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.​​​​​​​​​​​



  • 3/30/2017 IT Security - What You Need to Know

    ​With the ever-increasing threat of viruses, security breaches, and cyber theft, it is important to understand the basics of network and internet s...

    ​With the ever-increasing threat of viruses, security breaches, and cyber theft, it is important to understand the basics of network and internet security. In this session, we will discuss the following:

    *How to pass the security portion of your audit

    *Protecting your hardware

    *Security in the cloud

    *Privacy Laws

    This class is beneficial to IT, Operations, and Administrative professionals.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 3/30/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 4/4/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: Planned Giving Programs – Why They are Needed and How to Get One Started

    This session will explain why planned giving is important to every non-profit organization and will go through the basic steps to start a planned givi...

    This session will explain why planned giving is important to every non-profit organization and will go through the basic steps to start a planned giving program.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 4/4/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Brian R. Della Rocca, LL.M. (Taxation)
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 4/18/2017 Project Management Essentials for Non Project Managers

    ​This presentation introduces project management concepts and creates a baseline understanding of terminology, processes, and procedures to effecti...

    ​This presentation introduces project management concepts and creates a baseline understanding of terminology, processes, and procedures to effectively manage and participate in technology related projects. This presentation is designed for anyone who needs to know how to manage tasks or small projects with a structured approach to ensure its successful management and timely completion.
     
    In this presentation you will learn: 

    • Project management terminology and concepts from the Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • Project management processes and why they are important - Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control, and Close
    • Roles and responsibilities of project team members – Project Manager, Subject Matter Experts, Stakeholders, and Sponsors
    • How to define SMART project goals - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound
    • Project management tools and techniques to manage project work
    • What information should be collected to report status to stakeholders
    • How to communicate project status using a thorough checklist
    • Project schedule concepts and potential impacts to the schedule
    • Project risk concepts and the importance of identifying risk up front
    • How to lead a lessons learned project wrap up meeting

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 4/18/2017 8:45 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kerry Mickelson, CIO for Hire
    • Location: Microsoft Office Chevy Chase, 5404 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 4/18/2017 *NEW Northern Virginia Location - NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: Generating Corporate Sponsorship Support

    If your organization seeks corporate sponsorships through standard offerings – conferences, events, or other programs – you’re missing tremendous o...

    If your organization seeks corporate sponsorships through standard offerings – conferences, events, or other programs – you’re missing tremendous opportunities to leverage those relationships into mutually beneficial, long-lasting partnerships.

    In today’s environment potential corporate sponsors are closely scrutinizing value received for dollars spent. Discover what the corporate sector is seeking when considering whether to sponsor your activities and what impact this has on your efforts. Successful nonprofit organizations recognize that they must go beyond the standard prospectus outreach if they are to increase sponsorship income. This interactive seminar covers the six critical factors that you can implement to increase corporate sector revenue.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 4/18/2017 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Lewis R. Flax, Flax Associates, LLC
    • Location: American College of Radiology - 1891 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 4/19/2017 ERP for Government Contracting

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

    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, 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: 4/19/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Raffa Partner
    • Location: JAMIS - 8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 130, McLean, VA
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
"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