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.​​​​​​​​​​​



  • 2/23/2017 Are Bonds Safe? What Your Board Needs to Know about Interest Rate Expectations and Bond Prices

    • How do interest rates effect bond prices?

    • What is the likely future direction of interest rates and the resulting impact on bond price...

    • How do interest rates effect bond prices?

    • What is the likely future direction of interest rates and the resulting impact on bond prices?

    • How do you know if your bonds are safe?

    • Is owning bonds through bond mutual funds less safe?

    • How to use investment policy to manage bond safety?

    • Performance reporting and policy compliance – particularly related to bonds

    For Advance Preparation Click Here

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 2/23/2017 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Mark Murphy, Senior Portfolio Manager
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 2/23/2017 *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 2-hour interactive session, CSR Consultants Cliff Yee and Carol Chin-Fatt from Raffa, P.C. will explore 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, case studies to illustrate best practices, how to develop strong, mission-aligned partnerships, and how forward thinking companies are investing in CSR. 

    Part I: CSR  Fundamentals
    • What is CSR?
    • Why do companies engage in CSR?
    • Establish the context of CSR today
    • Explore how companies partner with nonprofits

    Part II: Effectively Partnering with Forward Leaning Companies
    • A framework for creating strategic partnerships
    • The rise of B Corps
    • Inside the mindset of corporate funders

    If you would like to participate in this event via web, please email registration@raffa.com for details.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 2/23/2017 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Cliff Yee, Managing Director
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 2/28/2017 Modern Web Based Accounting System Seminar Featuring Intacct

    Are you ready to transition your accounting system to a modern cloud based platform that delivers business process automation while providing you w...

    Are you ready to transition your accounting system to a modern cloud based platform that delivers business process automation while providing you with robust financial reporting and analytics to manage your operations? The Raffa Technology team invites you to our educational seminar reviewing the powerful web based accounting software Intacct. This presentation will focus on the key business drivers for cloud based accounting system and provide you with best practices for evaluating and implementing the right solution for your organization.​

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 2/28/2017 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
  • 3/2/2017 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE* Organizational Vitality: The Heart of Nonprofit Success

    ​Organizational vitality is a synergy of elements that are at the heart of every organization’s success. It is the starting point of any strategic,...

    ​Organizational vitality is a synergy of elements that are at the heart of every organization’s success. It is the starting point of any strategic, fundraising, or communications plan, but more importantly, it goes beyond simple planning and traditional capacity building to achieve truly transformative results.

    Every organization has its challenges or “pain points.” Too often organizations address these challenges one by one. For example, problems with fundraising are addressed using special campaigns and board of directors issues are addressed with board development plans.

    However, fixing one challenging area of your organization may not alleviate your organization’s pain. Through this seminar you will learn how organizational vitality can ensure the core of your organization is resilient and effective. You will learn how to use organizational vitality as a quick nonprofit assessment or as a mini-strategic planning tool.  You will also receive valuable information and expert advice on how to devise an integrated, holistic approach to assessing and improving your organization. You will take away practical tools that can be tailored and applied to your own organization’s challenges.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 3/2/2017 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Mary Robinson, President & Founder of Capacity Partners, Inc.
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
  • 3/2/2017 *McLean, VA Location -- Government Contracting DCAA Compliance Featuring JAMIS Prime ERP

    Join Raffa Technology's lunch and learn series as they provide an update on the DCAA landscape and regulatory environment.​  Learn how high perform...

    Join Raffa Technology's lunch and learn series as they provide an update on the DCAA landscape and regulatory environment.​  Learn how high performing organizations are succesfully managing their complex government contracting requirements with JAMIS Prime ERP.  We will take you through a tour of how many organizations are streamlining their project accounting, billing, financial reporting and contract management processes within JAMIS Prime ERP.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 3/2/2017 11:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Raffa Partner
    • Location: JAMIS - 8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 130, McLean, VA
    • Meal: Lunch
    • 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