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.

Browse our current listings, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter​ to stay up-to-date on upcoming Learning Community events.​​​​​​​​​​​



  • 1/11/2018 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE*Exploring Unlimited PTO Plan’s

    Need help with understanding and navigating your Personal Time Off (PTO)? Well..this seminar is for you. We will discuss Personal Time Off, the benefi...

    Need help with understanding and navigating your Personal Time Off (PTO)? Well..this seminar is for you. We will discuss Personal Time Off, the benefits, the history on PTO plan types, breakdown of pros and cons of implementing, and guidance on next steps to consider for implementation.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 1/11/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Susan Viana, HR Manager
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
  • 1/17/2018 *NEW Northern Virginia Location -- B Corp 101: Build a Better Business Workshop

    Learn about Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations and how becoming one can improve your business. This will be an interactive workshop wit...

    Learn about Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations and how becoming one can improve your business. This will be an interactive workshop with discussion among participants. Participants are asked to complete the B Impact Quick Assessment prior to the event.  ​

     

    B Local Mid-Atlantic is a group of Certified B Corps from DC, Maryland, VA and beyond working to foster and deepen connections among organizations in our region who share our purpose and passion for using business as a force for good. We're a community that helps business people act on their purpose to achieve socio-economic and environmental impact through meaningful relationships.

     

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    Raffa Event
    • Date: 1/17/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Mark Frieden, Crossbow Strategies
    • Location: American College of Radiology - 1891 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 1/25/2018 Introduction to PCI and HIPAA Compliance

    ​Does your organization take credit card information? Do you store personal information on your staff, clients or donors? Raffa can help you avoid the...

    ​Does your organization take credit card information? Do you store personal information on your staff, clients or donors? Raffa can help you avoid the pitfalls and penalties that can come from storing these privacy related items in unsecured ways.

    PCI DSS, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a set of requirements designed to ensure that all companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. This applies to essentially any merchant that has a Merchant ID (MID).   HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with protected health information must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed. This includes anyone who provides treatment, payment and operations in healthcare, and anyone with access to patient information and provides support in treatment, payment or operations.   Come learn the basics of these industry regulations, including who they apply to, the requirements for compliance, and the penalties for noncompliance.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 1/25/2018 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Nate Solloway
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Information Technology
  • 2/6/2018 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: 2/6/2018 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: No
    • Field of Study: Information Technology
  • 2/22/2018 *FOR-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: Impact Advocacy

    This seminar is geared toward “C" level executives. A new tool for corporate impact: In the rapidly changing world of “CSR” and “shared impact” ...

    This seminar is geared toward “C" level executives.

    A new tool for corporate impact: In the rapidly changing world of “CSR” and “shared impact” a new and innovative tool has been added by The Sheridan Group. They call it “Impact Advocacy”. Their approach is to help a corporate entity concerned about a social issue design and implement a program using advocacy models to create partnerships, achieve transformative outcomes, increase “good” brand recognition and build new political alliances. This idea requires the corporate partner to intentionally commit to a high social impact solution (such as passing legislation or increasing funding) and to achieve those goals in authentic partnership with the best performing experts in the non for profit space providing solutions across the nation.

    This tool is new but TSG has a 25 year track record as the top advocacy organization for non profit public interest causes including creating the ONE Campaign with Bono, Leading the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship movement and initiating the first policy effort on Human Trafficking and Slavery.

    Tom is a veteran of the domestic AIDS movement, Gays in the Military and the cancer advocacy community. Our roundtable with Tom will detail this new idea, explore how it serves the C-suite, CSR, GR, PR and HR functions within any corporation and discuss the kinds of issues companies may choose to focus on using “Impact Advocacy” on. Since this new product is just rolling out, Tom is anxious and receptive to have feedback on how to improve the design and features of “impact advocacy” so that it truly fits the unique needs of corporations looking to distinguish themselves in the environment.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 2/22/2018 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: Specialized Knowledge
"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