Raffa Learning Community
Raffa Learning Community
Raffa Learning Community

Learning Community is the key to success.

Learn from our experts. Learn from each other.

We established the Raffa Learning Community as one more contribution to the nonprofit field. We offer complimentary and fee-based training seminars in accounting, technology, human resources and more. The series of classes are specifically designed to keep you on top of the industry's leading trends, government regulations and new technologies. We offer year-round classes, roundtables, panels and forums on comprehensive and diverse topics presented by both internal and external subject matter experts. Additionally, we offer CPE credit for both Group Live and Group Internet seminars.

We hope you will join us for breakfast or lunch and take advantage of our great educational offerings!

Access to Raffa Learning Community seminars is available through Live Meeting as a courtesy to Raffa clients and/or out-of-state attendees. To attend a seminar via Live Meeting, simply register online and we will send you all of the details needed to participate remotely in our sessions.

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  • 9/6/2017 The Changing Role of Today's CIO

    Not every organization can afford to have a full time CIO on staff.  But someone will be fulfilling the role, even without the title. This seminar wil...

    Not every organization can afford to have a full time CIO on staff.  But someone will be fulfilling the role, even without the title. This seminar will help you understand the role a CIO fulfills within your organization, the areas you may not be addressing without a CIO, the risks and opportunities mitigated by the presence of a CIO, and the new world of outsourced IT.

    Additionally, we will discuss if your organization can thrive without the latest technology, whether your IT team is doing what they should be, how your IT infrastructure measures up to best practices, and what technology you may be missing out on.

     

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/6/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Kerry Mickelson
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Technology Solutions
  • 9/19/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: Fiduciary Training for Nonprofits: The How To’s of Investment Oversight

    Nonprofit executives and board members know their fiduciary role is important, but when it comes to investments they don’t always know exactly how to ...

    Nonprofit executives and board members know their fiduciary role is important, but when it comes to investments they don’t always know exactly how to fulfill their financial oversight duties.

    Dennis Gogarty, President, and Mark Murphy, Chief Investment Officer of Raffa Wealth Management, reveal practical tips that allow participants to gauge if they are effective stewards of their organization’s assets. Participants will leave with an understanding of the various steps they can take to ensure their organization’s investments are well-managed.

    Board/Finance Committee members and nonprofit executives are invited to and join us for this dynamic and engaging seminar. This training will cover:

    1. What is the role of a fiduciary?

    2. What are prudent practices for nonprofit investment stewards?

    3. Setting up key governance procedures.

    • How to insure a strong Investment Policy Statement (IPS) is in place

    • How to review a portfolio for IPS compliance

    4. How to objectively monitor risk & performance.

    • Measuring risk

    • How do returns correspond with risk

    • Portfolio benchmarking

    • Monitoring alternative investments

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/19/2017 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 Finance
  • 9/19/2017 *NEW Rockville Location -- *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: LinkedIn for Nonprofits - Optimizing LinkedIn to Attract Donors, Contributors, Board Members, Share Your Vision and Drive Visibility

    Whether you are a nonprofit organization, business professional, an entrepreneur, small business owner, or developing your company’s social media stra...

    Whether you are a nonprofit organization, business professional, an entrepreneur, small business owner, or developing your company’s social media strategy, LinkedIn is a virtual goldmine, offering endless opportunities.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 9/19/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kelly T. Leonard, CEO, Taylor-Leonard Corporation
    • Location: Raffa - 1445 Research Boulevard, Ground Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Social Media
  • 9/20/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE*WEBINAR ONLY: 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
  • 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
"I would say Raffa is doing well by providing their clients the opportunity for professional development, information sharing and networking, and overall business improvement. Thank you for these seminars!"

Meredith Graham,  Director of Finance, American College of Nurse Midwives