirit and organizational direction.

    Reimagine your organization from the inside out! By maximizing your team’s creative potential you will succeed in better expressing your organization’s vision, communicating its vital messages, and building lasting connections with the people who matter most.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/11/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Polina Pinchevsky, RoundPeg
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 10/17/2018 FOR PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: NEW Rockville Location -- Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans

    The presentation provides an overview of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans from both employer and employee perspectives. It will provide insigh...

    The presentation provides an overview of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans from both employer and employee perspectives. It will provide insight into the most common reasons companies decide to install this type of program: 401(k) Restoration and Retirement Savings, Taxation Timing, Compensation Management, as well as Other Planning Opportunities. The presentation will also address how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has positively impacted the world of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/17/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: James H. Strother, AIF® | LPL Financial Advisor
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
"You're very in tune with what the nonprofit field needs. Your topics are always 
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