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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  • 9/20/2017 *WEBINAR ONLY*NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: A Framework for Strengthening Your Nonprofit’s Investment Reserve Policies

    Nonprofit Executives and their Boards know they must periodically review reserve or investment policies. They don’t always know, however, what’s invol...

    Nonprofit Executives and their Boards know they must periodically review reserve or investment policies. They don’t always know, however, what’s involved. Through his work on the Study on Nonprofit Investing (SONI), Dennis Gogarty of Raffa Wealth Management has developed an easy-to-follow investment policy framework which will assist nonprofits in developing or strengthening their organization’s policy and procedures.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/20/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 1.00
    • Presenter: Dennis Gogarty, President
    • Location: WEBINAR ONLY
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Nonprofit Investing
  • 9/21/2017 Socially Responsible Investing Inside Your Organization's Retirement Plan

    ​This presentation is geared toward administrators of retirement plans in both non-profits and for-profit organizations. This session will discuss the...

    ​This presentation is geared toward administrators of retirement plans in both non-profits and for-profit organizations. This session will discuss the following: establishing Environmental Social Governance funds as factors, defining sustainability and sustainable investments, and understanding impact investing.   In preparation for this event please feel free to peruse UN's Sustainable Development Goals web page (optional)

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/21/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kenneth L. St. Amand, II, VP Client Portfolio Manager @ Mirova
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Finance
  • 9/21/2017 *SPECIAL EVENT* Nonprofit Advocacy in the Age of Trump

    This seminar is geared toward “C" level nonprofit executives. ​ Everything about the 2016 election and now the new Trump Administration has been...

    This seminar is geared toward “C" level nonprofit executives. ​

    Everything about the 2016 election and now the new Trump Administration has been asymmetrical. As a result non profit leaders are challenged in their response and advocacy strategies going forward.

    Tom Sheridan was recently featured in the NY Times discussing this unique problem and we’ve invited him to share a more in-depth analysis of the challenges for non profits in the Trump age as well as outlining successful strategies to confront losses or gain opportunity.

    Tom has  run many of the most successful public interest movements of the past two decades spanning health, poverty, civil rights and international development. This roundtable is a chance to hear an unvarnished analysis of what’s at stake and explore a series of innovative ideas Tom is using to not only survive but thrive in challenging times.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/21/2017 2:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Tom Sheridan, The Sheridan Group
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Snacks
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Nonprofit Strategic Planning
  • 9/26/2017 Mid Market ERP & Accounting Systems Update

    Join the Raffa Technology team as they provide you with a review of the leading mid-market ERP accounting software and update you on the latest techno...

    Join the Raffa Technology team as they provide you with a review of the leading mid-market ERP accounting software and update you on the latest technology trends and software enhancements.  They will walk you through best practices for evaluating software while providing you with an overview of industry leading solutions from Sage Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and JAMIS. 

    This is one of our most popular seminars that are well attended by industry executives in the field of accounting and technology.  This is a great opportunity to network, collaborate and learn from your peers.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/26/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Financial Systems
    • Course Update Date: 8/7/2017
    • Course Review Date: 8/10/2017
    • Course Review By: Glenn Anstead
  • 9/28/2017 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations - Come See What's New

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations is the next generation of intelligent business applications delivered in the cloud.  Microsoft 365...

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations is the next generation of intelligent business applications delivered in the cloud.  Microsoft 365 unifies CRM and ERP capabilities by delivering new purpose-built applications to help manage specific business functions, including Sales, Customer Services, Field Server, Operations, Marketing, Project Service Automation and Financials.  Designed to be personalized, enable greater productivity, deliver deeper insights and adapt to business needs, Dynamics 365 applications help businesses accelerate digital transformation to meet the changing needs of customers and capture the new business opportunities of tomorrow. 

    Join the Raffa Technology team for an overview of the latest cloud ERP solution from Microsoft.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/28/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Financial Systems
    • Course Update Date: 8/7/2017
    • Course Review Date: 8/10/2017
    • Course Review By: Glenn Anstead
  • 10/5/2017 JAMIS Prime ERP for Government Contractors

    For every successful government contractor, at the heart of the company is a business system that simplifies business processes and improves productiv...

    For every successful government contractor, at the heart of the company is a business system that simplifies business processes and improves productivity while supporting regulatory compliance. The ideal system works with the organization's internal work flow to effectively support a one size does NOT fit all approach. Instead, the ideal system focuses on making the business system work for your business model and processes to keep you competitive in a cost sensitive environment. ​

    Join industry experts from Raffa and JAMIS as they deliver insight into overcoming the pitfalls of compliance obstacles with some helpful tips and introduce you to JAMIS Prime ERP, software designed for government contractors.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/5/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Financial Systems
    • Course Update Date: 8/7/2017
    • Course Review Date: 8/10/2017
    • Course Review By: Buu-Linh Tran
  • 10/5/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE*Mitigating Cybersecurity and Cyber Fraud Risk in your Organization

    An examination of ever growing cyber threats which continue to develop and successfully execute cyber attacks and fraud scams, which cost businesses b...

    An examination of ever growing cyber threats which continue to develop and successfully execute cyber attacks and fraud scams, which cost businesses billions of dollars globally. This session will step through different current and emerging cyber attacks and cyber fraud scenarios, and then discuss how basic but effective security controls can help to significantly reduce the risks.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/5/2017 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Nate Solloway, Manager, Raffa Technology
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Cybersecurity;Technology Solutions
  • 10/10/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: A Framework for Strengthening Your Nonprofit’s Investment Reserve Policies

    Nonprofit Executives and their Boards know they must periodically review reserve or investment policies. They don’t always know, however, what’s invol...

    Nonprofit Executives and their Boards know they must periodically review reserve or investment policies. They don’t always know, however, what’s involved. Through his work on the Study on Nonprofit Investing (SONI), Dennis Gogarty of Raffa Wealth Management has developed an easy-to-follow investment policy framework which will assist nonprofits in developing or strengthening their organization’s policy and procedures.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/10/2017 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Dennis Gogarty, President
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Nonprofit Investing
  • 10/11/2017 *WEBINAR ONLY*NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: Inside CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) for the Non-profit

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the idea that a for-profit company should focus on more than just the bottom line by also investing in its pe...

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the idea that a for-profit company should focus on more than just the bottom line by also investing in its people and the community. As there is no “one-size-fits all” model, it is critical for non-profit leaders to understand CSR fundamentals in order to successfully develop mutually beneficial relationships with for-profit partners.   

    In this 1-hour webinar session, CSR Consultants Cliff Yee and Carol Chin-Fatt from Raffa, P.C. will discuss how businesses today develop and implement CSR strategies and how that impacts your partnership strategies. Topics and discussion will include: the broad scope of CSR, general best practices, mission-aligned partnerships, and how forward thinking companies are investing in CSR.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/11/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 1.00
    • Presenter: Cliff Yee, Managing Director
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • 10/24/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE*How to Read Financial Statements

    Review of financial reports based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) used in business operations of non-profit organizations to includ...

    Review of financial reports based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) used in business operations of non-profit organizations to include accounting methods (cash vs. accrual); types of financial statements, i.e., Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet), Statement of Activity (Income Statement) and Notes to financial statements; various supplemental reports, e.g., budget vs. actual, cash flow, departmental, etc.; and Ratio analysis.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/24/2017 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Dennis F. Shine, Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Financial Services
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