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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  • 10/25/2018 2018 Study On Nonprofit Investing (SONI) Results for Retirement Plans

    ​Now in its sixth consecutive year, the SONI Results & Analysis Presentation helps nonprofits answer:• How do other nonprofits invest their reserv...

    ​Now in its sixth consecutive year, the SONI Results & Analysis Presentation helps nonprofits answer:
    • How do other nonprofits invest their reserves?
    • Are our investment policies “normal”? and
    • Is our investment performance in-line with similar organizations?
     
    Specifically, the presentation will cover the following:
    • How do nonprofits approach retirement saving for their staff?
    • How much do nonprofits match for employee contributions?
    • How much are nonprofits paying their retirement plan provider – and what should they expect?

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 10/25/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: John McAuliffe, Operations Associate
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 11/8/2018 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: 11/8/2018 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kerry Mickelson
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, 6th Floor Conference Room
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Business Management & Organization;Information Technology
  • 11/13/2018 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: 11/13/2018 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
  • 11/14/2018 Generating Corporate Sponsorship Support

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

    ​​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: 11/14/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Lewis Flax, Flax Associates, LLC
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 11/15/2018 Time for an IT Assessment

    ​​One thing's for sure, there are many choices when it comes to hardware, software and everything in between. How can you know if you have the right i...

    ​​One thing's for sure, there are many choices when it comes to hardware, software and everything in between. How can you know if you have the right infrastructure for moving forward? Many organizations have an IT Assessment done as their organizations grow to determine the best strategic plan for moving forward.  Some of the areas we will cover include: 

    IT Internal Controls

    Disaster Recovery

    Software Audit Trails 

    Protecting Sensitive Data

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 11/15/2018 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kerry Mickelson
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Business Management & Organization;Information Technology
"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