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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  • 4/24/2018 *NEW Northern Virginia Location--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: 4/24/2018 9:00 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Kerry Mickelson
    • Location: American College of Radiology - 1891 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Information Technology
  • 4/25/2018 Blind Spots: The Art of Self Awareness

    ​Adam Grant, in a recent Atlantic article, says it best: “People Don’t Actually Know Themselves Very Well.” Do you agree? He argues that your coworker...

    ​Adam Grant, in a recent Atlantic article, says it best: “People Don’t Actually Know Themselves Very Well.” Do you agree? He argues that your coworkers are much better at rating aspects of your personality than you are. Studying thousands of people at work show that coworkers are more than twice as accurate when asked to assess how stable, dependable, friendly, outgoing and curious you are. In this workshop, we will give you an opportunity to solicit feedback in advance of the workshop, reflect on feedback you’ve received, and provide a safe and confidential environment to explore your blind spots. Those blind spots may be related to the way you see yourself as a manager or leader or perhaps how you think about intergenerational differences. We’ll discuss the importance of self-awareness and provide some tools to help you integrate new knowledge about yourself in practical ways at work.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 4/25/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Rich Tafel, Managing Director, Raffa Social Capital Advisors
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Lunch
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Personal Development
  • 5/2/2018 *NON-PROFIT EXCLUSIVE: WEBINAR ONLY - 2018 Study On Nonprofit Investing (SONI) Results & Analysis Webinar

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

    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 segment total cash assets among short and longer term objectives?

    • How much risk do nonprofits take with longer term investments?

    • How much do nonprofits pay for investment services?

    • How much are nonprofits earning from their investments – and what should they expect?

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 5/2/2018 12:00 PM EST
    • CPE Hours: 2.00
    • Presenter: Dennis Gogarty, President, Raffa Wealth Management
    • Location: WEBINAR ONLY
    • Meal: No Food Provided
    • Offered as Webinar: Yes
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • 5/8/2018 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 secu...

    ​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, you will learn how to pass the security portion of your audit and how to protect your hardware. We will also discuss security in the cloud and Privacy Laws.

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

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 5/8/2018 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
  • 5/9/2018 Mid Market ERP Software Comparison Seminar

    Join the Raffa Technology team as they provide you with a reveiw of the leading mid-market accounting software and update you on the latest technology...

    Join the Raffa Technology team as they provide you with a reveiw of the leading mid-market accounting software and update you on the latest technology trends and enhancements. They will walk you through best practices for evaluating software while providing you with an overview of the leading solutions (Sage Intacct, JAMIS, Microsoft Dynaimcs 365, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics SL). ​This is one of their leading sessions and are well attended by industry executives in Nonprofts and Professional Services firms.

    Raffa Event
    • Date: 5/9/2018 8:30 AM EST
    • CPE Hours: 3.00
    • Presenter: Seth Zarny, Raffa Partner
    • Location: Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Offered as Webinar: No
    • Field of Study: Information Technology
    • Course Update Date: 2/14/2018
    • Course Review Date: 5/2/2018
    • Course Review By: Jeremy Taro
"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